Matt Steinbeck Named To Bucknell’s All-Decade Team
Former North Allegheny football standout, Matt Steinbeck, was recently selected to the Bucknell University All-Decade Team for the 2010s. The all-decade team was chosen by Bison Nation through fan polls on BucknellBison.com.
Steinbeck was a defensive back at Bucknell from 2011-2014 and ranks seventh in school history in career interceptions with 11. He also ranks second in program history in career interception yards (222) and third in single-season interception return yards (158 in 2012). All of this despite missing his senior season due to injury.
Among other accolades accrued by Steinbeck at Bucknell, he was a 2012 All-Patriot League first-team selection and won the Bucknell Football Clarke Hinkle Award for most Outstanding Defensive Back or Linebacker that same season. In 2013, he received the Bucknell Football Tom Gadd Coaches’ Award.
Before starting his career with the Bison, Steinbeck was a member of North Allegheny’s 2010 WPIAL and PIAA championship team. Helping the Tigers to a 15-1 record, Steinbeck was named a 2010 Big School All-Star by WesternPAFootball.net.
In North Allegheny’s 21-0 victory over LaSalle College in the PIAA championship game, Steinbeck rushed for a game-high 120 yards on 20 carries and scored a touchdown on a 22-yard scamper late in the second quarter. On defense, he intercepted a pass and returned it to the LaSalle 23-yard line to set up the game-clinching score.
(Video of 2010 PIAA championship game below, courtesy of Digital Horizons. Photo above courtesy of Bucknell University Athletics.)