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Encyclopedia > Phil Simms
Phil Simms
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
11
Born: November 3, 1955(1955-11-03)
Career Information
Year(s): 1979-1993
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
College: Morehead State
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     199-157
Yards     33,462
QB Rating     78.5
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career Highlights and Awards

Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former American football quarterback, and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. After a standout career at Morehead State University, Simms was drafted in the first round by the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) with the number seven selection overall in the 1979 NFL Draft. Simms played his entire professional career with the Giants and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XXI, after he led the Giants to a 39–20 victory over the Denver Broncos. He also was named to the Pro Bowl for his performances in the 1985 and 1993 seasons. He finished his career with over 33,000 passing yards and has since gone on to a successful career as a broadcaster of NFL games—first with NBC and currently with CBS. He is the father of current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... 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Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980, in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is an NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. ...

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Early life and rookie season

Simms was born on his grandfather's farm, a place now called Maple Hill Manor in Washington County, Kentucky. While an elementary school student his family moved and Simms grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Simms chose to attend Morehead State University in nearby Morehead, Kentucky. The team featured a ball control offense,[1] and Simms numbers at Morehead State were unspectacular—in his senior season he completed 92 of 173 passes for a 53.2% completion percentage and totalled 6 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, and 1,229 yards.[1] The team also finished with a paltry 2–6–1 record in his senior season and failed to make a bowl game during Simms' four years.[1] Simms finished his career at Morehead State with 409 completions in 835 attempts for a 48.9% completion percentage.[1] He also totalled 32 touchdowns, 45 interceptions, and a school-record 5,545 yards.[1] Washington County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Morehead State University is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky. ... Morehead is a city located in Rowan County, Kentucky. ... The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ...


Before the 1979 NFL Draft, Bill Walsh, who was the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers, flew to Morehead State with Assistant Coach Sam Wyche to work out Simms.[2] Walsh was so impressed with him that he planned to draft Simms in the third round, actually preferring him over another young quarterback they scouted and ultimately drafted, Joe Montana.[3] But the New York Giants decided to make Simms their first round pick to the surprise of many.[4] As Simms acknowledged, "[m]ost people have never heard of me."[4] When Simms's name was announced by Commissioner Pete Rozelle, his selection was booed loudly by Giants fans.[5] However, he became more popular with his teammates who jokingly dubbed him "Prince Valiant" in his rookie training camp.[6] William Ernest Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and the inventor of the West Coast Offense. ... 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... Samuel David Wyche (born January 5, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football player and head coach, who is best known as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. Perhaps best known for introducing the use of the No-huddle offense as a standard offense... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is a comic strip created by Hal Foster. ...


Simms won his first five starts of his rookie year.[7] He led the team to a 6–4 record as a starter, throwing for 1,743 yards and 13 touchdown passes and was named to the NFL All Rookie Team.[8] According to his 1981 Topps card, he was runner-up in 1979 for Rookie of the Year, losing out to future teammate, Ottis Anderson.[9] The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... The Topps Company, Inc. ... 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. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ...


Early career: 1980-1986

Simms' next four years were marred by injuries and inconsistent play. He finished the 1980 season with 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, while completing a subpar 48.0% of his passes for 2,321 yards.[10] In 1981, Simms threw for 2,031 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions on 54.4% completion percentage[10] before suffering a separated shoulder in a November 15 loss to the Washington Redskins.[11] With Simms out, the Giants went on a run led by Scott Brunner and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Simms suffered a torn knee ligament in a preseason game against the New York Jets, preventing him from playing the entire 1982 season.[12] Following the season, Ray Perkins resigned as head coach to take over the same position at the University of Alabama, and was replaced by the team's defensive coordinator Bill Parcells. In the coming years this change would prove crucial to the Giants and Simms. The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... An interception or intercept is a move in many forms of football, including Canadian and American football football, as well as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football and Gaelic football, and involves a pass (either by foot or hand) being cut off by an opposition player who usually gains... The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Scott Brunner may refer to: Scott Brunner, the former NFL quarterback Scott Brunner, the southern writer and real estate association executive This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


One of Parcells first decisions as coach was to replace Simms as the starting quarterback with Brunner.[13] During the sixth game of the Giants' 1983 Season, Simms came in to replace the struggling Brunner against the Philadelphia Eagles. On his second drive, Simms suffered a season-ending injury when the thumb on his throwing hand hit a player's helmet on his follow-through. The injury was reported as a dislocation, but according to the book, Simms to McConkey, written by Phil McConkey, Simms, and Dick Schaap, the injury was much more severe, with the thumb literally hanging off after impact, and the bone sticking out through the skin.[14] The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Philip Joseph McConkey(Born in 1957) is a former American Football Wide Receiver who played for the New York Giants(1984-1988), Phoenix Cardinals(1989), and San Diego Chargers(1989) Before his NFL career, McConkey played for College Football at the United States Naval Academy. ... Richard J. Schaap (September 27, 1934 – December 21, 2001) was a 20th century American sportswriter, broadcaster, and the author or co-author of 33 books. ...


