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Steve Zabel
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Position:Linebacker / Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1948-03-20) March 20, 1948 (age 76)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Thornton (Thornton, Colorado)
NFL draft:1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at PFR

Steven Gregory Zabel (born March 20, 1948) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker and tight end in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the Oklahoma Sooners, he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 1970 NFL Draft with the sixth overall pick.[1]

In his ten-year career, he played in 124 games while starting in 95 of them, having six interceptions and 13 fumble recoveries.[1] He played 60 games for the Eagles, 49 for the New England Patriots, and 15 for the Colts.[1] He was a member of the Patriots' 1970s All-Decade Team.[citation needed]

He started parts of the 1970 and 1971 season as a tight end, having 10 total receptions for 123 yards and three touchdowns.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Steve Zabel". Archived from the original on September 29, 2022. Retrieved April 17, 2023.