Monday, September 20, 2010

Warren Moon QB Ex-Houston Oilers

Warren Moon is the only player to even be enshrined in both the Pro Football and the CFL Hall of Fame after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, and the CFL Hall of Fame in 2001 (Coach Bud Adams is also in both). He was also the first African American QB and first Undrafted QB to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After being a prolific juco college player at West Los Angeles College because most D1 schools wanted him to change positions, he went to Washington where his senior year he led the Huskies past the favored Wolverines in the Rose Bowl en route to the Rose Bowl MVP award. That didn't get him drafted, but led to him taking the interesting route to stardom that he did.

 Then came his amazing professional career which involved 6 years with the Edminton Eskimos where he won 5 consecutive Grey Cup championships (2 time Grey Cup MVP) and he threw a total of 144 touchdowns and 77 interceptions. After that he went to the NFL for 17 years playing with the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs being a 9 time Pro Bowler (6 with Houston, 1 with Minnesota, and 1 with Seattle). You have to wonder what kind of numbers would have been put up had he been with the NFL the first 6 years of his career -- or did the CFL mold him into the QB he needed to be in the NFL?

In 2007, 7 years after playing his last NFL down, he was arrested for DUI, but the charge was reduced to negligent driving when the BAC levels taken at the police station ended up being barely under .07, way under the legal limit. He paid a $350 fine and was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty.

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