Penn State Nittany Lions Quarterbacks Selected In The NFL Draft

Penn State has a fabulous college football pedigree that has shown them to produce many great players and appear in many very important games. The quarterback is the position that gets the most notice on a team. How many quarterbacks from Penn State have gone on to be drafted into the NFL?

Milt Plum – 1957 – Browns – 2nd Round
Drafted by the Browns in 1957 out of Penn State, quarterback Milt Plum had a 13 year career in the NFL. He played his first five seasons with the Browns where he led the NFL in completion percentage in 1959, 1960, and 1961. He then played six seasons with the Lions. Plum then finished his career with one season with the Rams and a final season in 1969 with the Giants.

Al Jacks – 1958 – Rams – 10th Round
Al Jacks was drafted in the 10th round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Rams. He never played in the NFL and would go on to serve as head football coach at Clarion State College from 1963 to 1981.

Richie Lucas – 1960 – Redskins – 1st Round
Selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 1960 NFL Draft, Richie Lucas was also taken in the first round of the 1960 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Lucas chose the AFL over the NFL, playing with the Bills from 1960 to 1961 and then appearing on the roster of the Broncos in 1962. Following his brief pro football career, Richie Lucas returned to Penn State and served as the school’s athletic director until 1998. He eventually was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Don Jonas – 1961 – Eagles – 13th Round
Don Jonas began his career at Penn State as a running back but would eventually play quarterback. He played just one game with the Eagles in 1962, would go on to play semi-pro football through the rest of the 1960s, and then play for the Argonauts, Blue Bombers, and Tiger-Cats over five seasons in the Canadian Football League in the beginning of the 1970s.

Pete Liske – 1963 – Eagles – 10th Round
Pete Liske was taken in the 10th round of the 1963 NFL Draft by the Eagles and the 15th round of the 1963 AFL Draft by the Jets. He chose to play with the Jets, but stayed with the team for just that one season. He then spent 1965 to 1968 in the Canadian Football League. Liske returned to America after that, playing for the Broncos from 1969 to 1970 and then the Eagles from 1971 to 1972. He finished his pro football career back in the CFL with both the Stampeders of Calgary and the BC Lions.

Jack White – 1966 – Colts – 8th Round
Jack White has gone down in history as the first player to score a touchdown for Penn State under legendary head coach Joe Paterno. He was picked in the 8th round by the Colts in the 1966 NFL Draft. He wouldn’t play in the NFL and instead would become a dentist.

John Hufnagel – 1973 – Broncos – 14th Round
The Broncos added John Hufnagel in 1973 by selecting him in the 14th round of the NFL Draft. He played two seasons in Denver as the third string quarterback behind Charley Johnson and Steve Ramsey.

Tom Shuman – 1975 – Bengals – 6th Round
Tom Shuman was a great on field leader for Penn State in the early 1970s, playing in some very big games. He would eventually be picked by Cincinnati in the 6th round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He didn’t end up making the team, but he did spend some time on the roster of the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League and then three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL.

Chuck Fusina – 1979 – Buccaneers – 5th Round
Drafted in the 5th round of the 1979 NFL Draft, Chuck Fusina was highly rated at Penn State and ready to make an impact on the NFL. He played three seasons with the Buccaneers, followed by two seasons with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the USFL. He was named the MVP of the 1984 USFL Championship Game. He returned to the NFL in 1986 for a final year of pro football with the Packers.

Todd Blackledge – 1983 – Chiefs – 1st Round
Todd Blackledge was the 7th overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. He stayed with the team from then until 1987. He then had two final NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tony Sacca – 1992 – Cardinals – 2nd Round
The Phoenix Cardinals selected Tony Sacca in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He was with the team just that one season. He would later play with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football.

Kerry Collins – 1995 – Panthers – 1st Round
Kerry Collins was taken with the 5th overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He was actually the first player the Panthers ever drafted, as 1995 was their first year as a team. He had a 17 year career that saw him make two Pro Bowls and play for six different teams, the Panthers, Saints, Giants, Raiders, Titans, and Colts.

