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Encyclopedia > Brian Griese
Brian Griese
Chicago BearsNo. 14
Quarterback
Date of Birth: March 18, 1975 (1975-03-18) (age 32)
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida Flag of the United States
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
National Football League Debut
1998 for the Denver Broncos
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
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Stats at NFL.com

Brian David Griese (born March 18, 1975 in Miami, Florida) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins. They wrote a book together, Undefeated (ISBN 0-7852-7021-3), published in 2000 about their lives through their undefeated seasons and living through the breast cancer illness and death of Brian's mother and Bob's first wife, Judi. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... NFL redirects here. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...

Contents

High school years

Griese attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida and was a letterman in football, basketball, and golf. In football, he won All-State third team honors as a senior Christopher Columbus High School is a Roman Catholic, all-male high school in Westchester, Florida, established in 1958 by the Marist Brothers. ...


College career

Griese played college football at the University of Michigan from 1993 to 1997. Michigan did not offer him a scholarship, so he walked on to the football team. After he was redshirted in 1993 and limited to placeholding duties in 1994, Griese took over as the starting quarterback after Scott Dreisbach was injured five games into the 1995 season. Griese started for the remainder of the 1995 season, capped by a stunning upset of #2 ranked Ohio State, 31-23. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Scott Dreisbach (born December 16, 1975 in South Bend, Indiana) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. ... Head Coach Jim Tressel 7th Year, 62-14 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ...


Griese ran into off-season trouble after the 1995 season. On April 7, 1996, the staff of a local bar called Scorekeepers locked Griese out of their establishment after the Michigan star had entered and exited several times through a fire exit to urinate in the alley. In response, Griese broke the bar's window. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor malicious destruction of property charge for the offense.


At the beginning of the 1996 season, Dreisbach regained his starting job and Griese returned to the bench, serving as the team's pooch punter. However, after Dreisbach struggled, Griese replaced him at halftime against Ohio State, where he led the Wolverines to another upset victory over the Buckeyes, 13-9. Griese finished the season starting in a 17-14 loss to Alabama in the Outback Bowl. Head Coach Nick Saban 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity 92,138 - Grass Conference SEC - West First Year 1892 Website RollTide. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ...


In 1997, Griese remained the starter. Along with Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson, he led the Wolverines to an undefeated season and a share of the national championship. Griese was selected as the MVP of the Rose Bowl, passing for 251 yards and three touchdowns in Michigan's win over Washington State. “Heisman” redirects here. ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... The 1997 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the college football season of 1997-1998. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The Washington State Cougars football team is a member of the Pacific Ten Conference. ...


In his Michigan career, Griese had a 17-5 record as a starter. The Wolverines won all three games against Ohio State in which he quarterbacked. Griese was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and received his bachelor's degree in an individualized concentration from Michigan in 1997. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Professional career

Brian Griese was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. His Wonderlic Test score was a 39. Griese began his professional career as a 3rd string-backup to Bubby Brister and John Elway. As a rookie, Griese was a member of the Super Bowl champion Broncos, though he primarily watched from the sidelines. Elway retired after that season, and Griese then became a starting quarterback, earning a place in the 2000 Pro Bowl, the same year his QB rating of 102.9 earned the NFL QB rating title. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... The Wonderlic Personnel Test is an intelligence test primarily known for being administered to prospective employees for the purposes of recruitment, placement, development and retention[1]. The Wonderlic is a twelve-minute, fifty-question exam to assess aptitude for learning a job and adapting to solve problems for employees in... Walter Andrew Bubby Brister, III (born August 15, 1962, in Monroe, Louisiana), is a former American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The 2000 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 2000 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...


Griese's performance declined after injuries. He was cut and replaced with former Cardinals starter Jake Plummer. He was later signed to the Miami Dolphins and then to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His stint with the Dolphins, where his father Bob Griese was a legend, was brief. Griese was given the starting job when the Dolphins starting quarterback Jay Fiedler got injured. Griese had an excellent start as a Dolphin, passing for 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a blowout victory against San Diego. But he was less impressive in later games which was caused by a lack of pass protection and a weak offensive line and was benched for more mobile Jay Fiedler, who himself would later lose the job. Jason Plummer redirects here. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is an American football quarterback, and is currently a free agent. ...


