Steve Stenstrom

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Steve Stenstrom
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Personal information
Born: (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 48)
El Toro, California[1]
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:1,895

Steve Stenstrom (born December 23, 1971) is a former professional American football quarterback.

College career[edit]

Stenstrom was the starting quarterback at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994, and still holds many of Stanford's passing records:[2]

  • Total yards, career: 9,825
  • Passing yards gained, career: 10,531
  • Passing yards gained, season: 3,627 (1993)
  • Pass attempts, career: 1,320
  • Pass attempts, season: 455 (1993)
  • Pass completions, career: 833
  • Pass completions, season: 300 (1993)
  • Completion percentage, game: .882 (15/17) (1991)

NFL career[edit]

Stenstrom was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Stenstrom played in five NFL seasons from 1996 to 1999 for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. He started seven games for the Bears during the 1998 season, as well as three games for the 49ers during the 1999 season after Steve Young's career-ending injury. He spent a partial season with the Detroit Lions in 2000 and then signed on with the Denver Broncos in the spring of 2001 where he retired from the NFL shortly thereafter.

After football[edit]

Following his football career, Stenstrom returned to Stanford University to lead the Cardinal Life Christian ministry for athletes and along with his wife, Lori, established a program in the San Francisco Bay Area called 2nd Mile.[citation needed] Stenstrom is now the President of Profession Athletes Outreach (PAO), a Christian outreach program for coaches, players, and professional athletes.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Steve Stenstrom Stats - ESPN". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Stanford Football History Individual Records" (PDF). Stanford Football Media Guide. 2006. p. 139. Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "Pro Athletes Outreach". Retrieved January 5, 2011.