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Encyclopedia > Don Meredith
Don Meredith
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
17
Born: April 10, 1938 (1938-04-10) (age 69)
Flag of Texas Mount Vernon, Texas
Career Information
Year(s): 1960-1968
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 3 / Pick: 32
College: Southern Methodist
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     135-111
Yards     17,199
QB Rating     74.8
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
College Hall of Fame

Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith (born April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas) is a retired American football quarterback in the NFL who played for the Dallas Cowboys, a former football commentator, and entertainer. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Mount Vernon is a town located in Franklin County, Texas. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1960 NFL Draft was held in secret. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... An interception or intercept is a move in many forms of football, including Canadian and American football football, as well as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football and Gaelic football, and involves a pass (either by foot or hand) being cut off by an opposition player who usually gains... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mount Vernon is a town located in Franklin County, Texas. ... 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. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...

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Football career

Meredith played college football at Southern Methodist University, where he started at quarterback for 3 years, leading the Southwest Conference in passing completion percentage each year and getting selected as an All-American in 1958 and 1959. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Jan. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Chicago Bears chose Meredith in the third round of the 1960 NFL Draft, and traded him to a young Cowboys franchise for future draft picks. Meredith spent two years as a backup to Eddie LeBaron, splitting time in 1962 before he was given the full starting job by head coach Tom Landry in 1963. In 1965, Meredith led the Cowboys to the NFL playoffs, something he would continue to do until his unexpected retirement in 1969. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith 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... The 1960 NFL Draft was held in secret. ... Eddie LeBaron (b. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ...


"Dandy Don", while never leading the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, has always been exceptionally popular with Cowboys fans who remember him for his grit and toughness, his outgoing nature, and his leadership during the first winning seasons for the Cowboys. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


During his career, he had a 50.7% completion rate, throwing for 17,199 yards and 135 touchdowns with a lifetime quarterback rating of 74.8. He was named the NFL Player of the Year in 1966 and was named to the Pro Bowl three times. Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Post-football career

Following his football career, Meredith became a color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football beginning in 1970. He left for three seasons (1974 to 1976) to work with Curt Gowdy at NBC, then returned to MNF partners Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell. His approach to color commentary was light-hearted and folksy, in contrast to Cosell's detailed and intellectual analysis and Gifford's rather pondorous play-by-play technique. He was known for singing "Turn out the lights, the party's over" at the time the game was apparently decided. A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... MNF redirects here. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ...


Meredith's broadcasting career was also not without a few incidents of minor controversy; including referring to then-President Richard Nixon as "Tricky Dick", announcing that he was "high" before a game in Denver, and turning the name of a Cleveland Browns player into a double entendre. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Nixon redirects here. ... Browns redirects here. ...


Meredith retired from sportscasting after the 1984 season, a year after Cosell's retirement. His final broadcast was Super Bowl XIX with Frank Gifford and Joe Theismann, which was ABC's first Super Bowl. The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ...


Meredith also had an acting career, appearing in multiple movies and television shows. He was in a series of commercials in the 1980s as Lipton Tea Lover, Don Meredith. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


In 1976, Meredith was inducted into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium along with former running back Don Perkins. The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Donald Anthony Perkins (born March 4, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa) was an American football running back who spent eight seasons with the NFLs Dallas Cowboys. ...


Meredith has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. He will receive the award at the Enshrinee's Dinner on August 3, 2007. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Trivia

  • Meredith was featured on an episode of King of the Hill, in which he misses a throw to win the main character Hank Hill $100,000.

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See also

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External links

  • DallasCowboys.com: Don Meredith
Preceded by
Eddie LeBaron
Dallas Cowboys Starting Quarterbacks
1965-1968
Succeeded by
Craig Morton
Persondata
NAME Meredith, Don
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American football player, television sportscaster
DATE OF BIRTH April 10, 1938
PLACE OF BIRTH Mount Vernon, Texas
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Don Meredith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (286 words)
Don Meredith (born April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas) was an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Chicago Bears, in the third round of the 1960 NFL draft, took Don Meredith, who was traded to a young Cowboys franchise for future draft picks.
Meredith spent five years as a backup to Eddie LeBaron before being given the starting job by head coach Tom Landry in 1965.
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