Steve Gleason
Steve Gleason
Celebrated Name: Steve Gleason
Real Name/Full Name: Stephen Michael Gleason
Gender: Male
Age: 47 years old
Birth Date: March 19, 1977
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 96 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Michel Varisco Gleason (m. 2008)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rivers Gleason, Gray Gleason)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Steve Gleason Gay?: No
Profession: Professional American Football Player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Steve Gleason is a former American football player. He played as a safety in the National Football League. He was first signed by Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. He then signed for the New Orleans Saints were he continued to play through the 2007 season. After becoming a free agent in 2008, he retired from the NFL after playing for eight seasons. In 2001, he was battling ALS, and his experiences were captured over five years. The recorded videos were then featured in his documentary “Gleason.”

Maybe you know about Steve Gleason very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Steve Gleason’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Steve Gleason was born in Spokane, Washington, U.S., on March 19, 1977. He is the son of Mike Gleason and Gail Gleason. He attended Gonzaga Prep during his school years. In his school, he earned consecutive defensive MVP awards as a linebacker. He also played as a full back.

At his school, he also played baseball, and he broke the GSL home run record in his senior year. He graduated from high school in 1995. He accepted a scholarship to play college football at Washington State. He was a starting linebacker for the team that advanced to the Rose Bowl.

Personal Life

Steve Gleason is married to Michel Varisco Gleason since 2008. The couple has a son and a daughter. Their names are Rivers and Gray. When they came to know about the first pregnancy, it had been six weeks since Steve was first diagnosed with ALS. His bout with ALS was recorded over a period of five years.

All this was shown in his documentary, “Gleason,” which was shown during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. He was also featured in the documentary series A Football Life where his career in the NFL was shown in detail along with his battle with ALS. The episode was aired in 2013.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 19 1977, Steve Gleason is 47 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 1.80m tall, and his weight is 96 kg.


Steve Gleason started his professional career in 2000. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Indianapolis Colts. He did not get to play a competitive match for them as he was released after the preseason. He was then signed by New Orleans Saints in November and placed in their practice squad. He was the 191st pick of the 2001 XFL Draft when he was chosen by Birmingham Thunderbolts.

In a match in September 2006, the greatest moment of his career took place when he was responsible for one of the most memorable moments in Saints history. He blocked a punt by Michael Koenen, who was the punter of Atlanta Falcons at the Superdome. Steve’s teammate, Curtis Deloatch recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. In September 2011, he was awarded a Super Bowl ring by the Saints.

Awards & Achievements

He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2019 for his contribution to ALS awareness.

He was awarded a Super Bowl ring in 2011 by the New Orleans Saint. He was also awarded the “key to the city” by Mitch Landrieu, the mayor at the time.

He was awarded the 2015 George Halas Award from the Pro Football Writers Association.

Net Worth & Salary of Steve Gleason in 2024

Steve Gleason Net Worth
Steve Gleason Net Worth

Steve Gleason has an estimated net worth of $2 Million as of April 2024. He has earned the majority of his wealth from his career as an American football player. He was diagnosed with ALS, which ended his career. Tom Benson, the owner of New Orleans Saints, donated Steve $5 Million to help him with the care.

Steve Gleason is a popular American football player. He was diagnosed with ALS, which ended his career. Tom Benson, the owner of New Orleans Saints, donated Steve $5 Million to help him with the care.


  1. I saw GLEASON documentary, which made Mr cry watching his struggles, I was in AWE of his determination to live regardless of his surgeries, therapies,saying in one instance I WILL NOT QUOT! Michel went through so much, nobody will EVET know, u less you are taking care of an ALS patient. She stayed instead of leaving, she overcame the human/ health struggles she was dealing with in daily basis…He founded a program help others with ALS to get the technology they needed to survive this THING. AMAZING, HEARTFELT, WHAT CAN I go through that I can’t beat with an example like these two beautiful humans.

  2. I just watched Steve’s documentary. It was very moving! Steve has accomplished so much. Michel, you are an awesome wife and mother. A very good friend of mine was diagnosed 2+ years ago. A cure must be found! I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. God bless you, Steve, for making this documentary for Rivers.


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