Stephen Michael “Steve” Gleason (born March 19, 1977) is a former professional football player, asafety with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2000, he played for the Saints through the 2007 season. As a free agent in 2008, Gleason retired from the NFL after eight seasons. Gleason is especially well known for his blocked punt in a 2006 that became a symbol of recovery in New Orleans in the team’s first home game after Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, he revealed that he was battling ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gleason announced the Saints 3rd round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Reference
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