American Football Players in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,198

  • 1947-10-14 Bob Kuechenberg, American NFL guard (6-time Pro Bowl, Miami Dolphins), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1947-11-01 Ted Hendricks, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (8 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1971, 76, 80, 84), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 1947-12-05 Jim Plunkett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1970, Stanford; Super Bowl 1980, 84 LA/Oakland Raiders), born in San Jose, California
  • 1947-12-09 Steve Owens, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1969, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl, All Pro 1971, Detroit Lions), born in Gore, Oklahoma
  • 1948-04-02 Roy Gerela American NFL placekicker (Super Bowl 1974, 75, 78; Pro Bowl 1972, 74; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sarrail, Alberta
  • 1948-09-02 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • 1948-09-10 Charlie Waters, American football player (Dallas Cowboys), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1948-11-18 Jack Tatum, American NFL defensive back (Raiders), born in Cherryville, North Carolina
  • 1948-12-23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-02-10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1949-02-15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1949-04-03 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 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, American football coach, born in Dunkirk, Ohio
  • 1949-09-09 Joe Theismann, NFL quarterback (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1949-09-22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1949-10-19 Lynn Dickey, American NFL quarterback (All Pro 1983; Green Bay Packers 1976-85), born in Paola, Kansas
  • 1949-12-25 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Raiders) [or May 26]
  • 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
  • 1950-03-01 Nick Mike-Mayer, American football placekicker (NFL Pro Bowl 1973; Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1950-10-20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1950-10-25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (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, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-12-25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • 1951-01-12 Drew Pearson, American NFL wide receiver, 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
  • 1951-04-09 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, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1951-06-15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1951-07-05 Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1951-08-18 Greg Pruitt, American football running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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 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, American football defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 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
  • 1952-11-10 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • 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
  • 1953-02-16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1953-03-01 Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, American football linebacker (NFL Pro Bowl 1978; Super Bowl 1977; Dallas Cowboys), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1953-03-17 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
  • 1953-07-01 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1953-07-24 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1953-11-26 Harry Carson, American football player (New York Giants), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1953-12-25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-19 Steve DeBerg, American NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954-01-25 Condredge Holloway, American CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1954-03-02 Pete Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl, All Pro 1981; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
  • 1954-04-07 Tony Dorsett, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1976, U of Pittsburgh; Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl 1978, 81–83; Dallas Cowboys), born in Rochester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-05-27 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1954-06-11 Gary Fencik, American NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestWalter Payton

1954-07-25 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (9-time Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1954-08-21 Archie Griffin, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1974-75, Ohio State; NFL: Cincinnati Bengals), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1954-09-28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1955-03-07 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, American football quarterback (USC; MVP Rose Bowl 1977; NFL: Chicago Bears, LA / Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1955-08-09 Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • 1955-09-18 Billy Sims, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1978, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl 1980–82, Detroit Lions), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-11-03 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • 1956-02-03 John Jefferson, American football player
  • 1956-03-15 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1956-03-27 Brian Kelly, American CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California

Person of interestJoe Montana

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, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • 1956-07-06 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-08-03 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1956-11-18 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1956-11-29 Eric Laakso, American football player
  • 1957-01-08 Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive ("The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), born in Kingston, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1957-01-19 Ottis Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1957-01-21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1957-02-24 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 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, American NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1958-01-22 Charles White, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1979, USC; Pro Bowl 1987, Cleveland Browns, LA Rams), 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)
  • 1958-10-20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1958-12-08 George Rogers, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1980, U of South Carolina; #1 pick 1981 NFL Draft; Super Bowl 1987; NO Saints, Washington Redskins), born in Duluth, Georgia
  • 1959-01-27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • 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
  • 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

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