Steve McNair: 1973 - 2009
Steve McNair throws a pass against Tennessee-Chattanooga. McNair was an unlikely Heisman Trophy candidate during his college career at Alcorn State, yet finished third in the 1994 voting and was named the nation's top I-AA player.
Oilers go to the well
Steve McNair gets a kiss from his mother, Lucille, in front of NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. McNair, fresh off his senior season at Alcorn State, was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1995 draft, the highest a black quarterback had ever been taken before.
Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair takes off on a run in front of St. Louis defensive tackle D'Marco Farr during Super Bowl XXXIV. McNair and the Titans lost the game, 23-16. It is the only Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
Steve McNair walks off the field. McNair and the Titans lost the 2003 AFC Championship to the Oakland Raiders, preventing the team a second Super Bowl berth.
Steve McNair kisses his MVP trophy. McNair was the co-NFL MVP in 2003, sharing the award with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
McNair vs. Manning
Steve McNair talks with Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning after a game in September 2004. A year after sharing the league's MVP award, Manning's Colts beat McNair's Titans twice in 2004.
Steve McNair hands off to Ravens running back Ovie Mughelli. After spending 11 years with the Tennessee Titans franchise, McNair spent two seasons with Baltimore. His first was the most successful as the Ravens finished 13-3 and won the AFC North.
Calling it quits
Steve McNair, with Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome in the rear, announces his retirement. McNair played with various injuries throughout his career before finally retiring in April of 2008.
Nashville police gather outside of an apartment. Police were called to the residence on Saturday, July 4, 2009 and found McNair and a woman shot to death inside.