Holiday Marks Fifth Anniversary of Steve McNair's Death

By: Louis Montesi, III
By: Louis Montesi, III
The 4th of July was a somber reminder that it has been five years since the death of Steve McNair, who was shot and killed by a 20-year-old girlfriend on Indedpedence Day 2009.

A young Steve McNair carries the ball for Alcorn State. "Air McNair" finished his college career with a Division 1-AA (now FCS) record 16,823 total yards.

The 4th of July was a somber reminder that it's been five years since the death of Steve Mcnair.

The NFL great was shot in his sleep by a 20-year-old girlfirend who then turned the gun on herself on Idedpedence Day 2009.

Though the nation remembers him for eleven incredible seasons with the NFL's Tennessee Titans -and two more with the Baltimore Ravens- Mcnair was born in Mt. Olive, MS and attended Alcorn State University. During his time in Lorman, his exploits were so impressive they were almost comical. He set the Division 1-AA (now called the FCS) career record of 16,823 total yards.

He would later quarterback the Titans to Super Bowl XXXVI, make three Pro Bowls and share the 2003 NFK Most Valuable Player award with Peyton Manning.

Steve "Air" Mcnair was 36 years old.

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