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Chip Myers Biography

Chip MyersAge: 53 assistant coach of the Minnesota Vikings who was named offensive coordinator to replace Brian Billick who left to coach the Baltimore Ravens one month before his death;…

Johnny Unitas

Quarterback Johnny Unitas was one of the greatest professional football players in history, his storybook career coinciding with the rise of football as television entertainment. Despite an…

Steve McNair Biography

football playerBorn: February 14, 1973Died: July 4, 2009 (Tennessee, USA) Best Known as: football player Steve McNair played quarterback for the Tennessee…

Tony Baker 1998 Deaths

Tony BakerAge: 53 running back who played eight seasons in the NFL; garnered a Pro Bowl nod in 1969 when he averaged a league-high 4.8 yards per carry with the New Orleans Saints; also played…

Leo Nomellini 2000 Deaths

Leo NomelliniAge: 76 two-way lineman who played 14 pro seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; played in 10 Pro Bowl games; two-time All-…

Leon Gray 2001 Deaths

Leon GrayAge: 49 former New England Patriots offensive tackle, who teamed with Hall of Famer John Hannah in a formidable blocking duo in the 1970s; waiver-wire selection in 1973; played six…

Buck Buchanan

Buck BuchananBorn: Sept. 10, 1940Football played both ways in college at Grambling; first player chosen in the first AFL draft by the Dallas Texans who later became the KC Chiefs; missed one…

Jim Kelly

Jim KellyBorn: Feb. 14, 1960Football QB led Buffalo to four straight Super Bowls, and is only QB to lose four times; named to AFC Pro Bowl team 5 times; inducted into Pro Football Hall of…

Brett Favre Biography

Brett FavreBorn: Oct. 10, 1969Football QB Strongarmed Southern Miss. QB drafted in 1991 in the 2nd round (33rd overall) by Atlanta; traded to Green Bay in 1992; NFL’s only 3-time league MVP (…

Mike Ditka

Mike DitkaBorn: Oct. 18, 1939Football All-America at Pitt (1960); NFL Rookie of Year (1961); 5-time Pro Bowl tight end for Chicago Bears; returned to Chicago as head coach in 1982 and won…