On This Day

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 463

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
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

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1991-03-19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1991-04-25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1991-09-08 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (52-34)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 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

Sports record brokenNFL 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

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 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
  • 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+

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1994-06-15 New York Giants cut Super Bowl XXI MVP quarterback Phil Simms after 15 years service with the NFL club

MurderMurder of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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 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
  • 1994-09-04 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
  • 1994-09-05 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

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1995-12-25 Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith makes a NFL record of 25 touchdowns in a season against the Arizona Cardinals

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1996-02-08 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1996-08-05 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
  • 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
  • 1996-09-01 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1996-10-06 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
  • 1998-04-04 NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season
  • 1998-11-01 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton
  • 1998-11-22 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-05-02 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

AgreementContract of Interest

2002-08-01 In signing star linebacker Ray Lewis to a 5-year contract extension the Baltimore Ravens give him a $19m signing bonus, then the largest in NFL history

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • 2002-09-15 Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon begins NFL record-tying (Kurt Warner, Steve Young) streak of 6 consecutive 300-yard passing games, throwing for 403 yards in Raiders' 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh
  • 2002-09-29 Seattle running back Shaun Alexander sets NFL record for most touchdowns in a half with 5 in 1st half of 48-23 win v Minnesota Vikings at Seahawks Stadium; runs for 4 plus 80-yard reception
  • 2003-09-14 Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis sets the NFL single-game rushing record when he runs for 295 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries in the Ravens 33-13 victory over Cleveland

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,917

  • 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
  • 1951-09-24 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, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
  • 1952-04-12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Person of interestBill Belichick

1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American NFL 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

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 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 NFL tackle (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 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • 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
  • 1953-07-24 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1953-12-25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, 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
  • 1954-03-02 John Sciarra, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (UCLA; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 1957-11-19 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, American NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles), 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)
  • 1958-05-18 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 NFL 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 (Super Bowl 1995, Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1988, Minnesota Vikings), born in Greenville, Texas

Person of interestLawrence Taylor

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

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor

Person of interestRoger Goodell

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

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • 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, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)
  • 1959-12-20 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Polkton, North Carolina
  • 1959-12-27 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1959-12-28 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1960-01-26 Gary Plummer, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers), born in Fremont, California
  • 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, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1981, USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984, LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl), 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, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1960-06-26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina

Person of interestJohn Elway

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

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1960-07-10 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), 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 'Great Dane', Danish NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1960-09-02 Eric Dickerson, 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
  • 1960-10-21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, American NFL 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
  • 1961-01-11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1961-01-13 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 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)
  • 1961-03-10 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961-03-16 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1961-04-01 Jim Jeffcoat, American NFL defensive end (Super Bowl 1992, 93 Dallas Cowboys) and coach (Dallas Cowboys DL 1998-2004), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York
  • 1961-04-22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961-05-04 Eugene Daniel, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-07-21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-07-30 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter, 1983-98, 3x Pro Bowl (Miami Dolphins, and four other teams), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1961-07-31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-08-02 Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
  • 1961-08-08 Bruce Matthews, American NFL guard/center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1961-08-22 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961-10-07 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1961-10-09 Trevor Matich, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961-10-11 Steve Young, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1961-11-27 Lee Johnson, American NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals). born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Indianapolis Colts 2018-20), born in Freeport, New York
  • 1961-12-13 Gary Zimmerman, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl XXXII), born in Fullerton, California

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