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Encyclopedia > Jon Kitna
Jon Kitna
Detroit LionsNo. 8
Quarterback
Date of Birth: September 21, 1972 (1972-09-21) (age 35)
Place of Birth: Tacoma, Washington Flag of the United States
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
National Football League Debut
1997 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Central Washington
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Jon Kitna (born September 21, 1972 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American football player at the quarterback position in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions. He attended Central Washington University. Kitna was named the Most Valuable Player in NFL Europe when he led the Barcelona Dragons to the 1998 World Bowl Championship (World Bowl V), winning 38-24 over the Rhein Fire. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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 hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... World Bowl 97 (or World Bowl V) was NFL Europes 1997 championship game. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Central Washington University, or CWU, is an accredited four-year educational institution located in Ellensburg, Washington in the United States. ... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 2003 City Barcelona, Spain Team Colors Dark Green, Scarlet, Yellow, White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 59-51-0 Postseason: 2-4 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl V (1997) The Barcelona Dragons were a team originally in the World League of American... 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 hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Central Washington University, or CWU, is an accredited four-year educational institution located in Ellensburg, Washington in the United States. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 2003 City Barcelona, Spain Team Colors Dark Green, Scarlet, Yellow, White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 59-51-0 Postseason: 2-4 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl V (1997) The Barcelona Dragons were a team originally in the World League of American... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... World Bowl 97 (or World Bowl V) was NFL Europes 1997 championship game. ... Year Founded 1995 Home Field LTU Arena City Düsseldorf, Germany Team Colors Maroon, Black, Gold and White Head Coach Jim Tomsula Championships 2 (1998, 2000) The Rhein Fire is a franchise in NFL Europe, formerly the World League of American Football. Established in Germany in 1995, depending on your...

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High school years

Kitna attended Lincoln High School (Tacoma, Washington) and was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a friend of and a prep teammate of Lawyer Milloy in football and basketball. Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ...


Career

Seattle Seahawks

Kitna was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks. He served as a backup to Warren Moon in 1997 and 1998, but started the final five games of the 1998 season. Then, in 1999, he started 15 games for the Seahawks, leading them to a 9-7 record and winning the AFC Western Division Championship. The term undrafted free agent is the common name for a football player who is eligible for the NFL Draft, but is not selected. ... 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 hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football Leagues Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football Leagues Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... American Football Conference logo. ...


Cincinnati Bengals

In 2001, he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


In 2003, Kitna played every down, and was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year after throwing for over 3,500 yards and 26 touchdown passes in leading the Bengals to a respectable 8-8 record, that team's first non-losing season since 1996. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


Kitna's secondary role with the team was to prepare young quarterback Carson Palmer (the Bengals' #1 draft pick in 2003). It was a role Kitna accepted gracefully. By 2004, Palmer was ready, leading the Bengals to another 8-8 season. Kitna was the backup for Palmer in that season. The two QB's developed a close friendship off the field, particularly because both men are avid golfers. Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


Kitna was unexpectedly thrust back behind center during the Bengals' AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 8, 2006. Carson Palmer went down with a knee injury on his second play from scrimmage and Kitna stepped in off the bench and into a relief role. Kitna finished 24-40 for 197 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions as the Bengals fell to the eventual Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers 31-17. “Steelers” redirects here. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... “Steelers” redirects here. ...


Detroit Lions

On March 14, 2006, Kitna was signed by the Detroit Lions as a Free agent to a 4-year contract. He was expected to compete for the starting QB position with Josh McCown, but coach Rod Marinelli made Kitna the starting quarterback. Kitna played every down for the second time in his career during the 2006 season and finished the season with 4,208 passing yards and 21 touchdowns, but he also threw 22 interceptions and lost 9 fumbles for the 3-13 Lions. His quarterback rating was 79.9 for the 2006 season. Jon was announced to be the starter and captain for the 2007-2008 season by Lions head coach Rod Marinelli. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... Joshua Treadwell McCown (born July 4, 1979 in Jacksonville, Texas) is an American football player in the National Football League at the quarterback position for the Oakland Raiders. ... Rod Marinelli (born July 13, 1949 in Rosemead, California) is the head coach of the Detroit Lions. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... Rod Marinelli (born July 13, 1949 in Rosemead, California) is the head coach of the Detroit Lions. ...


External links

  • Jon Kitna's page at NFLPlayers.com
  • Jon Kitna at ESPN.com
  • Jon Kitna at The Football Database
Preceded by
Warren Moon
Seattle Seahawks Starting Quarterbacks
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Matt Hasselbeck
Preceded by
Akili Smith
Scott Mitchell
Cincinnati Bengals Starting Quarterbacks
2001-2003
Succeeded by
Carson Palmer
Preceded by
Tommy Maddox
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
2003
Succeeded by
Drew Brees
Preceded by
Joey Harrington
Detroit Lions Starting Quarterbacks
2006-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
v  d  e
Current starting quarterbacks in the National Football League (as of Week 3 of the 2007 NFL season)
American Football Conference
East North South West
Losman (Buffalo) McNair (Baltimore) Schaub (Houston) Cutler (Denver)
Green (Miami) Palmer (Cincinnati) P. Manning (Indianapolis) Huard (Kansas City)
Brady (New England) Anderson (Cleveland) Garrard (Jacksonville) McCown (Oakland)
Pennington (NY Jets) Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) Young (Tennessee) Rivers (San Diego)
National Football Conference
East North South West
Romo (Dallas) Grossman (Chicago) Harrington (Atlanta) Leinart (Arizona)
E. Manning (NY Giants) Kitna (Detroit) Delhomme (Carolina) Bulger (St. Louis)
McNabb (Philadelphia) Favre (Green Bay) Brees (New Orleans) Smith (San Francisco)
Campbell (Washington) Holcomb (Minnesota) Garcia (Tampa Bay) Hasselbeck (Seattle)

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