With 51 days until the return of Michigan football, we look back at All-Big Ten center, Steve Everitt. The Miami, Florida native left the state to head north for his college football career and enrolled at the University of Michigan. Below are his football highlights and achievements:
- He played college football as a center for the Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1989 to 1992.
- As a freshman, Everitt started all 12 games at center for the 1989 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 10-2 record in Bo Schembechler’s last season as Michigan’s head coach.
- He then shared the starting center role with Matt Elliott during the 1990 and 1991 seasons.
- As a senior, he started all 12 games for the undefeated 1992 Michigan team that compiled a 9-0-3 record, outscored opponents 389-198, and defeated Washington in the 1993 Rose Bowl.
- He was selected as a first-team player on the 1992 All-Big Ten Conference football team.
- He was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 1993 NFL Draft.
- He played three seasons for the Browns from 1993 to 1995, appearing in 46 games, including 45 games at the team’s starting center.
- After the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996 Everitt was fined $5,000 by the league for wearing a Browns bandana with his Ravens uniform, which he did in protest of the team’s relocation.
- He appeared in eight games for the Ravens in 1996.
- In March 1997, Everitt signed a five-year $11.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
- He spent three years with the Eagles, appearing in 45 games as the team’s starting center.
- In April 2000, Everitt was released by the Eagles.
- In June 2000, Everitt signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.
- He appeared in only four games for the Rams and one as a starter during the 2000 NFL season.
- In eight years in the NFL, Everitt appeared in 103 games, 98 of them as a starter, and had five fumble recoveries.