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Steve Wallace (American football)

Steve Wallace
No. 74, 70
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-12-27) December 27, 1964
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101
Debuted in 1986 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 1997 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1997
Games played 176
Games started 127
Fumble recoveries 5
Stats at

Barron Steven Wallace (born December 27, 1964) is a former professional American football player. He played 12 seasons as an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He has since been recognized as having helped revolutionize the position of left tackle. In May 2012, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

College career

Wallace attended Auburn University. Standing 6 ft, 5 inches, 280 lbs, was selected by Birmingham Stallions United States Football League territorial draft, as well as selected by the San Francisco 49ers in fourth round (101st pick overall) of NFL Draft. Steve blocked for Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson Steve also played in a game (Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers in 1983) that showcased 25 athletes that made a professional football team roster. His head coach was future Hall of Fame inductee Pat Dye.

Professional career

Steve Wallace was a part of three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers (1988, 1989, and 1994). In Super Bowl XXIII he was taken off the field with a broken ankle on the third play of the game,[1] and was replaced by offensive tackle Bubba Paris.

He garnered Pro Bowl honors in 1992 and 2 First-Team All-Pro Teams in 1992 & 1993. Throughout his career, Wallace endured many concussions, and was known for wearing a styrofoam and rubber 1/2" cushioned helmet atop his normal helmet to reduce the impact. Steve retired following the 1997 season, finishing his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve was one of the only 49ers to participate in two United Way commercials, earning him the "Community Player of the Year"- Extra Effort Award in 1992. Television Commentator John Madden called Steve's football play as "nasty, tenacious and mean," "he played with a defensive players' mentality" earning 4 All-Madden Teams, and an All-Rookie Team.

Steve and Jerry Rice were pictured celebrating after touch down, that picture was used to symbolize the winning tradition of the 49ers on a commemorative stamp for "The Team of the Eighties." Also, Coach Bill Walsh talked about Steve being one of his favorite players in the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and numerous other 49ers Championship Books. In 21 years of football (5 middle and high school, 4 college, 12 professional) Wallace never had a losing season, with his worst season being a 10-6 finish with the 49ers in 1991. He made a career of protecting the blind side of one of the greatest players in football history, Joe Montana. Steve Wallace became a NFL pioneer by becoming the first lineman to earn a lucrative contract.[2] Steve earned the recognition of revolutionizing the left tackle position by having the ability to face such legends like Lawrence Taylor, Richard Dent, and Chris Doleman,etc. in one-on-one competition.

Steve Wallace's charity, The Steve Wallace Foundation for Everyday Championship a non-profit organization 501C-3. Their mission is Working on educating and rebuilding youth self-esteem, character, knowledge in rural, urban or under privilege areas. The focus has been for the betterment of kids by providing the motivational component for kids to achieve and have focus in life.


  1. ^ McGinn, Bob. "Ten most significant Super Bowl injuries". Pro Football Weekly, January 18, 2010. Retrieved on May 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Segrest, Doug. "49ers had the answer to Lawrence Taylor, and his name was Steve Wallace". Birmingham News, May 9, 2012. Retrieved on May 4, 2013.

External links

  • Steve Wallace Foundation
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