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Craig Morton
Craig Morton

Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. Morton played college football at University of California, Berkeley. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl (Dallas in 1970 and Denver in 1977).
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Morton was a downfield passer not known for his mobility, and is one of the all time leaders in yards per completion. He also briefly held the record for the most passes completed in a row.
He was an All-American at Cal and selected in the first round by Dallas in 1965. He was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Morton is a notable graduate of Campbell High School.
Morton is currently a voter in the Harris Interactive College Poll, a component of college football's Bowl Championship Series. An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Campbell High School was the first high school to open in the Campbell Union High School District. ... For other uses of the abbreviation BCS, please see BCS (disambiguation). ...


Career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Passing Rushing
Att Comp Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
1965 dal 34 17 173 2 4 3 -8 -2.67 0
1966 dal 27 13 225 3 1 7 50 7.14 0
1967 dal 137 69 978 10 10 15 42 2.8 0
1968 dal 85 44 752 4 6 4 28 7 2
1969 dal 302 162 2619 21 15 16 62 3.88 1
1970 dal 207 102 1819 15 7 16 37 2.31 0
1971 dal 143 78 1131 7 8 4 9 2.25 1
1972 dal 339 185 2396 15 21 8 26 3.25 2
1973 dal 32 13 174 3 1 1 0 0 0
1974 dal 2 2 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
1974 nyg 237 122 1510 9 13 4 5 1.25 0
1975 nyg 363 186 2359 11 16 22 72 3.27 0
1976 nyg 284 153 1865 9 20 15 48 3.2 0
1977 den 254 131 1929 14 8 31 125 4.03 4
1978 den 267 146 1802 11 8 17 71 4.18 0
1979 den 370 204 2626 16 19 23 13 0.57 1
1980 den 301 183 2150 12 13 21 29 1.38 1
1981 den 376 225 3195 21 14 8 18 2.25 0
1982 den 26 18 193 0 3 1 0 0 0
Total 3786 2053 27908 183 187 215 627 2.92 12

Playoffs

*Super Bowl
Year Team Opp Result Comp Att Yds TD Int Rusing Att Yds TD
1969 Dallas Cleveland L,14-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1970 Dallas Detroit W,5-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1970 Dallas San Francisco W,17-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
*1970 Dallas Baltimore L,13-16 12 26 127 1 3 1 2 0
1972 Dallas San Francisco W,30-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1972 Dallas Washington L,3-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1977 Denver Pittsburgh W,34-21 11 23 164 2 0 5 0 0
1977 Denver Oakland W,20-17 10 20 224 2 1 2 -4 0
*1977 Denver Dallas L,10-27 4 15 39 0 4 0 0 0
1978 Denver Pittsburgh L,10-33 3 5 34 0 0 0 0 0
1979 Denver Houston L,7-13 14 27 144 1 1 2 0 0

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DenverBroncos.com – Official Web Site of the Denver Broncos (178 words)
Morton, who also starred with the Dallas Cowboys in the early 1970s, earned a variety of awards for his on-field performance in 1977, including AFC Most Valuable Player honors.
Morton also once completed 16 consecutive passes in a game and once had a streak of nine consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
Morton was a consensus All-American at the University of California, and he was also a baseball star for the Golden Bears.
Craig Morton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (191 words)
Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos.
Morton was a downfield passer not known for his mobility, and is one of the all time leaders in yards per completion.
Morton is currently a voter in the Harris Interactive College Poll, a component of college football's Bowl Championship Series.
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