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Joe Steffy
Birth: Apr. 3, 1926
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 21, 2011
Newburgh
Orange County
New York, USA

Hall of Fame College Football Player. While at the guard position, he made history becoming the first player from the US Military Academy to received the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman in 1947 and to date is the only player from Army to accomplish this feat. Born Joseph Benton Steffy, Jr., he attended Baylor Prep (Chattanooga, Tennessee) and played collegiate football, initially at the University of Tennessee. While with the Vols, he was a member of their 1944 squad which appeared in the Rose Bowl (1945). He would transfer to West Point, where he was a member of the undefeated Black Knights' squad which captured the National Championship crown in 1945. In 1947, Steffy (who achieved All-American recognition twice) served as team captain and was a key blocker for Heisman Trophy winners Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis, as he was en route to earning Outland Trophy honors. Following graduation, he served with the US Army during the Korean War; he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon returning home, he served as an assistant coach with Army and later operated his own automobile dealership. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and was elected to the Army Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Woodlawn Cemetery Association
New Windsor
Orange County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: May 22, 2011
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