National Football League History (Part 4)

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

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

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 486

  • 1987-08-18 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL

NFL Record

1987-09-20 Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay

  • 1987-09-20 San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
  • 1987-09-22 NFL players go on strike for 24 days (2nd regular-season strike)
  • 1987-09-27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • 1987-10-04 First "Scab Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players as a result of players strike; chiefly related to the expiration of 1982 Collective Bargaining Agreement; players returned October 15
  • 1987-10-15 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike; union fails to achieve demands short-term with no collective bargaining agreement in place

NFL Record

1987-11-29 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

  • 1987-11-29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • 1987-12-27 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
  • 1988-01-15 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • 1988-01-16 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • 1988-03-15 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
  • 1988-09-04 The relocated Phoenix Cardinals play first regular-season NFL game; lose 21-14 v Bengals at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
  • 1988-09-12 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • 1988-10-31 First Monday Night NFL game played in Indianapolis; Colts beat Denver Broncos, 55-23

Sports History

1989-02-26 NFL Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

Sports History

1989-03-22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

  • 1989-07-19 NFL owners vote unanimously to form World League of American Football - operated 1991-2007

Sports History

1989-09-10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

  • 1989-10-01 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Sports History

1989-10-03 Oakland Raiders promote 42 year old Art Shell as the first African-American to be an NFL head coach in modern times; takes over from Mike Shanahan

  • 1989-10-09 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989-10-29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 1990-11-18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • 1990-11-26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1990-12-09 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
  • 1991-01-26 Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame

Super Bowl

1991-03-19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of the 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing federal holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • 1991-04-25 Boston Herald journalist Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL New England Patriots for sexual harassment while covering team; an out-of-court settlement was reached, the league fines the team, and she transfers to a position in Sydney, Australia
  • 1991-05-22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • 1991-07-08 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • 1991-08-10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

Sports History

1991-08-20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

  • 1991-09-08 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (52-34)

Sports History

1991-09-22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

  • 1991-09-24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
  • 1991-11-10 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • 1991-11-14 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • 1991-12-01 Miami quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL record when he reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career during Dolphin's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay at Joe Robbie Stadium
  • 1991-12-26 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
  • 1991-12-27 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)

Sports History

1992-06-02 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

  • 1992-08-24 NFL Cleveland Browns suffer their worst pre-season loss, 56-3, to Minnesota Vikings
  • 1992-09-17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • 1992-10-11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
  • 1992-10-12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • 1992-10-18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
  • 1992-11-01 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands

NFL Record

1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park

  • 1993-01-03 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich leads Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in NFL history
  • 1993-09-19 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
  • 1993-10-10 NFL Cleveland Browns' Najee Mustafaa sets club record for longest interception (97 yds)
  • 1993-10-26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 1993-11-14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history
  • 1993-11-30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

Sports History

1994-01-03 Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers becomes first quarterback to win 3 straight NFL passing titles despite a 37-34 OT loss to the Philadelphia Eagles; first to lodge 3 consecutive passer ratings of 100+

Sports History

1994-01-15 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

  • 1994-06-15 New York Giants cut Super Bowl XXI MVP quarterback Phil Simms after 15 years service with the NFL club

Murder of Interest

1994-06-20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

  • 1994-07-13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • 1994-07-20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • 1994-07-22 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • 1994-08-12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • 1994-09-04 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes
  • 1994-09-04 Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati
  • 1994-09-05 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127
  • 1994-10-02 Legendary Miami head coach Don Shula beats Cincinnati head coach and his son David in the first-ever NFL meeting between father and son; Dolphins defeat the Bengals, 23-7
  • 1994-11-02 NFL announces the expansion Carolina Panthers would play in the NFC West, while the Jacksonville Jaguars is assigned to the AFC Central
  • 1995-04-02 WrestleMania XI, Hartford Civic Centre, CT: NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
  • 1995-07-29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • 1995-08-06 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
  • 1995-09-03 Carolina Panthers lose their debut NFL game in overtime 23-20 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of 58,808 fans at the Georgia Dome
  • 1995-09-03 In their NFL debut game the Jacksonville Jaguars fall to the Houston Oilers 10-3; 72,363 fans attend the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • 1995-09-10 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles
  • 1995-09-29 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury
  • 1995-10-01 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome
  • 1995-10-03 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
  • 1995-10-08 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
  • 1995-11-12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
  • 1995-11-26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

NFL Record

1995-12-25 Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith scores NFL record 25th touchdown of the season in 37-13 win against Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ

  • 1996-02-08 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but he had to leave the Browns' name behind

NFL Record

1996-02-15 NFL coaching maestro Bill Belichick is fired by Cleveland, finishing his Browns coaching career with a record of 36-44

