Random Athlete Of The Day- Steve Walsh
An NFL quarterback from 1989 to 1999, Steve Walsh played for the Cowboys, Saints, Bears, Rams, Buccaneers, and Colts. Most of his glory, however, came in his college years with the Miami Hurricanes.
He was redshirted in his first year with Miami, and was stuck in the back-up role behind Vinny Testaverde in his second. After taking over the starting job, Walsh captained his team to a 23-1 record over the next two seasons, and won the National Championship in 1987.
Deciding to enter the NFL draft rather than stay for his final year of eligibility, Walsh was drafted by Dallas. Unfortunately, Walsh found himself backing up fellow first-round pick Troy Aikman, and the next season he was traded to New Orleans.
He went on to have moderate success with several teams, making playoff appearances with both the Saints and Bears. After that, however, he again found himself in backup positions behind Trent Dilfer in Tampa Bay, and a young Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. After an 11 year career, Walsh retired.
While his professional career was nothing stellar, his legacy lives on in an unexpected way. His nephew is New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who is one of the best young talents in the NHL.