Graduel Christopher Darin Cris Carter is a former American football player in the National Football League. He was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings. After starting for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Carter was drafted by the Eagles in the round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft. While in Philadelphia, head coach Buddy Ryan helped to coin one of ESPNs Chris Bermans famous quotes about Carter and he was let go by Ryan in 1989, due to off-the-field issues. Carter was signed by the Vikings and turned his life and career around, becoming a two-time first-team and one-time second-team All-Pro, when he left the Vikings after 2001, he held most of the team career receiving records. He briefly played for the Dolphins in 2002 before retiring, since retiring from the NFL, Carter has worked as an analyst on HBOs Inside the NFL, ESPNs Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, and online at Yahoo Sports. He works as an assistant coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Carter resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
He is the brother of former NBA player and coach Butch Carter, after six years, and five finalist selections, Carter was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 2,2013. To date, he is the only player drafted in the Supplemental draft to eventually be elected into the Hall of Fame, Carter was born in Troy, Ohio. For elementary school he went to Heywood Elementary in Troy, Ohio and he spent his early childhood there before moving to Middletown, Ohio with his mother,3 brothers, and two sisters. They lived in a small four-bedroom apartment and he attended Middletown High School and starred in both football and basketball. According to Carter on ESPN Radios Mike & Mike, he dropped the name during 7th grade, Carter was heavily recruited out of high school for both basketball and football. He accepted the offer from Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce, Carter became a consensus All-America selection after his junior season, Ohio States first All American at wide receiver. Carter had intended to both football and basketball at Ohio State, but decided to focus on football after making an immediate impact his freshman year.
That year he set a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 172 yards, Carter was known for great hands, running precise routes, and for acrobatic leaps. He had remarkable body control and footwork when making catches near the sidelines, at the Citrus Bowl at the end of the 1985 season, Carter caught a ball that quarterback Jim Karsatos was intending to throw away. Then he somehow levitated back in bounds to get both his feet in bounds, I swear to this day he actually levitated to get back in bounds. When I saw it on film, it just blew me away, prior to Carters senior season, he secretly signed with notorious sports agent Norby Walters
Darrelle Shavar Revis is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and was drafted in the first round by the New York Jets in the 2007 NFL Draft. He has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots and his spot on the field is nicknamed Revis Island, a phrase Revis has trademarked, for his ability to shut down the opposing number one receiver. By 2010, he was considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, Revis high school accolades included Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2003 Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2003 WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year, and 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22”. He completed a 39-yard pass, had a reception, in his junior and senior years of high school, Revis led Aliquippa to WPIAL basketball championships, leading the team in scoring both years, culminating with a 25.2 PPG average his senior season. He had the most interceptions out of any cornerback for high school, in track & field, Revis ran on the Quips WPIAL Class AA champion 4x100-metres relay team that placed third at the state championships.
Revis attended the University of Pittsburgh, and played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team and he earned first-team freshman All-America honors his 2004 freshman campaign. Revis played all 12 games, and started 11 of those 12, Revis tied for fifth on the team with 49 tackles, tied for team lead with 12 broken-up passes, and second on the team with 14 defended passes. The most important of the two interceptions was against the West Virginia Mountaineers, when he intercepted a pass that set up the Panthers game-winning drive. Revis had a career-high seven tackles against the Boston College Eagles, with Pitt leading 17–10, the Boston College Eagles elected to go for it late in the fourth on fourth-and-goal. The pass got to the line, but Revis hit the receiver. Reviss sophomore season in 2005 was another excellent campaign, Revis earned first-team All-Big East at cornerback. Revis led the Panthers with four interceptions and was second-team with 13 defended passes, Revis was ranked second in the Big East with two recovered fumbles.
