Known Also as the Mount olive McNairs:
He shared a bed with his three brothers in a small house in Mount olive Mississippi. He had to overcome doubter his entire football career.
played for Alcorn State University Braves throwing for 16,823 yards 119 touchdowns and rushed for 2327 yards in his time at the University. The NFL doubted his ability to lead a complicated professional offenses. Manly because he played on a small college team. McNairs Role model was his older brother Fred. He became the head of household, when Fred said Jump Steve and the other boys jumped.
In Mcnairs first season in college he completed 7-7 passes. His coach, Cardell Jones knew then that he had a star on his hands. Along with his brother Fred at Alcorn State University. Fred McNair in his Senior year took over as quarterback. Then signed with Dallas in 1989. Heisman Trophy winner Steve McNair even being part of a (SWAC) situation possibly hurting his chances of the Trophy.
He then spent two seasons with the Houstan Oilers, no one doubted that McNair has the ability to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
In 1995 he was the NFL's Draft pick finishing the season 2-14 with the Oilers. McNair became the highest drafted A. A. Quarterback ever. McNair went on singing a 28.7 million dollar contract to play football for the Oilers. Then went on to lead the Oilers to a victory over the NY Jets. In that game alone he trew for 198 yards. He moved back to Mount Olive to a 640 Acre ranch. He was the starting quarterback for the Oilers by 1977.