Steve Hutchinson

Student-Athlete
Inducted 2016

Steve Hutchinson was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016 following a legendary 20-year football career, which started as a student-athlete at Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, Florida.

 

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native was a three-sport athlete for the Colts, lettering in football from 1992-95, in basketball from 1992-94 and baseball in 1992. Hutchinson was a standout offensive guard CSHS, earning All-State honors in 1994 and 1995. The 1995 Greater Fort Lauderdale Touchdown Club Player of the Year was named a high school All-American and one of the top three high school linemen in the country by Super Prep Magazine.

 

In 2004, Hutchinson had his jersey retired by the school. Three years later, he was named to the FHSAA All-Century Team. In 2015, the man who finished high school with a 3.7 GPA was inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Following high school graduation, Hutchinson chose Michigan over offers from Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia and a host of others. Following a redshirt year in 1996, the offensive lineman started as a redshirt freshman in 1997 and helped lead the Wolverines to the national championship. The two-year team captain finished his collegiate career in Ann Arbor as a two-time All-American, the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and became just the second player in school history to earn four All-Big Ten selections.

 

After a stellar collegiate career, the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame member was taken 17th overall by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2001 NFL Draft. He went on to play in seven Pro Bowls and five times was voted a first-team All-Pro. The 6-foot-5, 313-pounder played 12 years in the league, including stops with the Seahawks (2001-05), in Minnesota (2006-10) and Tennessee (2012). During his tenure at the highest level of football, the NFL Players Association representative was considered the pre-eminent offensive lineman in the NFL.