In 1984, after many seasons plagued by injuries and up-and-down play, Simms finally emerged as a team offensive leader. He passed for 4,044 yards (second most in the National Football Conference (NFC)), 22 touchdown passes,[10] and led the Giants to a playoff berth. He was voted to the Pro Bowl and named Pro Bowl MVP[10] as he led the NFC to a comeback win over the American Football Conference (AFC) by throwing three touchdowns. In 1985, he passed for 3,829 yards, 22 touchdowns,[10] and led the Giants to 10 victories, the most for a Giants team since 1963.[15] In a game against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1985 season, Simms passed for 513 yards—the fifth most passing yards in a single game in NFL history.[16] In 1986, he passed for 3,487 yards and 21 touchdown passes during a season in which the Giants won 14 games. In week 11, he completed a desperate fourth-and-17 pass to Bobby Johnson late in the game to set up Raul Allegre's game-winning field goal, which gave the Giants a 22-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.[17] Simms later commented:[18] National Football Conference logo. ... American Football Conference logo. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1986 New York Giants season was one of the most successful seasons in the professional American football franchises history. ... Raul Allegre (born June 15, 1959) was a place kicker in the NFL. In his career he has played for the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants, and the New York Jets. ... 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 League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969...

It's my favorite game in my career, because it's everything I always wanted to be as a player. I wanted to be tough, making big throws, immune to pressure, not worried about outcomes. It was truly like standing on the tee box in golf and there's trees on each side and water and you just go 'Man, I'm gonna rip it down the middle.' And no other thought crosses your mind.

Super Bowl XXI

In Super Bowl XXI, the Giants met the Denver Broncos. In the biggest game of his life, Simms had one of the finest performances in Super Bowl History.[19] He completed 22 of 25 passes (with 2 of his 3 incompletions being drops by receivers) for 268 yards, setting Super Bowl records for consecutive completions (10),[20] accuracy (88%),[20] and passer rating (150.9).[21] In addition, he threw 3 touchdown passes and his passer rating set an NFL postseason record.[21] "This might be the best game a quarterback has ever played," Giants coach Bill Parcells later said.[22] Two of the most famous plays from the game were the flea flicker to Phil McConkey, and the touchdown pass caught by McConkey off of the fingertips of Giants tight end, Mark Bavaro.[23] The Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20, and Simms was named MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He is credited for being the first to use the phrase "I'm going to Disneyland!"/"I'm going to Walt Disney World Resort!" following a championship victory. Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A play diagram depicting a version of a flea flicker type play from an I-formation, fullback offset weakside. ... Philip Joseph McConkey(Born in 1957) is a former American Football Wide Receiver who played for the New York Giants(1984-1988), Phoenix Cardinals(1989), and San Diego Chargers(1989) Before his NFL career, McConkey played for College Football at the United States Naval Academy. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Mark Bavaro (born April 28, 1963 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former American football tight end who played for the New York Giants (1985–1990), Cleveland Browns (1992), and Philadelphia Eagles (1993–1994) in the National Football League (NFL). ... 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. ... Im Going to Disney World! and Im Going to Disneyland! are advertising slogans which are the most prominent feature of an advertising campaign famously spoken by players from the winning team immediately after the Super Bowl. ...


