In 1974 he played on the undefeated JV team. He was a 3-year varsity football player from 1975–1977, playing at the defensive end and offensive tackle positions. Steve was on the Brooklyn All Star team for 2 years; he was a 2-time All-City player. Steve was team captain in his Senior year. At the semi-final football game Steve played with a broken foot.
After High School, Steve played football at Wagner College as a scholarship player. In 1977 he was named to the Parade Magazine All-Star Football team and received the Adam Cirillo Award (MVP).
Steve worked for City University, he supplied CUNY with pamphlets and textbooks, he owned a beverage distribution business with Snapple.
He is married to his wife Paula and has 2 daughters.