Steve Hokuff was born in Wilber, Nebraska on September 26, 1910. He attended Crete High School and the played college football at the University of Nebraska.

He signed with the Boston Redskins and played with them from 1933 thru 1935 as a fullback, kicker and quarterback for three seasons. He played in 29 games, completed 21 of 70 passes, for 308 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 179 yards and caught 9 passes for 54 yards.

Steve earned his masters degree in education at the University of Wyoming and got a doctorate in education from Columbia in 1951 after his football days.

He coached for the Brooklyn "Football" Dodgers in 1947 and 1948. Then he served as the head football coach at Lafayette College from 1952 thru 1957, with a total of 25 wins and 27 losses. Prior to receiving the head coaching job, he worked as assistant coach at Colorado School of Mines, the University of Wyoming, Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh.

From 1958 thru 1979 he worked at Baltimore City Community College, serving as athletic director and coaching football and golf.

Steve Hokuff passed away from a stroke at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville, Maryland on July 1, 2000, at age 89.