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Steve Atwater

Stephen Dennis Atwater

Position: DB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 218 lbs.

Born: October 28, 1966 in Chicago, IL
High School: Lutheran North
College: Arkansas   (school history)
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 78 (384th overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

Hall of Fame semi-finalist in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #696. Vaughan Johnson… #697. Lionel Aldridge… #698. La'Roi Glover… #699. STEVE ATWATER… #700. Darren Woodson… #701. Jack Stroud… #702. Woody Peoples… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1989 23 DEN FS 27 16 16 3 34 0 30 0 0 0 1 29 0 129 0 9
1990* 24 DEN FS 27 15 15 2 32 0 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 173 0 7
1991*+ 25 DEN FS 27 16 16 5 104 0 49 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 150 0 15
1992*+ 26 DEN FS 27 15 15 2 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.0 151 0 12
1993* 27 DEN FS 27 16 16 2 81 0 68 0 1.0 141 0 9
1994* 28 DEN SS 27 14 14 1 24 0 24 0 1 0 2 17 0 52 22 7
1995* 29 DEN FS 27 16 16 3 54 0 25 0 82 21 9
1996* 30 DEN FS 27 16 16 3 11 0 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 64 17 11
1997 31 DEN FS 27 15 15 2 42 1 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.0 53 15 6
1998* 32 DEN FS 27 16 16 1 4 0 4 0 43 12 9
1999 33 NYJ fs/RS 27 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 36 19 4
Career 167 166 24 408 1 68 0 6 1 8 47 0 5.0 1074 106 98
10 yrs DEN 155 155 24 408 1 68 0 5 1 8 47 0 5.0 1038 87 94
1 yr NYJ 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 36 19 4

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1989 23 DEN FS 3 3
1991*+ 25 DEN FS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1993* 27 DEN FS 1 1
1996* 30 DEN FS 1 1
1997 ❍ 31 DEN FS 4 4 1.0
1998 ❍ 32 DEN FS 3 3
Career 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 1.0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1990* 24 DEN FS 27 15 15 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 167 166 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
10 yrs DEN 155 155 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1 yr NYJ 12 11 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1997 31 DEN FS 27 15 15 1 1 6
Career 167 166 1 1 6
10 yrs DEN 155 155 1 1 6
1 yr NYJ 12 11 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams