"Despite his heroics most schools thought Steinmark was too small to play major college football. Only one school took a chance on the 160 pound safety. At Texas Steinmark was the Longhorns’ starting safety as a sophomore and helped lead them to a national title his junior year despite playing with persistent pain in his leg. Six days after winning the championship Steinmark was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have the leg amputated."

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