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Encyclopedia > Jim Plunkett
Jim Plunkett
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Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
16
Born: December 5, 1947 (1947-12-05) (age 60)
Career Information
Year(s): 19711986
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Stanford
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     164-198
Yards     25,882
QB Rating     67.5
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
College Football Hall of Fame

James W. "Jim" Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a former American football quarterback who played collegiately for Stanford University, where he won the Heisman Trophy, and professionally for three National Football League teams: the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He led the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories (XV and XVIII). James Plunkett was the pen-name adopted by James Plunkett Kelly, an Irish writer born in Dublin on May 21 1920 and died on Wednesday 28th May 2003. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... 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 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University...

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Biography

Born to Mexican American parents with an Irish-German grandfather on his paternal side .[1], Plunkett's father was a news vendor afflicted with progressive blindness, who had to support his blind wife along with their three children. In an effort to aid the family's financial situation, Plunkett worked a series of odd jobs while growing up, including serving as a gas station attendant, grocery store clerk and as a laborer on construction sites. In an acknowledgement of his Mexican roots, Plunkett chose the fictional character of Zorro, the Spanish Robin Hood, as his hero. The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... For other uses, see Zorro (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Robin Hood (disambiguation). ...


Prior to attending James Lick High School in East San Jose, California, he showed his talent for tossing the football by winning a throwing contest at the age of 14 with a heave of over 60 yards. Once he arrived at the school, he played quarterback and defensive end for the football team, with his athletic ability also helping him compete in basketball, baseball, track and wrestling as well. James Lick High School is a high school of the East Side Union High School District located in Alum Rock, California, an unincorporated community near San Jose. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


College

Upon entering Stanford University, Plunkett endured a rough freshman campaign after being weakened by a thyroid operation. His performance originally caused head coach John Ralston to switch him to defensive end, but Plunkett was adamant in remaining at quarterback, throwing 500 to 1,000 passes every day to polish his arm. He earned the opportunity to start in 1968, and in his first game, completed ten of thirteen passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns, never relinquishing his hold on the starting spot. Plunkett's arrival ushered in an era of wide-open passing, pro-style offenses in the Pac-8, a trend that has continued to the present. Stanford redirects here. ... John Ralston, a graduate of the University of California, played linebacker on two Cal Rose Bowl teams before earning his physical education Academic degree in 1951. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


His successful junior campaign saw him set league records for touchdown passes (20), passing yards (2,673) and total offense (2,786). This display of offensive firepower led Washington State coach Jim Sweeney to call Plunkett "The best college football player I've ever seen." After his junior year, Plunkett became eligible to enter the NFL draft, which would have given him a chance to earn a large roster bonus for himself and his mother. He passed up the chance at a paycheck, however, so that he could set a good example to the chicano youth he had tutored. In his senior year he led Stanford to their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1952, a game that ended with a 27-17 Stanford victory over the favored Ohio State Buckeyes. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Chicano (disambiguation). ... 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 Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ...


With eighteen passing and three rushing touchdowns added to his 2,715 passing yards on the year (which broke his own conference record), Plunkett was awarded the 1970 Heisman Trophy given annually to the top college football player in the country. Though he had set so many records on the season, 1970 had been the "Year of the Quarterback," and Plunkett beat out Notre Dame's Joe Theismann and Archie Manning of Ole Miss to win the award. He was the first Latino to win the Heisman Trophy. Aside from the Heisman, he captured the Maxwell Award for the nation's best quarterback and was named player of the year by United Press International, The Sporting News, and SPORT magazine. In addition, the American College Football Coaches Association designated him as their Offensive Player of the Year. See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Heisman redirects here. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... 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. ... Archie Elisha Manning (born May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. “UPI” redirects here. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The inaugural issue of SPORT magazine, September, 1946, depicting New York Yankees centrefielder Joe DiMaggio together with his son Joe Jr. ...


