He attended Georgia Tech before being picked in the twelfth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he spent four years. He went on to play two more seasons with the Washington Redskins and two more with the New York Jets. After his career ended, he became a coach and is currently the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
In addition to his National Football League career, Whisenhunt also played one season of Canadian football after leaving school. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1989 and was part of their roster for three games that year. He returned to Georgia Tech for one final season in 1990 as a graduate assistant before moving on to be a coaching staff member elsewhere.
Whisenhunt's first two stops as a coach were both on Mike Shula's staff at South Carolina: he was the defensive coordinator from 1993 to 1995 and then served as the team's offensive coordinator from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, he took over as the head coach at the University of Tennessee and has not looked back since.
He has gone 82-40 during his time at Tennessee and led the Volunteers to a national title in 2002. He has also been named the AFC Coach of the Year twice (2002, 2006) by the Associated Press and has won the Bear Bryant Award given to the nation's top college football coach each year since 2004.
He attended the University of Washington and was chosen first overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1992 NFL Draft. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins before retiring in 1997. His career record was 28-28-1 as a quarterback.
In addition to his playing career, Emtman has worked as a color analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft and NCAA basketball games. He has also appeared on several television shows including Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, and The Bachelorette.
After graduating from high school in 1990, Steve Emtman decided to attend the University of Washington. There he would go on to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in UW history. In four seasons under head coach Don James, he passed for 10,071 yards and 83 touchdowns while rushing for another 1,788 yards and 20 more scores. He finished his career with a 42-7 record as a starter and was named an All-American. After graduating from Washington, Emtman entered the 1992 NFL Draft where he was selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts. He would go on to play eight seasons in the NFL and lead them to the playoffs five times. In 2001, he started a regular season game for the first time in over three years when Drew Brees suffered a shoulder injury.
He previously played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL), where he was picked in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He played collegiate football at Louisiana State University, where he was named an All-American. In 2021, he will graduate from LSU.
In 2012, Montgomery led all CFL quarterbacks with 3,990 passing yards while throwing 29 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. He also ran for four scores that season.
Montgomery entered the NFL draft following his junior year at Louisiana State University. He was considered one of the best quarterback prospects in some time. During his career at LSU, he helped lead the Tigers to a 49-7 record over four seasons. As a freshman in 2010, he started 10 games before missing three games due to injury. That year, he completed 175 of 311 passes for 2,143 yards, 19 touchdowns, and five interceptions. As a sophomore in 2011, he started 12 games and finished the season with 2,767 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. As a junior in 2012, he started 13 games and finished the season with 3,990 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Following his junior year, Montgomery decided to forgo his final season and enter the NFL draft.
During his time at LSU, Montgomery never lost more than two games in a row.
He was picked by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and went on to help the franchise win its first Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. He played collegiate football at Texas and was named a consensus All-American.
Thomas started his career at Texas as a wide receiver but was moved to defense after one season where he played both cornerback and safety. He returned to wide receiver for his final year, catching 42 passes for 593 yards and seven touchdowns. The Seattle Seahawks selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Thomas began his NFL career by starting all 16 games for the Seahawks in their inaugural season. He was voted to the 2011 All-Rookie Team by coaches and players. In 2012, Thomas led all defensive backs with nine interceptions while also returning two punts for touchdowns. The Seahawks repeated as champions again in 2013 when Thomas was named the MVP of the game after he recorded five tackles, three pass defenses, and one fumble recovery during their 34-30 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Thomas signed a six-year, $54 million contract with $17 million guaranteed at the beginning of the 2014 season. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl after each of the last four seasons.