Jeff Steele #3
AG Rugby signed Jeff Steele from the AG Outlaws Academy program. The prop was an immediate standout for the Outlaws and was called up to train with the AGs top side since October, he’s been training full time with the Outlaws and the AGs for months. He was invited to the Pre-Season squad to train in Chula Vista, outperformed expectations and earned a contract with the AGs for the 2022 season. Steele is one of the shining lights of the AG Outlaws Academy Program to date and his call up and performance with the MLR team this season is carving a path for many future Outlaws to come.
The Houston SaberCats added Jeffrey Steele ahead of their 2021 Major League Rugby match in New York. The 28-year-old plays all positions in the front row but is primarily a loosehead prop. He is 6’0″ and 260 lbs. He played the final two matches of the 2021 season for the Sabercats before joining the AG Outlaws Academy.
Jeff is from Chicago, Illinois. He attended J.Sterling Morton High School, graduating in 2011. He played football on the offensive line, swam, and played rugby. His senior year, in 2011, the rugby team won the Illinois State Championship. He also played on the Illinois Tornadoes All-Star Rugby team which won the Elk Hart Tournament that year.
He attended Western Illinois University from 2012-2017, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
He played prop for the Chicago Lions in 2017-2019 and earned Man of the Match honors in the D1 Club Semifinals match against Life University in 2019. Steele also coached the Chicago Lions High School team for three years and has ambitions of coaching further in his rugby career.