Scott Steenson began his officiating career in Dallas, Texas, in the fall of 1978 officiating pee-wee football on Saturday mornings. He eventually worked his way into high school football on Friday nights. He joined the Southland Conference in the fall of 1983 and began officiating Division 1-AA college football and continued officiating high school football. In the spring of 1991 he joined the staff of the World League of American Football (NFL Europe) officiating professional football in Europe. In the fall of 1991, he was invited to join the officiating staff of the National Football League. In concert with Scott's NFL schedule, he continued to work the World League for two more years.
This year Scott officiated his 23rd and final season in the National Football League. His position was Field Judge and his number was 88. He worked an on-field post-season assignment every year he was eligible including 11 Wild Card games, 6 Divisional games, 4 Championship games, 2 Pro Bowls, and 2 Super Bowls - for a total of 25 on-field Post Season assignments.
He officiated in Super Bowl XXXI on January 26, 1997, a game played between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots in the Super Dome in New Orleans, and Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in a game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.