Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.
Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.

Class of 1949

Army's only Outland Trophy winner, Joe Steffy dominated the trenches as a two-way lineman when Army ruled the college football landscape during the 1940s.

Steffy capped his brilliant career by accepting the 1947 Outland Trophy, awarded to college football's most outstanding lineman. That same year, Steffy served as football team captain and was named a first-team All-American guard.

During his three-year varsity career, Steffy helped the Black Knights to a 23-2-3 (.875) record, including national championships in 1945 and 1946. He was part of the front line that opened holes for back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners Felix "Doc" Blanchard (1945) and Glenn Davis (1946).