Wally Richardson – 1997 – Ravens 7th Round
The Baltimore Ravens made Penn State quarterback Wally Richardson their 7th round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played just the one season in the NFL, attempting two passes, completing one, for a gain of just one yard.

Five Little Known Facts About Bills Great Andre Reed

Andre Reed was one of the best receivers of his era during a career that spanned from the mid 1980s to the year 2000. Over that time, he helped the Buffalo Bills reach the greatest point in franchise history that included four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Here is a look at five things about Andre Reed that you may not know.

-On December 4, 1994, Andre Reed not only scored two touchdowns in a Bills win over the Dolphins, he also threw his only completed pass of his career. It went for 32 yards.

-Andre Reed topped the 100 receiving yard mark in a game 36 times. The most yards he ever racked up in one contest was the 191 he put up in a 1994 win over the Packers.

-Andre Reed caught 87 TD receptions during his Hall of Fame career. He caught them from eight different quarterbacks: Jim Kelly, Todd Collins, Doug Flutie, Frank Reich, Vince Ferragamo, Alex Van Pelt, Brad Johnson, Rob Johnson, and Bruce Mathison.

-In his four Super Bowl appearances, Andre Reed’s longest reception would be a 40 yarder thrown to him by Jim Kelly in the second quarter of the loss to Dallas in Super Bowl XXVII following the 1992 season.

-Andre Reed played college football at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In 2014, the same year that saw him inducted into the Hall of Fame, Kutztown University renamed their football team’s home Andre Reed Stadium.

10 Fun Facts About EverBank Field In Jacksonville, Florida

The city of Jacksonville had been seeking an NFL team for a number of years and when they were finally awarded one, it lacked a home stadium capable of hosting an appropriately sized crowd. EverBank Field was built as the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and is also the site of some important college football game. It is a very important feature in the city when it was built and here are some interesting and fun facts about Jacksonville’s EverBank Field.

-The stadium has also gone by the names Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (1995-96 and again 2007-09) and Alltel Stadium (1997-2006).

-The stadium was designed by HOK Sport an architectural firm that has since been renamed Populous. This firm has also designed other prominent sports facilities including the new Yankee Stadium in New York City, Wembley Stadium in London, Target Field in Minnesota, the United Center in Chicago, Stadium Australia in Sidney, Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, and Reliant Stadium in Houston.

-EverBank Field, at the time known as Alltel Stadium, hosted Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005. It featured the New England Patriots defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21.

-EverBank Field is owned by the City of Jacksonville but is operated by SMG, a property management company. Other major sports venues operated by SMG include the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Dean Smith Center in North Carolina, Chase Field in Phoenix, the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Soldier Field in Chicago, and both the Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Stadium in Houston.

-The original Gator Bowl Stadium once stood where EverBank Field now stands. It had originally been built in 1927 and was almost completely demolished to make room for this new, modern, and larger stadium.

-The first regular season NFL game ever played in the stadium was in week one of the 1995 season and saw the new Jacksonville Jaguars team fall in defeat to the Houston Oilers by the score of 10-3. The first touchdown in stadium history was a four yard pass by Chris Chandler of the Oilers to Haywood Jeffires.

-For many years the Gator Bowl had served as the neutral site for the yearly Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic, a very popular local college football game. With the building of this new stadium, the tradition continued.

-From 2005 to 2007 the stadium hosted the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.

-When the Jacksonville Jaguar played their first game in the stadium in 1995, it was the first time an expansion team in the NFL had played its first game in a brand new facility.

-The attendance record for the stadium was set in 2007 when 85,413 college football fans watched the Florida State Seminoles defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the River City Showdown.

10 Little Known Facts About San Diego’s Balboa Stadium

Balboa Stadium has played a big part in the sports history of San Diego, hosting at various times everything from concerts and professional teams to high school football games. Though not as widely known these days, here are 10 fun little known facts about this historic venue.