Revis had a 79-yard punt return for a score against the Cincinnati Bearcats, Revis had an interception and totaled 119 punt return yards against Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Reviss final year at Pitt, his 2006 junior campaign, was where he established himself on the national stage and he was a candidate for Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy at the end of the season. Revis recorded interceptions against the Virginia Cavaliers and Cincinnati, which were taken back for touchdowns. During the 2006 Backyard Brawl game with rival West Virginia, Revis made a dynamic, 73-yard punt return, while breaking several tackles, the key block to spring him, by Pitt wide receiver Derek Kinder, took out two Mountaineers. The play was nominated for Best Play at the 2007 ESPY Awards and was voted the best College Football Play of the Year, sporting News First-team Freshman All-American Rivals. com Second-team Freshman All-American First-team All-Big East Rivals
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a club of the American League East division. The Red Sox have won eight World Series championships and have played in 13, founded in 1901 as one of the American Leagues eight charter franchises, the Red Sox home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The Red Sox name was chosen by the owner, John I. Taylor, around 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had known as the Boston Red Stockings. Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. Following their victory in the 2013 World Series, they became the first team to win three World Series trophies in the 21st century, including championships in 2004 and 2007. Red Sox history has marked by the teams intense rivalry with the Yankees. The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Liverpool F. C.
of the Premier League in England. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in road attendance. From May 15,2003 to April 10,2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game—a total of 820 games for a professional sports record. Neil Diamonds Sweet Caroline has become an anthem for the Red Sox, the name Red Sox, chosen by owner John I. Taylor after the 1907 season, refers to the red hose in the team uniform beginning 1908. Sox had been adopted for the Chicago White Sox by newspapers needing a headline-friendly form of Stockings. The team name Red Sox had previously used as early as 1888 by a colored team from Norfolk. The Spanish language media sometimes refers to the team as Medias Rojas, the official Spanish site uses the variant Los Red Sox. The Red Stockings nickname was first used by a team by the Cincinnati Red Stockings. Managed by Harry Wright, Cincinnati adopted a uniform with white knickers and red stockings and earned the famous nickname, the Boston Red Stockings won four championships in the five seasons of the new National Association, the first professional league.
Other names were used before Boston officially adopted the nickname Braves in 1912
Charles Edward Greene, better known as Mean Joe Greene, is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1981. He was noted for his leadership, fierce competitiveness, and intimidating style of play for which he earned his nickname, Greene attended North Texas State University, where he earned consensus All-America honors as a senior for the North Texas State Mean Green football team. He was drafted by the Steelers fourth overall in the 1969 NFL Draft and made an impact with the team. Greene is credited with providing the foundation upon which Steelers coach Chuck Noll turned the franchise into a sports dynasty. He was the cornerstone of the Steel Curtain defense that led Pittsburgh to four Super Bowl championships in a six-year span, throughout his career, Greene was one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL, overpowering opposing offensive linemen with ease. Former teammate Andy Russell called Greene unquestionably the NFLs best player in the seventies and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, and his number 75 jersey is retired by both the North Texas football team and the Steelers.
Greene is known for his appearance in the Hey Kid. Coca-Cola commercial in 1979, which aired during Super Bowl XIV, charles Edward Greene was born September 24,1946, in Elgin, Texas. He played high school football at Dunbar High School in Temple, despite Greenes talents, the Dunbar Panthers had a mediocre record, and he was not heavily recruited by colleges. His options were limited due to segregation of the Southwest Conference. He was eventually offered a scholarship to college football at North Texas State University. He led the team to a 23–5–1 record during his three seasons, in his 29 games at defensive tackle, North Texas State held the opposition to 2,507 yards gained on 1,276 rushes, a per-carry average of less than two yards per attempt. Greene was a three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection and his college coach, Rod Rust, said of Greene, There are two factors behind Joes success. First, he has the ability to make the big defensive play, second, he has the speed to be an excellent pursuit player.
A pro scout said, Hes tough and mean and comes to hit people, while sources agree the name is a reference to North Texas athletics teams, the Mean Green, there are conflicting accounts as to how and why Greene received his Mean Greene nickname. When he first arrived at North Texas, the moniker was the Eagles. In 1966, Greenes first year on the varsity team, the team adopted the Mean Green moniker, two possible origins of the nickname are two separate cheers that supposedly developed independently during North Texas 1966 game against UTEP. One cheer was by Sidney Sue Graham, wife of the North Texas sports information director, in response to a tackle by Greene, she blurted out, That’s the way, Mean Greene
Eric Demetric Dickerson is a former college and professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Dickerson played college football for the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft and played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, during his NFL career, he rushed for over 13,000 yards. He holds the NFLs single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards, Dickerson committed to Texas A&M before reconsidering and deciding amongst Oklahoma, Southern California and Southern Methodist University. His great-great aunt talked him into staying in the state of Texas to attend Southern Methodist University because she liked SMU coach Ron Meyer, Dickerson was the subject of recruiting controversy when he started driving a new Pontiac Trans-Am during his senior year of high school.
