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Encyclopedia > John Friesz
John Friesz
Date of birth May 19, 1967 (1967-05-19) (age 40)
Place of birth Flag of United States Missoula, Montana
Position(s) Quarterback
College Idaho
NFL Draft 1990 / Round 6/ Pick 138
Statistics
Team(s)
1990-1993
1994
1995-1998
1999-2000
San Diego Chargers
Washington Redskins
Seattle Seahawks
New England Patriots
College Hall of Fame

John Melvin Friesz (born May 19, 1967 in Missoula, Montana) is an American former professional football player; a retired NFL quarterback. May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Missoula, Montana viewed from the top of Mount Sentinel in 1999. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1990 NFL Draft // 1990 NFL Draft Category: ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... 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 Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Missoula, Montana viewed from the top of Mount Sentinel in 1999. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ...


Friesz grew up in Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. He was a football standout at Coeur d'Alene High School, graduating in 1985. He enrolled at the University of Idaho, recruited by head coach Dennis Erickson, after attending the Vandal football camps while in high school. Coeur dAlene (IPA: ) is the county seat and largest city of Kootenai County, IdahoGR6. ... The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the US State Idaho which encompasses the ten northernmost counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ...


College career

Friesz redshirted in 1985, and in 1986 under new head coach Keith Gilbertson, he served as the backup to Scott Linehan, the current head coach of the St. Louis Rams. He was also a teammate of Mark Schlereth who would also play in the NFL. See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... Keith Gilbertson was the head football coach for the University of Washington from 2003-2004. ... Scott Thomas Linehan (born September 17, 1963) was named head coach of the St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Schlereth (born January 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former NFL guard and current football analyst for ESPN on NFL Live. ...


Friesz started at quarterback of the Vandals for three years, beginning in 1987, when he threw 28 TD passes as a sophomore and was named player of the year in the Big Sky Conference and second team All-American (Division I-AA). In his junior season of 1988, he guided the Vandals to a 9-1 regular season and two playoff wins, ending the season with a road loss in the Division I-AA semi-finals. He was a consensus All-American selection at quarterback. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe (Germanic as defined by Tacitus) that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly Division I-AA). ...


In his senior season in 1989 (the first for new head coach John L. Smith), Freisz threw 31 touchdowns and for over 4000 yards in guiding the Vandals to their third consecutive conference championship. Idaho went undefeated in conference play (8-0), the only time in school history. Friesz averaged over 360 yards per game and passed for over 300 yards in ten consecutive games. He received the Walter Payton Award as the outstanding player in the nation in Division I-AA. See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... This article refers to the football coach. ... The Walter Payton Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player in Division I-AA football. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


In his college career, #17 passed for over 10,000 yards and was the conference player-of-the-year for three consecutive years. The Vandals' annual MVP award has been renamed the John Friesz Award in his honor. In American 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. ...


In August 2006 John Friesz was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. His #17 was officially retired by the University of Idaho in October 2006. // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ...


Pro career

In the 1990 NFL Draft, Friesz was the tenth quarterback selected, taken in the sixth round (138th overall) by the San Diego Chargers. Other quarterbacks in this draft were Jeff George (#1 overall pick), Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, future Super Bowl starter Neil O'Donnell, and Scott Mitchell. The 1990 NFL Draft // 1990 NFL Draft Category: ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Andre Ware (born July 31, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas) won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Houston and was later drafted #7 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Neil Kennedy ODonnell (born July 3, 1966 in Morristown, New Jersey) is a former AFC quarterback who played for 14 seasons from 1990 to 2003. ... William Scott Mitchell (born January 2, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. ...


Friesz became the starting quarterback for the Chargers in 1991, his second season. He incurred a season-ending injury in a pre-season game in 1992, at which time the Chargers acquired Stan Humphries. Stan Humphries (born April 14, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a former American Football quarterback who played for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. ...


John Friesz played with four teams in his NFL career: the Chargers (1990-93), Redskins (1994), Seahawks (1995-98), and Patriots (1999-2000). Friesz passed for over 8600 yards and recorded 45 touchdown passes in his pro career. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... 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 Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...


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Preceded by
Babe Laufenberg
San Diego Chargers Starting Quarterbacks
1990-1992
Succeeded by
Stan Humphries
Preceded by
Rick Mirer
Seattle Seahawks Starting Quarterbacks
1995-1998
Succeeded by
Warren Moon
Preceded by
Dave Meggett
Walter Payton Award Winner
1989
Succeeded by
Walter Dean

 
 

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