As a ‘Smiling Assassin,’ the man who is well-known to all, he is Steve Atwater. He spent most of his career playing in the free safety position for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was a two-time Super Bowl champion and an eight-time Pro Bowl pick. Let’s know about this man.
Net worth- $1.7 million
With an outstanding career in the NFL, Steve became part of the Hall of Fame as a player in 2020. The net worth of Steve Atwater is now $1.7 million.
|Birth:||October 28, 1966|
|Full Name:||Stephen Dennis Atwater|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Mother Name:||Jessie Atwater|
|Net Worth:||$1.7 million|
|College Education:||University of Arkansas|
|Height:||6 feet 3 inches|
|Current Age:||55 Years|
Birthplace and Family
Steve Atwater was born on October 28, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois. The full name of this man is Stephen Dennis Atwater. He is the son of his mother, Jessie Atwater. His nephew, Jeremy Chinn, is a professional football player. He plays in the NFL.
School career highlights
He completed his school life at the Lutheran Middle and High School North (LHSN) in St. Louis County, Missouri. In his school life, he was an athlete, playing football, basketball, and track. Playing in football, he received the honor of being named all-conference and league Most Valuable Player. With 1,097 yards passing in his junior year, Atwater ranks sixth on Lutheran North’s all-time throwing yards in a season list.
College career highlights
In his college life, he was a player at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville. In his college life, he played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football program. He received the honor of the All-Southwest Conference team three times and was named an All-American twice. In the 1989 East-West Shrine Game, he was voted defensive most valuable player. With 14 interceptions in his career, he still retains the school record. Atwater was selected to the Razorback All-Decade Team for the 1980s and the Razorback All-Century Team in 1994. In 1998, he was named to the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
NFL contract details
In the 1989 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos took Steve Atwater, 20th overall, in the 1st round. He played most of his season with the Denver Broncos (from 1989 to 1998). In his rookie season, he earned 129 tackles. Atwater was named to the Pro Bowl for the first of seven straight seasons (1990–96), tying for the most in franchise history. He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times throughout his career, which is the second-most in franchise history. During his ten-year career, he started 155 games, ranking seventh in franchise history for games started. He was a player for the New York Jets in 1999.
In the space of the NFL, he took part in 167 games. The NFL career statistics of this man are tackles: 1180, interceptions: 24, interception yards: 408, sacks: 5, AV: 101, TD: 1.
Steve Atwater has received numerous honors throughout his professional career. He was honored as a member of the teams that won the Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. He won the honor of the Pro Bowl from 1990 to 1996 and in 1998 (eight times). His notable other honors include-
- First-team All-Pro selection in 1991 and 1992
- Second-team All-Pro in 1996
- NFL All-Decade Team for the 1990s
- PFWA All-Rookie Team in 1989
- Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
Wife and Children
Steve Atwater took Letha Atwater as a partner in his conjugal life in 1990. His wife, Letha Atwater, is a licensed addictions and mental health counselor.
Their conjugal life is blessed with two sons. They are Di Andre Atwater (March 16, 1994) and Stephen Atwater. DiAndre Atwater played for Princeton Tigers football, and Stephen Atwater played for Georgetown Hoyas football.
Height and Age
Steve Atwater played in the NFL wearing jersey number 27 and ran on the field in the NFL in the safety and defensive back positions. He stands up to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 218 pounds. The age of this man is 55 years old now.