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Encyclopedia > Brian Sipe
Brian Sipe
Date of birth August 8, 1949
Place of birth San Diego, CA
Position(s) Quarterback
College San Diego State
NFL Draft 1972 / Round 13/ Pick 330
Pro Bowls 1980
Awards 1980 AP NFL MVP
1980 PFWA MVP
1980 UPI AFC MVP
Statistics
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Team(s)
1974-1983
1984
Cleveland Browns
New Jersey Generals

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Drafted in the 13th round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, Sipe spent the first two years of his career as a member of the team's reserve squad, seeing no action on the field. The 1972 NFL Draft was held on February 1-2, 1972 // Franco Harris, RB, Penn State - taken 1st round, 13th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


In 1974, Sipe started four games after helping the Browns come back from a 12-point deficit against the Denver Broncos on October 27. However, after winning just one of the four contests (a 21-14 victory against the New England Patriots on November 11), he was replaced by Mike Phipps. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) was an football quarterback who played collegiately for the Purdue University Boilermakers (1967-1969), and professionally for both the Cleveland Browns (1970-1976) and Chicago Bears (1977-1981). ...


The team's disastrous 1975 season saw Sipe enter the starting lineup after three consecutive losses in which the Browns were outscored 124-26. Sipe's three starts reduced the margin of defeat for the squad, but still resulted in a trio of defeats, sending him back to the sidelines. The following year, he finally moved into a consistent starting role following an opening game injury to Mike Phipps on September 12, 1976. As the team's signal caller that season, he led them to a 9-5 record, a six-game improvement over the previous season. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


During the first half of the 1977 season, he led the team to five wins in their first seven games. However, on November 13 of that year, Sipe suffered a season-ending injury at Three Rivers Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sipe came back the following year to throw for more than 2,900 yards and 21 touchdown passes, but the team's overall inconsistency resulted in an 8-8 finish. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football...


Serving as the catalyst for many thrilling moments during the 1979 and 1980 seasons, Sipe helped the team earn the nickname "Kardiac Kids." The designation was in recognition of their tendency to produce heart-stopping comeback victories in the final minutes of many games. The Kardiac Kids refers to the 1980 Cleveland Browns who had a penchant for having games decided in the final moments. ...


In 1980, Sipe passed for 4,132 yards and 30 touchdowns, helping lead the team to its first postseason berth since 1972. Individually, his efforts earned him the Associated Press' NFL MVP award and a selection to the NFL Pro Bowl. However, an interception in the final minute of the January 4, 1981 playoff game against the Oakland Raiders brought the exciting season to an abrupt end. The play call, "Red Right 88" would be immortalized in Cleveland sports infamy. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... Red Right 88 was the designation of a Cleveland Browns passing play that was most prominently called during the January 4, 1981 American Football Conference playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. ...


Despite throwing for 3,876 yards the following year, Sipe was at the controls as the team staggered to a 5-11 mark. In 1982, Sipe and the Browns won just two of the team's first six games in the strike-marred NFL season, and Sipe was benched in favor of third-year signal caller Paul McDonald. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Paul McDonald was a 1979 All-American graduate of USC and played Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. ...


Sipe regained his starting role the following year, but enraged Browns' head coach Sam Rutigliano by negotiating with Donald Trump's USFL New Jersey Generals during the season. Sipe finished the campaign with 3,566 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes. Sipe did eventually sign with Trump after the season, playing for the Generals in 1984, before concluding his career with the Jacksonville Bulls in 1985. His shift to Jacksonville came about after Trump signed Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie to a multi-million dollar contract. Sam Rutigliano (b. ... Donald John Trump, (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur,and author. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... The New Jersey Generals were a franchise of the United States Football League (USFL), established in 1982 to begin play in the spring and summer of 1983. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jacksonville Bulls were a team which competed in the final two seasons of the United States Football League, 1984 and 1985. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ...


Sipe now resides in San Diego, CA and coaches high school football at Santa Fe Christian school in Solana Beach.

Preceded by:
Mike Phipps
Cleveland Browns Starting Quarterbacks
1976-1983
Succeeded by:
Paul McDonald
Preceded by:
Earl Campbell
NFL Most Valuable Player
1980 season
Succeeded by:
Ken Anderson

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SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Brian Sipe will never pass on Williamsport memories (815 words)
Sipe was a quarterback, and he went on to become co-CIF Player of the Year at Grossmont High, a star under Don Coryell at San Diego State, and on to the NFL's Browns of Cleveland, where he became League MVP in 1980 and so popular he could have been mayor if he so chose.
Sipe returned to his native area, where he earns a living as a home designer and serves as off-campus head football coach here at San Fe Christian, where his teams have won three of the past four small-school prep championships.
Sipe was a catcher and center fielder on that '61 team and the tournament's makeup was different then.
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