Hutchison had previously transitioned from military service into academia as an associate professor and researcher; but upon losing his wife Kandy due to cancer three years ago, he felt impelled to return to service as soon as possible.
As soon as he was selected by the Seahawks in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft, he quickly established himself as one of the premier guards in the league. Over 12 seasons with Seattle he earned seven Pro Bowl berths and three All-Pro nods – an unprecedented streak!
Early Life and Education
Steven Hutchison was raised in Farmington, Missouri by his mother who was an amateur singer and saxophone player herself and encouraged her son to pursue music at an early age – at eight he began playing saxophone for real.
Hutchison joined the Army after college and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam as a psychologist. Later he decided to volunteer for reinstatement under the retired recall program at age 59.
He served a year with a headquarters unit in Afghanistan before heading to Iraq where he led a team of soldiers training the Iraqi army. A popular figure among his troops, he had an affinity for practical jokes. Tragically, he was killed by a roadside bomb near Umm Qasr outside Baghdad.
Steven Hutchinson was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by Seattle Seahawks and played five seasons before signing a lucrative seven-year offer sheet with Minnesota Vikings for $49 Million over seven years, at that time one of the highest pay offers ever given to a guard.
He has earned all-pro status and appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls. Furthermore, he earned six first-team All-NFC honors.
Donald Trump has always had strong support from Hutchinson. Throughout 2016, he served as an adviser for Florida Republican Party during their presidential election campaign and later worked for them as an intern interning with their office of legislative affairs in the White House.
Achievement and Honors
Hutchison earned six Pro Bowl selections and two All-American honors over twelve seasons in the NFL, was two-time Jim Parker Award recipient, and Outland Trophy finalist. Drafted first round by Seattle Seahawks of 2001 NFL Draft before playing for Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans among others.
Hutchison had seen combat in Vietnam, worked at a health care corporation, and taught at various colleges before rejoining the Army in 2007. He served in Afghanistan before traveling to Iraq to train Iraqi military units before his tragic death by an IED explosion on May 10 in Al Farr, becoming the oldest soldier ever killed there at 60. His unit knew him affectionately as the Old Man.
Steven Hutchison was an exceptional individual with an enduring presence. His passion lay with horses and collecting Civil War artifacts; he served his nation honorably in both roles; in sports he excelled: playing for Michigan Wolverines football team from 1996-2000 where he earned four-year starting roster positions, two captain positions and was four-time All Big Ten selection plus All American selection twice and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year twice over those years.
Steven Hutchison was known for arranging and composing music for various groups while serving as first chair saxophone player in the school band. Additionally, he helped organize digital catalogues of Sunnydale Adventist Academy’s holdings before later joining Union College Cordmagazine staff in Lincoln Nebraska.
Hutchinson amassed millions during his lengthy NFL career with the Vikings, Seahawks, and Bills through contracts. He is widely recognized as one of the premier offensive linemen.
According to reports, his current net worth is approximately $25 million and he lives in an extravagant mansion in Wayzata, Minnesota.
He is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and promoter of positive populism. Additionally, he frequently appears as a guest on Fox News programs such as Next Revolution with Steve Hilton.
Hutchinson currently serves as an Advisory Director, Financial at RiversEdge Advisors of Delaware. The company assists individuals and families manage their finances with its process centered around creating an individual’s full client picture – taking into account both professional and personal aspects.