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Steve Niehaus
No. 71
Position:Defensive tackle
Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1954-09-25) September 25, 1954 (age 69)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati)
College:Notre Dame
NFL draft:1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at PFR

Steve Niehaus (born September 25, 1954) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle or four seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Niehaus was the first draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks and the second player taken in the 1976 NFL draft.[1] Niehaus was the 1976 NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year[2] and holds the Seahawk rookie record for sacks in a season with 9½.[3]

He suffered multiple knee injuries which ended his career.


  1. ^ Player Bio.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Seattle Seahawks Spirit of '76.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ NFL Stats.Retrieved December 29, 2010.