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Steve McNair


Stephen LaTreal McNair

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Mount Olive, MS


Alcorn State University (1991-1994)


Steve McNair dominated his competition at Alcorn State. McNair won the 1994 Eddie Robinson Trophy as the nation’s best HBCU player setting numerous records during his collegiate career. He is the first Braves player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Although initially accepting a scholarship to the University of Florida to play running back, he opted to attend Alcorn State where he could compete at quarterback. His 16,823 total yards remains an FCS record, and his 14,496 passing yards were a national record until 2018. He is the only four-time Southwestern Athletic Conference offensive player of the year winner. McNair was the third overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He played with the Oilers/Titans from 1995 through 2005 and led the franchise to a berth in Super Bowl XXXIV. The three-time Pro Bowler and 2003 NFL Co-MVP finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens from 2006 to 2007. His number was retired by the Titans in 2019.


Height 6'2"

Weight 220

Career Highlights

  • 1994 Conference
  • 1994 Conference MVP
  • 1994 First-Team FCS All-America
  • 1994 Heisman - Third
  • 1994 Led FCS in total offence
  • 1994 Walter Payton Award
  • 1993 All-Conference
  • 1993 Conference MVP
  • 1993 Second-team FCS All-America
  • 1992 All-Conference
  • 1992 Conference MVP
  • 1991 All-Conference
  • 1991 Conference MVP
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