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Steve Wisniewski
Date of birth: April 7, 1967 (1967-04-07) (age 42)
Place of birth: United States Rutland, Vermont
Career information
Position(s): OG
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick 29
 As player:
1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 8
Honors: NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Playing stats at

Steve Wisniewski (born April 7, 1967, in Rutland, Vermont) is a former professional American football player. An eight-time Pro Bowler, he played in the National Football League for 13 seasons as an offensive guard with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He is considered to be one of the best football players to ever come out of the state of Vermont.



The 6' 4", 305 lb, Wisniewski was actually the second round draft pick (#29 overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1989 NFL Draft. He was then immediately traded to the Raiders, where he would play for all of his 13 seasons in the league (1989-2001). "Wiz" earned trips to the Pro Bowl in 1991-96, 98, and 2001. He was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.


Wisniewski was standout guard at Penn State University. He was twice named All-America (1987 and 1988). He was a key contributor on the Nittany Lions 1986 national championship team. He capped his senior season by playing in the Hula Bowl and the Japan Bowl.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing in 1989.


Wisniewski lives in Oakland, California and is a commercial real estate broker with Colliers International. Once named the NFL's dirtiest player, [1] Wisniewski is a born-again Christian [2] and currently volunteers at The Well Christian Community Church in Dublin, California, the church founded by fellow ex-Raider, Napoleon Kaufman. [3]

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