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Steve Skelton

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Steve Skelton
No. 84, 44
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1989-08-06) August 6, 1989 (age 31)
El Paso, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College:Fordham
Undrafted:2011
Career history
  • Arizona Cardinals (2011–2012)
  • Houston Texans (2012–2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • College awards and honors
  • Honorable Mention NCAA FCS Preseason All-American
  • 2010 Elite Tight End Award winner by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA)
  • 2010 First Team All-America by The Sports Network
  • 2010 First Team by Phil Steele's College Football
  • First Team, Preseason All-Patriot League
  • Top Ten receivers in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) for the upcoming 2010 season by The Sports Network.
  • Patriot League Champion (2007)
  • AFC South Division Championship (2012)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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Steve Skelton (born August 6, 1989) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Fordham and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Skelton was also a member of the Houston Texans.

College career[edit]

Skelton attended Fordham University, where he played football for the Fordham Rams. In his freshman year he played at Tight End and Special Teams. In his sophomore year he caught 22 passes for 236 yards (10.7 yards per reception) and his first touchdown. In his junior year he finished his season with 63 receptions for 634 yards (10.1 yards per reception) with 6 touchdown catches from his brother John Skelton. In his senior year he had 42 receptions for 443 yards (10.5 yards per reception), reaching the end zone 3 times. Over the course of his collegiate career, Skelton recorded 127 receptions for 1,313 yards and ten touchdowns, all career-highs for a Fordham tight end. He is seventh on the school’s all-time receptions list and tied for eighth in career touchdown receptions. Fordham University senior tight end Stephen Skelton was selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Skelton played for Texas, his native state, for head coach Bill Bates, a former Dallas Cowboy. Only two players from the Patriot League played in the game. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On July 27, 2011, the Arizona Cardinals signed Skelton. He was waived on September 2, then re-signed on November 16, 2011. He was cut again on August 31, 2012 and re-signed by the team September 2, 2012. He was cut a final time on December 17, 2012.

Houston Texans[edit]

He was signed by the Houston Texans on December 26, 2012. He finished 2014 with the Texans and became a free agent after the season.

Personal life[edit]

Skelton currently lives in Houston, Texas. His brother John, a quarterback, was also a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

In 2013, the Wall Street Journal featured John and Steve Skelton in an article about John's road to the NFL and Steve's chances on joining him there.[1]

References[edit]

  1. Sessler, Marc (October 2, 2013). "John Skelton, San Francisco 49ers strike contract". National Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2013.

External links[edit]


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