Who is Steve McMichael? His Wiki/Bio, Net Worth, Career and More

Steve McMichael

Steve McMichael, the American football player, has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Furthermore, he was born on October 17, 1957, in Houston, Texas, United States. McMichael played as a defensive tackle in the NFL for fourteen years and won Super Bowl XX with the Chicago Bears. After retiring from football, he became a professional wrestler and later served as the head coach of the Chicago Slaughter indoor football team. McMichael also ran for mayor of Romeoville, Illinois, but was not successful. Currently, he regularly appears as a guest on Chicago sports radio and has a restaurant named after him in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Early Life

Real Name Stephen Douglas McMichael
Nickname Mongo
Net Worth $5 million (As of 2023)
Date of Birth 17 October 1957
Age 59 years (As of 2023) 
Birthplace America
Current Residence America
Nationality American
Profession Footballer 
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend/Wife N/A
Religion Christianity
Zodiac sign NA

Steve McMichael was born on October 17, 1957, in Houston, Texas. Also, his parents separated when he was very young, and his mother remarried E.V. McMichael, whose last name he took. He has three siblings: an older brother, John Richard, and two younger sisters, Kathy and Sharon. The family later moved to Freer, where Steve attended Freer High School. Furthermore, in his senior year, he played six sports: football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, and golf. Baseball was his favorite, and he was a skilled catcher, catching the attention of the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds with his .450 batting average in his senior year.

College Career

College Career

McMichael was a standout player for his high school football team and received scholarship offers from 75 colleges. Furthermore, he chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Also, he played as a defensive tackle for the Texas Longhorns from 1976 to 1979, becoming a first-team All-American in his senior year. He was also the defensive MVP at the 1979 Hula Bowl. During his time at Texas, he received several honors and was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1999. On July 17, 2010, he was further honored with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Professional Career

Professional Career

McMichael started his football career as a defensive tackle for the Texas Longhorns. He was recognized as an All-American and named the defensive MVP in his senior year. In 2010, he was honored with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1980, he joined the New England Patriots but was not selected. Then, in 1981, he joined the Chicago Bears as a free agent and became one of their starting defensive tackles, helping them win the Super Bowl in 1985.

Steve had a remarkable streak of 101 matches started until his playing time decreased in 1990. Furthermore, he performed exceptionally well on the field, leading the Bears with 11.5 sacks in 1988 and making 108 tackles in 1989. McMichael’s talents were recognized when he was selected to the NFC’s Pro Bowl teams in both 1986 and 1987. Also, he became even more famous for a game-changing play against the New York Jets in 1991, where he forced a fumble and recovered it at the opponent’s yard. He was brilliant. 

Professional Career


Jarrett got expelled from the Horsemen, and Debra left McMichael for Jarrett. Seeking revenge, Steve defeated Jarrett to win the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. In retaliation, Debra hired Goldberg to target McMichael, and he became one of Goldberg’s early victims. Though Goldberg initially took McMichael’s Super Bowl ring, Steve later got it back by attacking Goldberg with a pipe.

After his wrestling career, Steve returned to WCW and feuded with the nWo before leaving in 1999. He came back as a referee for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. His slow counting in a match got attention. Also, despite his football success, he was named Worst Television Announcer in 1996 by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Net Worth

Net Worth in 2023 $5.0 Million
Net Worth in 2022 $4.7 Million
Net Worth in 2021 $4.4 Million
Net Worth in 2020 $4.1 Million
Net Worth in 2019 $3.8 Million

As you can see, his net worth has seen a steady growth over the years. We hope to see an increase in the net worth growth rate over the years. It is really great. 

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