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For 12 years, offensive guard Steve Wisniewski dominated the left side of the offensive line. At one of the most under-appreciated positions, Wisniewski was recognized for his work by being selected to eight Pro Bowl selections. During his tenure, the Raiders made the playoffs five times. Described as a “technician,” Wisniewski was an athletic lineman, who ran well, and had quick feet.
Interview With Steve Wisniewski
Raiders.com: When did you start playing football?
Steve Wisniewski: I started playing football in the 7 th grade back home in Houston, Texas.
Raiders.com: How did you become a Raider?
Steve Wisniewski: I was drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft out of Penn State University. I was a part of the 1986 National Championship team and earned my degree in Marketing in four years.
Raiders.com: What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?
Steve Wisniewski: It meant that I would have to uphold a tradition of excellence. It was an honor for me. I had great role models in Howie Long (1981-93) and Matt Millen (1980-88) and they guided me.
Raiders.com: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?
Steve Wisniewski: Playing in the 1990 AFC Championship game.
Raiders.com: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?
Steve Wisniewski: The first time I was selected to the Pro Bowl (1990). It was an honor to represent the Raider organization.
Raiders.com: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?
Steve Wisniewski: Definitely. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's (1995-00) church, so I see him on a weekly basis. I also keep in touch with Greg Biekert (1993-01), Don Mosebar (1983-94), and Robert Jenkins (1994-96).
Raiders.com: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?
Steve Wisniewski: The (Kansas City) Chiefs. They were in our division and there's always been a long-standing rivalry between us.
Raiders.com: Do you still attend any Raider games?
Steve Wisniewski: I get to a couple of games every year. This past season I worked for the Raider TV network. I did some pre-game commentary before one of the pre-season games. It was a thrill to represent the Raider organization from a different angle.
Raiders.com: What are you doing now?
Steve Wisniewski: I'm very active with my family. I'm married with three kids. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's church as a Children's Ministry Leader. I also have a full-time job selling software for CIMA Systems. We sell business development software for use in the auto industry. I started working here after my football career ended.
Raiders.com: Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?
Steve Wisniewski: Just a heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their years of encouragement, it was an honor to represent you and the Raiders.