Later career: 1987-1993

Simms performed well in the strike-shortened 1987 NFL season, finishing with the second highest quarterback rating in the NFC.[24] He threw for 2,230 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions.[10] He passed for 3,359 yard, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 54.9% of his passes in the 1988 season.[10] The Giants rebounded from a 6–9–1 record in 1987 to finish 10–6[15] but missed the playoffs due to the NFL tie-breaker system. In 1988, the Giants started 8–1 and finished 12–4, Simms passed for 3,061 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions on 56.3% completion percentage.[10] He performed consistently most of the season except for a two game stretch against the Eagles and 49ers where he produced seven turnovers, six of which resulted in points for the opposition.[25] He also struggled in the Giants playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, and the Giants lost 19–13. In 1990, Simms was having one of his finest seasons, leading the NFC with the highest quarterback rating (92.7)[26] and the Giants to an 11–3 record. But his season was cut short due to a broken foot suffered in the fourteenth game against the Giants' eventual Super Bowl XXV opponent, the Buffalo Bills. The Giants went on to defeat the Bills 20–19 in the Super Bowl. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... Look up Turnover in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The St. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... The 1990 New York Giants season was one of the most successful seasons in the professional American football franchises history. ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


After the Giants Super Bowl victory, Parcells resigned and was replaced by the team's offensive coordinator Ray Handley.[27] One of Handley's first decisions was to select Jeff Hostetler, who had quarterbacked the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXV, as the team's starting quarterback.[27] Simms played in a total of ten games over the next two seasons (1991–92) and threw for 1,905 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions while completing 59.3% of his passes,[10] while the team struggled to 8–8 and 6–10 finishes.[15] Following the season, Handley was replaced former Broncos coach Dan Reeves, who immediately released Hostetler and named Simms the team's starting quarterback.[28] He started all 16 games in 1993, being one of only seven quarterbacks to do so, and led the Giants to a resurgent 11–5 season including a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs.[29] However, Simms underwent shoulder surgery after the 1993 NFL Season to repair a torn labrum. The surgery was successful, and team doctor Russell F. Warren's prognosis for recovery was excellent, and Simms was expected to be ready in time for training camp.[30] However, later during that offseason, Simms was released by the Giants. He subsequently decided to retire. An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Ray Handley is a former head coach of the New York Giants. ... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ... Dan Reeves (born January 19, 1944) is a former American football player and head coach. ... 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 League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... A labrum (Latin for lip) is the large vessel of a warm bath in the Roman thermae. ...


In his 14 seasons with the Giants, Simms completed 2,576 out of 4,647 passes for 33,462 yards and 199 touchdowns.[10] His career passing yardage total ranks him twentieth in NFL history.[31] He added 349 carries for 1,252 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground.[10] Simms owns many of the New York Giants passing records, along with Kerry Collins. He set team records for most passes completed and attempted in one game (40 and 62, respectively), season (286, 533) and career (2,576, 4,647), most career touchdown passes (199) and most 300-yard games in a career (21).[32] Sports Illustrated considered him to be the "Most Underrated Quarterback" in NFL History in their August 27, 2001 issue entitled, "The Most Overrated and Underrated".[3] 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. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Life off the field

On September 4, 1995, Simms' jersey was retired in a halftime ceremony of a game versus the Dallas Cowboys. During an emotional speech, Simms stated that he wanted to don his jersey one final time, and throw "one more pass" to teammate Lawrence Taylor.[33] Simms later commented, "[a]ll of a sudden it kind of hit me, I've put Lawrence in a really tough spot; national TV, he's got dress shoes and a sports jacket on, and he's had a few beers and he's going to run down the field and I'm going to throw him a pass."[34] Simms then motioned for Taylor to run a longer pattern, and after 30–40 yards, threw him the pass. Taylor later stated that the situation made him more nervous than any play of his career, "I'm saying to myself (as the pass is being thrown), 'If I drop this pass, I got to run my black ass all the way up the other side of the river because there ain't no way I'm going to be able to stay in that stadium'."[34] Taylor caught the pass however, and the capacity crowd in attendance cheered in approval.[35] Since he has been retired for more than five years, Simms is eligible for selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; he has yet to be inducted, however. is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... A dress shoe is a shoe used as a component of formal wear. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


After his retirement as a player in 1994, Simms went on to join NBC's lead broadcast crew, teaming with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire on that network's coverage of Super Bowl XXX and Super Bowl XXXII.[36] In 1998, he moved to CBS, teaming first with Greg Gumbel and currently with Jim Nantz on the CBS's lead broadcast team.[36] The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... Richard Alan Dick Enberg (born January 9, 1935 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American sportscaster. ... Paul Maguire (born August 22, 1938) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... James William Jim Nantz III (born May 17, 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his work with CBS Sports television. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ...


Phil is married to Diana, they live in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and have three children: Chris (currently a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Deirdre, and Matthew (freshman QB at Louisville).[36] Map highlighting Franklin Lakes location within Bergen County. ... Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980, in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is an NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. ...


