Steve Meilinger

Steve Meilinger

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Meilinger on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 86, 80, 88
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-12-12)December 12, 1930
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date of death: September 14, 2015(2015-09-14) (aged 84)
Place of death: Lexington, Kentucky
Career information
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards: 863
Average: 14.4
Touchdowns: 8
Player stats at

Stephen Frank "Steve" Meilinger (December 12, 1930 – September 14, 2015) was a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Green Bay Packers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and was drafted in the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft. Following his NFL career, Meilinger joined the United States Marshals Service. During his Marshals Service career, he was one of the original agents for the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, and eventually was promoted to Chief Deputy for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where he served until his retirement. In 2014, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[1] He died in 2015 at the age of 84.[2]


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