Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Steve McMichael

Steve McMichael

Details

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • School: Texas
  • High School: Freer HS (Freer, TX)
  • Years: 1976,-1979
  • Inducted: 2009
  • Place of Birth: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth: Oct 17, 1957
  • Jersey Number: 99
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 270

Member Biography

Selected a unanimous first-team All-American, 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 (1978-79), 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 holds the Chicago Bears record for most consecutive games played (191).