At the time he said his grandmother from Mexico bought it for him, even to this day, refuses to answer on whether or not he accepted anything to attend SMU, Even if I did take something, I still wouldnt tell. Initially, Dickerson shared carries with Craig James and Charles Waggoner, Waggoner was hurt returning a kickoff their freshman season, leaving Dickerson and James to lead SMUs running attack, called the Pony Express. Dickerson gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbell’s Southwest Conference record for yards and his 48 career touchdowns tied Doak Walker’s SMU total for career scoring. In his senior year, despite splitting time with James, Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind Herschel Walker and he was a First-team All-America in 1982 and a Second-team All-American in 1981. While he considered going to the Los Angeles Express in the United States Football League and he was selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. An immediate success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts, most rushing yards gained and his efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.
In his second season, Dickerson continued his onslaught on the NFL record book becoming a member of the 2,000 rushing yards club. Twelve times in 1984 he gained more than 100 yards rushing, breaking the record of 100-yard games in a season held by O. J. Simpson, no one has since rushed for more yards in a single NFL season. Dickersons 5.6 yards per carry led the Rams to a berth in 1984. Although he rushed for 1,234 yards in 1985 while missing the first two games while in a dispute, he missed the Pro Bowl for the first time in his short NFL career. He did go on to rush for a playoff record 248 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in post-season play, the 1985 season marked the beginning of on-going contract disputes between Dickerson and the Rams. In 1987, after playing just three games for the Rams during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in one of the NFLs biggest trades ever at that time. With the picks the Rams took running back Gaston Green, wide receiver Aaron Cox, linebacker Fred Strickland, running back Cleveland Gary, linebacker Frank Stams, and defensive back Darryl Henley
George Allen Pat Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, and ESPN. In addition to football, he announced major golf and tennis events. In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls on network television,26 Masters Tournaments and he contributed to 10 Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio as a pregame host or analyst. Summerall played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and in the National Football League from 1952 through 1961 and he was drafted by the Detroit Lions and played with Bobby Layne. The best playing time in his career was with the New York Giants as a kicker, after retiring as a player, he joined CBS as a color commentator the next year. He worked with Tom Brookshier and John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS, although retired since 2002, he continued to announce games on occasion, especially those near his Texas home. He was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1977 and that year, he received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999, at Columbia High School, Lake City, Summerall played football, tennis and basketball. Although basketball was his favorite sport, he was recognized as an All-State selection in basketball and football and he was inducted into the FHSAA Hall of Fame and was named to the FHSAAs All-Century Team. Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played end, tight end. He graduated in 1953 majoring in Russian history, according to CBS News, Summerall spent ten years as a professional football player in the National Football League, primarily as a placekicker. The Detroit Lions drafted Summerall as a draft choice in the 1952 NFL Draft. Summerall played the pre-season with the Lions before breaking his arm and his best professional year statistically was 1959, when Summerall scored 90 points on 30-for-30 extra-point kicking and 20-for-29 field goal kicking. Summeralls most memorable moment may well have been at the very end of the December 14,1958 regular season finale between his Giants and the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium.
Going into the game, the Browns were in first place in the Eastern Conference, in that era, there was no overtime during regular season games, standings ties were broken by a playoff, and there were no wild-card teams. The Browns, on the hand, needed only a tie to clinch the Eastern championship. As time was running out, the Giants and Browns were tied, 10–10, the Giants got barely into Cleveland territory, sent out Summerall to try for a tiebreaking 49-yard field goal. To add to the drama, there were swirling winds and snow, Summerall, a straight-ahead kicker, made the field goal with just two minutes to play, keeping the Giants alive for another week
History of the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys were the NFLs first modern-era expansion team. In an effort not to cede the South to the AFL, the NFL awarded Dallas a franchise, as a result, the NFLs first ever expansion team played its inaugural season with the benefit of a college draft. Originally, the formation of an NFL expansion team in Texas was met with opposition by Washington Redskins owner. This was no surprise, because despite being located in the nations capital and this early confrontation between the two franchises helped to trigger what would become one of the more heated National Football League rivalries, which continues to this day. The team was first known as the Dallas Steers, the Dallas Rangers, on March 19,1960, the organization announced that it would be called the Cowboys to avoid confusion with the American Association Dallas Rangers baseball team. The founding investors of the Dallas Cowboys were Clint Murchison, Jr. John D. Murchison, along with minority shareholders, Toddie Lee and Bedford Wynne and William R.
