June 28, 1960
• First pick overall of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Baltimore
• His rights were traded by the Colts to the Denver Broncos
on May 2, 1983, for QB Mark Herrmann, the rights to OL Chris Hinton,
and a first-round pick in the 1984 NFL Draft.
For: Denver Broncos
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 2004
Other Members of the Class of 2004: Barry Sanders, Carl Eller,
• Completed 62.1 percent of his passes (774 of 1,243) for
9,349 yards and 77 touchdowns
• Set an NCAA record for the lowest percentage of passes
intercepted in a career (3.13 percent)
• Finished second in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1982
• Hit .349 with nine homers and 50 RBIs in 49 games in his
final college baseball season in 1980.
• Was the New York Yankees' first selection in the 1981
• Was on the losing end of the infamous "Stanford Band"
• John Elway had several tremendous seasons, so it's tough
to pick just one. He had what was probably his best season throwing
the ball in 1993 when he passed for 4,030 yards and 25 touchdowns.
He also had a quarterback rating of 92.8.
• Passing - Completed 4,123 Passes on 7,250 Attempts for
51,475 Yards and 300 Touchdowns
• Rushing - Carried 774 Times for 3,407 Yards and 33 Touchdowns
• Set the NFL career record for most wins as a starting
quarterback with 148
• Tied the NFL record for most seasons with 3,000 or more
yards passing with 12
• Oldest player to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl at
the age of 37 (Super Bowl XXXII)
• Denver Broncos' all-time passing leader in yardage with
51,475 yards and touchdown passes with 300
• Played in six AFC championship games
• Played in five Super Bowls, winning two
• Selected to play in the Pro Bowl nine times
• Set the record for most rushing attempts by a quarterback
• Finished career second behind Dan Marino in passing yards
(51,475), attempts (7,250), completions (4,123) and total offense
• At the time of his retirement, he held or was tied for
53 regular season Bronco records.
• The only player to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 200
yards in the same year for seven straight seasons (1985-91)
• Named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1987
• Named AFC Player of the Year in 1993
• Set an NFL record with 47 fourth quarter comebacks
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2004)