Stephen Baker
No. 85
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1964-08-30) August 30, 1964 (age 59)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school:Hamilton (Los Angeles, California)
College:Fresno State
NFL draft:1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Stephen Edward Baker (born August 30, 1964) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for six seasons with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Fresno State Bulldogs.

High school career

Baker attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, where he lettered in football, track, and gymnastics.[1][2]

College career

Baker attended college at Fresno State University, where he caught 62 passes for 1,629 yards in two seasons.[2]

Professional career

Drafted by the New York Giants in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft,[3] Baker played for the Giants his entire career from 1987 to 1992. Also known as Stephen Baker "The Touchdown Maker," he won a championship ring with New York in Super Bowl XXV, when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. Baker caught two passes for 31 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Hostetler late in the 2nd quarter.

Baker finished his six NFL seasons with 141 receptions for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 21 rushing yards.

In 1992, according to Football Outsiders, Baker had the worst catch rate of any wide receiver from 19912011, catching only 28.8% of the passes thrown to him.[4]

In 2008, Baker was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ "Stephen Baker Stats".
  2. ^ a b Gelberg, Jon (October 27, 1988). "Baker is growing into his 'big' role with the Giants". Asbury Park Press.
  3. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  4. ^ Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (ISBN 1-4782-0152-5), p.359
  5. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved February 2, 2017.