60th Annual Athletic Awards Dinner
Date/TimeDate(s) - 05/30/2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4100 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Former NFL Quarterback and
Current NFL and College Football Analyst for CBS
Steve grew up in Southern California where he was a 4-sport letterman at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim, CA. He led Servite to the 1982 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Big Five football championship where he was named player of the year. Steve was also an All-CIF basketball player. In his first football game of that 1982 season, Beuerlein played against Ohio’s famed Moeller High School. His performance caught the eye of Notre Dame head coach Gerry Faust, who had coached at Moeller prior to taking the Notre Dame job. After Servite went on to win its final eleven games, Faust offered Beuerlein a scholarship to play football in South Bend.
Beuerlein attended Notre Dame in 1983 and was a 4-year starter. He played his last year at Notre Dame under legendary Coach Lou Holtz who credits Steve’s senior year team with providing the leadership and example that set the tone for Notre Dame’s 1988 National Championship. Steve holds the distinction of being one of only two quarterbacks in school history to lead Notre Dame to victory over rival USC four consecutive years.
Beuerlein was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played four years with the Raiders then was traded to the Dallas Cowboys before the 1991 season. That year, Beuerlein stepped in for an injured Troy Aikman and led the Cowboys to five straight wins including their first playoff victory in nine years. The following season with Aikman healthy again, the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXVII. Head Coach Jimmy Johnson credited Beuerlein with playing a key role in helping the Cowboys reestablish a championship mentality.
He next played for the Arizona Cardinals, passing for his first of three, 3,000-yard seasons. In 1995, he was the first pick in the NFL Expansion Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 1996, he was acquired by the Carolina Panthers where he remained for five years. Beuerlein holds many Panthers passing records. Most of these include single-season records set during 1999 for passing yards (4,436), touchdowns (36), attempts (571), and completions (343). He was named to the Pro Bowl that year. Beuerlein finished his career with the Denver Broncos playing in twelve games during 2002 and 2003.
After his 17th season in the NFL and at the age of 39, Beuerlein retired as a Carolina Panther. For his career, Beuerlein started 102 games, threw for than 24,000 career passing yards and 147 touchdown passes. In 2004, Beuerlein joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for The NFL on CBS where he provided color commentary. Beuerlein now calls college football games on the radio for Compass Media.
Beuerlein resides in Orange County, California where he works as a commercial insurance broker with Marsh. He has two sons and two daughters.