As a high school freshman, weighing a mere 108 pounds at 5’8”, Steve Weatherford decided that if he was going to be the shortest guy on the team – he would make himself the strongest. He lived in the weight room all four years of high school and graduated at 6’3” and 225 pounds.
That’s where his amazing story begins.
Steven Thomas Weatherford (born December 17, 1982) is an American football punter for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Illinois. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets.
Steve is a dedicated husband, doting father, an all-around family man, avid health and fitness role model, a nationally recognized philanthropist, and a Super Bowl winning Punter.
He and his wife, Laura, have three children, Ace, Carney, and Aurora, and they split their time between New Jersey and California with the family’s French Bulldog, Yoda.
In addition to his accomplishments on the field and in the gym, NY Giant punter, Steve Weatherford has been recognized nationwide for his charitable endeavors including being the recipient of the coveted Wellington Mara Award for outstanding community service.
He is a spokesperson for several other non-profits including Second Chance Toys and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and in 2013, he was named Health & Fitness Ambassador for the NJ Boys and Girls Club.
Through his various initiatives, Steve Weatherford has served as a role model to over 100,000 youths with his primary outreach focused on children, health and fitness, and family.