He was able to perform well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and provided a catalyst for the jumpstart of the Tampa offense. Griese helped them to their only victories in 2004 with a 97.5 QB rating and to a 5-1 record in 2005 before succumbing to a torn ACL. Griese was cut by the Buccaneers in 2006 after his injury to his knee in order to free up money for the salary cap. On March 21, 2006, he signed a five year contract with the Chicago Bears. This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Barney Fartenhimer Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


After signing with the Bears, Griese saw limited action. Though he fared better than Rex Grossman during the 2006 Pre-Season, coach Lovie Smith decided to keep Griese as the Bears’ second string quarterback. He took late fourth quarter snaps at the end of blow-out victories. Though Grossman started every Bears game in the 2006 season, Smith allowed Griese some extended gametime during week fifteen, after the Bears had clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a game against the Detroit Lions, Griese completed six of nine passes for 51 yards, which set up several game-winning Robbie Gould field goals. Smith called on Griese to relieve a struggling Grossman for the second half of the final regular season game against the Green Bay Packers. However, Griese fared even worse, completing 5 of 15 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Though some Chicagoans questioned Grossman’s ability to lead the Bears to the Super Bowl, Lovie Smith stood by Grossman, and declared him the team's starter throughout the playoffs. Grossman led the Bears to Super Bowl XLI, where the Indianapolis Colts beat them, 29-17. Rex Grossman (born August 23, 1980) is a quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958 in Gladewater, Texas) is the head coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team of the NFL. Smith narrowly became the first African American coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl only hours before Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts became... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Paul Gould, III (pronounced Gōld) (born December 6, 1982) is an American football kicker for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State University by the New England Patriots. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East...


On September 25, many news sources reported that Smith demoted Grossman in favor of Griese.[1] The official announcement is expected to come on September 26.[2]


Personal life

  • Brian Griese is founder and board president of Judi's House, a children's grief support center in Denver, Colorado.

References

  1. ^ NFL.com, Griese to replace Grossman at QB for Bears, Retrieved on September 25, 2007.
  2. ^ ChicagoBears.coom, Will Grossman be benched in favor of Griese, Retrieved on September 25, 2007.

External links

  • Official Profile and Statistics
  • Judi's House - Grief Support Center
Preceded by
Scott Dreisbach
Michigan Wolverines Starting Quarterbacks
1995 – 1997
Succeeded by
Tom Brady
Preceded by
John Elway
Denver Broncos Starting Quarterbacks
1999-2002
Succeeded by
Jake Plummer
Preceded by
Jay Fiedler
Miami Dolphins Starting Quarterbacks
2003
Succeeded by
Jay Fiedler
Preceded by
Brad Johnson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Quarterbacks
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Chris Simms

WoodBo. GrieseStrockWoodleyMarinoFiedlerBr. GrieseFeeleyFrerotteCulpepperHarringtonLemonGreen Scott Dreisbach (born December 16, 1975 in South Bend, Indiana) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Jason Plummer redirects here. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is an American football quarterback, and is currently a free agent. ... List of Miami Dolphins starting quarterbacks: 1966 - Dick Wood and George Wilson, Jr. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is an American football quarterback, and is currently a free agent. ... James Bradley Johnson (born September 13, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American football player for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980, in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is an NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. ... List of Miami Dolphins starting quarterbacks: 1966 - Dick Wood and George Wilson, Jr. ... Malcom Richard Dick Wood (born February 29, 1936 in Lanett, Alabama) is a former American football quarterback who played at Auburn before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1959. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Don Strock (born November 27, 1950 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is a college football head coach and former player who until recently was the head coach of the Florida International University football team. ... David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is an American football quarterback, and is currently a free agent. ... Adam Joshua Feeley (born May 16, 1977 in Caldwell, Idaho) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Gus Frerotte (born July 31, 1971 in Ford City, Pennsylvania) is an NFL quarterback playing for the St. ... Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ... John Joseph Joey Harrington Jr (born October 21, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. ... Cleo Lemon (born August 16, 1979 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ...


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#14 Brian Griese (1188 words)
Griese made it two games in a row with both a passing and rushing touchdown, at New England (10/24), part of a 25-of-38, 316-yard effort that saw him become the first Broncos first-year starter to exceed the 300-yd.
Griese was active for the Broncos' Monday Night game at Kansas City (11/16), as the backup to starter Bubby Brister, with John Elway being designated Denver's third QB because of strained rib cartilage.
Griese's interception percentage of 1.95% was the fourth-lowest in school annals.
Brian Griese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (493 words)
Griese played college football at the University of Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to an undefeated season in 1997 and a share of the national championship.
Brian Griese was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft.
Griese's performance declined after injuries and rumors of alcoholism and he was cut but later signed to the Miami Dolphins and then to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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