Monday, September 20, 2010
Warren Moon QB Ex-Houston Oilers
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.