Hawn. The new owners subsequently hired Tex Schramm as general manager, Gil Brandt as player personnel director, the Cowboys began play in 1960, and played their home games a few miles east of Downtown Dallas at the Cotton Bowl. For their first three seasons, they shared this stadium with the Dallas Texans, who play in the American Football League that same year. The 1960 Cowboys finished their inaugural campaign 0-11-1 with a roster made up of sub-par players. The following year, the Cowboys made their first college draft selection, the 1961 season saw the Cowboys pick up their first victory in franchise history, a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first game of the season. The Cowboys, interestingly enough, had played the Steelers in their first ever regular season only the year before. The Cowboys finished their campaign with an overall 4-9-1 record. In 1962, Dallas improved slightly, going 5-8-1, the Chiefs would eventually join the NFL as part of the 1970 AFL–NFL merger. In 1963, Dallas fell back to 4–10, in 1964, they posted another 5-8-1 campaign.
During this period, the Cowboys had the misfortune of being associated as the city where President Kennedy was assassinated, the Cowboys success in the decade, largely contributed to restoring civic pride in Dallas after the assassination. During the early and mid-1960s, the Cowboys gradually built a contender, in 1965, the Cowboys went 7–7, achieving a.500 record for the first time. In 1966, the Cowboys posted their first winning season, finishing atop the Eastern Conference with a 10-3-1 record, Dallas sent eight players to the Pro Bowl, including Howley, Meredith and future Pro Football Hall of Fame members Hayes and Renfro. In their first-ever postseason appearance, the Cowboys faced the Green Bay Packers in the 1966 NFL Championship Game, with a trip to the first ever Super Bowl on the line
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. The game is the culmination to a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15,1967, the single exception to this rule is Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7,2016, following the 2015 regular season. The next game, Super Bowl LII, scheduled for February 4,2018, the game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League. It was agreed that the two champion teams would play in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a conference, the National Football Conference leads the league with 26 wins to 25 wins for the American Football Conference. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl championship titles, with six, the New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl appearances, with nine.
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some as an unofficial American national holiday, is called Super Bowl Sunday and it is the second-largest day for U. S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, in 2015, Super Bowl XLIX became the most-watched American television program in history with an average audience of 114. The NFL restricts the use of its Super Bowl trademark, it is called the Big Game or other generic terms by non-sponsoring corporations. As a result and discussing the broadcasts commercials has become a significant aspect of the event, for four decades after its 1920 inception, the NFL successfully fended off several rival leagues. However, in 1960, it encountered its most serious competitor when the American Football League was formed. The AFL vied heavily with the NFL for both players and fans, but by the middle of the decade the strain of competition led to merger talks between the two leagues.
Prior to the 1966 season, the NFL and AFL reached an agreement that was to take effect for the 1970 season. As part of the merger, the champions of the two agreed to meet in a world championship game for professional American football until the merger was effected. A bowl game is a college football game. Exploiting the Rose Bowl Games popularity, post-season college football contests were created for Miami, New Orleans, and El Paso, Texas in 1935, by the time the first Super Bowl was played, the term bowl for any major American football game was well established
Reginald Howard White was a professional American football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for 15 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was recognized as an All-American, during his professional career, he was known for his Christian ministry as an ordained Evangelical minister, leading to his nickname, the Minister of Defense. White is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, White was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He played high school football at Howard High School under Coach Robert Pulliam, during his senior year with the Hustlin Tigers, White recorded 140 tackles and 10 sacks, and received All-American honors. He was rated the number one recruit in Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel, White played college football at Tennessee from 1980 to 1983. He was awarded the Andy Spiva Award, given annually to the Vols most improved defensive player, as a sophomore during the 1981 season, White registered 95 tackles, a team-leading eight sacks, and a team-leading seven tackles-for-loss.
