Steussie was a three time all PAC-10 guard and tackle for the University of California. One of 27 Morris Trophy winners who were also first round NFL draft picks, he was taken 19th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Steussie played in two Pro Bowls during his seven year career with the Vikings. He then spent three seasons with Carolina Panthers and started at left tackle for the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. He also played for the Tampa Bay Bucs and St. Louis Rams during his 14-year NFL career.