Ryan Steed

Ryan Justin Steed (born July 21, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Furman University.

Ryan Steed
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1990-07-21) July 21, 1990 (age 29)
Charleston, South Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Summerville (SC) Pinewood Prep
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Passes defensed:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

The son of Ernest Steed and Lisa King, Steed was born July 21, 1990 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, South Carolina, where he played both basketball and football. His basketball team achieved three SCISA AAA state championships. In football, where he played multiple positions, Steed was distinguished in his senior year by the Charleston Post and Courier as "all-region" for their All-Lowcountry Football second team. In the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine All-Star Classic game, Steed was dubbed "Defensive Player of the Game".[1]

Collegiate careerEdit

Steed played college football for Furman University. In 2011, he was named 1st team FCS All-American by the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association. He was also selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl. He earned 1st team All-Southern Conference as a sophomore, junior and senior.[1]

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

Steed was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets on April 29, 2012.[2] He was waived on August 29, 2012.[3]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Steed was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad on December 19, 2012.[4]

On July 23, 2013, Steed was waived by the New Orleans Saints.[5]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On July 30, 2013, Steed was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent.[6] On August 25, 2013, he was cut by the Steelers.[7]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Steed was signed by the Stampeders on March 25, 2014 and released on July 11, 2014.[8]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Steed signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in October 2014.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Official Website of the Senior Bowl". Seniorbowl.com. July 21, 1990. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (April 30, 2012). "10 Undrafted FAs, 23 Tryouts Announced". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (August 29, 2012). "Newly traded tackle Jason Smith 'turning a new page' with Jets". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "Notes: Brees confident Payton will return; Saints place rookie White on IR, sign Hakim". Sports Nola. December 19, 2012. Archived from the original on December 26, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  5. ^ Terrell, Katherine (July 23, 2013). "New Orleans Saints sign safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, waive cornerback Ryan Steed". The Times-Picayune.
  6. ^ "Steelers make roster moves". Steelers.com. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "Steelers Make Roster Moves; Trim Roster to 75". Steelers.com. August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "2014". stampeders.com. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  9. ^ "October 2014". cfl.ca. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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