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Steve DeLong


Steven Cyril DeLong

Inducted 1993

Date of Birth



Norfolk, VA


University of Tennessee (1962-1964)


Steve DeLong played middle guard on defense for Tennessee 1962-1964. He made the Associated Press all-sophomore team in 1962, was voted defensive lineman of the year in the Southeastern Conference three times 1962-1964, and was a first-team All-America twice 1963-1964. Tennessee's record in those days was 4-6, 5-5, 4-5-1. In 1964, DeLong won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman, was picked Lineman of the Year by the Columbus Touchdown Club and Birmingham Touchdown Club, and was voted Most Valuable Player in the Senior Bowl. In 1964, he was captain of the Tennessee team and captain of the East team in the East-West Shrine Bowl. In 1968, a panel of experts picked an all-time Southeastern Conference team, spanning 35 years 1933-1967, and DeLong was on it. In 1990, in a fans' vote, he was named to Tennessee's all-time team, covering 100 years of football, 1890-1989. Steve's son, Keith, was linebacker at Tennessee and was captain and All-America in 1988. Keith was also selected to the "100 years of Volunteers" team in 1990. After college Steve DeLong played defensive end for San Diego and Chicago in the National Football League, 1965-1972.


Height 6'3

Weight 243

Career Highlights

  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 Conference MVP
  • 1964 First Team All-America
  • 1964 Heisman - Eighth
  • 1964 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1963 All-Conference
  • 1963 First Team All-America
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