Fuller was born in Enid, Oklahoma but grew up in Spartanburg where he played quarterback at Spartanburg High School. He would go on to play at Clemson University, where he led the Tigers to back-to-back bowls in 1977-78 with an All-American 11-1 season in 1978. Fuller was named ACC Player of the Year, made the All-ACC Team, and was an Academic All-American in both 1977 and 1978. Fuller, the Frank Howard Award recipient in 1978-79, was elected into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Clemson Ring of honor in 1994. Fuller’s jersey #4 was later retired by Clemson and then brought back into action by Deshaun Watson. In 1979, Fuller was drafted by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in the first round; he played ten seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs, Rams, Bears, and Chargers. He was the backup quarterback for the Chicago Bears in 1985, when they won Super Bowl XX and was a part of the “Super Bowl Shuffle” Rap Video that hit Billboards top 100 chart with over 500,000 copies sold. Fuller, now resides in Bluffton, SC with his with wife, Anna. Steve and Anna have two adult children, Stephen and Alexandra. He serves as the offensive coordinator for the Hilton Head High School football team.
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