Dean Elmer Steinkuhler (born January 27, 1961) is an American former professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons in the 1980s and 1990s. Dean Steinkuhler played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1984 NFL draft, and played professionally for the Houston Oilers of the NFL.Steinkuhler attended the University of Nebraska, where he won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top offensive lineman, in 1983. This marked the third consecutive time a Cornhusker had won the award as Dave Rimington had won back to back Outland Trophies in 1981 and 1982. Dean Steinkuhler also won the Lombardi Award in 1983, marking the second consecutive year a Nebraska player had won that award as Rimington had also won the Lombardi in 1982.