Steve Avery
No. 43     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-08-18) August 18, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
High School: Brookfield Central High School
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Michigan
Undrafted in 1989
Debuted in 1989 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 1995 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Rushing Att. / Yds.     3 / 7
Receptions / Yds.     12 / 84
Touchdowns     1
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Steven George Avery (born August 18, 1966) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Houston Oilers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1989. He played college football at Northern Michigan. He also played for the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in addition to the Birmingham Fire of the World League of American Football.

Early yearsEdit

Avery was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He then attended Northern Michigan University.

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 1989 NFL Draft Avery was signed by the Houston Oilers where he spent one season, appearing in one game. After not playing in 1990, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers where he again appeared in one game. He again spent a season not playing in 1992. In 1993 he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he would play for three seasons. In 1994, he appeared in 14 games with one start and recorded two carries for four yards and one reception for two yards. In 1995, his final season as a professional, Avery appeared in 11 games with two starts and recorded one carry for three yards and 11 receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown.


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