His college years were spent at the University of Washington with the Washington Huskies.
The nine -time Pro Bowl participant and "Rose Bowl" MVP of 1978 was because he was not the type of the " classic" NFL quarterbacks corresponded as African- Americans, according to his college career no contract in the National Football League ( NFL).
So it went to the Moon " Edmonton Eskimos " in the Canadian Football League ( CFL), with whom he was a total of five times the "Grey Cup", the champion of the CFL win in a row, 1978-1983. " In Canada, " said Moon in 2004, in an interview with " NFL.com ", " I could play without these stereotypical racism. I won five championships, got to know a different culture and improve my game. "
1984 he moved but then in the NFL. The Houston Oilers undertook the two-time " CFL MVP " for their team. Oilers head coach Hugh Campbell, Moon's former coach in Edmonton, wanted to have that as a quarterback on the team.
Moon should be for ten years ( six Pro Bowl nominations ) the playmaker of the Oilers, with whom he celebrated his greatest successes ( seven playoff appearances, two division champion, Offensive Player of the Year 1990) in the NFL. A Super Bowl success ( and thus also a Super Bowl ring ) remained denied it though, but it was 1989, the greatest honor to personally part, when he was elected to the " NFL Man of the Year ". In 1993, the award of the Bart Starr Award.
From 1994 to 1996 Moon wore the jersey of the Minnesota Vikings that he led twice in the playoffs this time.
In his two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1997 - 1998), Warren Moon scored a team - record for yards thrown ( 3678 ) before he was replaced by Jon Kitna in the course of the 1998 season.
His career was the NFL Veteran (17 seasons) at the Kansas City Chiefs finish as a backup quarterback.
Moon was inducted into the "Pro Football Hall of Fame" in 2006. His shirt number 1 is no longer awarded by the Tennessee Titans.
Moon's NFL career is expressed in numbers are as follows: 208 NFL games, 3988 Completions for 49 325 yards and 291 touchdowns (233 interceptions ). In addition, 1,736 rushing yards on 543 runs for 22 touchdowns.
Warren Moon now works among other things a columnist for the official website of the Seattle Seahawks and for " NFLHS.com ," the official High School Internet portal of the NFL.
Elvin Bethea (2003 ) | George Blanda (1981 ) | Earl Campbell (1991 ) | Dave Casper (2002 ) | Curley Culp (2013 ) | Sid Gillman (1983 ) | Ken Houston (1986 ) | John Henry Johnson (1987 ) | Charles Joiner (1996 ) | Bruce Matthews (2007 ) | Warren Moon (2006 ) | Mike Munchak (2001)
Marcus Allen ( 2003) | Bobby Bell ( 1983) | Buck Buchanan ( 1990) | Curley Culp (2013 ) | Len Dawson (1987 ) | Lamar Hunt ( 1972) | Willie Lanier (1986 ) | Joe Montana (2000 ) | Warren Moon (2006 ) | Willie Roaf (2012 ) | January Stenerud (1991 ) | Hank Stram (2003 ) | Derrick Thomas ( 2009) | Mike Webster (1997)
Cris Carter (2013 ) | Chris Doleman (2012 ) | Dave Casper (2002 ) | Carl Eller (2004 ) | Jim Finks (1995 ) | Bud Grant ( 1994) | Paul Krause (1998 ) | Randall McDaniel ( 2009) | Hugh McElhenny (1970 ) | Warren Moon (2006 ) | Alan Page (1988 ) | John Randle ( 2010) | January Stenerud (1991 ) | Fran Tarkenton (1986 ) | Ron Yary (2001 ) | Gary Zimmerman (2008)
- Football player (United States)
- Canadian football player
- Born in 1956