He blocked three extra-point attempts and he had 10 tackles and two sacks, one of which resulted in a safety, against Memphis State, and was named the teams outstanding defensive player for the game. For his performance in Tennessees 10-7 win over Georgia Tech, which included a fumble recovery that sealed the Vols victory. White had eight tackles in Tennessees 28-21 victory over Wisconsin in the 1981 Garden State Bowl, at the end of the season, he was named to the Sophomore All-American team by The Football News. White was named a Preseason All-American going into the 1982 season, but was bothered by an ankle injury. While he registered just 47 tackles, he led the team with seven sacks. His best game of the came in the Vols 24-24 tie against LSU, in which he registered eight tackles, including a sack. He had eight tackles, two sacks, and a fumble in Tennessees 28-22 loss to Iowa in the 1982 Peach Bowl. He had two sacks in Tennessees 31-6 win over New Mexico, and a school record four sacks in the Vols blowout win over the The Citadel.
In Tennessees 30-23 win over Maryland in the 1983 Florida Citrus Bowl, White sacked heralded Maryland quarterback Boomer Esiason in the second quarter, White was a consensus All-American, SEC Player of the Year, and a Lombardi Award finalist. During his tenure at the University of Tennessee, White registered 293 tackles,32 sacks,19 tackles-for-loss, four fumble recoveries and his 15 sacks in a season remained a school record until 2016. His mark of 32 career sacks remained a record until it was broken by Derek Barnett during the 2016 season. His school single-game record of four sacks stood until 2013, when Corey Miller had four, after his college football career, White signed with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL
Thomas Wade Tom Landry was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the defense system made famous by the Doomsday Defense squads he created during his 29-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. His 29 consecutive years as the coach of one team are an NFL record, Landry won two Super Bowl titles, five NFC titles,13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270–178–6 record, the third-most wins all-time for an NFL coach. His 20 career playoff victories are the second most of any coach in NFL history and he was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. His most impressive professional accomplishment is his 20 consecutive winning seasons, from 1966 to 1982 Dallas played in 12 NFL or NFC Championship games, a span of 17 years. More impressive is the Cowboys appearance in 10 NFC Championship games in the 13-year span from 1970 to 1982, born in Mission, Texas, to Ray and Ruth Landry, Tom was the second of four children.
Landrys father had suffered from rheumatism, and relocated to the climate of Texas from Indiana or Illinois. Ray Landry himself was an athlete, making his mark locally as a pitcher, Tom played quarterback for Mission High School, where he led his team to a 12–0 record in his senior season. The Mission High School football stadium is named Tom Landry Stadium and is home to the Mission Eagles, Landry attended the University of Texas at Austin as an industrial engineering major. Landry had given thought to enrolling at Mississippi State University, where his friend John Tripson was an All-American, but he knew that he would be away from his friends and family. The main driving force in keeping him from enrolling at Mississippi State University was the notion that it would be too long a travel for his parents to see him play college football. He interrupted his education after a semester to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, Landry was inspired to join the armed forces in honor of his brother Robert.
Robert Landry had enlisted in the Army Air Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor, while ferrying a B-17 over to England, Robert Landrys plane had gone down over the North Atlantic, close to Iceland. Several weeks passed before the Army was able to officially declare Robert Landry dead, Tom Landry began his basic training at Sheppard Field near Wichita Falls and his preflight training at Kelly Field, located near San Antonio, Texas. Landrys first experience as a bomber was a tough one, a few minutes after takeoff, Landry realized that the pilot seemed to be working furiously, and Landry had realized the planes engine had died. Despite this experience, Landry was committed to flying, at the age of 19, Landry was transferred to Sioux City, where he trained as a copilot for flying a B-17. In 1944, Landry got his orders, and from Sioux City he went to Liverpool, from November 1944 to April 1945, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions, and survived a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel
Kurtis Eugene Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League teams, the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and he was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1994 after playing college football at Northern Iowa. Warner went on to be considered the best undrafted NFL player of all time, Warner will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2017. He led the 2008 Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII, Warner currently holds the seventh-highest career passer rating of all-time, and the fourth-highest career completion percentage in NFL history with 65. 5%. Born in Burlington, Warner played football at Regis High School in Cedar Rapids, after that he attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating in 1993. At UNI, Warner was third on the Panthers depth chart until his senior year, when Warner was finally given the chance to start, he was named the Gateway Conferences Offensive Player of the Year.
