Super Bowl 54 is nearing and Californians’ are excited to be going to the game. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will compete for the ring at Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
While you’re waiting for the biggest game of the year take some time to get to know your local legend! Lake Forest is closer to the 49ers than you think!
Steve Stenstrom was born in El Toro, California in 1971 and became 49ers great in 1999! Steve played for the El Toro Chargers in 1987 and in the 1989 season, Stenstrom completed 178 of 270 for 2,830 yards, to go with 25 touchdowns, helping El Toro get to the Southern Section Division III championship game.
Steve was drafted into the NFL in 1995 and played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and the Denver Broncos.
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El Toro Chargers website credits Steve Stenstrom with shaping El Toro Chargers tradition.
“ET football tradition was born in 1973 and has shaped and influenced thousands of young men across the decades. In addition to being an important part of impressionable years, ET Football has turned out notable Alum like Rob Johnson, USC and NFL quarterback, Scott Miller, UCLA and NFL wide receiver, Steve Stenstrom, Stanford and NFL quarterback and Scott Ross, USC LB and NFL player (Saints),” ETfootball.com says.
Steve was inducted into the El Toro Football’s Hall Of Fame in 2016.
“He had a tremendous impact on the program,” former El Toro Chargers coach, Mike Mayoral, said in an interview with the Orange County Register “Anytime you go into our weight room, and all along our wall are our all-CIF players and there he is, right in the middle of all of those guys. He’s definitely somebody our guys look to and want to try to emulate.”
With the super bowl right around the corner and high school football season slowly creeping up for the next year, will the El Toro Chargers turn out more NFl-bound players?
“Sometimes I have to kind of pinch myself and remember that it was actually real along the way, because it was such a childhood dream being lived out at every point,” Steve said in an interview with the Orange County Register.
Today Steve is president of Pro Athletes Outreach and Coaches Time Out Ministry. The organizations mission statement on their website says “Pro Athletes Outreach exists to glorify God by pointing pro athletes and their families to the person of Jesus Christ so that they may experience His work both in and through their lives. “