Steve Keim

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Steve Keim speaking at an event at the University of Phoenix Stadium in August 2016.

Steve Keim is the general manager of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was promoted to the position on January 8, 2013 after spending the previous 14 years in the Cardinals front office. He is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

College career[edit]

Keim, who is of German descent, played for North Carolina State University, where he started 36 consecutive games at left guard. He was a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was named the offensive freshman of the year in 1991. During Keim’s senior year, he was named captain and the N.C. State offensive line MVP. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Keim signed with the Miami Dolphins (NFL) in 1996, and Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) in 1997.

Football executive[edit]

Keim at a fundraiser in Phoenix, Arizona

Keim originally joined the Arizona Cardinals in May 1999 as a college scout in the east. He was promoted to Director of College Scouting in 2006 and later to Director of Player Personnel in 2008. In May 2012, Keim was promoted to Vice President, Player Personnel before being named General Manager on January 8, 2013. [2]

For the 2013 season, Keim was selected as Pro Football Talk’s NFL Executive of the Year. [3]

For the 2014 season Keim was selected as NFL Executive of the Year by The Sporting News and back to back years by Pro Football Talk

On February 23, 2015, Arizona Cardinals announced a new 4-year deal with Keim which will keep him with the Cardinals through the 2018 season.[4]

Other awards[edit]

Keim was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.


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