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Encyclopedia > NFL MVP Award

The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the player's team. Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ...

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NFL's Most Valuable Players

The Joe Carr Trophy awarded by the NFL

Melvin Jack Hein (born August 22, 1909, in Redding, California, USA; died January 31, 1992, at age of 82) was a professional football player for the New York Giants. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The St. ... Clarence Ace McKay Parker, (May 17, 1912 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1941), Boston Yanks (1945), and the New York Yankees. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Sid Luckman on the cover of the October 1938 issue of Life Sid Luckman (November 21, 1916 - July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950 leading the team to 4 NFL championships during that period. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... Frank Sinkwich(October 10,1920-October 22,1990) won the Heisman Trophy in 1942 while playing at the University of Georgia from 1940-1942. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... The St. ... 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. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ...

As awarded by the Associated Press

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Charlie Conerly (September 21, 1921 Clarksdale, Mississippi) was a New York Giants quarterback from 1948 through 1961. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Joe Schmidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an outstanding all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... This article is about the American football player; Jim Taylor is also the name of a writer and the name of a film maker. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Yelberton Abraham Tittle (October 24, 1926, Marshall, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... John Constantine Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002) was a pro American football player in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jim Brown on the cover of Time in 1965. ... 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Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving as a current member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... Larry Brown (born 1947) was an NFL running back for the Washington Redskins from 1969 to 1976. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... O.J. Simpsons mugshot Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, is a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Kenny The Snake Stabler is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... Francis Asbury Fran Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is best known as an American football player. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... Bert Jones (born September 7, 1951) is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954- November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... 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. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Mark Moseley (born in 1948) is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ... Placekicker is the title of the player on an American football team who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... It has been suggested that T D be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia) is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... John Albert Elway (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1983 through 1998. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... Norman Julius Boomer Esiason III (born April 17, 1961 in West Islip, New York) is a former quarterback with the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals (1984-1992, 1997), the New York Jets (1993-1995) and the Arizona Cardinals (1996). ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Thurman Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was an American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... 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City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football running back in the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa) is an American football quarterback currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // Childhood & Early Adulthood Warners story is one of the most inspirational in American sports. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa) is an American football quarterback currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // Childhood & Early Adulthood Warners story is one of the most inspirational in American sports. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Steve McNair (born February 14, 1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi) is an American professional football player who is currently the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League...

As awarded by the Pro Football Writers of America

Francis Asbury Fran Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is best known as an American football player. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... Bert Jones (born September 7, 1951) is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954- November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... 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. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is an American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Dan Fouts (born June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... 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 Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... It has been suggested that T D be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia) is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest receivers in NFL history. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Norman Julius Boomer Esiason III (born April 17, 1961 in West Islip, New York) is a former quarterback with the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals (1984-1992, 1997), the New York Jets (1993-1995) and the Arizona Cardinals (1996). ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... 1998 Randall Cunningham (born March 27, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former American football player, at the position of quarterback. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Thurman Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was an American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Steve Young, best known as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Steve Young, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... Steve Young, best known as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Steve Young, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football running back in the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa) is an American football quarterback currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // Childhood & Early Adulthood Warners story is one of the most inspirational in American sports. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Steve McNair (born February 14, 1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi) is an American professional football player who is currently the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League...

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