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Encyclopedia > Steve Grogan
Steve Grogan
Date of birth July 24, 1953(1953-07-24)
Place of birth Flag of the United States San Antonio, Texas
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Position(s) Quarterback
College Kansas State
NFL Draft 1975 / Round 5/ Pick 116
Career highlights
Records Most rushing TDs by a QB, season (12)
Stats
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1975-1990 New England Patriots

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College career

After a standout prep career at Ottawa High School where he led his team to state titles in basketball and track and a state runner-up finish in football, Grogan spent his collegiate career at Kansas State University. At Kansas State, he passed for 2,213 yards and ran for 585 yards to rank among the school's all-time passing and total offense leaders. Kansas State University, officially called Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science [2] but commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ...


Pro career

Grogan was picked in the fifth round (116th overall) in the 1975 NFL Draft. Sitting behind team star quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett, head coach Chuck Fairbanks replaced Plunkett with Grogan in mid-season. Grogan threw for 1,976 yards, 11 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Eventually, New England traded Plunkett to the 49ers for two first round draft picks; one in 1976, and one in 1977 along with the San Francisco 49ers' second Round pick in the 1977 NFL Draft. The 1975 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... Chuck Fairbanks was a head coach for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... 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... The 1977 NFL Draft Round One Categories: | | ...


In 1976, Grogan led the Patriots to an 11-3 record and a playoff berth after the team had finished only 3-11 the previous year. During that season, the Patriots defeated the defending Super Bowl champion, Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as the Oakland Raiders, who would go on to win Super Bowl XI. Although the 1976 was not statistically one of Grogan's best, his 12 rushing touchdowns during the 1976 season still stand as the most rushing touchdowns in a season by quarterback. [1]. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1976 season with a record of eleven wins and three losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black 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 West (1970... Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified...


In 1978, Grogan led the Pats to a 11-5 record, and the organization's first ever home playoff game (yet another nightmare in Patriots history). The Pats set the single season team rushing record with 3,156 yards (Grogan rushing for 539 yards and 5 touchdowns himself). The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1978 season with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division. ...


Statistically, Grogan's best season was in 1979, when he completed 206 of 423 passes for 3,286 yards and 28 touchdowns [2]. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1979 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished second in the AFC East division. ...


In 1985, Tony Eason led the Patriots to a 2-3 record out of the gate, and coach Raymond Berry benched Eason for Grogan. After the Patriots won 6 straight games with Grogan at quarterback, Grogan broke his leg in Week 11. Eason returned and was the quarterback as the Patriots earned a wild card berth in the playoffs and eventually reached Super Bowl XX. Against the Chicago Bears, Grogan replaced Eason in the second quarter. Grogan went on to connect on 17 of 30 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in the 46-10 loss. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1985 season with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division. ... Charles Carroll Tony Eason, IV (born October 8, 1959 in Blythe, California) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and New York Jets. ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football wide receiver. ... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


After Eason was released later in the decade, Grogan led the team in passing yards in 1987 and 1989 before retiring at the conclusion of the 1990 season. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues strike-shortened 1987 season with a record of wight wins and seven losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1984 season with a record of five wins and eleven losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East division. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1990 season with a record of one win and fifteen losses, and finished last in the AFC East division. ...


At the time of his retirment, Grogan lead the franchise as the the all time leader in passing yards (26,886) and passing toudowns (182). He is still 2nd in those categories behind Drew Bledsoe. His 16 seasons are the most ever for a Patriots player. He also holds the Patriots single-game record with a 153.9 quarterback rating, achieved by completing 13-of-18 passes for 315 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions versus the New York Jets in 1979. Mike Philbin (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... 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...


Grogan rushed for 2,164 yards (4.9 per carry) and 35 touchdowns during his career, a mark which places him as the Patriots' third overall in rushing touchdowns. Those touchdowns also place Grogan tied with Randall Cunningham and Tobin Rote in fourth place all-time among NFL quarterbacks in rushing scores. For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ... Tobin Rote (January 18, 1928 - June 27, 2000) was an American college and professional football player who played quarterback for the NFLs Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts, and the American Football Leagues San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. ...


During his pro career, Grogan led the Patriots to the playoffs four times (1976, 1978, 1982, and 1985)- as well as in (1986) as a backup.


Trivia

  • Grogan is one of the few NFL quarterbacks who wore a neckbrace during his career[citation needed].
  • Among the Patriots who played with Grogan are: John Hannah, Russ Francis, Sam Cunningham and Stanley Morgan.
  • During his playing days, Grogan was 6'4", 210 lbs.
  • Grogan's oldest son (of three), Tyler Grogan is a player for the New England Surge of the CIFL.

John Allen Hog Hannah (born April 4, 1951) is an American former football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985). ... Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953 in Seattle, Washington), was a former professional football player who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1975 NFL Draft. ... Sam Cunningham (born August 15, 1950, in Santa Barbara, CA) is a retired American football fullback. ... Stanley Morgan is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots. ... Crickey! ... The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ...

Honors

Grogan's high school, Ottawa High School in Ottawa, Kansas has named its football stadium after him. Ottawa is a city situated along the Marais des Cygnes River in the central part of Franklin County, located in east-central Kansas, in the central United States. ...


Kansas State has retired the number Grogan wore for the Wildcats, #11, to jointly honor him and his predecessor, Lynn Dickey. It is the only number retired by Kansas State. He wore #14 with the Patriots. Lynn Dickey was an American football quarterback for the Houston Oilers and Green Bay Packers in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Grogan is a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame and was named to the Patriots 35th Anniversary Team in 1994.


Notes and references

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SonginParilli • Sherman • Taliaferro • KappPlunkettGrogan (1975-82) • EasonGrogan (1987) • FlutieGrogan (1989) • WilsonMillenBledsoeBrady 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... Edward F. Butch Songin (born May 11, 1924 in Walpole, Massachusetts) is a former quarterback for the Boston College Eagles, Boston Patriots, and New York Titans. ... Vito Babe Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. ... Thomas Joseph Sherman (born December 5, 1945 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Boston Patriots (1968-69), Cincinnati Bengals (1968) and Buffalo Bills (1969). ... Mike Taliaferro (born July 26, 1941 in Houston, Texas) was a former professional American football player who played in eight AFL and NFL seasons from 1964-1972 for 3 different teams. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... Charles Carroll Tony Eason, IV (born October 8, 1959 in Blythe, California) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and New York Jets. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... Marc Wilson (born 1957 in Seattle, Washington) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots. ... Hugh Millen (born November 22, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft. ... Mike Philbin (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ...


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