NFL

Before he entered the NFL, UCLA coach Tommy Prothro had called him the "best pro quarterback prospect I've ever seen," echoing Sweeney's words from the year prior. His excellent arm strength and precision made him attractive to pro teams that relied much more heavily on the passing game than most college teams of the late 1960s. In 1971 he was drafted with the 1st overall pick in the NFL draft by the New England Patriots (the team was still known as the Boston Patriots at the time of the draft; the name change to New England did not become official until March 21 of that year), and won NFL Rookie of the Year honors. The Patriots finished the season at 6-8, fourth place in the AFC East --- a marked improvement from their 2-12 last-place finish of the season before. Plunkett's first game was a 20-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots' first regular season contest at Scahefer Stadium. New England also influenced the AFC East championship race, as Plunkett's 88-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to former Stanford teammate Randy Vataha on the final day of the season dropped the Baltimore Colts to a 10-4-0 record and into second placed in the division behind the 10-3-1 Miami Dolphins. Two weeks before the Patriots defeated the Colts, Plunkett engineered a 34-13 victory over the Dolphins. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Tommy Prothro (July 20, 1920 - May 14, 1995) was a former football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 30 years. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis 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... For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ... Randel Edward Randy Vataha, (born December 4, 1948 in Santa Monica, California), was a wide receiver who played seven seasons in the NFL. // Vataha, a wide receiver, was one of Jim Plunketts favorite receiving targets at Stanford. ...


Plunkett's touchdowns dropped and his interceptions rose in the coming seasons, however, and he struggled with injuries and a shaky offensive line for the rest of his tenure in New England. By 1975, the Patriots drafted Steve Grogan, who would become a fixture with the club for 16 seasons, and under the leadership of coach Chuck Fairbanks, New England's offense became more run-oriented, led by Sam Cunningham. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve James Grogan (July 24, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas) was an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots in the National Football League from 1975 until 1990. ... Chuck Fairbanks was a head coach for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... Sam Cunningham (born August 15, 1950, in Santa Barbara, CA) is a retired American football fullback. ...


In 1976 Plunkett was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, and led the team to a 6-1 start before faltering to an 8-6 record. After a 5-9 season in 1977, the 49ers released him during the 1978 preseason. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


Plunkett then joined the Oakland Raiders in 1978, serving in a reserve capacity over the next two years, throwing no passes in 1978 and just 15 passes in 1979. However, five weeks into the 1980 NFL season, his career took a major turn upward when starting QB Dan Pastorini broke his leg in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 33-year-old Plunkett came off the bench to relieve Pastorini and had a terrible performance, throwing 5 interceptions in a 31-17 loss. But the Raiders, thinking that Marc Wilson did not have the experience they wanted, called on Plunkett to start for the remainder of the year. In his first game as a starter, he completed eleven of fourteen passes with a touchdown and no interceptions, beginning one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the sport. Plunkett guided Oakland to nine victories in eleven games and a playoff berth as a wild-card. Then, even more remarkably, rather than suffering an early defeat which marks the typical fate of NFL wild card teams, Plunkett led the Raiders to four playoff victories, including the first-ever victory by a wild card team in the Super Bowl, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, in Super Bowl XV. Throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns, Plunkett was named the game's MVP. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis 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... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... Dante Dan Pastorini (born 1949 - ) was a quarterback who played for 12 seasons from 1971-1981, and 1983. ... 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) Current uniform Team colors Red, White and Gold Mascot K. C. Wolf (1985-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) Personnel Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt... Marc Wilson (born 1957 in Seattle, Washington) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


After returning to the backup role in 1983, Plunkett again took over starting duties, this time after an injury to Wilson. The Raiders advanced to Super Bowl XVIII, where they dominated the Washington Redskins, 38-9, in the most one-sided game in Super Bowl history to that point. Plunkett completed 16 of 25 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in the game. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


Plunkett spent most of his last three seasons either injured or as a backup. He retired after the 1986 season, and is currently the fourth-leading passer in Raiders history. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Currently, Plunkett does a post-game radio show of Raiders games, and is a co-host of several Raiders TV shows.


