National Football League History (Part 18)

American Football Leagues: AAFC - AFL - CFL - NFL Europe

Related Topics: NFL Championship - NFL Draft - NFL Teams - Pro Bowl

Events in Sport

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1701 - 1,794 of 1,794

  • 1979-12-14 Kyle Shanahan, American NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers 2017-20), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1979-12-27 Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1980-01-03 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1980-01-22 Jake Grove, American NFL football player, 2004-10 (Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins), born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • 1980-08-29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980-10-29 B.J. Sams, American NFL player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1980-11-10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California

Eli ManningEli Manning (42 years old)

1981-01-03 American NFL quarterback (MVP Super Bowls 2007, 11; Pro Bowl 2008, 11, 12, 15; NY Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1981-04-25 Dwone Hicks, American NFL running back, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1981-05-01 Wes Welker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowls 2008-12; First Team All Pro 2009, 12), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1981-11-02 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1981-11-15 Drew Hodgdon, American NFL football player, 2005-07 (Houston Texans), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1981-11-16 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1981-12-08 Philip Rivers, American NFL quarterback (San Diego, LA Chargers), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • 1982-02-08 Eric Alexander, American NFL football linebacker, 2004-10 (New England Patriots, and 2 other teams), born in Tyler, Texas

Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger (41 years old)

1982-03-02 American football quarterback (Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pro Bowl 2007, 11, 14–17; NFL passing yards leader 2014, 18; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lima, Ohio

  • 1982-05-05 Randall Gay, American NFL player (New Orleans Saints), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1982-07-11 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
  • 1982-07-31 DeMarcus Ware, American Pro Football HOF outside linebacker (Super Bowl 2015; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 9 x Pro Bowl; Denver Broncos), born in Auburn, Alabama
  • 1983-01-14 Vincent Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009, 11, 12; SD Chargers, TB Buccaneers), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2021)
  • 1983-02-12 Carlton Brewster, NFL player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1983-04-01 Sean Taylor, American NFL free safety (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; All Pro 2007; Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2007)
  • 1983-04-21 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1983-05-11 Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1983-08-16 Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • 1983-08-31 Larry Fitzgerald, American NFL player Arizona Cardinals), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1983-09-08 Wali Lundy, American NFL football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1983-09-14 Frostee Rucker, American NFL defensive end, born in Tustin, California

Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers (39 years old)

1983-12-02 American NFL quarterback (NFL MVP 2011, 14; Super Bowl MVP 2010; Green Bay Packers), born in Chico, California

  • 1984-03-31 James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA
  • 1984-05-19 Marcedes Lewis, American NFL tight end (Pro Bowl 2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers), born in Los Alamitos, California
  • 1984-07-20 Troy Smith, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2006, Ohio State; NFL: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1984-10-14 LaRon Landry, American NFL football player, 2007-14 (Washington Redskins, and 2 other teams), born in Metairie, Louisiana
  • 1984-11-03 LaMarr Woodley, American NFL outside linebacker (Super Bowl 2008; Pro Bowl 2009; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1985-03-02 Reggie Bush, American NFL running back (Heisman Trophy 2005 [later forfeited], USC; Super Bowl 2009, New Orleans Saints), born in Spring Valley, California
  • 1985-03-22 Mike Jenkins, German-born American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 2009; Dallas Cowboys), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany
  • 1985-05-19 (Marcellous) "Tyrell" Johnson, American NFL football safety, 2008-12 (Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Tigers), born in Rison, Arkansas
  • 1985-05-30 Sam Baker, American NFL football tackle, 2008-14 (Atlanta Falcons), born in Tustin, California
  • 1985-05-31 Jordy Nelson, American NFL player (Green Bay Packers), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1986-07-04 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1986-08-24 Arian Foster, American football running back (First-team All-Pro 2010, 12; 4 × Pro Bowl; NFL rushing TD leader 2010, 12; Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1986-12-01 DeSean Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009-10, 13; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987-05-01 Ryan Matthews, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2011; SD Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Riverside, California
  • 1987-08-14 Tim Tebow, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2007, BCS National C'ship 2006, 08; U of Florida; Denver Broncos), born in Makati, Philippines
  • 1987-10-29 Andy Dalton, American NFL player (Chicago Bears), born in Katy, Texas

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick (35 years old)

