John Elway Biography

John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos. At the time of his retirement in early 1999, Elway recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history. He led his teams to six AFC Championship Games and five Super Bowls, winning his last two.

Elway set several career records for passing attempts and completions while at Stanford and also received All-American honors. He was the first selection in the 1983 NFL Draft, famously known as the quarterback class of 1983, where he was taken by the Baltimore Colts before being traded to the Denver Broncos. In January 1987, Elway embarked on one of the most notable performances in sports and in NFL history, helping engineer a 98-yard, game-tying touchdown drive in the AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns. The moment is known in National Football League lore as "The Drive." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Elway
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Athlete
Ethnicity:
White people
Date of Birth:
June 28, 1960 (57)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Marriages
  • 1984-03-03
    Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California
  • 2009-08-29
    Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green
Divorces
  • 2003-12-29
    Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage
John Elway Timeline
  • 1987-01-11
    "The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI
  • 1999-05-02
    John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL
  • 1999-09-13
    John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos
  • 2004-08-08
    John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Cite this page
APA Style

John Elway. (2017). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 3:06am UTC, Dec 18, 2017, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/john-elway/bio.

Harvard Style

John Elway. [Internet]. 2017. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/john-elway/bio [Accessed 18 Dec 2017].

MLA Style

"John Elway." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2017. Web. 18 Dec 2017.

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