NFL Quarterback Steve McNair shot to death

July 5th, 2009 - 4:26 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

Steve LaTreal McNair Former NFL quarterback Steve LaTreal McNair has been shot to death in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 36.

According to media reports McNair and an unidentified female victim were found shot to death in a downtown Nashville condominium. Further details on the incident are not yet clear.

McNair was born in Mount Olive, Mississippi, and drafted by the Houston Oilers third overall in the 1995 NFL Draft after playing college football at Alcorn State.

McNair played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans franchise and then spent two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

As a quarterback in the National Football League he was known by the nickname Air McNair and in 1998, set career passing highs with 492 attempts, 289 completions, 3,228 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Oilers.

McNair was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was the Co-AP NFL MVP in 2003.

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