See also

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

References

  • Jim Plunkett Story: The Saga of a Man Who Came Back by Dave Newhouse
  1. ^ Saturday's Hero

External links

  • Jim Plunkett: Every Underdog Has His Day
  • ESPN Classic - Plunkett kept coming back
  • Jim Plunkett Profile at Rosebowl Legends
  • Saturday's Hero
Preceded by
Steve Owens
Heisman Trophy Winner
1970
Succeeded by
Pat Sullivan
Preceded by
Terry Bradshaw
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XV, 1981
Succeeded by
Joe Montana
Preceded by
Terry Bradshaw
First Overall Pick in NFL Draft
1971
Succeeded by
Walt Patulski
Preceded by
Larry Csonka
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
1980
Succeeded by
Ken Anderson
Preceded by
Steve Spurrier
San Francisco 49ers Starting Quarterbacks
1976-1977
Succeeded by
Steve DeBerg
Preceded by
Chuck Williams
Stanford Starting Quarterbacks
1968-1970
Succeeded by
Don Bunce
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He played for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). ... Gino Louis Torretta (born August 10, 1970 in Pinole, California) is a former American football quarterback for several teams in the National Football League from 1993 to 1997. ... Charlie Ward (born October 12, 1970 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American football, basketball, and baseball player. ... Rashaan Iman Salaam (born October 8, 1974 in La Jolla, California) is a former professional American football player. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... For the former Indianapolis Colts running back, see Ricky Antwan Williams. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a... Christopher Jon Weinke (born July 31, 1972 in St. ... Eric Eugene Crouch (born November 16, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American football quarterback who played for the University of Nebraska football team and is currently a quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... Jason White (born June 19, 1980) was a quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team from 1999 to 2004 (jersey number 18). ... Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ... Reginald Alfred Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie and nicknamed The te gay cheaterT, Baby Matrix (by Joe Horn) and The Presidents Black Brother (alluding to President Bush), is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints... Troy Smith (born July 20, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former starting quarterback for the Ohio State University football team from 2004-2006, and the winner of the 2006 Heisman Trophy. ... Timothy Tebow (born August 14, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Florida Gators. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Clinton E. Frank (born September 13, 1915, Evanston, Illinois - July 7, 1992) was an American football player. ... Robert David OBrien (June 22, 1917 – November 18, 1978) was a professional American football player who played quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, and was also an agent for the FBI. OBrien played college football at Texas Christian University, and in 1938 led TCU to an undefeated season. ... Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. ... Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 - March 15, 1990) was a star player of United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. ... Bill Bullet Dudley (born December 24, 1921 ) is a former NFL Hall of Famer who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. ... Paul Vincent Pitchin Paul Governali (1921-1978) was a professional American football player. ... Bob Odell (born March 5, 1922) was an American football player. ... Felix Anthony Doc Blanchard (born December 11, 1924, raised in Bishopville, South Carolina) is best known as the Army football player who won the 1945 Heisman, Maxwell Award, and James E. Sullivan Award. ... Charley Trippi(born December 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pennsylvania)was in 1946 a two-time All-American from the University of Georgia, and was a key figure in the inter-league battling between the new AII-America Football Conference ( AAFC) and the National Football League. ... Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. ... Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928–September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. ... Dick Kazmaier (born November 23, 1930) played tailback for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951, winning the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award at the end of his senior year. ... Johnny Lattner (born October 24, 1932 in Chicago) was a halfback for the University of Notre Dame. ... John Joseph Lattner (born October 24, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) was a halfback for the University of Notre Dame. ... Ron Beagle (born February 7, 1934) was an American football player. ... Howard Hopalong Cassady (born March 2, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football running back. ... Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) was a great running back for the University of Oklahoma. ... Robert Harland Reifsnyder (1937- ) was a professional American football player. ... Peter Miller Dawkins (born March 8, 1938 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is a former U.S. Army Brigadier General, Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, and businessman. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Joseph Bellino (born March 13, 1938 in Winchester, Massachusetts) is a former Heisman Trophy-winning American football player. ... Robert E. Bob Ferguson (August 29, 1939 - December 30, 2004) was an American football running back and member of the College Football Hall of Fame. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Glenn Emanuel Ressler (born May 21, 1943 in Dornsife, Pennsylvania) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1965 through 1974. ... Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. ... Jim Lynch (born January 7, 1942 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA) is a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor. ... Gary Beban (born August 5, 1946 in Redwood City, California) is a former American football player. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Ed Marinaro (born March 31, 1950 in New York City) is an American actor and former football player. ... Brad Alan Van Pelt (born April 5, 1951 in Owosso, Michigan) is a former American football linebacker who played fourteen seasons the National Football League. ... John Cappelletti (born August 9, 1952) is a former professional American football running back for the NFLs Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers. ... Archie Mason Griffin (born August 21, 1954) is a former American football running back remembered in sports as college footballs only two-time Heisman trophy winner. ... Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ... Ross Browner (born March 22, 1954) was an American football player. ... chedo djacic (born near Pittsburgh in 1957) starred as quarterback for the Pittsburgh area Sto-Rox High School. ... Charles White (born January 22, 1958) is a former professional American football athlete. ... Hugh Carleton Greene was Director-General of the BBC from 1960 to 1969, and is generally credited with modernising an organisation that had fallen behind in the wake of the launch of ITV in 1955. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Mike Rozier (born March 1, 1961 in Camden, New Jersey) is a former American collegiate and professional football running back. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... Chuck Long (Born:1963) is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former American football quarterback who last played for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Don McPherson (born April 2, 1965 Brookyn, NY - ) was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles after a college career at Syracuse. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the... Anthony Thompson (born April 8, 1967 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is a former professional American football running back. ... Ty Hubert Detmer (born October 30, 1967 in San Marcos, Texas) is a former American football quarterback who starred at Brigham Young University. ... Desmond Howard (born May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner in the NFL. He played for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). ... Gino Louis Torretta (born August 10, 1970 in Pinole, California) is a former American football quarterback for several teams in the National Football League from 1993 to 1997. ... Charlie Ward (born October 12, 1970 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American football, basketball, and baseball player. ... Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He has played for the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, playing in Super Bowl XXXV for New York. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... For the former Indianapolis Colts running back, see Ricky Antwan Williams. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ... Kenneth Simon Dorsey (born April 22, 1981 in Orinda, California) is an NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after being traded from San Francisco 49ers for veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer. ... Larry Fitzgerald Johnson, Jr. ... Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... Jason White (born June 19, 1980) was a quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team from 1999 to 2004 (jersey number 18). ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ... Brayden Tyler Brady Quinn (born October 27, 1984, Columbus, Ohio) to Robin and Ty Quinn. ... Timothy Tebow (born August 14, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Florida Gators. ... NFL redirects here. ... 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. ... John Jay Berwanger (March 19, 1914 - June 26, 2002) was an American football player born in Dubuque, Iowa. ... Harrison F. Sam Francis (October 26, 1913 - April 23, 2002) was an American football player in the National Football League. ... Corbett Corby Davis (born December 8, 1914 in Lowell, Indiana, died May 28, 1968 in Houlton, Maine) is a former American football fullback. ... Charles (Ki) Collins Aldrich (June 1, 1916 - March 12, 1983) was an American football player. ... George Cafego (August 29, 1915 - February 9, 1998) was a star college, and professional football player and coach. ... Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 - March 15, 1990) was a star player of United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. ... Bill Bullet Dudley (born December 24, 1921 ) is a former NFL Hall of Famer who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. ... Francis Frank Sinkwich (October 10, 1920 - October 22, 1990) won the Heisman Trophy in 1942, while playing at the University of Georgia, the first recipient from the Southeastern Conference. ... Angelo Bertelli (June 18, 1921 - June 26, 1999) was an American football quarterback. ... Charley Trippi(born December 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pennsylvania)was in 1946 a two-time All-American from the University of Georgia, and was a key figure in the inter-league battling between the new AII-America Football Conference ( AAFC) and the National Football League. ... Francis Joseph Boley Dancewicz (born October 3, 1924 in Lynn, Massachusetts, died June 26, 1985 in Boston Massachusetts) is a former American football quarterback. ... Robert Fenimore (born October 6, 1925) was a halfback for the Oklahoma State University football team from 1943-1946. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928–September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. ... Kyle Rote Born October 27, 1928 Died August 15, 2002 Kyle Rote, an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951-1961. ... William James Wade (b. ... Harry Babcock (born August 12, 1930 in West Nyack, New York), was a wide receiver in the NFL. He was the first overall selection in the 1953 NFL Draft. ... Robert Driscoll Bobby Garrett (born August 16, 1932 in Los Angeles, California) was an American football quarterback who played one season in the National Football League. ... George Howard Shaw (July 25, 1933–January 3, 1998) was an American football quarterback who played seven seasons in the National Football League. ... Gary G. Glick (born May 14, 1930 in Grant, Nebraska) was a safety who played seven seasons in the National Football League. