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".
Elway began his career as a first pick draft for the Baltimore Colts but controversially refused to play for them, saying he'd rather play baseball. He was eventually traded to the Denver Broncos.
In 2011 Elway was appointed General Manager of the Denver Broncos.
- 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
- 1983-04-26 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback John Elway first pick by Baltimore Colts
- 1985-12-02 NFL quarterback 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" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI
- 1987-01-25 Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
- 1988-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 38-33
- 1988-01-31 Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
- 1990-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
- 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
- 1992-01-12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
- 1998-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
- 1998-01-25 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
- 1999-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
- 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