Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair found dead.

Published on July 4, 2009 by     

Ravens McNair Retires FootballFormer NFL quarterback of the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens was found dead today in a downtown condominium. McNair was shot in the head and the women he was with also shot and killed. Steve McNair was 36 years old.

McNair was born on February 14, 1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi. He attended Alcorn State which he had in 1992 throwing for 3,541 yards and 29 touchdowns. Steve guided Alcorn State to another good year in 1993, as the Braves went 8-3. He had 3,000 yards through the air and a total of 30 touchdowns.

He was also named First-Team All-SWAC for the third year in a row. In his senior year he had a huge year. Steve had gained nearly 6,000 yards rushing and passing. He had 53 touchdowns on the season. He was named an All-American, Steve also won the Walter Payton Award.

McNair was a first round pick of the Houston Oilers back in 1995. In his NFL career he had passer rating of 82.8. He passed for 31,304 yards with 174 touchdowns. He had 119 interceptions and he rushed for 3,590 yards. He played a total of 13 seasons. 11 seasons with the Titans and his final 2 years with the Ravens.

McNair, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, led the Titans within a yard of forcing overtime in the 2000 Super Bowl, which they lost 23-16 to the St. Louis Rams. McNair retired in April of 2008. He was a talented quarterback in his 13 seasons in the NFL. McNair will surely be missed by all.

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