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... King Hill, (born November 8, 1936) is a retired American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Cardinals (1958-1959), St. ... Randy Duncan (born Hearst Randolph Duncan, Jr. ... William Abb Billy Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and one of the American Football Leagues most celebrated players. ... Thomas Cyril Mason (born July 8, 1939 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an American football player. ... Ernie Davis (December 13, 1939 - May 18, 1963) was an American Football player who became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ... David Wayne Parks (born December 25, 1941 in Muenster, Texas), was a wide receiver in the NFL. He was the first overall selection in the 1964 NFL Draft. ... Ivan Charles Tucker Frederickson (born January 12, 1943 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was a running back for the New York Giants of the NFL. Frederickson attended Auburn University, and was a two-way player with the Tigers football team (averaging 4. ... Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. ... Anthony Ronald Ron Yary (born July 16, 1946) in Chicago, IL, and was a former professional American football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Walter George Patulski (born February 3, 1950) in Fulton, NY, and is a former American football player. ... John Daniel Matuszak (October 25, 1950 - June 17, 1989), nicknamed Tooz, was an American football player in the NFL who later became an actor. ... Edward Lee Too Tall Jones (born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee) was an American football player. ... Steve Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). ... Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954 in Eufaula, Oklahoma) is a former NFL football defensive lineman and the first member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Steve Young, who began his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but is... Ricky Lynn Bell (April 8, 1955 - November 28, 1984) was a former American professional football player who played running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers from 1977 to 1982. ... This article is about the American football player. ... Tom Cousineau (born May 6, 1957, in Fairview Park, Ohio) is a former American Football linebacker who played six seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers from 1982 to 1987. ... Billy Sims (born September 18, 1955 in Missouri) is a former American NFL Pro Bowl, and college, football running back. ... George Washington Rogers (born December 8, 1958 in Duluth, Georgia) is a former American football player who achieved distinction in both the college and professional ranks as a running back. ... Kenneth Wayne Sims (born October 31, 1959 in Kosse, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Irving Dale Fryar (born September 28, 1962) is a former American Football wide receiver. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Vincent Edward Bo Jackson (born November 30, 1962 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American athlete and a former multi-sport professional. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former American football quarterback who last played for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Aundray Bruce (born on April 30, 1966) was an outside linebacker at Auburn University. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... Russell Maryland (born March 22, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former National Football League player, who, in a career lasting ten years, played nose tackle for the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, and the Green Bay Packers. ... Steve Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a former defensive end/defensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Daniel Wilkinson (born March 13, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. ... Kenneth Ki-Jana Carter (born September 12, 1973) is a former NFL running back who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and later the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the St. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Timothy Scott Couch (born July 31, 1977 in Hyden, Kentucky) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. ... Courtney Brown is an NFL defensive end. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... JaMarcus Russell (born August 9, 1985 in Mobile, Alabama) is a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. ... Jake Edward Long (born May 9, 1985) is an offensive tackle for the Michigan Wolverines. ... The 1971 NFL Draft was held on January 28-29, 1971 // Round One Hall of Famers John Riggins, RB, Kansas - taken 1st round, 6th overall by the New York Jets. ... Archie Elisha Manning (born May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... Dante Dan Pastorini (born 1949 - ) was a quarterback who played for 12 seasons from 1971-1981, and 1983. ... J. D. Hill (born October 30, 1948 in Stockton, California) is a retired American football wide receiver who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Frank Douglas Lewis (born July 4, 1947 in Houma, Louisiana) was a National Football League wide receiver from 1971 through 1983. ... John Stanley Brockington (born September 7, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY) is a former American football running back. ... Isiah Butch Robertson (Born in 1949) is a former professional American Football player who played linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams (1971-1978) and the Buffalo Bills (1979-1982). ... Clarence Scott (born 1949) is a former American football defensive back who played thirteen seasons in the NFL from 1971 to 1983 for the Cleveland Browns. ... Elmo Wright was attributed with being the first football player ever to perform an end zone dance, while at the University of Houston. ... Norman Jack Thompson (born March 5, 1945) is a National Football League cornerback who played with the St. ... John David Tatum (born November 18, 1948) is a former American football defensive back who played ten seasons from 1971 to 1980 for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers in the National Football League. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Tailback, University of North Carolina, 1968-70 A two-time First Team All-Conference selection and two-time Conference Player of the Year Broke just about every rushing record possible. ... Leophus Leo Hayden, Jr. ... Tody Smith (born December 24, 1948, in Orange, TX, died 1999) was an American football defensive lineman. ... 