Recruiting Area: Atlantic Coast Florida
Trent Steelman enters his second year as Jacksonville’s wide receiver coach, and first as special teams coordinator.
In his first season with the Dolphins, he coached Brian Burnett and Prince Gray to postseason honors with the former being named Second Team All-PFL and the latter given an honorable mention. Burnett also finished the 2016 season ranked seventh in the FCS in yards per catch.
Prior to JU, the Bowling Green, Ky., native accepted appointment to play football at the United States Military Academy where he became the only freshman and four-year starter in modern school history to set multiple academy records.
Steelman’s records include rushing attempts (772), rushing yards (3,320) and 100-yard rushing games (12) by a quarterback. He also broke the school record for career rushing touchdowns (45), and became the first Black Knight to both rush and pass for 2,000 yards in a career.
He earned his degree in engineering management in 2013, and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens upon graduation. His second stint with the Ravens occurred during the 2015 season, and between those two years, he served as a maintenance platoon leader in the U.S. Army.
Steelman and his wife, Elise, have a son named Brady.