  • 1996-08-05 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
  • 1996-09-01 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1996-09-01 Vinny Testaverde completes 19 from 33 for 254 yards as the Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 in their NFL debut at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
  • 1996-10-06 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • 1996-10-13 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 1996-11-03 San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice grabs 3 passes for 45 yards and a TD to become 1st player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions in 24-17 win over New Orleans Saints; finishes career with 1,549
  • 1996-11-07 Ex-NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey; recovers
  • 1997-01-15 San Francisco head coach George Seifert announces his resignation after 8 highly-successful NFL seasons with the 49ers: winningest coach in team history at 108-35; 2 Super Bowl titles
  • 1997-04-09 NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
  • 1997-08-31 Eddie George runs for 216 yards on 35 carries and scores a touchdown as the Oilers, playing their first NFL game in Tennessee, beat Oakland 24-21 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
  • 1997-11-02 Eric Metcalf of the San Diego Chargers returns punts for touchdowns of 85 & 67 yards in 38-31 loss at Cincinnati; joins Hall of Famer Jack Christiansen as only players in NFL history to return punts for TDs twice in a game
  • 1997-11-27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 1997-12-31 72 year-old Marv Levy retires as coach of the NFL Buffalo Bills after 12 seasons, including 4 consecutive losing Super Bowl appearances
  • 1998-01-08 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
  • 1998-01-22 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe
  • 1998-02-05 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,807

  • 1949-10-19 Lynn Dickey, American NFL quarterback (All Pro 1983; Green Bay Packers 1976-85), born in Paola, Kansas
  • 1949-11-19 Ahmad Rashad [Bobby Moore], American NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings) and sportscaster, bon in Portland, Oregon
  • 1950-01-18 Pat Sullivan, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1971, Auburn University; NFL: Atlanta Falcons) and coach (TUC, Samford), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1950-02-06 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950-02-11 Clarence Ellis, American football safety, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1950-03-07 Franco Harris, American Pro Football HOF running back (Super Bowl 1974 [MVP], 75, 78, 79; 9 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1977; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1950-03-31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ofc Joe Coffey"; Laverne & Shirley, 1980-81 - "Sonny"), and NFL running back, 1972-77 (Minnesota Vikings and 2 other teams), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-10-20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1950-10-25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end, 1973-82 (Oakland Raiders and 3 other teams), and actor (Caveman; The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1950-10-26 Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • 1950-11-11 Otis Armstrong, American College Football HOF running back (Purdue; All-Pro 1974; Pro Bowl 1974, 76; Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 1951-01-12 Drew Pearson, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1974, 76, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in South River, New Jersey
  • 1951-02-23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl, All Pro 1981-83; Super Bowl 1977; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1951-02-25 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-04-09 John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1951-06-10 Dan Fouts, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (First-team All-Pro 1979, 82; Pro Bowl 1979–83, 85; San Diego Chargers) and broadcaster (CBS television, Westwood One radio), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-08-18 Greg Pruitt, American football running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951-09-10 Gary Danielson, American NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions 1976-84; Cleveland Browns 1985, 87-88) and college commentator (CBS, ABC), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-09-15 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-09-18 Darryl Stingley, American NFL football wide receiver, 1973-77 (New England Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1951-09-24 Terry Metcalf, American NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-12-28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born in Galverton, Texas
  • 1952-02-10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-03-07 Lynn Swann, American College/Pro Football HOF wide receiver (USC; Super Bowl 1974, 75 [MVP], 78, 79; First-team All-Pro 1978; 3 × Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Alcoa, Tennessee
  • 1952-04-12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bill BelichickBill Belichick (70 years old)

1952-04-16 American football coach (Super Bowl 2002, 04, 05, 14, 17, 18; most SB wins; NFL Coach of the Year 2003, 07, 10; New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1952-07-31 Alan Autry, American NFLer (Green Bay Packers), actor (In the Heat of the Night) and politician (23rd Mayor of Fresno), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1952-08-09 John Cappelletti, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1973, Penn State; NFL: LA Rams, SD Chargers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-15 Randy White, American College/Pro Football HOF tackle (Super Bowl 1977 [MVP]; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 9 × Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-17 Ted Thompson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers) and executive (GM Green Bay Packers 2005-17), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1953-07-01 Mike Haynes, American NFL cornerback, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame, 9X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots; Los Angeles Raiders), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1953-07-01 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1953-07-24 Steve Grogan, American NFL quarterback, 1975-90 (New England Patriots), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1953-10-15 Joe Klecko, American Pro Football HOF defensive lineman (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1981; First-team All-Pro 1981, 85; 4 × Pro Bowl; New York Jets), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-03-02 John Sciarra, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (UCLA; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-03-02 Pete Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl, All Pro 1981; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
  • 1954-07-28 Mikey Sheehy, Irish Gaelic football right corner-forward (11 x Munster titles, 8 x All-Ireland, 3 x NFL, 7 x All Star; Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • 1955-03-07 Tommy Kramer, American College Football HOF quarterback (Rice University; NFL Comeback Player of the Year & Pro Bowl 1986 Minnesota Vikings), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-04-08 Ricky Bell, American College Football HOF running back (USC; #1 Overall Selection 1977 NFL Draft TB Buccaneers; San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1955-05-26 Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1956-07-31 Bill Callahan, American college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-29 Eric Laakso, American NFL player (Miami Dolphins), born in New York City