1987-11-03 American NFL quarterback (protest kneel during national anthem; SF 49ers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 1987-11-08 Sam Bradford, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2008, U of Oklahoma; NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2010, St. Louis Rams), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1987-12-15 Josh Norman, American football cornerback (First-team All-Pro, Pro Bowl 2015 Carolina Panthers; San Francisco 49ers), born in Greenwood, South Carolina

Richard ShermanRichard Sherman (35 years old)

1988-03-30 American NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Compton, California

  • 1988-04-16 Joe McKnight, NFL and CFL player killed in road rage incident, born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1988-07-27 Ryan Tannehill III, American football quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans; NFL passer rating leader 2019), born in Lubbock, Texas

Russell WilsonRussell Wilson (34 years old)

1988-11-29 American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1989-01-01 Jason Pierre-Paul, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 2011-12; Super Bowl 2011, New York Giants), born in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Nick FolesNick Foles (34 years old)

1989-01-20 American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl LII MVP), born in Austin, Texas

  • 1989-02-08 Julio Jones, American NFL player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Foley, Alabama

J. J. WattJ. J. Watt (34 years old)

1989-03-22 American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin

  • 1989-03-26 Von Miller, American NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1989-05-11 Cam Newton, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2010, Auburn; NFL MVP 2015; Pro Bowl 2011, 13, 15; Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989-05-29 Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 2015, Seattle Seahawks), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1990-03-12 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • 1990-03-12 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990-06-27 Bobby Wagner, American NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990-09-08 Matt Barkley, American NFL football quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Newport Beach, California

Laurent Duvernay-TardifLaurent Duvernay-Tardif (32 years old)

1991-02-11 Canadian NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, NY Jets), born in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec

  • 1991-03-17 Cordarrelle Patterson 'The Flash', American NFL player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 1991-05-23 Aaron Donald, American NFL football defensive end, Defensive Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro Bowls, 3x Defensive Player of the Year (St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1992-04-03 Damien Williams, American NFL player (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Diego, California
  • 1992-05-13 Tyrann Mathieu, American NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1992-09-28 Tyler Lockett, American NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1992-11-05 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1992-12-06 Johnny Manziel, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2012, Texas A&M; NFL: Cleveland Browns), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1992-12-11 Jacoby Brissett, American NFL player (Miami Dolphins), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1992-12-30 Carson Wentz, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 2017; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1993-02-10 Sterling Shepard, American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1993-07-29 Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana
  • 1993-10-30 Marcus Mariota, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2014, U of Oregon; NFL: Tennessee Titans), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1993-11-29 Stefon Diggs, American NFL football wide receiver, 2015-present (Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills), born in Alexandria, Virginia

Derrick HenryDerrick Henry (29 years old)

1994-01-04 American NFL running back (Heisman Trophy 2015, U of Alabama; Pro Bowl 2019, Tennessee Titans), born in Yulee, Florida

  • 1994-01-06 Jameis Winston, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2013, Florida State; Pro Bowl 2015, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1994-03-01 Tyreek Hill, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2020; Pro Bowl 2016–19; KC Chiefs), born in Lauderhill, Florida
  • 1994-03-17 DeForest Buckner, American NFL player, born in Waianae, Hawaii
  • 1995-01-18 Leonard Fournette, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1995-07-20 Shaquem Griffin, American one-handed NFL player, 2018-20 (Seattle Seahawks), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1995-07-22 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois

Patrick MahomesPatrick Mahomes (27 years old)

1995-09-17 American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2020, 22; KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas

  • 1996-03-04 Michael Gallup, American NFL player (Dallas Cowboys), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Lamar JacksonLamar Jackson (26 years old)

1997-01-07 American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2016, Louisville; Pro Bowl 2019, Baltimore Ravens), born in Pompano Beach, Florida

  • 1997-04-14 D. J. Moore, American NFL player (Carolina Panthers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1997-04-28 Denzel Ward, American NFL player (Cleveland Browns), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1997-10-23 Nick Bosa, American NFL player (San Francisco 49ers), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1998-03-04 Jordan Fuller, American NFL player (LA Rams), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1998-03-10 Justin Herbert, American NFL player (LA Chargers), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1998-03-24 Damar Hamlin, American NFL player (Buffalo Bulls), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1999-04-14 Chase Young American NFL player (Washington Commanders), born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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