Steve Stonebreaker

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Steve Stonebreaker
No. 82, 31, 37
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-10-28)October 28, 1938
Place of birth: Moline, Illinois
Date of death: March 28, 1995(1995-03-28) (aged 56)
Place of death: Metairie, Louisiana
Career information
College: Detroit
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 12 / Pick: 155
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 34 / Pick: 266
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started: 84–56
Interceptions: 2
Fumble recoveries: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Thornton Steve Stonebreaker[1] (October 28, 1938 – March 28, 1995) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played eight 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.

Stonbreaker 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]

Video clips[edit]

There is a video montage of his play as a linebacker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x0ZLk6PnXs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/StonSt20.htm
  3. ^ SPORTS BRIEFS|Milwaukee Journal