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Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former college and professional American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears.

Steve Fuller
No. 4
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1957-01-05) January 5, 1957 (age 62)
Enid, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Spartanburg (SC)
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:28–41
Yards:7,156
Passer rating:70.1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Fuller was born in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated from Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[1]

College careerEdit

Fuller played college football at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina from 1975-1978.[2] He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity,[3] Fuller was a football and academic All-America at Clemson University.

1975 seasonEdit

In 1975, Fuller was 22-of-46 for 354 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. In addition, he had 47 carries for 148 yards as Clemson finished with a 2-9 record.

1976 seasonEdit

In 1976, Fuller was 58-of-116 for 835 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. In addition, he had 157 carries for 503 yards with six touchdowns as Clemson finished with a 3-6-2 record.

1977 seasonEdit

In 1977, Fuller was 106-of-205 for 1,655 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. In addition, he had 178 carries for 437 yards with six touchdowns as Clemson finished with an 8-3-1 record.

1978 seasonEdit

In 1978, Fuller was 101-of-187 for 1,515 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. In addition, he had 153 carries for 649 yards and ten touchdowns as Clemson finished with an 11-1 record.

College statisticsEdit

Legend
Led the ACC
ACC record
Led the NCAA
NCAA Record
Bold Career high
College passing & rushing statistics* [4]
Season School Games Cmp Att Yds Pct TD INT QBR Car Yds Avg TD
Team Passing Rushing
1975 Clemson 11 22 46 354 47.8% 2 3 113.8 47 148 3.1 0
1976 Clemson 11 58 116 835 50.0% 5 6 114.3 157 503 3.2 6
1977 Clemson 11 96 182 1,497 52.7% 8 4 131.9 165 403 2.4 6
1978 Clemson 12 101 187 1,515 54.0% 7 4 130.1 153 649 4.2 10
Career Clemson 45 277 531 4,201 52.2% 22 17 125.9 522 1,703 3.3 22

* Includes bowl games.

Professional careerEdit

Fuller was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round with the 23rd overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft.[2] He played in the National Football League for seven years, most notably with the Chicago Bears as their backup quarterback from 1984–1986, including the Super Bowl XX championship season in 1985.[2] Fuller was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top fifteen backup quarterbacks of all-time, based on his 1985 season with the Chicago Bears.[5]

Fuller was awarded a gold record and a platinum video award for the 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle", for which he was the sixth of the ten solo singers.[6] In 2010, during Super Bowl XLIV, Fuller joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in recreating the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Fuller and his wife, Anna, have two children. The couple live in South Carolina where Fuller was a high school football coach at Hilton Head Prep School. Fuller currently works as offensive coordinator for the Hilton Head Island High School football team.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Steve Fuller". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Fuller profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "SC Nu Athletics". Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Archived from the original on July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "Steve Fuller college statistics". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Backup plan saved Bears". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By The Numbers: #4". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Jon GreenbergColumnist, ESPNChicago.comFollowArchive (January 15, 2010). "Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" an enduring, endearing sports moment - ESPN Chicago". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  8. ^ "Hilton Head Island High School Boys Varsity Football Fall 2016 Coaches". www.hiltonheadhighsports.org. Retrieved February 20, 2017.

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