John Elway

NFL Quarterback John Elway Full Name: John Elway
Nationality: American

Profession: NFL Quarterback
Why Famous: One of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, he led the Denver Broncos to five Super Bowl appearances and two victories. He was known for performing his best in the clutch, thanks in large part to the 1987 AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns where he helped engineer a 98-yard, game-tying touchdown drive, which would become known as "The Drive".

He is currently the General Manager of the Denver Broncos.

Born: June 28, 1960 (56 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Angeles, Washington, USA

Married Life

  • 1984-03-03 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California
  • 2003-12-29 Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage
  • 2009-08-29 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

Historical Events in the Life of John Elway

  • 1983-04-26 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1985-12-02 NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)
  • 1987-01-11 "The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI
  • 1999-01-31 Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, John Elway MVP
  • 1999-05-02 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL
  • 1999-09-13 John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos
  • 2004-08-08 John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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