Rebel Steiner

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Rebel Steiner
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Steiner on a 1951 Bowman football card
No. 74
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1927-08-27)August 27, 1927
Birmingham, Alabama
Died:October 18, 2014(2014-10-18) (aged 87)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Birmingham (AL) Ensley
NFL Draft:1949 / Round: 12 / Pick: 114
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Rebel Roy Steiner, Sr. (August 17, 1927 – October 18, 2014) was an American football player who played offensive end for the University of Alabama football team, including the 1945 squad known as the "War Babies," who went undefeated before beating USC in Alabama's last appearance in the 1946 Rose Bowl. He also played basketball and baseball for the Tide. Steiner was drafted by the Chicago Bears but was called into military service in 1946. He played football with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division in Tokyo before returning to play with the Tide. Steiner played defensive back for the Green Bay Packers in 1950 and 1951 and intercepted 10 passes during his brief career. One of the interceptions was a 94-yard touchdown return that stood as a Green Bay record for 34 years. A knee injury ended Steiner’s tenure at Green Bay. He went on to play semi-pro baseball. Following his athletic career, Steiner worked for the R.L. Zeigler, Inc. meatpacking company, which was owned by Steiner’s uncle, for whom he was named. Steiner excelled at golf, tennis and poker. He enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, as well as duplicate bridge and spending time with his children and grandchildren.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Rebel Steiner". Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  2. ^ "Rebel Steiner, 1950s Defensive Star For Green Bay Packers, Dies At 87". November 1, 2014.