New York Giants, NFL
- Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants (XLVI)
- Tied the record for most punts inside the 20-yard line in a season with 42 (2010)
- First-team All-Big Ten selection (2004)
- Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (2003)
Steve Weatherford is a NFL punter for the New York Giants. On January 22, 2012, the Giants faced off against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. In overtime, Steve Weatherford handled a low snap and set up kicker Lawrence Tynes’ game-winning 31-yeard field goal that would send the Giants to Super Bowl XLVI.
Steve was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets throughout his professional career. In 2006 with the Saints, Steve played in all 16 games, punting 77 times for an average of 43.8 yards per punt, which ranked 15th in the NFL that year. He had a season-long punt of 59 yards, and 19 of his punts were inside the 20-yard line. Weatherford also recorded two solo tackles and a 15 yard rush for a first down.
After his first season with the Jets in 2009, Stevehad minor surgery on his heart to help correct a genetic condition that was casing his heart to race. Steve recovered from the operation quickly and went on to play for the Jets in 2010 and tie the record for most punts inside the 20-yard line in a single season with 42. Steve signed with the Giants in July of 2011 and recorded a punt average of 45.7 yards during the season that led up to Super Bowl XLVI. In his appearance in the championship game, Steve average 40.8 yards per punt, continuously setting his team up with good field positioning that was integral in the Giant’s defeat of the New England Patriots.
Before going pro, Steve played at the University of Illinois, averaging 39.7 yards on 23 punts his first season. In 2003, Steve was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Conference selection and averaged 44.5 yards on 43 punts, breaking the school record held by Dike Eddleman since 1948. This placed Steve at second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation in punting average. He was also named the school's Special Teams player of the Year. In 2004, Steve earned First-team All-Big Ten honors from the Coaches and Second-team honors from the media. Sports Illustrated named him the Most Underrated Player in the Big Ten. He once again finished second in the Big Ten in punting average and fourth nationally. Steve averaged 45.4 yards per punt on 57 attempts, breaking the record he had set the previous season and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award. Steve finished his collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in career punting average, with a career average of 43.6 yards per punt.
Q&A$3,250 per hourSteve will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Steve’s path to success.
Appearance$3,750 per hourHire Steve Weatherford to make an appearance at your next event! Steve Weatherford’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Lunch or Dinner$3,700Steve will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Steve will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$3,700Surprise your football buddies by inviting Steve to a live fantasy draft! (Up to 2 hours)
Attend a Game$3,700Have an extra seat at the game? Steve will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Steve's career with the Giants and his trajectory in becoming a Super Bowl champion. (Up to 3 hours)
Celebrations$5,000Invite Steve to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Round of Golf$5,000Steve will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros. (Up to 5 hours)
Private Lesson$1,750 per hourSteve will be your personal coach giving you access to a Super Bowl champion. Steve will take you through NFL drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NFL player.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Football League NFL Team
- New Orleans Saints (2006–2008)
- Kansas City Chiefs (2008)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (2008)
- New York Jets (2009–2010)
- New York Giants (2011–present)
Position Kicker Home Town Crown Point, Indiana College University of Illinois