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John Elway
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Denver Broncos
Quarterback
Date of birth June 28 1960 (1960-06-28) (age 54)
Place of birth Port Angeles, Washington
Nationality File:U.S Flag.png American
Listed height 6 ft 3
Listed weight 215 lbs
Player Information
College Stanford
NFL Draft 1983; Round: 1 / Pick: 1st
Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals
Pro career (1983-1998)
Denver Broncos (1983-1998)
  • 9× Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 5× All-Pro selection (1986, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • 1987 NFL MVP
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXII, XXXIII)
  • Super Bowl XXXIII MVP
  • 2× UPI AFL-AFC Offensive Player of the Year (1987, 1993)
  • Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
  • Denver Broncos #7 retired
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
  • Walter Camp Man of the Year
  • NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2004
Profile at NFL.com

John Albert Elway, Jr. (born June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, Washington) is a retired American football quarterback. He played his college football at Stanford and his entire professional career for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

Elway set career records for passing attempts,and completions at Stanford. He also received All-American honors. Elway was drafted #1 overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts before being traded to the Denver Broncos. By his second year in the league, Elway set team records for passing attempts, completions and yards. In 1987, he embarked on what is considered to be one of the most clutch performances in NFL history, when he helped guide the Broncos on a 98-yard, game-tying drive in the AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns. The moment is known in National Football League lore as The Drive. Following the AFC Championship Game, Elway and the Broncos lost in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants.

After two more Super Bowl losses, the Broncos entered a period of decline; however, that would end during the 1997 season, as Elway and Denver won their first Super Bowl title by defeating the Green Bay Packers, 31–24, in Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos repeated as champions the following season in Super Bowl XXXIII by defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 34–19. Elway was voted MVP of that Super Bowl, which would prove to be the last game of his career.

Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility. Since his retirement, Elway has owned several businesses, including currently being a co-owner of the Colorado Crush, an arena football team.

Elway currently writes a weekly NFL blog and occasionally answers members' questions for the newly launched sports website OPEN Sports.com. His son Jack was a quarterback for the Arizona State Sun Devils for one season.

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