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Steven Douglas Israel (born March 16, 1969)[1] is a former American football cornerback.

Steve Israel
No. 21, 31
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1969-03-16) March 16, 1969 (age 50)[1]
Camden, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Haddon Heights (NJ)
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:199
Interceptions:5
Sacks:4
Player stats at NFL.com

CareerEdit

Israel grew up in Lawnside, New Jersey and played high school football at Haddon Heights High School.[1][2]

He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh[3] and was selected first in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints, and the Carolina Panthers. After ten years in the NFL, Israel is now a college football analyst on ESPNU, Fox Sports and has appeared on some local networks.[4]

Israel founded the EndZone Luncheon Series and created the Gridiron Luncheon Series in Charlotte.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Israel received a BA in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and received business qualifications from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and from Harvard Business School.[4]

In recognition for his contributions to football, Israel was inducted into the Camden County, New Jersey Hall Of Fame and the South Jersey Coaches Hall Of Fame.[4][5]

Israel is currently married to Lorae Israel and has four children.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Steve Israel profile Archived 2007-02-08 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed June 3, 2007.
  2. ^ "Steve Israel ", NFL.com. Accessed June 10, 2015.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/300/steve-israel
  4. ^ a b c d e "Steven Israel". endzoneluncheons.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Camden County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees (Current as of May 2014)" (PDF). camdencounty.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.