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Encyclopedia > Tommy Maddox
Tommy Maddox
Date of birth September 2, 1971 (age 35)
Place of birth Shreveport, Louisiana
Height ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 219 lb (100 kg)
Position(s) QB
College UCLA
NFL Draft 1992 / Round 1 / Pick 25
Awards 2002 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
2001 XFL League MVP
Statistics
Team(s)
1992-1993
1994
1995
2000
2001
2001-2005
Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants
New Jersey Red Dogs (AFL)
Los Angeles Xtreme (XFL)
Pittsburgh Steelers

Thomas (Tommy) Alfred Maddox (born September 2, 1971 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a football quarterback who most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Nickname: Port City, Ratchet City(a reference to the citys wildly popular hip-hop dance), River City Motto: City of Shreveport 1836 Location in the state of Louisiana. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... 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 California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... 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 1992 NFL Draft Round one External links 1992 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange and Broncos Navy Blue [1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present... City St. ... For the current season, see 2006 New York Giants season. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1997 Home arena Thomas & Mack Center City, State Las Vegas, Nevada Wild card titles 3: 1997, 1998, 2003 Division titles 1: 2002 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Las Vegas Gladiators have no connection to the Pittsburgh Gladiators, the Arena Football League. ... Categories: Defunct American football teams | Los Angeles sports | American football stubs ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Nickname: Port City, Ratchet City(a reference to the citys wildly popular hip-hop dance), River City Motto: City of Shreveport 1836 Location in the state of Louisiana. ... 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football...

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High school career

At L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, Maddox was a letterwinner in football, basketball, and baseball. As a senior, he was team captain, and was named the Southwest Texas Offensive Player of the Year, District Most Valuable Player, and the Area Most Valuable Player. Lawrence Dale Bell High School, more commonly known as L.D. Bell High School, is a high school based in Hurst, Texas, as part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. The school is named for the founder of nearby Bell Helicopter Textron. ... Image:Hurst Flag. ...


College, AFL, early NFL years

Maddox played collegiate football as quarterback at UCLA, where he was well-regarded, but was, in opinions of some, ill-advised in attempting to turn professional after his sophomore season. Drafted by the Denver Broncos, he spent several seasons in the NFL relegated to back-up duty on various teams. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants before being released by the Atlanta Falcons during the 1997 preseason. After being released from the NFL Maddox joined the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League but did not last long in the indoor league. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange and Broncos Navy Blue [1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City St. ... For the current season, see 2006 New York Giants season. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1997 Home arena Thomas & Mack Center City, State Las Vegas, Nevada Wild card titles 3: 1997, 1998, 2003 Division titles 1: 2002 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Las Vegas Gladiators have no connection to the Pittsburgh Gladiators, the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...


XFL

After his brief stint in the AFL, Tommy Maddox was invited to try out for the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL. Maddox made an impact in his time in the XFL. He was the only quarterback of the league to start all 10 regular season games, led the league in passing yards, touchdowns, rushed for 2 touchdowns, and led the Xtreme to the Million Dollar Game, also known as the "Big Game At The End." The Xtreme defeated the San Francisco Demons with a score of 38-6. Maddox was named the MVP of the XFL in 2001. However Tommy Maddox's XFL glory would not last, as the league closed after its only season in 2001. The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Categories: Defunct American football teams | Los Angeles sports | American football stubs ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The Million Dollar Game was the XFLs championship game at the end of its only season in 2001. ... The Only Season The San Francisco Demons were a short-lived springtime American football team based in San Francisco, California. ...


NFL return

Maddox signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a backup in 2001 and replaced Kordell Stewart at quarterback early in the 2002 season. Maddox became a dominant NFL quarterback in 2002 as he led the Steelers into the playoffs with a 10-5-1 record. One of Maddox's most memorable games came in the first round of the playoffs when he overcame a 17 point 3rd quarter deficit against the Cleveland Browns. Maddox delivered a clutch 36-33 win over the rival Cleveland Browns at home in the wild card round before a 34-31 loss at the Tennessee Titans in the second round. He won the ESPN ESPY award and also the NFL award for NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award for his performance during the 2002 season. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... Kordell Stewart (born October 16, 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana) is an American NFL quarterback who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... For historical information about the Cleveland Browns (including all-time records, Hall of Famers, notable players and coaching history, see Cleveland Browns Archives Browns redirects here. ... For historical information about the Cleveland Browns (including all-time records, Hall of Famers, notable players and coaching history, see Cleveland Browns Archives Browns redirects here. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970... The ESPY Awards are a set of annual sports awards given out by the ESPN sports television channel in the United States since 1993. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


In 2003, Maddox had an average year statistically as the Steelers finished at a disappointing 6-10. After the 2003 season, the Steelers drafted a new quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, in the first round. Roethlisberger was given the starting job after Maddox was injured during a week 2 game against the Ravens, and responded by guiding the Steelers to 14 straight regular season wins and a trip to the AFC Championship game. Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback to...


Maddox reassumed his starting QB role when Roethlisberger suffered a knee injury early in the 2005 season, but losses in a poor performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars and an average performance against the Baltimore Ravens sent him back to the bench, giving Charlie Batch the second-string spot. Following the Steelers' win in the Super Bowl XL, Maddox was released from the team for salary cap reasons. City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens... Charles DDonte Batch (born December 5, 1974 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb) is a veteran NFL football quarterback. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


Tommy Maddox is one of two players (along with Bobby Singh) to hold both a Super Bowl ring and XFL championship ring. However, Maddox was the only Steelers player not to attend the ceremony at the White House honoring their Super Bowl championship. Bobby Singh (born November 21, 1975)[1] is a guard with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League[2] and member of the Board of School Trustees of British Columbia School District 38 Richmond. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Maddox is an avid golfer, and he is the founder of the Tommy Maddox Foundation for disadvantaged children. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...


Maddox tried out for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots in September 2006, but did not sign a contract. [1] City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Currently Vacant Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi 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–present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats The Riots 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...

Preceded by
Kordell Stewart
Pittsburgh Steelers Starting Quarterbacks
2002-2004
Succeeded by
Ben Roethlisberger
Preceded by
Garrison Hearst
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
2002
Succeeded by
Jon Kitna

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Tommy Maddox Foundation (376 words)
The Tommy Maddox Foundation is a Christian, non-profit organization established by NFL quarterback Tommy Maddox and his wife Jennifer in 2003.
Tommy was inspired to start the Tommy Maddox Foundation because of his own personal experience in overcoming life's challenges with the strength he found in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tommy's effort and talent were quickly recognized by the Pittsburgh Steelers who saw his potential similarity to Kurt Warner, another underappreciated quarterback who went from playing arena league football one season to leading the St. Louis Rams to an NFL Superbowl victory the next.
Tommy Maddox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Maddox eventually signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a backup and, replacing Kordell Stewart at quarterback early in the 2002 season, led them into the playoffs, directing a clutch 36-33 win over the rival Cleveland Browns at home in the wild card round before a 34-31 loss at the Tennessee Titans in the second round.
Maddox reassumed his starting QB role when Roethlisberger suffered a knee injury early in the 2005 season, but poor performances in losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens almost guaranteed his permanent return to the bench, giving Steeler Charlie Batch the second-string spot.
Tommy Maddox is an avid golfer, and he is the founder of the Tommy Maddox Foundation for disadvantaged children.
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