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. ... Thomas Cyril Mason (born July 8, 1939 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an American football player. ... Gary James Collins (born August 20, 1940) is a retired American football wide receiver and punter who played for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1971. ... Arthur Graham (born March 6, 1941 in Somerville, Massachusetts) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons in the AFL for the Boston Patriots. ... John Joseph Concannon, Jr. ... John Charles (born May 9, 1944) is a former American football cornerback and safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League. ... Ron Jingle Joints Sellers (born February 5, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida) was a NFL player who played for the Boston/New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver. ... Phil Olsen is a former center and defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. ... John Allen Hog Hannah (born April 4, 1951) is an American former football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985). ... Sam Cunningham (born August 15, 1950, in Santa Barbara, CA) is a retired American football fullback. ... This section called Early Life does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953 in Seattle, Washington), was a former professional football player who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1975 NFL Draft. ... Michael James Haynes (born July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Peter Anthony Brock (born July 14, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) was a center and guard who played twelve professional seasons with the NFL New England Patriots. ... Tim Fox is a former American Football safety who played for the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. ... Raymond DeWayne Clayborn(Born in 1955) is a former American Football defensive back who played for the New England Patriots(1977-1989) and Cleveland Browns(1990, 1991) in the NFL. Before his NFL career, he played for the University of Texas Clayborn had a superb career with the Patriots, making... Stanley Morgan is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots. ... Robert Cryder (born September 7, 1956 in OFallon, Illinois) is an American former football offensive guard who played in the NFL from (1978–1986). ... Richard Sanford (born January 9, 1957 in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is a former American football defensive back in the NFL for the New England Patriots, and Seattle Seahawks. ... Roland Orlando James (born February 18, 1958 in Xenia, Ohio), is a former American Football defensive back who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round of the 1980 NFL Draft. ... Vagas Ferguson was a star running back for the University of Notre Dame who continued on to the National Football League for three seasons with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the first round, the Cleveland Browns, and the Houston Oilers. ... Brian Douglass Holloway (born July 25, 1959) was an offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders in the National Football League from 1981 to 1988. ... Kenneth Wayne Sims (born October 31, 1959 in Kosse, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. ... Lester Williams (born January 19, 1959 in Miami, Florida) was a defensive lineman in the NFL, mainly for the New England Patriots. ... Charles Carroll Tony Eason, IV (born October 8, 1959 in Blythe, California) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and New York Jets. ... Irving Dale Fryar (born September 28, 1962) is a former American Football wide receiver. ... Trevor Anthony Matich (born October 9, 1961 in Sacramento, California) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1985 through 1996. ... Reggie Dupard (born October 30, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football running back. ... Bruce Armstrong was an offensive tackle for the New England Patriots in the National Football League from 1987 to 2000, playing all fourteen seasons with the Patriots. ... John Milton Stephens (born February 23, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. ... Hart Lee Dykes (born September 2, 1966 in Bay City, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for two seasons for the New England Patriots. ... Chris Singleton (February 20, 1967) is an NFL linebacker who played for the New England Patriots (1990-1992, 1993) and the Miami Dolphins (1993, 1994-1996). ... Ray Agnew (born 12/9/1967) is a former defensive tackle in the NFL. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 10th pick of the 1st round of the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Pat Harlow is a retired American football offensive tackle. ... Leonard Russell is a former American Football running back who played for the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. ... Yon Eugene Chung (born June 14, 1969 in Prince Georges County, Maryland) was a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... Tajuan Ty Law (born February 10, 1974 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. ... Terrell Tyree Glenn (born July 23, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. // Glenn attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Ohio and was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track, and a two-year letterman... Christopher Shawn Patrick Canty (born March 30, 1976 in Long Beach, California) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL. He played four seasons for the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Seattle Seahawks. ... Robert Lee Edwards, III (born October 2, 1974 in Tennille, Georgia, USA) is a professional football running back who currently plays for the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes. ... Tebucky Shermai Jones (born October 6, 1974 in New Britain, CT) is a safety in his eighth year. ... Damien Woody is an all-pro NFL center who before playing with the Detroit Lions played with the New England Patriots. ... Andy Katzenmoyer was a Butkus Award-winning middle linebacker for the Ohio State Buckeyes. ... Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Daniel Graham (born November 16, 1978 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // Growing up in Denver, Colorado Graham attended Thomas Jefferson High School. ... Tyron Markeith Warren (born February 6, 1981 in Bryan, Texas) is a defensive end for the New England Patriots. ... Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Benjamin Watson (born December 18, 1980) in Norfolk, Virginia is an American football player for the New England Patriots. ... Logan Mankins (born March 10, 1982 in Catheys Valley, California) is an American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Laurence Maroney (born February 5, 1985 in St. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis 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... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... Marc Wilson (born 1957 in Seattle, Washington) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ... Chris Bahr was placekicker in the National Football League and midfielder in the North American Soccer League. ... Cliff Branch was a speedy wide receiver for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Odis McKinney (born May 19, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) was an American football cornerback in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Mark van Eeghen (born April 19, 1952 in Cambridge, Massachusetts), is an American football player, who played ten years in the National Football League, including making two Super Bowl appearances. ... Derrick Jensen (born April 27, 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for eight seasons for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Raiders. ... Kenneth L. King (born March 7, 1957 in Clarendon, Texas) is a former American football running back who played seven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Dwayne OSteen (born 1954) is a retired American football player. ... Michael Davis is a retired american football safety. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Monte Jackson (born 1953) is a retired American football player. ... Clarence Burgess Owens (born August 2, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio) was a safety who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. ... Todd Jay Christensen (born August 3, 1956 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania), is a former professional football player and a current sports broadcaster for NBC and ESPN. Christensen began his NFL career as a second round draft pick of Dallas in 1978 out of Brigham Young University, while playing fullback he broke... David Dalby (born October 19, 1950 in Alexandria, Minnesota; died August 30, 2002 in Dana Point, California) was a Center who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, all with the Oakland Raiders. ... Robert Lee Nelson (born June 30, 1953 in Stillwater, Minnesota) is a retired American football linebacker in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Rod Martin (born April 7, 1954 in Welch, WV) is a retired National Football League linebacker who played for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders from 1977 to 1988. ... Matthew George Millen (born March 12, 1958 in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania) Punisher was here Prior to assuming leadership of the Detroit Lions in 2001, Millen was a professional football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins of the NFL. In Millens 12-year NFL... Jeff Barnes (born March 1, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired National Football League linebacker who played for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders from 1977 to 1987. ... Reggie Kinlaw was an American Football defensive lineman who played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders in the NFL. Categories: | | | | | | | ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... Mickey Marvin (born October 5, 1955, in Hendersonville, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player. ... Steve Sylvester (born March 4, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American football offensive lineman who played 9 seasons in the National Football League for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Henry Lawrence (born June 29, 1951, in Danville, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player. ... John Daniel Matuszak (October 25, 1950 - June 17, 1989), nicknamed Tooz, was an American football player in the NFL who later became an actor. ... David Browning (born 1956) is a retired American football player. ... David Pear (born June 6, 1953) is a retired American football defensive tackle. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Bruce Davis (born June 21, 1956, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player. ... Morris Bradshaw (born November 19, 1952 in Highland, Illinois) is a former American football player. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947) is a former American football linebacker who logged 15 NFL seasons for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. ... Derrick Ramsey (born December 23, 1956 in Hastings, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions. ... Bob Chandler is a retired american football Wide Receiver, who passed away from cancer in 1995. ... Cedric Ward Hardman (born October 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders and the United States Football Leagues Oakland Invaders. ... Raymond Thomas Chester (born June 28, 1948) was an American football tight end. ... Thomas R. Tom Flores (born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California) is a retired Mexican-American football quarterback and coach. ... William Ferdie Brown (Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American Football cornerback and is currently on the staff of the Oakland Raiders. ... Earl Leggett (born March 5, 1933 in Palartka, Florida) was a National Football League defensive lineman from 1957 through 1968. ... Steve Ortmayer (born in Painesville, Ohio) is an assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach at the University of Kentucky. ... Charles Sumner (born October 19, 1930 in Radford, Virginia) is a former American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the tenth round of the 1954 NFL Draft. ... Ray Willsey was the head football coach at the University of California from 1964 to 1971. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis 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... