|No. 86, 85|
|Born:||March 21, 1958|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Santa Fe (CA)|
Long Beach State
|NFL Draft:||1981 / Round: 10 / Pick: 261|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics|
Steven Mark Folsom (born March 21, 1958) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Philadelphia Stars and Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League. He played college football at the University of Utah and Long Beach State University.
Early years[edit | edit source]
He accepted a football scholarship from Long Beach State University. As a freshman, he registered 6 receptions for 63 yards. He transferred after his first year, to follow his college head coach Wayne Howard to the University of Utah.
He was named a starter at tight end as a sophomore. As a senior, he had 23 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown. He finished his three-year career in Utah with 56 receptions for 853 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]
On November 25, 1981, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie, he played in 3 games on special teams. He was placed on the injured reserve list on September 6, 1982, but was released later that same month.
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars[edit | edit source]
In 1983, he was signed by the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League as a free agent. The league's owners voted to move the season to the fall after the 1985 season and because the team couldn't compete with the Philadelphia Eagles, they were moved to Baltimore.
Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]
Folsom was mostly a backup blocking tight end during his time with the team, until 1988, when he started 4 games in place of an injured Doug Cosbie. The next year, he started 16 games after Cosbie left the Cowboys via Plan B free agency, posting 28 receptions (second on the team) for 265 yards (fifth on the team).
Personal life[edit | edit source]
In 2001, he took a job with Dell at the company's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas, where he remains as a global technical account manager.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Versatile Utah athlete". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2245&dat=19801203&id=XsIzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wzIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=3091,4045755&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Transactions". https://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/07/sports/transactions-baseball-cincinnati-nl-recalled-gary-redus-outfielder-mike-o-berry.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Ex-Ute Folsom signs with Giants". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=336&dat=19820914&id=TzcpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H4MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5761,3691430&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Carpenter Expects to Be Ready Sunday". https://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/01/sports/carpenter-expects-to-be-ready-sunday.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Utah foursome seeking USFL crown". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=336&dat=19830716&id=4-UOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C4MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7090,26980&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Transactions". https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/08/sports/transactions-488687.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Transactions". https://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/04/sports/transactions-712490.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Moves". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1290&dat=19901219&id=xfROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KY0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5112,2353202&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.