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Steve Gleason (Football Player) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

Steve Gleason

Former NFL football safety for the New Orleans Saints who is known for his punt block return for a touchdown during the 2006 season. He did so during the Saints’ return to the SuperDome following Hurricane Katrina.

He graduated from Washington State University, where he was a four-year member of the school’s football and baseball teams. He went undrafted in the 2000 NFL Draft.

In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Super Bowl ring to commemorate the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl win. He was also awarded the key to the city of New Orleans in the same ceremony. In 2015, he received the George Halas Award following his diagnosis of ALS. In July 2015, the Steve Gleason Act was signed into law, making the same technology he uses to speak available to all.

He married his wife, Michel, in 2008. The two were attempting to conceive a child when he was diagnosed with ALS. She later gave birth to their son, Rivers, in October 2011.

He played for coach Sean Payton during the Saints’ historic 2006 season.

Steve Gleason Age

How old is Steve Gleason? He was born in 1977, he is 46 years old.

Steve Gleason Height & Weight

How tall is Steve Gleason? He stands 5 feet 11 inch (180 cm) tall.

What is Steve Gleason's weight? He weighs 212 lbs (96 kg).

Steve Gleason Wiki

Steve Gleason Wiki/Bio
Famous asFootball Player
Age46 years old
BirthdayMarch 19, 1977
BirthplaceSpokane, WA
Zodiac SignPisces
Heightapprox. 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weightapprox. 212 lbs (96 kg)
Net WorthN/A

Quotes by Steve Gleason

The film ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,’ based the book of the same name, has a line that enlightens and comforts me. The protagonist, who has lost all ability to move except one eye, discusses his role as a father. He notes, ‘Even a fraction of a father is still a father.’

— Steve Gleason

Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.

— Steve Gleason

I think about death all the time. I think that’s a good thing because we’re all going to die, and the only thing we can control is how we are and what we’re doing in the meantime.

— Steve Gleason

To cure ALS medically is not economical. The realities are that it’s difficult to find funding for research for a medical cure. I believe in developing technology as opposed to medical research. Technology can be economical.

— Steve Gleason

I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.

— Steve Gleason