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Encyclopedia > Mike Phipps

Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) was an football quarterback who played collegiately for the Purdue University Boilermakers (1967-1969), and professionally for both the Cleveland Browns (1970-1976) and Chicago Bears (1977-1981). January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He played high school for Columbus High School in Columbus, Indiana. Beginning his college career in the difficult role of replacing Bob Griese, Phipps first made his mark by helping lead a 28-21 upset of the defending national champion Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 30, 1967. His passing skills, coupled with excellent mobility, helped him establish a new school single-season record for total offense and earn the Boilermakers a share of the Big Ten Conference title. Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th 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). ... Big Ten redirects here. ...


The following year, Phipps suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of two games, and was overshadowed by teammate Leroy Keyes, a running back who spent all season in contention for the Heisman Trophy. The Boilermakers were the top-ranked team in the country until the Ohio State Buckeyes upset them 13-0 on October 12. The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ...


In 1969, Phipps became the focal point of Purdue's offense, throwing for five touchdowns in a 36-35 thriller over Stanford University on October 4, including throwing for a two-point conversion with three minutes left. His exploits put him in contention for the Heisman Trophy, but he finished runner-up to Oklahoma University's Steve Owens. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Stanford redirects here. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The University of Oklahoma (OU) is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ... Stephen David Owens (born September 21, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


As with his career at Purdue, Phipps' professional career began in a pressurized situation when the Browns traded all-pro wide receiver Paul Warfield on January 27, 1970, in order to obtain his draft rights. Despite being the third pick in the draft, Phipps saw limited action during his first two seasons. In the team's third game of the 1970 NFL season, Phipps came off the bench to lead a 15-7 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, his lone start of the year would be a 14-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on November 15, 1970 as the rookie finished with 529 passing yards on the season. The following year, Phipps threw for only 179 yards and started just one contest: a 13-7 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs on November 14. Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ...


In 1972, Phipps again began the season on the sidelines, but became the team's starting quarterback after a disappointing 26-10 opening game loss to the Green Bay Packers on September 17. He threw for 13 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards, helping the Browns reach the NFL playoffs, with his improved leadership most evident in the November 13 game against the San Diego Chargers, when he led a last-minute drive to win the 21-17 contest. In the team's playoff clash against the undefeated Miami Dolphins on December 24, Phipps had led the team to a 14-13 fourth quarter lead, but his five interceptions helped end hopes of a possible upset. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 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... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) The... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ...


The following year, he threw for nine touchdowns, but was intercepted 20 times. Despite these struggles, he engineered two late-season comebacks in a win over the Steelers and a tie against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the Browns missed the playoffs with a 7-5-2 record. In 1974, the team collapsed with a 4-10 record, and Phipps was briefly replaced by Brian Sipe at mid-season. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Brian Sipe (born 1949) is a former professional American Football player who played in the NFL between 1974-83 and the USFL in 1984-85. ...


The 1975 season was even more disastrous as the Browns dropped their first nine games and Phipps working under the tutelage of quarterback coach Blanton Collier. The team's first victory came in a 35-23 of the Cincinnati Bengals on November 23 as Phipps threw for a personal high of 298 yards. Two other victories helped give hope for a turnaround the following season. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Blanton Long Collier (born July 2, 1906, Millersburg, Kentucky; died March 22, 1983, Houston, Texas) was an American football coach who led the University of Kentucky (1954-1961) and Cleveland Browns (1963-1970). ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ...


In the team's 1976 opener against the New York Jets, Phipps started the game, but suffered a separated shoulder after being tackled by the Jets' Shafer Suggs. By the time he had recovered from the injury, Sipe had established himself as the team's new leader and Phipps' time in Cleveland was soon to come to an end. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC...


That finish came on May 3, 1977, when Phipps was traded to the Bears for a first round draft pick in 1978. He saw minimal action during the 1977 NFL season, threw for two touchdowns (along with 10 interceptions) the next year, but saw his most extensive action in 1979. During that year, he threw for 1,535 yards and nine touchdowns, as he battled teammates Bob Avellini and Vince Evans for playing time. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Bob Avellini was a quarterback in the NFL. For his entire career, he played for the Chicago Bears. ... Vince Evans is a retired american football Quarterback. ...


Phipps threw for a pair of touchdown in each of the next two seasons, but his limited role and the arrival of both quarterback Jim McMahon in the 1982 NFL draft and new coach Mike Ditka resulted in his release. James Robert McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ...


Phipps was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Bob Griese
Purdue Boilermakers Starting Quarterbacks
1967-1969
Succeeded by:
Gary Danielson
Preceded by:
Bill Nelsen
Cleveland Browns Starting Quarterbacks
1972-1976
Succeeded by:
Brian Sipe

 
 

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