Steve Stenstrom
No. 18
Personal information
Born: (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 52)
El Toro, California, U.S.[1]
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:El Toro
NFL draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:1,895
Passer rating:62.5
Player stats at PFR

Steve Stenstrom (born December 23, 1971) is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Stanford Cardinal. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.

College career

Stenstrom attended Stanford University where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Stenstrom was the starting quarterback at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994, and still holds many of Stanford's passing records:[2]

NFL career

Stenstrom was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.[3] Stenstrom played in five NFL seasons from 1996 to 1999 for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. He started seven games for the Bears during the 1998 season, as well as three games for the 49ers during the 1999 season after Steve Young's career-ending injury. He spent a partial season with the Detroit Lions in 2000 and then signed on with the Denver Broncos in the spring of 2001 where he retired from the NFL shortly thereafter.

After football

Following his football career, Stenstrom returned to Stanford University to lead the Cardinal Life Christian ministry for athletes and along with his wife, Lori, established a program in the San Francisco Bay Area called 2nd Mile.[citation needed] Stenstrom is now the President of Pro Athletes Outreach (PAO), a Christian outreach program for coaches, players, and professional athletes.[4] His son, Blake, is a quarterback for Princeton University. His daughter, Brooke, swam for Stanford from 2016-2020. His youngest daughters, Lindsay and Ashley, currently (as of 2022) swim for UCLA.

See also


  1. ^ "Steve Stenstrom Stats - ESPN". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Stanford Football History Individual Records" (PDF). Stanford Football Media Guide. 2006. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  4. ^ "Pro Athletes Outreach". Retrieved January 5, 2011.