#1 – Balboa Stadium was originally built in 1914 to be used as part of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

#2 – From 1937 to 1961, the stadium actually hosted auto racing events regularly on the dirt track surrounding the field.

#3 – The capacity of Balboa Stadium was 15,000 in 1960 but was expanced to 34,000 in 1961 to accommodate the San Diego Chargers who were relocating to there that season from Los Angeles.

#4 – Balboa Stadium hosted the American Football League Championship Game in 1961, 1963, and 1965.

#5 – The first presidential speech given where an electronic voice amplifier was used happened in 1919 at Balboa Stadium in San Diego and was given by Woodrow Wilson.

#6 – Following his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean, pilot Charles Lindbergh returned to San Diego where his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, had been built and was given a hero’s welcome at Balboa Stadium.

#7 – The stadium has been home to two college football bowl games. From 1921 to 1922 it was home to the San Diego East-West Christmas Classic and from 1947 to 1949 it was home to the Harbor Bowl.

#8 – Baseball players who played back in the stadium during its early days include Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Satchel Paige, and Lou Gehrig.

#9 – The original name of the stadium was City Stadium and it is to this day owned by the city of San Diego.

#10 – Balboa Stadium has been home to three different professional soccer teams over the years. From 1999 to 2007, the San Diego Pumitas of the National Premier Soccer League played there. Another National Premier Soccer League team started play there in 2011, the San Diego Boca FC. In 1968, the stadium was home for just one season to the San Diego Toros of the North American Soccer League.

Who Did Colts Legend Johnny Unitas Throw The Most Touchdown Passes To?

Johnny Unitas was one of the most highly thought of quarterbacks to have ever played the game. His memory is cherished and respected by players, coaches, and fans alike. He came into the league in 1956 and was a dominant player for more than 15 years. He played almost all of his career with the Baltimore Colts, except for one final season with the San Diego Chargers. Many football fans, both young and old, idolized the great Johnny U during his playing days.

The Colts teams that were helmed by Unitas were some of the best teams in the league during that period. The offense was very powerful, thanks not only to the quarterback, but also to the many other talented players there including Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, and John Mackey. From his first career touchdown pass thrown to Jim Mutscheller in 1956 to the last one thrown to Bob Thomas in San Diego in 1973, Unitas was nearly always one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Who caught the most touchdown passes though from this Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback?

It should come as no surprise to seasoned football fans, or better yet those who remember his playing days, that the player who caught more touchdown passes than anyone else was wide receiver Raymond Berry. His 63 touchdown receptions from Unitas are 20 more than the second place player on the list. Raymond Berry was one of his quarterback’s favorite targets and he also had himself a Pro Football Hall of Fame career.

Five Little Known Facts About Marv Levy

Marv Levy has gone down as the greatest head coach in Buffalo Bills history. With him at the helm, the Bills won four consecutive AFC Championship games and went to four straight Super Bowls. Even though they failed to win in any of those four attempts, that is an accomplishment that puts him high up on the list of coaching greats. Here is a look at five little known facts about Marv Levy.

-Marv Levy’s college experience saw him enrolled at two different schools. He first went to Coe College in Iowa. While there, he earned varsity letters in football, track, and basketball. He later would go on to graduate studies at Harvard University, eventually earning a masters degree in English history.

-As head coach of the Cal Bears in the early 1960s, Marv Levy hired a young assistant coach named Bill Walsh who would go on to beat him to the Hall of Fame after his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

-Marv Levy’s first coaching job at the professional level was as the kicking teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969.

-While coaching the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for five seasons during the mid 1970s, Marv Levy would win three Grey Cup titles as champions of the league.

-Marv Levy was the oldest NFL head coach ever to lead their team to a 10 win season when he did so with the Buffalo Bills at the age of 71.

Five Little Known Facts About All Time Great Quarterback Warren Moon

Warren Moon has one of the most inspiring stories of any National Football League quarterback ever. He was a successful college quarterback at the University of Washington who then had to prove himself in the Canadian Football League before an NFL team would give him a chance to be their quarterback.

