Steve Fuller (American football)

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Steve Fuller
No. 4
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-01-05) January 5, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth: Enid, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Spartanburg (SC)
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 28–41
Yards: 7,156
QB Rating: 70.1
Player stats at NFL.com

Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears.

Early life[edit]

Fuller was born in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated from Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[1] He played college football at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.[2] He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity,[3] Fuller was a football and academic All-America at Clemson University.

Professional career[edit]

Fuller was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft.[2] He played in the National Football League for seven years, most notably with the Chicago Bears as their backup quarterback from 1984–1986, including the Super Bowl XX championship season in 1985.[2] Fuller was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top fifteen backup quarterbacks of all-time, based on his 1985 season with the Chicago Bears.[4]

Fuller was awarded a gold record and a platinum video award for the 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle", for which he was the sixth of the ten solo singers.[5] During Super Bowl XLIV, Fuller joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in resurrecting the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.[6]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Fuller and his wife Anna have two children. They live in South Carolina where Fuller was a high school football coach at Hilton Head Prep School. Fuller currently works as Offensive Coordinator for the Hilton Head Island High School football team.[citation needed]

College Statistics[edit]

  • 1975: 22/46 for 354 yards with 2 TD vs 3 INT. 47 carries for 148 yards.
  • 1976: 58/116 for 835 yards with 5 TD vs 6 INT. 157 carries for 503 yards with 6 TD.
  • 1977: 106/205 for 1,655 yards with 8 TD vs 8 INT. 178 carries for 437 yards with 6 TD.
  • 1978: 101/187 for 1,515 yards with 7 TD vs 4 INT. 153 carries for 649 yards with 10 TD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Fuller". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Fuller profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "SC Nu Athletics". Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Archived from the original on July 31, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Backup plan saved Bears". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By The Numbers: #4". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jon GreenbergColumnist, ESPNChicago.comFollowArchive (2010-01-15). "Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" an enduring, endearing sports moment - ESPN Chicago". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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