Following his college career, Warner went undrafted in the 1994 NFL Draft, while Warner was with the Packers, the head coach was Mike Holmgren, the quarterback coach was Steve Mariucci, and Andy Reid was the offensive assistant. After Warner was released, Mariucci told him that he knew Warner had enormous potential but was not ready to be an NFL quarterback yet, after his release, Warner stocked shelves at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Falls for $5.50 an hour. Warner often notes this as the point when telling of his rise to NFL stardom in 1999. He mentions his conversion to Christianity that occurred around 1997, Warner returned to Northern Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant coach with the football team, all the while still hoping to get another tryout with an NFL team. With no NFL teams willing to give him a chance, Warner turned to the Arena Football League in 1995, Warner was named to the AFLs First-team All-Arena in both 1996 and 1997 after he led the Barnstormers to Arena Bowl appearances in both seasons.
Warners performance was so impressive that he would be named out of the 20 Best Arena Football Players of all time. In 2000, after Warners breakout NFL season, the Arena Football League used his new fame for the name of its first widely available video game, on August 12,2011, Warner was named as an inductee into the Arena Football Hall of Fame. In 1998, Warner was finally signed by an NFL franchise, the St. Louis Rams, and was allocated to NFL Europes Amsterdam Admirals and his backup at the time was future Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme, another famous rags-to-riches quarterback story. Returning to the United States for the season, Warner spent the 1998 season as St. Louis third-string quarterback behind Tony Banks and he ended his season completing only 4 of 11 pass attempts for 39 yards and a 47.2 QB rating. After releasing Banks and Bono following the 1998 season, the Rams signed free agent Trent Green to be their starting QB, when Green tore his ACL in a preseason game, Rams coach Dick Vermeil named Warner as the Rams starter.
In an emotional press conference, Vermeil—who hadnt seen Warner work with the first-string offense—famously said, We will rally around Kurt Warner, Warner threw three touchdown passes in each of his first three NFL starts, he is the only NFL quarterback in history to accomplish that feat. Warner drew more attention in the Rams fourth game of the season, Warner finished the game with five touchdown passes, giving him 14 in four games and the Rams a 4–0 record
He played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and he played for the New York Jets in 2012. Additionally, he had stints with the New England Patriots. Tebow became the Florida Gators starting quarterback during the 2007 season when he became the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. In 2008, Tebow led Florida to a 13–1 record and its national championship in three years, and was named the offensive MVP of the national championship game. The Gators again went 13–1 in 2009, his senior year, as a member of the Denver Broncos, he started the last three games of his rookie season and became the teams full-time starting quarterback beginning in the sixth game of 2011. During the 2012 offseason, the Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets where he received playing time and was released after the 2012 season ended.
He signed a two-year, non-guaranteed contract with the New England Patriots on June 11,2013, after two seasons away from the game, Tebow signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 20,2015 and was released by the Eagles on September 5. It is unprecedented for an NFL quarterback to have had the kind of early success Tebow had, in 2016, Tebow announced he would pursue a career in professional baseball and signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on September 8. Tebows parents, Pamela Elaine and Robert Ramsey Tebow II, met while attending the University of Florida in the late 1960s and his mother was a freshman and his father was a sophomore at the time. The couple married on June 12,1971, before Pamelas graduation from the University, in 1985, the family moved to the Philippines where they served as Baptist missionaries and built a ministry. Prior to becoming pregnant with Tim, his mother contracted amoebic dysentery and she discovered she was pregnant while recovering.
Because of the used to treat her, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion, the Tebows decided against it citing their strong faith. On August 14,1987, she gave birth to Tim in Manila, Tebow is the youngest of five children. He and his siblings were all homeschooled by their parents, who instilled the familys Christian beliefs, in 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing home-schooled students to compete in high school sporting events. The law specifies that home-schooled students may participate on the team of the high school in the school district in which they live. Tebow took advantage of this law when he decided to attend Trinity Christian Academy, the high school in his hometown of Jacksonville