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Steve McMichael

Defensive Tackle

Steve Douglas McMichael

Inducted 2009

Date of Birth



Houston, TX


University of Texas (1976-1979)


Selected a consensus All-America, Steve McMichael led a Longhorn defense that allowed less than nine points per game in 1979. A four-year letterman at Texas, McMichael was a member of the 1977 Southwest Conference Championship team. Twice selected All-Southwest Conference (1978-1979), he graduated as the school’s all-time leader in career tackles (369) and sacks (30). A finalist for the Lombardi and Outland Awards in 1979, McMichael claimed team and Hula Bowl MVP honors. During tenure at Texas, the Longhorns posted an impressive 34-12-1 record. Drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots in the 1980 draft and picked up by the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 1981. He spent 13 seasons with the Bears, including six Central Division Championships and a victory in Super Bowl XX. McMichael retired as a five-time All-Pro selection and set the Chicago Bears record for most consecutive games played (191).


Height 6'2

Weight 250

Career Highlights

  • 1979 All-Conference
  • 1979 Consensus All-America
  • 1978 All-Conference
  • 1978 First Team All-America
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