Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker was born on August 30, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas. Baker attended college at Fresno State University where he became known as Stephen Baker “The Touchdown Maker.” After starring at Fresno State as a big play receiver, he was drafted by the New York Giants with the 83rd pick in the 3rd round of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Stephen Baker #85

Player Info

Height 5' 8"
Weight 160 lbs
DOB: 10/28/1972
Wide Receiver


NFL Draft

1987/Round 3/Pick 83

Career Highlights


Super Bowl XXV Champion

Team(s) As A Player

New York Giants 1987-1992

Baker Big Play Potential

The 5’ 8” wide receiver was brought to the New York Giants to help on third downs. During training camp in 1987, Bill Parcells said, “He's probably the quickest guy we've had since I've been here. He's got deep speed.” (1) During his rookie season, he played sparingly but had 18.5 yards per catch average. For his career, he averaged 18.3 yards per catch.

Baker’s Big Games

During Stephen Baker’s six-year career with the New York Giants, Baker had 5 career 100-yard receiving games, despite only starting in 24 games. All five of these games were on the road and the Giants were 4-1 when Baker crossed the century mark.

Baker’s career best for yards was against New Orleans on 11/27/1988 when he caught 3 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. On 9/21/1992 at the Chicago Bears, Baker caught a career best 7 balls for 109 yards and a touchdown.

In the biggest game of Stephen Baker’s career, he simply caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown, living up to his name Stephen Baker “The Touchdown Maker.”  It was during Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills and his touchdown helped the Giants win 20-19. Baker and the Giants were World Champions.

By A. Goodin,
November 12, 2007

Stephen Baker Bibliography

(1) A Scorer Is Added To Giant Arsenal (1987, August 12) The New York Times