National Football League History (Part 5)

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

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

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 442 of 442


Hall of fameHall of Fame

2011-02-05 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 2012-03-02 NFL establishes existence of a bounty program at the New Orleans Saints 2009-11; players given incentives to injure opposition; coach Sean Payton is suspended for 2012 season

Sports record brokenNFL Record

2012-10-07 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-02-12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2013-11-03 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-12-30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2014-02-01 Ray Guy (Oakland/LA Raiders) becomes second pure kicker, and first pure punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-02-01 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning becomes all-time record-holder for MVP trophies, winning his 5th at the NFL Honours in New York; also 2013 Offensive Player of the Year

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 2015-07-08 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
  • 2016-03-07 Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL
  • 2016-11-29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-09-24 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-10-01 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2017-12-31 Cleveland Browns crash to a 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field to become only the 2nd team in NFL history to finish season with 0-16 record
  • 2018-01-06 Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so
  • 2018-01-06 Jon Gruden returns to the NFL as Oakland Raiders head coach after nearly a decade of broadcasting (ESPN Monday Night Football 2009-17)

  • 2018-04-28 Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks
  • 2018-05-03 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension
  • 2018-05-23 NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations
  • 2018-07-09 Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion
  • 2018-07-17 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
  • 2018-08-26 Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine

AgreementContract of Interest

2018-08-29 Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-09-04 NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign

NFL Player and Civil Rights Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Civil Rights Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • 2018-09-13 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm

Sports record brokenNFL Record

2018-09-16 Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes
  • 2018-09-23 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-04 New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2018-10-08 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome
  • 2018-11-19 Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams score 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes' 6 TD passes for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history
  • 2018-11-25 LA Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sets NFL single-game record, completing 25-straight passes in 45-10 win v Arizona Cardinals; Mark Brunell & David Carr previously share record (22); also sets NFL record for best single-game completion % (96.6)
  • 2018-12-06 Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry explodes for franchise-record 238 yards & 4 touchdowns in 30-9 win v Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville; 99-yard TD run ties Dallas Cowboys HOF RB Tony Dorsett's longest run in NFL history
  • 2018-12-09 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes in NFL history; moves to 582 with 3 TD passes during 34-33 defeat by Miami Dolphins; record includes TDs thrown in regular season & post-season
  • 2018-12-09 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady's NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with streak intact at 368
  • 2018-12-30 Patrick Mahomes becomes only the 2nd quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during KC Chiefs' 35-3 win over Oakland Raiders; achieves both marks with 3rd quarter 89-yard TD pass to Demarcus Robinson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-02-22 Robert Kraft, owner of NFL team the New England Patriots, charged with soliciting prostitution, as part of human-trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • 2019-04-16 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history with a 4-year $140m extension including record $65m signing bonus
  • 2019-07-22 NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes
  • 2019-11-25 Baltimore's 2nd-year quarterback Lamar Jackson becomes first QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000 passing yards and rush for 1,500 yards in his first 2 NFL seasons as the Ravens beat LA Rams, 45-6
  • 2019-12-15 Raiders play their final NFL game in Oakland conceding 17 unanswered 2nd half points to go down 20-16 to the Jacksonville Jaguars; team to play out of Las Vegas in 2020
  • 2019-12-16 Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record (539) for career touchdown passes as New Orleans Saints rout Indianapolis Colts, 34-7; Brees 29 of 30 for 307 yards & 4 TDs for record 96.7% pass completion
  • 2019-12-22 New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas sets NFL record for most catches in a season with his 144th as Saints beat Tennessee 38-28; breaks 17-year old record held by Marvin Harrison (143)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,946

  • 1962-03-03 Herschel Walker, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1982, U of Georgia; Pro Bowl 1987, 88), Dallas Cowboys), born in Wrightsville, Georgia
  • 1962-03-04 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1962-03-08 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-10 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1962-03-24 Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morehead City, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1962-03-31 John Taylor, American NFL wide receiver (3-time Super Bowl winner, SF 49ers), born in Philadelphia, PA
  • 1962-04-09 Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • 1962-04-10 Steve Tasker, American NFL wide receiver, broadcaster (Buffalo Bills, 7-time Pro Bowl), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • 1962-04-11 Terry Hoage, American NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1962-04-18 Wilber Marshall, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Titusville, Florida
  • 1962-05-01 Gary Clark, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1987, 91; Washington Redskins; Pro Bowl 1986, 87, 90, 91; All-Pro 1986, 87, 91), born in Radford, Virginia
  • 1962-05-11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1962-05-17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-05-30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-06-14 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-06-17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • 1962-06-25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962-07-10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • 1962-07-11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-07-24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1962-07-31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962-08-08 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-08-11 Jonathan Hayes, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-08-15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1962-08-23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1962-08-25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1962-08-30 Ricky Sanders, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1962-09-09 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-09-09 Jack Trudeau, American NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers), born in Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • 1962-09-15 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-09-15 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1962-09-23 John Harbaugh, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2012, Baltimore Ravens 2008-20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-09-28 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
  • 1962-09-30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-10-02 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-10-11 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1962-10-20 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1962-10-23 Doug Flutie, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1984, Boston College; Grey Cup MVP 1992, 96, 97; Pro Bowl 1998, Buffalo Bills), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • 1962-10-23 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-10-24 Jay Novacek, American NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Martin, South Dakota
  • 1962-11-22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1962-11-26 Mike Johnson, American NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Southport, North Carolina
  • 1962-12-12 Ray Brown, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers), born in Marion, Arkansas
  • 1962-12-16 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive lineman (Chicago Bears), born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • 1962-12-20 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Onalaska, Wisconsin
  • 1963-01-03 Jim Everett, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1990; NFL passing TD leader 1988, 89; LA Rams, New Orleans Saints), born in Emporia, Kansas
  • 1963-01-21 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
  • 1963-02-08 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-02-12 Brent Jones, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Santa Clara Uni; Super Bowl 1988, 89, 95; SF 49ers; Pro Bowl 1992–95; All Pro 1992-94), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1963-02-14 Jeff Dellenbach, American NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1963-02-18 John Gesek, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963-02-24 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963-02-25 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1963-03-13 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1963-03-27 Randall Cunningham, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1963-03-30 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963-04-04 Jack Del Rio, American football player, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1963-04-06 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-04-10 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1963-05-28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-06-04 Jim Lachey, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in St. Henry, Ohio
  • 1963-06-11 Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina
  • 1963-06-17 Kevin Glover, American NFL center (Detroit Lions), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963-06-18 Bruce Smith, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963-06-18 Joe Walter, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1963-06-21 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1963-06-24 Duval Love, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963-07-15 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1963-07-18 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1963-07-22 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-07-27 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1963-08-17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • 1963-08-28 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-09-05 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1963-09-08 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Waycross, Georgia
  • 1963-09-16 Garth Jax, American NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-10-12 Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963-10-14 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1963-10-19 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1963-10-26 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1963-11-03 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • 1963-11-08 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-11-13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-11-14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-11-22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1963-11-25 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1963-12-09 Barry Wilburn, American NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1963-12-23 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1995; Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts) and coach (Stanford 2007–10; SF 49ers 2011–14; Michigan (2015–20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1963-12-27 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963-12-29 Sean Payton, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2009, New Orleans Saints; AP Coach of the Year 2006; 'Bountygate'), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1963-12-31 Ed Simmons, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in French Camp, California
  • 1964-01-06 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Gladys, Virginia
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-01-23 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1964-01-28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1964-01-29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964-02-08 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

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