Born in Greer, SC, Steve attended Greer High School and was a 2x winner (1963, 1964) of the South Carolina Class AA Lineman of the Year. He was named to the Shrine Bowl (1964) & North-South All-Star (1965) football games, where he was named Most Valuable Lineman in both games. In 1964, he was named a Parade High School All-American. From there Steve accepted a scholarship to the University of Georgia, where he was a three-year starter.
Steve played in three bowl games, including the 1968 Sugar Bowl as SEC Champions. In 1969, he was named first team All-SEC, an All-American, won the Atlanta Touchdown Club award for Most Valuable Lineman in the SEC, and was named permanent team captain of the Georgia Bulldogs. Greer played in two post-season college all-star games (Lions American Bowl/Hula Bowl) before playing in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts. After his CFL career Greer came back to Georgia as a grad assistant (1971) and then became an assistant coach at Auburn University (1972-1978) before returning as an assistant coach for UGA.
In total, Steve Greer, dedicated more than 35 years with the Bulldogs as a Player, Assistant Coach (1979-1993), and Director of Football Operations (1994-2009). Steve was among the 1980 Georgia National Championship football team as Defensive Ends Coach & Recruiting Coordinator. He is known as the primary recruiter for legendary Bulldog running back Herschel Walker. He retired from UGA in 2009 and in 2014 he was inducted into the UGA Circle of Honor. Steve now resides in Athens, GA with his wife Susan of 50 years.
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