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Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair smiles on the sideline as the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars came to a close on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at The Coliseum in Nashville, TN. Tennessee led 14-7 at the half, but McNair didn't have much to smile about in the second half as the Titans went on to lose 31-28. (UPI Photo/Billy Suratt)
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Stephen LaTreal McNair (February 14, 1973 – July 4, 2009) (Nicknamed Air McNair) was an American football quarterback who spent the majority of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans.

McNair played college football at Alcorn State in Lorman, Mississippi, where he won the 1994 Walter Payton Award as the top player in NCAA Division I-AA. He was drafted third overall by the NFL's Houston Oilers in 1995, becoming the Oilers' regular starting quarterback in 1997, their first season in Tennessee (though he started six games over the prior two seasons in Houston), and remained the starting quarterback for the Titans through 2005. After the 2005 season, McNair was traded to the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he played for two seasons before retiring after thirteen NFL seasons.

McNair led the Titans to the playoffs four times, and the Ravens once, and played in Super Bowl XXXIV with the Titans. He is the Titans' all-time leading passer. McNair was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, was All-Pro and Co-MVP in 2003, all as a Titan.

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