Robert Hugh Steele is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings.
Steele attended Hardaway High School in Georgia, where he became a starter at tight end until his senior season.
He played college football for the University of North Alabama. He accepted a scholarship from Division II University of North Alabama, where he became a two-year starter at wide receiver. As a junior he led the team with 30 receptions for 566 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The next year he led the team again with 24 receptions for 386 yards and one touchdown.
Steele was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1978 NFL draft. Although he was released in pre-season, he was later re-signed on September 6 after the team traded wide receiver Golden Richards.
As a rookie, he was used only on special teams and didn"t register a reception. He played in Super Bowl XIII. He was waived on August 27, 1979.
On August 29, 1979 the Minnesota Vikings claimed Steele off waivers.
On November 25, he blocked a punt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Steele served on the Georgia State Legislature as an elected State Representative.