Rice University football player Steve Kidd #41
Black and white photograph of Rice Owls football player Steve Kid (number 41), accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: As a four-year letterwinner at Rice, STEVE KIDD (class of 1987) made his mark at not one, but two positions. His talents were felt on the defense as a back and most notably on special teams as a punter. The former gridiron standout set numerous records for the Owls, including career punting average (40.9 yards per punt), single-game punting average (49.7 against Texas in 1985) and season punting average (45.9 in 1985). After his standout 1985 junior season, Kidd earned both all-SWC and all-America honors. On defense, Kidd’s performance at defensive back earned him the Jess Neely Defensive Award two years in a row (1985-86). Kidd was second on the team in tackles in both 1985 and 1986, and played both defensive back and punter in the 1987 Hula Bowl in Hawaii. Following his playing days, Kidd signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys but did not make the team. He also had a brief tryout with the Oilers before returning to school to complete his education, receiving his degree in 1987 in a triple major of managerial studies, political science and physical education. Kidd served as a graduate assistant football coach for two years starting with the 1988 season. He also worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years before being promoted to the position of football recruiting coordinator in July, 1992. He married the former Natalie Bezman in December, 1990.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame
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