American Football Players in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,401

  • 1946-09-18 Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • 1946-11-20 Greg Cook, American football player
  • 1946-12-25 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
  • 1947-01-02 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1947-01-05 Mercury Morris, American football player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-07-09 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL running back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1947-07-20 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
  • 1947-12-05 Jim Plunkett, American NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland), born in San Jose, California
  • 1948-09-10 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • 1948-11-18 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • 1948-12-23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • 1949-02-10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1949-02-15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1949-05-26 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
  • 1949-08-04 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1949-09-04 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • 1949-09-22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1949-10-19 Lynn Dickey, American football player
  • 1950-02-06 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950-10-20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1950-10-26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • 1950-11-11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1950-12-25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • 1951-02-23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1951-06-15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1951-08-18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
  • 1951-09-24 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-12-28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • 1952-01-27 "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • 1952-02-09 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1952-02-10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-03-18 Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1952-07-08 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • 1952-08-01 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1953-03-17 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
  • 1953-11-26 Harry Carson, American football player
  • 1953-12-25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-19 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 1954-01-25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 1954-04-07 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1954-05-27 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1954-06-11 Gary Fencik, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-07-25 Walter Payton, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1954-09-28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1955-02-16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
  • 1955-03-07 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-05-26 Wesley Walker, American football player
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1955-11-03 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • 1956-02-03 John Jefferson, American football player
  • 1956-03-15 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1956-03-27 Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-06-11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1956-06-23 Tony Hill, American football player
  • 1956-07-05 James Lofton, NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
  • 1956-08-03 Todd Christensen, Bellefonte, PA, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, (d. 2013)
  • 1956-08-08 Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1956-11-18 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1956-11-29 Eric Laakso, American football player
  • 1957-01-19 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1957-01-21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1957-02-24 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1957-03-26 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1957-04-08 Fred Smerlas, American football player
  • 1957-10-26 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1957-11-19 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1958-03-20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1958-05-29 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1958-10-20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1959-01-27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • 1959-02-01 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1959-05-08 Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
  • 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)
  • 1959-10-08 Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1959-10-09 Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1959-12-20 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 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, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 1960-02-14 Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1960-02-15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1960-06-26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1960-08-19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960-10-11 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1960-10-21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • 1960-11-27 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1960-11-30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1960-12-13 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-01-11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 117 of 117

  • 2013-09-05 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • 2013-09-14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • 2013-09-29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • 2013-11-13 Todd Christensen, NFL player and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • 2014-04-25 Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79
  • 2014-06-14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • 2014-11-08 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • 2015-04-01 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, dies at 85
  • 2015-04-20 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, dies at 84
  • 2015-07-02 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68
  • 2015-07-08 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69
  • 2015-08-09 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 2016-02-12 Johnny Lattner, American football player, dies at 83
  • 2016-03-09 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2016-12-05 Rashaan Salaam, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), dies at 42
  • 2017-02-22 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), dies at 76
  • 2017-05-23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48