Steve Cargile

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Steve Cargile
No. 38
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-02) June 2, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Peter Chanel (OH)
College: Columbia
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Steven Glenn Cargile (born June 2, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football safety. He was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. He played college football at Columbia.

Early years[edit]

Cargile attended St. Peter Chanel High School where he practiced football, basketball, track and baseball. As a senior in football, he was an all-state selection at wide receiver and all-conference at safety, while helping his the team achieve a 13-1 record. He was named all-county in basketball, while helping hid team win the Division III state championship.

He accepted a scholarship from Columbia University, where he played as a wide receiver in his first three years. As a senior, he was converted to strong safety, registering 10 starts, 99 tackles (led the team), 3 passes defensed, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble, while receiving Second-team All-Ivy League recognition.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Cargile was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2004 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 5 and signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 5, but was declared inactive for the game against the New York Giants. He was released on May 3, 2005.

Tampa bay Buccaneers[edit]

After being out of football for a year, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 10, 2006. He was cut on September 2.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On November 13, 2006, the Denver Broncos signed him to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster and played in three games, after safety Nick Ferguson was placed on the injured reserve list.

In 2007, he was tried at outside linebacker before being released on September 1 and later signed to the practice squad. On September 29, he was promoted to the active roster. He was cut on April 28, 2008, after playing mainly on special teams for the Broncos.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On April 30, 2008, he was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. He was released on August 10.

New York Giants[edit]

On January 16, 2009, he signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. He was waived on August 1.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On August 19, 2009, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was released on September 5. He was re-signed on September 19 and cut 3 days later.