Moon was the first African American and the first undrafted quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, in addition to his outstanding football career. Moon has worked as a pundit for the Seattle Seahawks' radio network since retiring in 2000. He's also done color commentary for NFL games on CBS and NBC.
In 1969, Moon joined the Oakland Raiders as their third quarterback, after Cliff Campbell and Mike Sadler. The Raiders drafted him after he led Texas Southern University to its first undefeated season and only conference title. He stayed with the team until his contract expired at the end of that year. After leaving the Raiders, he played one more season for the Kansas City Chiefs. With them, he won the Super Bowl in 1970 over the Green Bay Packers.
During his time with the Raiders and Chiefs, he played in 79 games, started 76 of them, and completed 2,919 of 5,246 passes for 39,573 yards and 201 touchdowns against 84 interceptions. He also ran for 3,424 yards and 38 scores and passed for at least 1 touchdown in each game he played in. Moon also had nine multiple-touchdown games and three seasons with at least 1,500 passing yards and 100 rushing yards separately.
His best statistical season came in 1970 when he led the Raiders to the top spot in the league by winning the Associated Press Award for Most Valuable Player.
Moon was the first African-American quarterback and the first undrafted quarterback to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He played for the Houston Oilers from 1978 to 1991, including their franchise record of 22 straight wins from 1980 to 1991. During his career with the Oilers, he passed for 19,214 yards and 105 touchdowns while also rushing for 2,987 yards and 26 scores.
He was also a member of two Super Bowl teams with the Oilers: 1983 and 1990. In addition to being one of only three quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards (the others are Terry Bradshaw and Randall Cunningham), he is also one of only nine players who have thrown for at least 10,000 yards and rushed for at least 5,000 yards in their careers.
In 1992, he signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams where he stayed until 1995. After retiring from football, he worked with several organizations including the National Football League Players Association and the United Way. Moon died of cancer on November 18, 2016 at the age of 49.
Moon, Warren Copper tubing is classified into two types: soft (annealed) copper and stiff (hard drawn) copper. Both are classed further based on the thickness of the tube wall.
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Doug Williams wins the MVP award as the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl. Many people still talk about Doug Williams, the quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He performed an incredible football game in the greatest game of his life. After losing the first two games, he led his team to victory in the third game against Miami Dolphins. The Redskins lost that game but Doug Williams became the first black quarterback to win the MVP award.
Warren Moon was the one outstanding quarterback who was probably ignored by more clubs than any other Hall of Fame quarterback. Moon went undrafted out of the University of Washington in the 1978 NFL Draft, which had a 12-round format at the time. Doug Williams wins the MVP award as the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl. Many people still talk about Doug Williams, the quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He performed an incredible football game in the greatest game of his life.
If Winston is selected with the first choice, he will be the 21st quarterback in Super Bowl history to accomplish so.
He was the first offensive lineman from the Dallas Cowboys to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wright was a strong, consistent, and light on his feet lineman who is regarded by some as the finest in team history. He played 10 seasons with the Cowboys, helping them win three NFL championships in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Wright started 44 games at left guard for the Cowboys from 1946 to 1952, including all 3 playoff games. He was a key member of one of the best offensive lines in NFL history, which helped running back Tony Dorsett set career highs with 1,429 yards in 1949 and 1,579 yards in 1951. Wright also blocked for Charlie Batch during his rookie season in 2010 when he replaced an injured Roger Staubach and led the Cowboys to a victory over the New York Giants in overtime.
After his playing days were over, Wright managed the franchise for several years before becoming the president of the football club in 1957. He held that position until his death in 1969 at the age of 58.
In 1970, Wright was voted into the National Football League's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The following year, the league changed the voting process for players and coaches, so now only those players or coaches who have been active for 10 years are eligible for election.