Stephen Baker (American football)

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Stephen Baker
No. 85
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1964-08-30) August 30, 1964 (age 55)
San Antonio, Texas
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school:Hamilton (CA)
College:Fresno State
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Stephen Edward Baker (born August 30, 1964), nicknamed The Touchdown Maker, is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).

High school career[edit]

Baker attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, where he lettered in football, track, and gymnastics.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Baker attended college at Fresno State University, where he caught 62 passes for 1,629 yards in two seasons.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Drafted by the New York Giants in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft, Baker played for the Giants his entire career from 1987 to 1992. Also known as Stephen Baker "The Touchdown Maker," he won a championship ring with New York in Super Bowl XXV, when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. Baker caught two passes for 31 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Hostetler late in the 2nd quarter.

Baker finished his six NFL seasons with 141 receptions for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 21 rushing yards.

In 1992, according to Football Outsiders, Baker had the worst catch rate of any wide receiver from 19912011, catching only 28.8% of the passes thrown to him.[3]

In 2008, Baker was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BakeSt00.htm
  2. ^ a b Gelberg, Jon (October 27, 1988). "Baker is growing into his 'big' role with the Giants". Asbury Park Press.
  3. ^ Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (ISBN 1-4782-0152-5), p.359
  4. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.