Steve Maughan

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Steve Maughan
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born:1954
Logan, Utah
Career information
College:Colorado State University, Utah State University
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 1991
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Steve Maughan (born 1954) was an American college and professional football player who was a linebacker. He was drafted in the 3rd round (91 pick overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He never played a season in the National Football League (NFL).

Biography[edit]

Maughan was born in Logan, Utah and attended Logan High School where his was All-State and All-America.[1] He played college football at University of Colorado for two years, before transferring to Utah State University to play for the Utah State Aggies,[2][3] where he was coached by Phil Krueger (coach).[4]

He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 3rd round of the 1976 draft.[5] Maghan was seriously injured during a Tampa Bay exhibition game against the Miami Dolphins when he collided with another player, and injured his shoulder. In 1977, while recovering from his injury, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.[6]

After undergoing radiation treatment, his cancer went into remission and he was able to enter Tampa Bay's training camp in 1978. His health was weakened, and while playing in a Tampa Bay exhibition game he broke two ribs. Tampa Bay released him,[7][8] and he did not play a season in the NFL.[9]

After leaving the NFL, Maughan became a physical therapist and lived in Smyrna, Georgia with his wife Melanie.[10]

He died in 2006 from Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 52.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football's His Way Of Life". The Deseret News. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Steve Maughan". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Ferguson, George. "Football's His Way ofLIfe". Deseret News. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The 1976 Buccaneer draft review". Bucpower.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Football players from Utah colleges drafted to the NFL in the 1970s". Deseret News. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "Greg Hansen: Memo to draftees: You need a Plan B". Arizona Daily Start. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "Buccaneers Face Up o Draft Mistakes". Sarasota-Herald Tribune. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  8. ^ "Greg Hansen: Memo to draftees: You need a Plan B". Arizona Daily Start. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  9. ^ "The 1976 Buccaneer draft review". Bucpower.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  10. ^ Gurney, Jack. "Maughan Realizes Football Not Everything". Sarasota-Herald Tribune. Retrieved 12 October 2013.

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