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Encyclopedia > Rich Gannon
Rich Gannon

Rich Gannon in 1993
Date of birth December 20, 1965 (1965-12-20) (age 41)
Place of birth Flag of United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position(s) QB
College Delaware
NFL Draft 1987 / Round 4/ Pick 98
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Awards
Stats
Statistics
  • CBS.com
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1987-92
1993-94
1995-98
1999-2004
Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders

Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. Image File history File links Rich. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Delaware (UD or UDel) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1987 NFL Draft The 1987 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2000 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 2000 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2001 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 2001 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2002 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 10, 2002 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... 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 players team. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... 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... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, White, and Gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] 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... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... 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. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

Contents

Biography

Gannon attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory and won three varsity letters each in football and crew, and twice in basketball. Gannon exploded his senior season winning first team All-City as a punter and quarterback. He threw for 1,567 yards his senior season. Saint Josephs Preparatory School, founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1851, is a Catholic, urban, college preparatory school striving to develop the minds, hearts, and souls of young men in their pursuit of becoming Men for and with Others. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


College

Gannon attended the University of Delaware, playing under Tubby Raymond and running Raymond's Wing-T offense. When he led the Raiders to Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, he was the first player from the University of Delaware to go to the Super Bowl. The University of Delaware (UD or UDel) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Harold R. Tubby Raymond (born November 14, 1926) was University of Delaware head football coach (1966-2001) and College Football Hall of Fame inductee (2003). ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


NFL career

Minnesota Vikings

He was selected in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, who envisioned converting him to a defensive back. Gannon balked at the idea, and he was quickly traded to the Minnesota Vikings. After two years of playing sparingly, Gannon became the Vikings' starting quarterback in 1990, displacing incumbent Wade Wilson, until he was passed over for Sean Salisbury towards the end of the 1992 season. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Charles Wade Wilson (born February 1, 1959 in Greenville, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints, the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders in a seventeen year career from 1981 to 1998 in the National Football League. ... Richard Sean Salisbury (born March 9, 1963 in Long Beach, California) is an ESPN football analyst and former NFL quarterback. ...


Washington Redskins

In 1993 Gannon was released and signed with the Washington Redskins after coming off rotator cuff surgery. Gannon started three games for Washington and was released at season's end. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Kansas City Chiefs

Following a hiatus from football for the 1994 season, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1995. For two years he served as a backup to Steve Boner. In 1997 a quarterback controversy was created when the Gannon-led Chiefs excelled in the absence of the injured Elvis Grbac. In the playoffs, coach Marty Schottenheimer elected to play Grbac instead of Gannon and the Chiefs lost 14-10. The two ended up splitting snaps in 1998, after Grbac was injured in Week 1. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, White, and Gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] 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... Elvis Grbac (born August 13, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former NFL quarterback. ...


Oakland Raiders

In February 1999 he was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders. He excelled in Jon Gruden's west coast offense and was voted to the Pro Bowl in his first year as a Raider, the first of four straight selections. In 2001 and 2002, he won the Pro Bowl MVP award consecutively, a feat achieved by no other NFL player. In fact, in a Week 2 game against Pittsburgh, Gannon was 43 of 64 for 403 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions. Gannon won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award after a record-setting 2002 season, throwing for 4,689 yards and 26 touchdowns, which helped the Raiders advance to Super Bowl XXXVII. He led the league in with 418 completions on 618 attempts. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo...


In the Super Bowl, Gannon threw a Super Bowl record 5 interceptions in a 48-21 rout by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs' stellar defense was aided by the fact that their new head coach was Jon Gruden, who was able to impart to the Buccaneers' almost perfect knowledge of the Raiders' playbook, as well as Gannon's mannerisms and even some audibles which Oakland coach Bill Callahan had left unchanged since Gruden left. City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... Bill Callahan is the name of: An American football coach, Bill Callahan A musician that performs under the name Smog A college student known for his blog: [1] blog This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


Rich's 2003 season was ended by a shoulder injury in Week 7, after a 2-5 start. A serious neck injury in 2004 effectively ended his career. Gannon was hurt when he scrambled, and slid into a helmet-to-helmet collision with, ironically, Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks in Week 3. Derrick Brooks (born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida) plays professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. ...


When the Raiders signed Kerry Collins prior to the 2004 season, most thought that Gannon would be cut in favor of the strong armed Collins, whom skeptics thought was a better fit in new coach Norv Turner's vertical offense. Gannon not only kept his starting QB spot, but thrived. He threw for 305 yards in the season opener against Pittsburgh, including a 40 yard touchdown strike to Doug Gabriel, the Raiders nearly won the game over a Steelers team that finished the 2004 season with 15 victories. The Raiders were a competitive team with Gannon as their QB, and finished 5-11 after his career ending neck injury. When Gannon went, so did the Raiders' 2004 season. 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. ... Doug Gabriel (born August 27, 1980 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders. ...


Retirement

On August 6, 2005 Gannon officially retired from football and joined CBS Sports as an NFL analyst. The same year Gannon was inducted into the University of Delaware athletics hall of fame, Gannon retired as an Oakland Raider. CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The University of Delaware (UD or UDel) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ...


Personal

Bill Brown, former Minnesota Vikings running back, is his father-in-law. [1] Bill Brown was a running back in the NFL. He played for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. ... 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...


Awards

In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of 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. ... 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 players team. ...

Records

  • NFL record for most interceptions in a superbowl (5)
  • NFL season record for pass completions (418 in 2002)
  • NFL season record for 300+ yard passing games (10 in 2002)
  • NFL season record for consecutive 300+ yard passing games (6 in 2002), tied with Steve Young (1998) and Kurt Warner (2000)
  • NFL game record for highest completion percentage (89%)
  • Oakland Raiders franchise record for 300-yard passing games (24)
  • Oakland Raiders franchise record for completions (1,533)
  • Oakland Raiders franchise record completion percentage (62.6)
  • Voted into University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005

Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Kurtis Eugene the Boyo Warner (was never born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback on the Arizona Cardinals. ...

External links

  • Rich Gannon at ESPN.com
  • Career statistics at pro-football-reference.com

ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

References

  1. ^ Gannon's bio
Preceded by
Kurt Warner
NFL Most Valuable Player
2002 season
Succeeded by
Peyton Manning
Steve McNair
NFL MVP Award from the Associated Press
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