Steven Hauschka’s Name Actually Is Stephen, But He Hasn’t Corrected Anyone In Years

by NESN Staff

October 20, 2016

Here’s your weird sports fact of the day: Everyone has been spelling Steven Hauschka’s name wrong for his entire NFL career.

KCPQ-TV in Seattle was doing a segment with the Seahawks kicker when producer Dusty Lane double-checked the spelling of Hauschka’s last name. However, as Lane tells it, he should’ve been checking the first. A photographer checked with Hauschka and learned that the kicker’s first name actually is spelled “Stephen” rather than “Steven.”

?There was a little mix-up in college,? Hauschka said, per Lane.

So why didn’t the Needham, Mass., native correct anyone until his ninth season in the league?

?Uh … I just like to go by Steve,? Hauschka said.

Fair enough.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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