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.
Michael Wilhoite proved himself by starting two games in place of Patrick Willis last season. This season, he has to beat out three teammates to fill in for an injured Bowman.
Colin Kaepernick started day two of 49ers training camp by completing five consecutive passes to five different targets in a 7-on-7 passing drill.
Kyle Nelson rejoins the 49ers after two prior stints with the team. He spent a portion of the offseason workouts in 2013 as well as part of training camp in 2012 with San Francisco.
The free-agent addition spoke highly of his new teammates. He did, however, caution that the unit must form a certain on-field identity.
The 49ers defensive coordinator spoke to the media Friday about how the 49ers will make up for the loss of NaVorro Bowman and possible loss of Aldon Smith to start the 2014 season.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite spoke to the media Friday about filling in for NaVorro Bowman, his confidence this season, the difference between the two inside linebacker slots and more.
The 49ers new edition at safety spoke to the media Friday about the adjustments he is making, his early impressions of Jimmie Ward, what he wants the secondary to be known for, and more.
The 49ers tight end spoke to the media Friday about what it's like to be coached by Eric Mangini and how the tight ends coach has slowed the game down for him.