Stephen LaTreal McNair was a name to reckon with in the world of the NFL. Popularly known as ‘Air McNair’, Stephen played at the highest level for as many as 13 seasons. He was first roped in by the Titans back in 1995.
After spending almost a decade with the franchise, he featured for the Baltimore Ravens as well for two seasons before he decided to call it quits. McNair was the first ever African-American to win AP NFL MVP.
“He’s our first thought on 4th of July”: Fans pay tribute to Steve McNair
In fact, not just football, Stephen used to play basketball, baseball and made a name for himself in running track as well. During his college football days, McNair shattered numerous records which caught the attention of top franchises.
However, the star QB left the world way too soon. He was just 36 years old when he was found dead on 4th of July 2009 in downtown Nashville. He was shot multiple times. Twitter remembered the legend on his death anniversary.
Without a doubt, Steve was one of a kind. The man inspired innumerable youngsters to take up the sport. It is a shame that he left the world at just 36, however, he will always be remembered by the fans of the great game.