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Steve Wallace
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Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: {{{birthdate}}}
Place of birth: Chamblee, Georgia
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101
Debuted in 1986 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 1997 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1997
Games played     176
Games started     127
Fumble recoveries     5
Stats at NFL.com

Barron Steven Wallace (born December 27, 1964 in Chamblee, Georgia) is a former professional American football player. He played 12 seasons as an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He has since been recognized as having helped revolutionize the position of left tackle.

College careerEdit

Wallace attended Auburn University. Standing 6 ft, 5 inches, 280 lbs, was selected by Birmingham Stallions in 1986 United States Football League territorial draft, as well as selected by the San Francisco 49ers in fourth round (101st pick overall) of 1986 NFL Draft. Steve blocked for Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson in 1985. Steve also played in a game [the Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers in 1983] that showcased 25 athletes that made a professional football team roster. His head coach was future Hall of Fame inductee Pat Dye.

Professional careerEdit

Steve Wallace was a part of three Super Bowl Championships with the San Francisco 49ers (1988, 1989, and 1994). In Super Bowl XXIII he was taken off the field with a broken ankle on the third play of the game, and was replaced by offensive tackle Bubba Paris.

He garnered Pro Bowl honors in 1992 and 2 First-Team All-Pro Teams in 1992 & 1993. Throughout his career, Wallace endured many concussions, and was known for wearing a styrofoam (Procap)a rubber 1/2" cushioned helmet atop his normal helmet to reduce the impact.

Steve retired following the 1997 season, finishing his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve was one of the only 49ers to participate in two United Way commercials, earning him the "Community Player of the Year"- Extra Effort Award in 1992. Television Commentator John Madden called Steve's football play as "nasty, tenacious and mean," "he played with a defensive players' mentality" earning 4x All-Madden Teams, and All-Rookie Team, but often considered as "one of the true gentlemen of the game!"

Steve and Jerry Rice were pictured celebrating after touch down, that picture was used to symbolize the winning tradition of the 49ers on a commemorative stamp for "The Team of the Eighties." [Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV & XXIX.] Also, Coach Bill Walsh talked about Steve being one of his favorite players in the book The Blind Side and numerous other "49ers Championship Books." 21 years of football[ 5 middle & high school, 4 college, 12 professional] all winning seasons. 21 winning seasons, worst season 10-6 in S.F.49ers [1991]. He made a career of protecting the "blind side" of one of the greatest players in football history: Joe Montana. Steve Wallace became a NFL Pioneer by becoming the first lineman to earn a $2 million dollars contract per year and signing for over $10 million dollars. His contract was a "lucrative deal" a 5 years contract for $10.750 million dollars($10,750,000.00). Steve has the title of Evolutionizing "The Blindside Tackle" by having the ability to face such legends like Lawrence Taylor, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, etc. in one-on-one competition.

Steve Wallace has a foundation, Steve Wallace Foundation for "Everyday Championship" a non-profit organization 501C-3. Mission: Working on educating and rebuilding youth self-esteem, character, knowledge in rural, urban or under privilege areas. The focus has been for the betterment of kids by providing the motivational component for kids to achieve and have focus in life.

PersonalEdit

He is related to famous comedian George Wallace. George Wallace on Dumb Comments George Wallace Comedy Unleashed George Wallace at the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas George Wallace "I be thinking"

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