On This Day

National Football League History (Part 19)

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

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

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Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 1,916

  • 1974-03-17 John Hall, American NFL placekicker (NY Jets), born in Port Charlotte, Florida
  • 1974-03-28 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974-04-05 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1974-04-30 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-05-08 Korey Stringer, American NFL football tackle, 1995-2000 (Minnesota Vikings), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1974-05-23 Duane Clemons, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Riverside, California
  • 1974-05-27 Danny Wuerffel, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1996, U of Florida; NFL: New Orleans Saints), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1974-05-31 Steve Martin, American NFL defensive tackle, 1996-2004 (Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and 5 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1974-06-27 Juran Bolden, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1974-07-08 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974-08-07 Jeff Buckey, American NFL offensive lineman (Miami Dolphins), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1974-08-16 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1974-08-25 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-09-01 Jason Taylor, American Pro Football HOF linebacker (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2006; 6 × Pro Bowl 2000, 02, 04–07; All-Pro 2000, 02, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-10-08 Rashaan Salaam, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1994, U of Colorado; NFL: Chicago Bears), born in San Diego, California (d. 2016)
  • 1974-10-24 Nathan Parks, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chico, California
  • 1974-10-25 Frank Middleton, American NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974-10-28 Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974-11-17 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • 1974-12-05 Charlie Batch, American NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-01-23 Kevin Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1975-02-12 Matt Finkes, NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • 1975-02-12 Seth Payne, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Clifton Springs, New York
  • 1975-04-16 Nicky Sualua, American NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1975-06-12 Ryan Tucker, American NFL center (St Louis Rams), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1975-08-03 Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1975-08-07 Alshermond Singleton, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1975-08-14 Mike Vrabel, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 2001, 03, 04, New England Patriots) and coach (Tennessee Titans 2018-20), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1975-08-23 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • 1975-11-03 Darren Sharper, American NFL defensive back (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2009, Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1976-01-23 Byron Hanspard, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-03-24 Aaron Brooks, American NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestPeyton Manning

1976-03-24 Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1976-04-05 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1976-07-31 Marty Booker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2002, Chicago Bears), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana
  • 1977-03-22 Joey Porter, American NFL linebacker and coach (4-time Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1977-06-17 Mark Tauscher, American NFL player, born in Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • 1977-06-19 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1977-07-31 Tim Couch, American NFL quarterback (#1 overall draft pick 1999, Cleveland Browns), born in Hyden, Kentucky

Person of interestTom Brady

1977-08-03 Tom Brady, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2001, 03, 04, 14, 17, 18, New England Patriots; NFL MVP 2007, 10, 17; 14 x Pro Bowl), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1977-08-30 Shaun Alexander, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, NFL MVP 2005), born in Florence, Kemtucky
  • 1977-11-01 Steve Hutchinson, American NFL offensive guard (7 x Pro Bowl; 5 First Team All Pro), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1978-12-06 Darrell Jackson, American NFL wide receiver, born in Dayton, Ohio

Person of interestDrew Brees

1979-01-15 Drew Brees, American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2009, New Orleans Saints; 13 x Pro Bowl; 7 × NFL passing yards leader), born in Austin, Texas

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • 1979-02-12 Antonio Chatman, NFL wide receiver and punt returner, born in Jackson, Alabama
  • 1979-02-12 Matt Mauck, NFL player, born in Jasper, Indiana
  • 1979-06-01 Santana Moss, American NFL wide receiver / punt returner (Pro Bowl 2005; New York Jets, Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979-06-12 Dallas Clark, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2006; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 2009; Indianapolis Colts), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 1979-06-28 Randy McMichael, American NFL football player (Miami Dolphins), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1979-08-03 Kris Jenkins, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl (20-03, 06, 08; All-Pro 2002-03; Carolina Panthers, New York Jets), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1979-08-26 Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-09-23 Bryant McKinnie, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • 1979-10-01 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 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
  • 1980-08-29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980-11-10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestEli Manning

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

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 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
  • 1981-11-16 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 player (New Elngland Patriots, 2004-10)
  • 1982-03-02 Ben Roethlisberger, 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 NFL outside linebacker and defensive end (9 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), 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
  • 1983-09-08 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

Person of interestAaron Rodgers

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

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
  • 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
  • 1984-11-03 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
  • 1986-07-04 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 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

Person of interestColin Kaepernick

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

NFL Player and Civil Rights Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Civil Rights Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • 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

Person of interestRichard Sherman

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

NFL Player Richard Sherman
NFL Player
Richard Sherman
  • 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
  • 1988-11-29 Russell Wilson, 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
  • 1989-01-20 Nick Foles, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl LII MVP), born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestJ. J. Watt

1989-03-22 J. J. Watt [Justin James], American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin

American Football Player J. J. Watt
American Football Player
J. J. Watt
  • 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

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