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Encyclopedia > Ricky Proehl

Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968 in Bronx, New York) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Proehl has played 16 seasons with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, and Panthers. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995-present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames The Hawks Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976-present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... 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... City St. ...


High school career

Ricky Proehl attended Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, New Jersey, where he starred in both football and baseball. During his senior year in football, he caught 42 passes for 900 yards and 13 touchdowns. For his efforts that year, he was named a New York All-Metro selection, the Somerset County Player of the Year, and an All-State pick. Hillsborough Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... 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, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...

College career

Proehl attended Wake Forest University, where he was a four-year letterman in football. He holds the school record for receiving yards (2949 yards), and touchdowns (25), as well as ranking in the top five in receptions and receiving average. He ended his college year playing in the Blue-Gray Football Classic and the East-West All-Star Game. Wake Forest University is a private coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, renown for its programs in the liberal arts. ... A letterman, in U.S. sports, is a high school or college athlete who has met a specified level of participation on a varsity athletic team. ... 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... The Blue-Gray Football Classic is an annual American college football all-star game held in Alabama in December. ... Negro League Baseball All-Star Games were the brainchild of Gus Greenlee, owner of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. ...

National Football League career

Proehl was taken in the 3rd round (58th overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft. He set the Cardinal rookie record for receptions, as well as becoming the first rookie to lead the team in receptions since Bob Shaw in 1950. He played four more seasons for the Cardinals before being traded to Seattle for a draft pick. He spent two seasons with the Seahawks, signed with Chicago for one year, and ended up with the Rams for the start of the 1998 NFL season. As part of "The Greatest Show on Turf", he helped lead the Rams to victory at Super Bowl XXXIV. He spent three more seasons with the Rams before signing with Carolina as a free agent at the start of the 2003 NFL season. He was recently talked out of retirement for a 16th season by Panther quarterback Jake Delhomme and coach John Fox. Although Proehl has finished his 16th NFL season, he is expected to retire shortly. This article is about the year. ... 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 Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... Bob Shaw (December 31, 1931 - February 12, 1996) was a British science fiction author and fan. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise. ... John Fox (born February 8, 1955) is the third and current head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Fox, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was raised in San Diego, California after moving there at age 15. ...


Proehl is best known for his role in three memorable playoff games:

  • As a Ram in the 2000 NFC Championship Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Proehl recorded 6 receptions for 100 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown pass with under 5 minutes to play. The Rams won 11-6 and went on to win the Super Bowl.
  • Two years later, in Super Bowl XXXVI against the New England Patriots, with the Rams trailing 17-10, Proehl caught a touchdown pass with 1:30 to play to tie the game, but the Patriots won on a last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri, 20-17. Before the game, Proehl guaranteed that a dynasty would be born that night. His Oracle of Delphi-like prediction ("Tonight, a dynasty is born!") proved correct, but, ironically, the dynasty was the Patriots', who won three of the next four Super Bowls.
  • Two years later, in Super Bowl XXXVIII against New England, this time as a member of the Panthers, Proehl again caught a touchdown pass with 1:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game. Proehl's bad luck continued, however, as the Patriots won the game on a last-second field goal by Vinatieri, 32-29

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External link

  • ESPN.com: Ricky Proehl player card



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