Steve Urbaniak is in his 12th season with the 49ers and eighth as the team’s equipment manager. During his first four seasons in San Francisco, Urbaniak served as an assistant in the equipment department. This season marks Urbaniak’s 13th year overall working in the NFL ranks.
He is responsible for the many details that go into filling an NFL team’s daily needs. These needs include outfitting players and coaches in safe and advanced equipment, as well as ordering and maintaining all of the team’s equipment and sideline apparel. Urbaniak and his staff also transport team equipment to and from all games, as well as assist coaches with daily practice needs.
Urbaniak came to San Francisco in 1999 after serving a one-year internship with the Miami Dolphins in 1998. While in Miami, he served as a member of the host team assigned to the Denver Broncos prior to Super Bowl XXXIII.
Urbaniak attended East Carolina University, where he helped the Pirates reach consecutive Liberty Bowls as a punter before spending two years as the team’s student manager. He graduated with a degree in therapeutic recreation in 1998. A certified athletic equipment manager, Urbaniak is also a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. He added acting to his resume in 1998, playing a small role in the feature film “Any Given Sunday.”
Urbaniak was born in Lowville, NY. He and his wife, Lindsay, reside in San Jose, CA with their dog, Grady.
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