Eric Steinbach narrowly missed inclusion on our top 30 Hawkeyes of all-time list.
In his time with the Iowa football team, Steinbach collected quite a few honors being named First Team All-Big Ten twice, receiving All-American honors once, and collecting the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year Award.
After a stellar career with the Hawkeyes, Steinbach was drafted early in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent four years with the Bengals before signing a huge deal with the Cleveland Browns. Steinbach was released with two years remaining on his deal and retired a few months later after spending a short bit of time in camp with the Miami Dolphins.
In his nine-year career, Steinbach made one Pro Bowl.
Since then the guy has mostly been off the grid, but it appears he is back in his hometown of New Lennox, Illinois. A few years ago, Eric and his wife Carrie received the 2015 Cor Unum Award, given to people who have provided extraordinary services to Providence Catholic, the church, or the community.