After a long career, Moon would prove them all wrong by eventually earning entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Here is a look at five little known facts about this great NFL quarterback.

-Warren Moon threw 291 touchdown passes during his NFL career. 105 of them, or more than 36% of them, were thrown in the 2nd quarter.

-Warren Moon’s first touchdown pass was thrown in the second quarter of his first game in the NFL. It came in a 24-14 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders and went for ten yards to Mike Holston. This would be the only touchdown pass he would ever throw to Holston.

-Moon traveled a lot during the second half of his career. When it was all over, he had thrwon 196 touchdowns for the Oilers, 58 for the Vikings, 36 for the Seattle Seahawks, and just one for the Kansas City Chiefs.

-No player caught more touchdown passes from Warren Moon than Drew Hill. Hill played with Moon in Houston and was on the receiving end of 43 touchdown passes during his career from Moon.

-At one point, in 1995, Moon threw five consecutive touchdown passes over three games to Cris Carter. During that stretch he didn’t throw for a touchdown to any other player. Carter caught an 8 yarder against Dallas, then an 18 and a 22 yarder the next week against Pittsburgh, and finally a four and a 17 yarder against Houston the week after that.

2016: Fun Facts About The NFL’s Latest Draft

In the latest draft, a lot of trades were made and some great selections that could impact a lot of clubs in the near future. Here’s a look at some 2016 NFL Draft Fun Facts!

2016 NFL Draft Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft saw 15 different quarterbacks selected. That was the most quarterbacks picked in a draft since the 17 chosen in 2004. 2004 was the year made famous with the selections of Eli Manning and Philip Rivers.

2016 Rams Number One Picks

2016 was the second time in seven years that the Rams used the number one overall pick in the draft to pick a quarterback. The previous time was in 2010 when they selected Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma.

High Drafted Kicker By Tampa Bay

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up with the Chiefs for the 59th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was for the purpose of taking Florida State Kicker Roberto Aguayo. This made Aguayo the highest drafted kicker since 2005 when the Jets selected Mike Nugent with the 47th overall pick.

North Dakota State and the 2016 NFL Draft

Quarterback Carson Wentz made news by being drafted number two overall by the Eagles in 2016. This also brought a lot of attention to his college, North Dakota State. He wasn’t the only North Dakota State player taken that year though. In the fifth round in 2016, the Colts selected offensive tackle Joe Haeg out of the same school. Multiple players taken in the same draft out of North Dakota State hadn’t happened since 2002.

The Longest Name in Round One

The longest name drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft belongs to Vernon Hargreaves at 16 letters.

Late Round Family Connection

In the seventh and final round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Vikings picked defensive back Jayron Kearse out of Clemson. Kearse’s uncle, Jevon Kearse, had a 10 year career playing with the Titans and Eagles, making three Pro Bowls.

Fun Facts About EVERY Single 2016 NFL Draft First Round Pick!

2016 NFL Draft Fun Facts – The First Rounders

With the NFL Draft finished, here is a look at one fun fact about EVERY player taken in the first round in 2016:

1. Rams: Jared Goff – QB – Cal

Colleges other than Cal that offered Jared Goff a scholarship when he came out of high school were Boise State, Washington State, and Fresno State.

2. Eagles: Carson Wentz – QB – North Dakota St.

Carson Wentz was the 36th player ever taken in an NFL Draft out of North Dakota State. He was the first quarterback.

3. Chargers: Joey Bosa – DE – Ohio St.

The Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year is given out to the best Big Ten defensive lineman as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Joey Bosa won the award twice, first in 2014 and then again in 2015. He was the third player to win it twice. The first two were Mike Vrabel in 1995 and 1996 and Wendell Bryant in 2000 and 2001.

4. Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Ohio St.

During his junior and senior years of high school, Ezekiel Elliott scored a total of 90 touchdowns.

5. Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey – DB – Florida St.

Defensive back Jalen Ramsey won the ACC Long Jump Championship in 2015 with a jump of 26 feet one and a half inches.

6. Ravens: Ronnie Stanley – OT – Notre Dame

Ronnie Stanley attended Bishop Gorman High School in Enterprise, Nevada. Other notable names to attend the same high school as him include baseball player Marty Cordova, UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, running back DeMarco Murray, baseball player Matt Smith, and UFC president Dana White.

7. 49ers: DeForest Buckner – DE – Oregon

DeForest Buckner was born on March 17th, 1994. Other NFL players to share his March 17th birthday include Cordarrelle Patterson, Johnny Bailey, Emmanuel Sanders, Eric Smith, Tom Bettis, Chuck Muncie, Jim Welch, Marlon McCree, Jerome Woods, John Hall, Earl Edwards, Barry Krauss, Don Griffin, and Sammy Baugh.

8. Titans: Jack Conklin – OT – Michigan St.

As a teen at Plainwell High School in Michigan, Jack Conklin’s head football coach was his father.

9. Bears: Leonard Floyd – LB – Georgia

Leonard Floyd is the first linebacker taken in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Bears since Brian Urlacher 16 years earlier in 2000.

10. Giants: Eli Apple – CB – Ohio St.

Eli Apple had four interceptions in college. Those four picks were made off of quarterbacks Michael Brewer of Virginia Tech, Caleb Rowe of Maryland, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, and Drew Hare of Northern Illinois.

11. Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves – CB – Florida

Vernon Hargreaves played in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game highlighting the best high school football players in the nation. He was named the MVP of the game.

12. Saints: Sheldon Rankins – DL – Louisville

When the Saints took Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, he became the fourth highest player ever selected in the draft out of Louisville. The only players selected higher than him were Lenny Lyles with the 11th pick by the Colts in 1958, Amobi Okoye with the 10th pick by the Texans in 2007, and Ken Kortas with the 9th pick by the Cardinals in 1964.

13. Dolphins: Laremy Tunsil – OT – Ole Miss

Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil scored one touchdown during his college career. It came in his final game, near the end of the first half, when he caught a lateral pass on a tackle-eligible play in the Sugar Bowl.

14. Raiders: Karl Joseph – S – West Virginia

During his four seasons of college football, Karl Joseph racked up a total of nine interceptions. One third of those, a total of three, came in one game, a 2015 West Virginia win over Georgia Southern.

15. Browns: Corey Coleman – WR – Baylor

The most touchdowns Corey Coleman would score in a game came in a 2015 Baylor win over Lamar when he caught six passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns.

16. Lions: Taylor Decker – OT – Ohio St.

Coming out of Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio, Taylor Decker originally committed to Notre Dame to play college football before later changing to Ohio State University.

17. Falcons: Keanu Neal – S – Florida

Keanu Neal’s older rother, Clinton Hart, played in the NFL with the Eagles, Chargers, and Rams.

18. Colts: Ryan Kelly – C – Alabama

Ryan Kelly won the 2015 Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football. He was the second Alabama player to win the award after Barrett Jones in 2012.

19. Bills: Shaq Lawson – DE – Clemson

Between high school and college, Shaq Lawson spent one year attending Hargrave Military Academy. Other notable names who have attended this academy include basketball coach Larry Brown, NASCAR driver Ward Burton, NBA player Josh Howard, NBA player David West, NFL player DJ Ware, MLB player Jon Nunnally, NFL player Torry Holt, NFL player Jared Gaither, NFL player Martavis Bryant, and NFL player Zach Brown.

20. Jets: Darron Lee – LB – Ohio St.

Darron Lee is the sixth linebacker the Jets have ever picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. The first five were Michael Taylor in 1972, Bob Crable in 1982, Marvin Jones in 1993, James Farrior in 1997, and Jonathan Vilma in 2004.

