Steve McMichael, the American football legend, boasts a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Born on October 17, 1957, in Houston, Texas, McMichael's multifaceted career spans from the gridiron to the wrestling ring, the radio booth, and even politics.
Popularly known for his formidable presence as a defensive tackle in the NFL, Steve's 14-year football tenure includes a Super Bowl XX victory with the Chicago Bears. He garnered attention with his game-changing plays, such as his fumble recovery against the New York Jets in 1991.
With achievements such as leading the Bears with 11.5 sacks in 1988 and recording 108 tackles in 1989, McMichael's prowess earned him a spot in NFC’s Pro Bowl teams in both 1986 and 1987. The legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka once remarked that McMichael was the most challenging player he ever coached.
McMichael's Wrestling Endeavors
However, Steve's athletic prowess isn't limited to the football field. Post-NFL, he ventured into professional wrestling. Notably supporting Lawrence Taylor at WrestleMania XI, McMichael later joined WCW in 1995.
He even secured the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship at one point. Despite his short-lived wrestling stint, McMichael left a mark in the wrestling world, culminating in his referee role for the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's pay-per-view event.
Aside from sports, Steve's endeavors extended to politics, where he vied for the mayor's seat in Romeoville, Illinois, albeit unsuccessfully. Presently, McMichael's voice can be heard on Chicago sports radio, and he owns a namesake restaurant in the city's southwest suburbs.
In personal aspects, McMichael stands tall at 1.88m (6'2") and weighs around 270 lb (122 kg). He attended The University of Texas at Austin and Freer High School. While many details about his family remain private, his relationship timeline includes a marriage to Debra Marshall that ended in 1998 and a current marriage to Misty McMichael since 2001.
The couple is blessed with a daughter, Macy Dale, born in January 2008. In conclusion, Steve McMichael's diverse career and personal journey have rendered him a notable figure in both the sports and entertainment sectors. From the football fields of the NFL to the wrestling rings of WCW and his various other pursuits, McMichael's journey is a testament to his versatility and tenacity.