McLendon in the 2011 NFL season.
|No. 90 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Nose tackle/Defensive end|
|Date of birth:January 3, 1986|
|Place of birth: Ozark, Alabama|
|High School: Ozark (AL) Carroll|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2009–present)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Steve McLendon (born January 3, 1986 in Ozark, Alabama) is an American football nose tackle and defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Troy.
McLendon was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2009. He was a final cut on September 5 but re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He was released on November 25 but re-signed on December 2. He was signed to a reserve/future contract on January 7, 2010.
McLendon was a final cut for the second straight season when he was waived on September 4, 2010. He was re-signed to the practice squad the following day. The Steelers signed McLendon to their active roster on September 18 and he appeared in their game at Tennessee. He recovered a fumble in that game and made one tackle. He was waived again on September 20 but re-signed to the practice squad on September 22. On October 2, quarterback Dennis Dixon was placed on injured reserve and McLendon was called up again. McLendon was waived on October 7 to make room for Ben Roethlisberger, who returned from his 4-game suspension. McLendon was re-signed to the Steelers' practice squad on October 11. McLendon was again signed to the active roster on October 30.