Passing statistics

Year Team GP Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Rate
1979 New York Giants 12 265 134 50.6 1743 13 14 66.0
1980 New York Giants 13 402 193 48.0 2321 15 19 58.9
1981 New York Giants 10 316 172 54.4 2031 11 9 74.0
1983 New York Giants 2 13 7 53.8 130 0 1 56.6
1984 New York Giants 16 533 286 53.7 4044 22 18 78.1
1985 New York Giants 16 495 275 55.6 3829 22 20 78.6
1986 New York Giants 16 468 259 55.3 3487 21 22 74.6
1987 New York Giants 9 282 163 57.8 2230 17 9 90.0
1988 New York Giants 15 479 253 54.9 3359 21 11 82.1
1989 New York Giants 15 405 228 56.3 3061 14 14 77.6
1990 New York Giants 14 311 184 59.2 2284 15 4 92.7
1991 New York Giants 6 141 82 58.3 993 8 4 87.0
1992 New York Giants 4 137 83 60.6 812 5 3 83.3
1993 New York Giants 16 400 247 61.8 3038 15 9 88.3
Career Totals 164 4647 2576 55.4 33462 199 157 78.5

Key to Abbreviations
GP= Games Played
Att= Passes attempted
Com= Passes Completed
Pct= Completion percentage
Yds= Yards
TD= Touchdowns
Int= Interceptions
Rate= Passer rating
The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ...


See also

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Katz, Michael. It's Simms of Morehead State; Giants Pick Simms, A Quarterback, No.1, The New York Times, May 4, 1979, accessed May 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Simms and Meier. pgs. 74–75
  3. ^ a b King, Peter. The Rating Game, Sports Illustrated Volume: 95 issue 8 pg. 60 2001-08-27 ISSN: 0038 - 822X
  4. ^ a b Katz, Michael. Giants Defend 'Value' in Choice of Simms; Perkins Optimistic Giants Selections, The New York Times, May 5, 1979, accessed March 20, 2007.
  5. ^ Mooney, Roger. No team takes Phil Simms first in today's NFL, Bradenton Herald, April 22, 2007, accessed May 10, 2007.
  6. ^ Katz, Michael. Giants Test Simms in A Workout; Pisarcik Overweight, The New York Times, May 11, 1979, accessed March 20, 2007.
  7. ^ Rovell, Darren. Roethlisberger in demand, espn.com, November 4, 2004, accessed 2007-01-01.
  8. ^ Neft, Cohen, and Korch. pg. 660
  9. ^ Topps Football (1981). Card #55.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Phil Simms, databasefootball.com, accessed May 9, 2007.
  11. ^ Neft, Cohen, and Korch. pg. 724
  12. ^ Neft, Cohen, and Korch. pg. 744
  13. ^ Neft, Cohen, and Korch. pg. 766
  14. ^ McConkey, Simms, and Schaap.
  15. ^ a b c New York Giants (1925 - ), databasefootball.com, accessed May 9, 2007.
  16. ^ Weir, Tom. Palmer, Johnson have Saints singing the blues, usatoday.com, November 20, 2006, accessed 2007-01-03.
  17. ^ Anderson, Dave. Sports Of The Times; Phil Simms's Biggest Pass, The New York Times, November 17, 1986, accessed March 20, 2007.
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Sources

  • McConkey, Phil, Simms, Phil, and Schaap, Dick. Simms to McConkey: Blood, Sweat, and Gatorade, New York: Random House. 1987 ISBN 0517567032
  • Neft, David S., Cohen, Richard M., and Korch, Rick. The Complete History of Professional Football from 1892 to the Present. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1994 ISBN 0312114354
  • Schwartz, John. Tales from the New York Giants Sideline, Sports Publishing LLC, 2004 ISBN 1582617589
  • Simms, Phil and Meier, Rick. Phil Simms On Passing, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1998 ISBN 0688161081

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Preceded by
Richard Dent
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXI, 1987
Succeeded by
Doug Williams
Preceded by
Joe Pisarcik
New York Giants starting quarterback
1979-80
Succeeded by
Scott Brunner
Preceded by
Scott Brunner
New York Giants starting quarterback
1984-93
Succeeded by
Dave Brown
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NAME Phil Simms
ALTERNATIVE NAMES none
SHORT DESCRIPTION American football player.
DATE OF BIRTH November 3, 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH Lebanon, Virginia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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