Rozier attended the University of Nebraska and earned the Heisman Trophy in 1983. Following that, he played professionally with the USFL's Pittsburgh Maulers and Jacksonville Bulls, as well as the NFL's Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
After his professional career ended, Rozier returned to Nebraska for an assistant coaching job. The Huskers went on to win the National Championship that year. Rozier has been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2001. He is also one of only three players who have their numbers retired by both the Falcons and the Huskers (the others are Eric Dickerson and Thomas Henderson).
He served as an assistant coach for the Huskers from 1985-1990 before becoming the team's head coach. He led Nebraska to a 24-3 record and two Big Eight Championships during his first two seasons at the school. However, he lost 17 games over his next four years, including nine straight to end 1992. This marks the second-longest losing streak in Nebraska history behind Tom Osborne's Tom Osborne Stadium era which lasted from 1990-1994. Overall, he led the Huskers to a 46-15 record and three Big Eight titles during his six-year run at Nebraska.
After leaving Nebraska to become the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator, Rozier was hired back in 2001 as the team's quarterback coach.
After graduating from Dickinson High School, Ware went on to play for the University of Houston, where he won the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien Award in 1989, the latter being presented to the best collegiate quarterback of the year. After graduating from Houston, Ware played for the New York Jets of the NFL. He died at the age of 36 due to a heart attack he suffered during training camp with the Jets.
Ware played high school football in Texas. He made the All-State team as a junior and senior at Dickinson High School in Dallas. He led his team to the state semifinals as a sophomore and finals as a senior when they lost to Fort Worth Richland Park 1-0.
He went on to college at Houston where he played under coach Tom Herman. The Cougars were undefeated and ranked No. 1 when Ware arrived in town. He helped them win the Southwest Conference title that season and lead them to the Sugar Bowl where they lost to Michigan State 17-14.
After graduating from Houston, Ware joined the New York Jets as their starting quarterback. He started eight games in 1989 but was replaced by Neil O'Donnell after losing three straight games. He finished the season with 12 touchdowns against six interceptions.
In 1990, Ware started the first two games of the season before being replaced by Jeff George.
He attended Alabama and was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Alabama won the BCS National Championship in 2011 against LSU and again in 2012 against Notre Dame, making him the only quarterback in BCS history to win back-to-back titles. He started 30 games over two seasons at Alabama and completed 62 percent of his passes for 7,245 yards with 53 touchdowns vs. 19 interceptions.
After going unselected in 2014, McCarron signed with the Bengals as a free agent. He replaced Andy Dalton who had been drafted by the Bengals first overall that year.
McCarron went 8-4 as a starter for the Bengals, completing 63 percent of his passes for 4,428 yards with 36 touchdowns vs. 13 interceptions. He also ran for four scores during his time in Cincy. The Bengals finished second in their division behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. They lost 26-13 to Denver in the first round of the playoffs.
Before signing with the Bengals, McCarron was drafted by the AFC South champion Texans in 2015 but they traded him to Cincy before the start of the season. Houston received a third-round pick in 2016 in return.
Dozier, Jr. (born September 21, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and American National Football League running back. From 1987 to 1991, he was a member of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, as well as the MLB's New York Mets for one season in 1992. He is now a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dozier played college football at Virginia Tech and signed with the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent in 1989. He spent most of his time with the Mets' minor league affiliates before being called up by the parent team in July 1992. He appeared in four games that year and collected two hits in 12 at bats. Dozier returned to the minors in 1993 and finished his career with 176 games played, 136 runs scored, 38 home runs, 105 RBI, and a.272 average over eight seasons in the major leagues.
In the NFL, he started off as a backup running back to Ron Dayne in Minnesota before being traded to Detroit in exchange for a draft pick in 1990. He played only three games for the Lions in 1990 before suffering a knee injury that ended his season. He returned for the 1991 season and became the starter at running back for both the Vikings and Lions. In 1992, he had seven carries for 17 yards in Minnesota before being released after starting quarterback Randall Cunningham was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia. Dozier then joined the Lions and started six games before being replaced by Barry Sanders. He finished the season with 44 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown in Detroit.
Northwestern He earned the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the greatest defensive player in college football twice as a linebacker for Northwestern from 1993 to 1996. In 1997, he received the Big Ten Medal of Honor, and in 2008, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Fitzgerald played on two national championship teams at Northwestern (1995, 1996). The Wildcats were undefeated when he left for the NFL after his junior season, but lost the title game to Florida State after he returned from injury. He finished his career with 171 tackles, seven interceptions, and three forced fumbles.
In Chicago's Pro Bowl each year since its founding in 1960, there has only been one rookie selection: Fitzgerald in 1993. He is also the only linebacker ever selected.
Fitzgerald entered the NFL as a first-round pick (seventh overall) of the Green Bay Packers. He started all 16 games as a rookie and led the team in tackles with 105. He was voted Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
Fitzgerald had six consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons, finishing with more than 110 in 2000 and 2001. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times. In 2007, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
After eight years with the Packers, Fitzgerald joined the Chicago Bears as their vice president of football operations in 2004.