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... Marc Wilson (born 1957 in Seattle, Washington) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ... Chris Bahr was placekicker in the National Football League and midfielder in the North American Soccer League. ... David Humm (born April 2, 1952 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was a former American professional football player, who played ten seasons in the NFL, mainly for the Oakland Raiders. ... Country: United States Residence: Palm Beach, Florida, USA Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 160 lb (73 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: October 1994 Highest singles ranking: 1 (February 25, 2002) Singles titles: 33 Career prize money: $14,815,188 Grand Slam Record Titles: 5 Australian Open F... Cliff Branch was a speedy wide receiver for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Michael James Haynes (born July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Odis McKinney (born May 19, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) was an American football cornerback in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Vann William McElroy (born January 13, 1960 in Birmingham, Alabama), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders in the third round of the 1982 NFL Draft. ... Frank Hawkins Jr. ... Derrick Jensen (born April 27, 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for eight seasons for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Raiders. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Kenneth L. King (born March 7, 1957 in Clarendon, Texas) is a former American football running back who played seven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Gregory Donald Pruitt (born August 18, 1951 in Houston, Texas) was a National Football League running back from 1973 through 1984. ... Michael Davis is a retired american football safety. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Chester Willis (born May 2, 1958 in Elberton, Georgia) is a former halfback for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... For other persons of the same name, see James Davis. ... Todd Jay Christensen (born August 3, 1956 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania), is a former professional football player and a current sports broadcaster for NBC and ESPN. Christensen began his NFL career as a second round draft pick of Dallas in 1978 out of Brigham Young University, while playing fullback he broke... Kenneth Kenny Hill (born July 25, 1958 in Oak Grove, Louisiana) was an American football defensive back who played nine seasons in the NFL. He played in two Super Bowls: Super Bowl XVIII for the Los Angeles Raiders, and Super Bowl XXI for the New York Giants. ... David Dalby (born October 19, 1950 in Alexandria, Minnesota; died August 30, 2002 in Dana Point, California) was a Center who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, all with the Oakland Raiders. ... Robert Lee Nelson (born June 30, 1953 in Stillwater, Minnesota) is a retired American football linebacker in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... 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City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Edward F. Butch Songin (born May 11, 1924 in Walpole, Massachusetts) is a former quarterback for the Boston College Eagles, Boston Patriots, and New York Titans. ... Vito Babe Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. ... Thomas Joseph Sherman (born December 5, 1945 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Boston Patriots (1968-69), Cincinnati Bengals (1968) and Buffalo Bills (1969). ... 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Yelberton Abraham Tittle (born October 24, 1926 in Marshall, Texas), better known as Y. A. Tittle, is a former American football quarterback in the NFL who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ... Clarence Lamar McHan (born December 16, 1932 in Lake Village, Arkansas, died November 23, 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former professional American football quarterback in the NFL. McHan played football collegiately at the University of Arkansas. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Willis Thomas Owen (born September 1, 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a former American football quarterback who played in 10 NFL seasons from 1974-1982 for 4 different teams. ... Norman Snead (born July 31, 1939) was a quarterback in the NFL. In his career he played for Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers. ... Steven L. DeBerg (born January 19, 1954 in Oakland, California) had a long and varied career as an American Football quarterback. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a Mexican American professional quarterback currently employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Tim Rattay (born March 15, 1977 in Elyria, Ohio) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ... 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Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Marc Wilson (born 1957 in Seattle, Washington) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots. ... Jay Schroeder (b. ... Stephen Taylor Beuerlein (born March 7, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is a former football quarterback who during his NFL career played for the Los Angeles Raiders (1988-89), Dallas Cowboys (1991-92), Arizona Cardinals (1993-94), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Carolina Panthers (1996-2000) and Denver Broncos (2001-03). ... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... 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Born to Mexican-American parents, Plunkett's father was a news vendor afflicted with progressive blindness, who had to support his blind wife along with their three children.
Plunkett's arrival ushered in an era of wide-open passing, pro-style offenses in the Pac-8, a trend that has continued to the present.
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Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 9 yards.
But Plunkett was signed by Oakland to be their backup quarterback, and thus he did not see much playing time, throwing no passes in 1978 and just 15 passes in 1979.
Plunkett completed a 13-yard pass to King and a 32-yard completion to receiver Bob Chandler to move the ball to Philadelphia's 33-yard line.
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