1994 The Dolphins of Miami 1993 Cowboys of Dallas (1985) 1982 Cleveland Browns Bernie Kosar/Dates has joined the Miami Hurricanes football team. He will not be playing in any games though, as he plans to spend his time learning the offense and getting ready for 1995 when he starts for the Dolphins.
Kosar was drafted by the Browns in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. He started all 16 games at quarterback for the Browns in their inaugural season in the new world league. They finished with a 6-10 record but won two games by forfeit after Dan Marino was injured during practice. Kosar threw for 2,071 yards with nine touchdowns vs. 14 interceptions. He also ran for four scores.
After leaving the Browns, Kosar played three seasons for the Dolphins. During that time, he helped lead them to the playoffs each year. In 1985, he started all 16 games at quarterback for the Cowboys when Troy Aikman was lost for the season with an ankle injury. He finished that season with 2,426 passing yards with 12 touchdowns vs. 21 interceptions. Kosar returned to the Browns in 1989 but was traded to the Vikings that offseason. He spent one season there before retiring from professional football.
2004 2003 Baltimore Ravens The Chicago Bears (1995) Colorado Buffaloes vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992 Kordell Stewart (Dates) joined the team. He played seven seasons for the Bears, finishing with 28 touchdowns passes and 54 interceptions. He also had 2,411 yards rushing and was awarded the NFL MVP award after leading the Bears to the playoffs each season he was there.
In addition to playing football, Stewart also competed in two Olympic games as a sprinter. His best result was eighth place in the 200 meters at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. After retiring from football in 2005, Stewart returned to South Carolina where he worked as an assistant coach at Columbia University before being hired by his old team, the Bears, in 2009. He was fired after three seasons where he completed only 57 percent of his passes for 1,917 yards with 14 touchdowns versus 21 interceptions.
Stewart's career was marked by inconsistency which led to his downfall. However, when he was good, he was very good. His talent was never in question but it didn't help that he got injured too often. After playing nine seasons in the NFL, Stewart has yet to find a new team but he still hopes to get back into the league one day.
1999 Minnesota Vikings Washington Redskins Football Team Syracuse Orange football, Philadelphia Eagles (1994). Dates and Donovan McNabb joined. College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Donovan McNabb was the star quarterback of Syracuse University's football team from 1999 to 2003. During his three seasons as a starter, he led the Orangemen to a 29-3 record and earned All-American honors. After graduating from Syracuse in 2004, McNabb went on to have a successful career with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he started every game in 2005 and 2006 before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. He was drafted first overall by the Nets in the 2004 NBA draft but after one season decided to turn pro.
McNabb's time at Syracuse was marked by success on and off the field. In addition to winning two Big East titles, he finished his career as the school record holder for total offense (12,095 yards) and touchdown passes (79). His 3,420 passing yards in 2000 are still a Syracuse single-season record. On January 19, 2001, McNabb threw for five touchdowns and had no interceptions in a 49-7 win over Army.
He was also very active in community service during his time at Syracuse.
2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1988) and Las Vegas Raiders (1984). Notre Dame football, Fighting Irish Tim Brown (Dates) joined the team.
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1988-2003), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004)... 17 seasons, 255 games...
1993 The 1982 Kansas City Chiefs Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the USC Trojans in 1978 Marcus Allen (Dates) joined the team. He played offensive tackle for the first six games of that season before being placed on injured reserve. He returned in 1979 and remained with the team until 1993, when he retired as a member of the Chiefs.
His number 75 was worn by several other players during his time with the club. Left tackle Ron Mix wore him during the final two games of 1993, after Allen had already announced his retirement. Right tackle Mike Flanagan also wore him twice in 1994 while filling in for an injured Eric Stokes. Center Jeff Lageman wore him once in 1995 while playing in place of an injured Rick Smith.
Allen's son, Marcus Jr., played running back for the Chiefs from 1996 to 1999. He finished his career with 2,019 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns. His father had previously been drafted by the Oakland Raiders but never played a down for them.
Marcus Jr.'s brother, Michael, was also drafted by the Chiefs in 2001 but never played in a regular season game for them.
Another of Allen's sons, Lamont, played running back for Louisiana-Lafayette from 2009 to 2010.