Steve Stonebreaker

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Steve Stonebreaker
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Personal information
Born:(1938-10-28)October 28, 1938
Moline, Illinois
Died:March 28, 1995(1995-03-28) (aged 56)
Metairie, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Utica (MI)
NFL Draft:1961 / Round: 12 / Pick: 155
AFL draft:1962 / Round: 34 / Pick: 266
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started:84–56
Fumble recoveries:7
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Thornton Steve Stonebreaker[1] (October 28, 1938 – March 28, 1995) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the Minnesota Vikings (1962–1963), the Baltimore Colts (1964–1966), and the New Orleans Saints (1967–1968). Son Mike also played in the NFL.

Stonebreaker played all 14 games throughout his career except for 1966 and 1967 when he played only 4 and 10 games, respectively.[2] He played in the 1964 NFL Championship Game as a member of the 12–2 Colts but lost 27–0 to Cleveland.

Stonebreaker committed suicide on March 28, 1995 by subjecting himself to carbon monoxide poisoning from a car exhaust.[3]


External links[edit]

  • "Video montage of his play as a linebacker" – via YouTube.
  • Steve Stonebreaker at Find a Grave Edit this at Wikidata