Steve Gregory was an un-drafted rookie and is entering his sixth year in the National Football League as a San Diego Charger. He was born and raised in New York City, which allowed him to have a first-hand view of the many gaps in education and guidance of our youth. His focus is will be to help children in less fortunate communities, using his past experience in both athletics and education to steer them in the right direction.
Steve Gregory has joined forces with Athletes for Education to become a positive role model for youth, and to teach them about the importance of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He learned at a young age, that in order to be a successful student athlete, he had to remain in the best physical condition/health possible.
This can only be achieved through hard work, discipline, and respect for yourself. Steve truly believes that there is a lack of understanding within our youngest generations regarding health education and that the rise of childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic. He foresees that this is the perfect platform to mentor America’s youth by relating to their difficulties, helping them make attainable goals, and stressing the importance of caring about a healthy future.
Steve Gregory will make it a priority to work with teachers, administrators, and coaches to help set up programs in the classroom and after school. He will lay the groundwork for positive habits that will change the lives of all children involved, and lead them to becoming successful adults. All those in the program will be held accountable for the goals that they set for themselves and parental guidance will be mandatory. Rewards for the students will be based upon the activities participated in, successful changes to their lifestyles, and fitness achievements reached.
Steve was a four year starter at Syracuse played three seasons as cornerback and spent junior year as wide receiver…finished career ranked third in school history with 40 passes defensed, including single-game school record with six against North Carolina in 2002…finished career with 168 tackles, six interceptions and two forced fumbles…team’s second-leading receiver in 2004 with 38 catches for 420 yards…special teams standout blocked five kicks during career, tied for second all-time…returned 36 kickoffs for 737 yards and 10 punts for 115 yards…named to All-Big East Freshman Team and Freshman All-America Team by The Sporting News after leading all freshmen in nation with 21 passes defensed…earned Big East Special Teams Player of Week honors in 2002 after game against Central Florida…redshirted in 2001…played at Syracuse from 2001-05…earned degrees in finance and marketing.