Steve Fuller (American football)

Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former college and professional American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears.

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Personal information
Born:January 5, 1957 (age 62)
Enid, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Spartanburg (SC)
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:70.1
Player stats at

Early life

Fuller was born in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated from Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[1]

College career

Fuller played college football at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina from 1975-1978.[2] He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity,[3] Fuller was a football and academic All-America at Clemson University.

1975 season

In 1975, Fuller was 22-of-46 for 354 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. In addition, he had 47 carries for 148 yards as Clemson finished with a 2-9 record.

1976 season

In 1976, Fuller was 58-of-116 for 835 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. In addition, he had 157 carries for 503 yards with six touchdowns as Clemson finished with a 3-6-2 record.

1977 season

In 1977, Fuller was 106-of-205 for 1,655 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. In addition, he had 178 carries for 437 yards with six touchdowns as Clemson finished with an 8-3-1 record.

1978 season

In 1978, Fuller was 101-of-187 for 1,515 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. In addition, he had 153 carries for 649 yards and ten touchdowns as Clemson finished with an 11-1 record.

Professional career

Fuller was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round with the 23rd overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft.[2] He played in the National Football League for seven years, most notably with the Chicago Bears as their backup quarterback from 1984–1986, including the Super Bowl XX championship season in 1985.[2] Fuller was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top fifteen backup quarterbacks of all-time, based on his 1985 season with the Chicago Bears.[4]

Fuller was awarded a gold record and a platinum video award for the 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle", for which he was the sixth of the ten solo singers.[5] In 2010, during Super Bowl XLIV, Fuller joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in recreating the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.[6]

Personal life

Fuller and his wife, Anna, have two children. The couple live in South Carolina where Fuller was a high school football coach at Hilton Head Prep School. Fuller currently works as offensive coordinator for the Hilton Head Island High School football team.[7]


  1. ^ "Steve Fuller". Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Fuller profile". Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "SC Nu Athletics". Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Archived from the original on July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "Backup plan saved Bears". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By The Numbers: #4". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Jon GreenbergColumnist, ESPNChicago.comFollowArchive (January 15, 2010). "Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" an enduring, endearing sports moment - ESPN Chicago". Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Hilton Head Island High School Boys Varsity Football Fall 2016 Coaches". Retrieved February 20, 2017.

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List of Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterbacks

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs have had 37 different quarterbacks start at least one game in their franchise's history, 21 of which have started at least 10 games. Cotton Davidson was the team's first starting quarterback; he played all 14 games for the Texans in their inaugural 1960 season. Davidson played with the franchise from 1960 to 1962, and was traded in 1963 to the Oakland Raiders. Len Dawson signed with on July 2, 1962 and played for the franchise for 14 seasons. With Dawson as the team's starter, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player after the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV and retired in 1975 with several franchise records. Three quarterbacks currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame have started at least one game for Kansas City: Dawson, Joe Montana, and Warren Moon. In the 2008 season, the Chiefs started three quarterbacks: Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Tyler Thigpen. After Croyle and Huard were sidelined by injuries, Thigpen played in eleven games, winning one and losing ten. In 2009 and 2010, Matt Cassel started 15 of 16 games each season, while Croyle started the other 2 games.

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Stephen Fuller (disambiguation)

Stephen Fuller (died 1984) was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician.

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Steve Fuller (sociologist) (born 1959), Anglo-American philosopher-sociologist in the field of science and technology studies

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