21. Texans: Will Fuller – WR – Notre Dame

The most TD passes Will Fuller ever caught in a game at Notre Dame was three. He did this twice, first in 2014 in a loss to Northwestern and then again in 2015 in a win over Pitt.

22. Washington: Josh Doctson – WR – TCU

Josh Doctson began his college football career in 2011 with the University of Wyoming where he wore jersey number 89. He finished his time in college at TCU from 2013 to 2015 where he wore jersey number 9.

23. Vikings: Laquon Treadwell – WR – Ole Miss

When the Vikings selected Laquon Treadwell in 2016 it was the seventh time they’d taken a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft. The first six receivers they’d used first round picks on were Jack Snow in 1965, Gene Washington in 1967, Randy Moss in 1998, Troy Williamson in 2005, Percy Harvin in 2009, and Cordarrelle Patterson in 2013.

24. Bengals: William Jackson – CB – Houston

Prior to coming to the University of Houston for his sophomore season, William Jackson played his freshman year of college football at Trinity Valley Community College.

25. Steelers: Artie Burns – CB – Miami

Artie Burns is a two time USA Today track & field All-American (2011 and 2012), specializing in running the hurdles.

26. Broncos: Paxton Lynch – QB – Memphis

Prior to selecting Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos had used that pick three times in their history. They used it in 1962 to pick quarterback John Furman out of UTEP. They then used it in 1985 to select running back Steve Sewell out of Oklahoma. Finally, they used it in 1988 to pick nose tackle Ted Gregory out of Syracuse.

27. Packers: Kenny Clark – DT – UCLA

Kenny Clark is just the fourth UCLA defensive lineman taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. The first three were Bill Sandifer in 1974, Manu Tuiasosopo in 1979, and Datone Jones in 2013.

28. 49ers: Joshua Garnett – OG – Stanford

Joshua Garnett’s father, Scott Garnett, played football at the University of Washington and went on to see action as a defensive lineman in the NFL with the Broncos, Chargers, 49ers, and Bills.

29. Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche – DL – Ole Miss

Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche scored three touchdowns during his college football career, all of them on offense. All three scoring plays came during 2015, first on a 31 yard reception against Tennessee-Martin, and then on one yard touchdown runs against Fresno State and Vanderbilt.

30. Panthers: Vernon Butler – DT – Louisiana Tech

Vernon Butler was just the fourth player ever selected in the first round of the NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech. Two of the first three, Terry Bradshaw and Willi Roaf, would end up in the Hall of Fame. The other was Pro-Bowler Roger Carr who put together a 10 year career.

31. Seahawks: Germain Ifedi – OT – Texas A&M

Germain Ifedi is the third Texas A&M player the Seahawks have ever used a first round pick on in the NFL Draft. The first two were Jacob Green and Sam Adams.

Five Little Known Facts About Mike Tomczak

Mike Tomczak had a successful college football career and then went on to make his mark with a number of NFL teams, beginning with the Chicago Bears. He made a lot of fans along the way who enjoyed his style of play and his abilities. Here are five little known facts about Mike Tomczak.

-During his NFL career, Mike Tomczak saw time on the rosters of five NFL teams. He played for the Bears from 1985 to 1990, the Packers in 1991, the Browns in 1992, the Steelers from 1993 to 1999, and with the Lions in 2000. Though signed by Detroit in 2000 and appearing on the roster, Tomczak was not with the team during the regular season. He had broken his leg in a preseason game.

-Mike Tomczak was the winning quarterback in the first 10 NFL games he started in his career.

-Mike Tomczak threw 88 touchdown passes in the NFL. They were caught by 35 different receivers. The player who caught more of them than any other was Andre Hastings of the Steelers with a total of seven.

-Mike Tomczak topped the 300 yard passing mark six times during his career. He did so once with the Bears, once with the Packers, once with the Browns, and three times with the Steelers.

-Before retiring following the 2000 season, Mike Tomczak was the last member of the Super Bowl winning 1985 Bears team still playing in the NFL.