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American Football Players in History (Part 4)

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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,164

  • 1957-04-08 Fred Smerlas, American football player, born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 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 played 19 seasons, for seven teams (Seattle Seahawks, 1980-91; K.C. Chiefs. 1992-3), born in Iola, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • 1959-08-21 Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-10-02 Luis Fernández, French soccer defensive midfielder (60 caps; PSG), born in Tarifa, Spain
  • 1959-10-08 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • 1959-10-09 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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
  • 1960-03-26 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
  • 1960-06-26 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
  • 1960-08-19 Bobby Hebert, American sportscaster and NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • 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
  • 1960-10-06 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
  • 1960-10-21 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, American football defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961-01-02 Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1961-01-11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-02-25 Todd Blackledge, American football player
  • 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)
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-07-21 Don Wilson, American CFL football linebacker, 1987-98 (Edmonton Eskimos; Toronto Argonauts, British Columbia Lions), born in Washington, DC
  • 1961-07-21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-07-31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-08-08 Bruce Matthews, American NFL guard/center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1961-08-16 Christian Okoye, American football player

Person of interestDan Marino

1961-09-15 Dan Marino, American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 9-time Pro Bowl), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 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
  • 1961-10-16 Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Indianapolis Colts 2018-20), born in Freeport, New York
  • 1961-12-12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestReggie White

1961-12-19 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 1961-12-20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1961-12-20 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962-01-01 Pierce Holt, American NFL defensive lineman (Pro Bowl, All-Pro selection 1992; San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Marlin, Texas
  • 1962-02-18 Gary Reasons, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Crowley, Texas
  • 1962-02-18 Simon Fletcher, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 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
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 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, 1984-95 (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)
  • 1962-06-14 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
  • 1962-07-31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1989, 94, 96; LA Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 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
  • 1962-08-29 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 Earnest Byner, American NFL running back (Cleveland Browns) and coach, born in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • 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

Person of interestJerry Rice

1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 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)
  • 1962-11-22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1962-11-26 Mike Johnson, American NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Southport, North Carolina
  • 1962-11-30 Bo Jackson, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 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 wide receiver (Raiders, Falcons, Colts, Rams), born in Belle Glade, Florida

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