American Football Database
Steve Meilinger
No. 86, 80, 88     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-12-12) December 12, 1930 (age 91)
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1956 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1961 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receiving yards     863
Average     14.4
Touchdowns     8
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Stephen Frank Meilinger (born December 12, 1930) is a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Green Bay Packers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and was drafted in the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft.

Following his NFL career, Meilinger joined the United States Marshals Service. During his Marshals Service career, he was one of the original agents for the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, and eventually was promoted to Chief Deputy for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where he served until his retirement. In 2013, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.