- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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Chris Steck has managed to etch his name in the Bloomsburg University record books during his tremendous four-year career with the Huskies. A four-year starter and two-time captain, Steck played his first collegiate game against Ashland University and hasn’t missed a game since. He has started all 48 games in his time with the Huskies and has posted a 39-9 record, the second best 4 year period ever at Bloomsburg. He has been named to a number of post season all star teams including Datonics Super Region One and PSAC East following the 2013 season. He also earned Don Hansen Division II honors in 2012. He was also named to the top 100 players in Division II football prior to the 2013 season.
Steck anchored an offensive line that had the pleasure of blocking for 2- 1000 yard running backs in Franklin Quieteh and Eddie Mateo in 2011 and 2012; the first PSAC team to ever accomplish the fete. Quieteh was also named the Harlon Hill Award winner as the outstanding player in Division II after running for 7,523 yards and registering 42- 100 yard rushing games.
Chris would lead the Huskies to the PSAC Championship in the 2013 season, their first season since the 1985 season. Co-incidentally, their captain that year was Frank Sheptock, another former MCA great.
While at MCA, Steck became the 38th first team all state player in Mount Carmel Area’s 116 year storied history. Steck anchored the Red Tornado offensive line for four seasons from his center position. He also started every game in his high school career (46) making it a total of 94 consecutive games at a high level. Chris was also named to a first team slot by the Pennsylvania Football News and was named by WNEP TV 16 to its annual Dream Team.
Also a team co captain, Chris would lead the Tornadoes to 13 consecutive wins and it’s 7th District Championship, before losing to Lancaster Catholic in the Eastern semi final during the 2008 season. The team would average 360 yards per game in offense and would establish a new school record for points scored with 539. Chris is the son of Karen and Mark Steck, Mount Carmel and is currently doing an internship at Penn Sate University with the Nittany Lion football program.