Stephen Baker (American football)

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Stephen Baker
No. 85
Date of birth (1964-08-30) August 30, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth San Antonio, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
College Fresno State
NFL draft 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
As player
1987–1992 New York Giants
Career stats

Stephen Edward Baker (born August 30, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for the New York Giants.

Professional career[edit]

Drafted by the New York Giants in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. A wide receiver from Fresno State University, Baker played for the Giants his entire career from 1987-1992. Also known as Stephen Baker "The Touchdown Maker," he won a championship ring with New York in Super Bowl XXV, when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. Baker caught two passes for 31 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Hostetler late in the 2nd quarter.

Baker finished his six NFL seasons with 141 receptions for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 21 rushing yards.

In 1992, according to Football Outsiders, Baker had the worst catch rate of any wide receiver from 19912011, catching only 28.8% of the passes thrown to him.[1]

In 2008, Stephen Baker was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame.[2]

High School[edit]

Stephen Baker attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, CA.[3]


  1. ^ Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (ISBN 1-4782-0152-5), p.359
  2. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
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