Bill CowherBill Cowher (65 years old)

1957-05-08 American Pro Football HOF coach (Super Bowl 2005; NFL Coach of the Year 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

  • 1957-08-31 Colm O'Rourke, Irish Gaelic footballer (All-Irelands 1987, 88; 5 x Leinster medals; 3 x NFL medals; Footballer of the Year 1991; Meath) and broadcaster/analyst (RTÉ, Sunday Independent), born in Edgeworthstown, Northern Ireland
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, American College-Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Syracuse University; Super Bowl 1982, 87, 91; First-team All-Pro 1984; 3 × Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1958-02-02 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • 1958-03-19 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-03-20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1958-04-04 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • 1958-05-08 Lovie Smith, American football coach (NFL Coach of the Year 2005 Chicago Bears; TB Buccaneers, Houston Texans; Uni of Illinois), born in Gladewater, Texas
  • 1958-05-18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1958-07-01 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1958-09-23 Marvin Lewis, American football coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback played 19 seasons, for seven teams (Seattle Seahawks, 1980-91; K.C. Chiefs. 1992-3), born in Iola, Wisconsin
  • 1958-12-16 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • 1959-01-27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • 1959-02-01 Mike Horan, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1988; All-Pro 1988, Denver Broncos; Super Bowl 1999, St. Louis Rams), born in Orange, California
  • 1959-02-01 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback, 1981-1998 (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1995, Minnesota Vikings - Pro Bowl 1988, and 3 other teams), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2019)

Lawrence TaylorLawrence Taylor (64 years old)

1959-02-04 American NFL player considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

Roger GoodellRoger Goodell (64 years old)

1959-02-19 American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

  • 1959-03-24 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1959-05-04 Rohn Stark, American football NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1959-05-08 Ronnie Lott, College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back (10-time NFL Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1981, 84, 88-89; SF 49ers), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1959-05-14 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-06-03 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 1959-07-16 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • 1959-08-21 Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-10-09 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959-11-29 Rich Camarillo, American NFL punter, 1981-96, 5X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots, Phoenix Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Whittier, California
  • 1959-12-27 Andre Tippett, American NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, 1982-93, 5X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1959-12-28 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1960-02-14 Jim Kelly, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-02-15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960-02-16 Chris Schultz, Canadian football offensive tackle (NFL Dallas Cowboys; CFL All Star 1987, 88; Toronto Argonauts) and sportscaster (The Sports Network), born in Burlington, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1960-03-04 Reggie McElroy, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, American College/Pro Football HOF running back (Heisman Trophy 1981 USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984 LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1982, 85; KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-03-31 Mark Tuinei, American NFL offensive tackle (3-time Super Bowl winner, Dallas Cowboys), born in Oceanside, CA
  • 1960-05-24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • 1960-05-31 Norm Johnson, American football place kicker (First-team All-Pro 1984; Pro Bowl 1984, 93; Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Inglewood, California

John ElwayJohn Elway (62 years old)

1960-06-28 American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

  • 1960-07-10 Roger Craig, American football running back (4 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; SF 49ers; first 1,000 yards rushing & receiving in same season), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1960-07-17 Scott Norwood, American NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1960-08-14 Broderick Thompson, American NFL offensive lineman (Denver Broncos), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1960-08-19 Bobby Hebert, American sportscaster and NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • 1960-08-19 Morten Andersen, Danish Pro Football HOF placekicker (5 × First-team All-Pro; 7 × Pro Bowl; NO Saints, Atlanta Falcons; NFL record most games played: 382), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Eric DickersonEric Dickerson (62 years old)

1960-09-02 Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (NFL single-season rushing record 2,105 yards, 1984; Pro Bowl 1983, 84, 86–89; LA Rams), born in Sealy, Texas

  • 1960-09-05 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • 1960-10-11 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl, First Team All Pro 1984; Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960-10-20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, American football nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961-01-02 Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1961-01-06 Howie Long, American NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1961-01-13 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, American football guard (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89 SF 49ers; 5 × Pro Bowl; All-Pro 1992; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Thomasville, Georgia
  • 1961-02-22 Mike Morris, American NFL center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Centerville, Iowa
  • 1961-03-01 Mike Rozier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1983, Nebraska; Pro Bowl 1987, 88, Houston Oilers), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1961-03-05 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)

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