Born On The Fourth Of July – The Football Edition
Happy 4th Of July!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many football players throughout history have been described as explosive. Something else that can be described as explosive is the Fourth of July. It stands to reason that many players born on this most explosive day in American history also play pro football. Here we’ll be looking at the interesting facts surrounding NFL players that were born on America’s Independence Day.
-The player born on the Fourth of July that has accumulated more pass completions (609), passing yards (6,582), passing touchdowns (35), and interceptions (40), than Josh McCown.
-The NFL player born on the Fourth of July that played in more pro games than any other player born on that day is La’Roi Glover who continues to play this season.
-Two players are tied for the most Pro Bowl appearances by a player born on Independence Day, Erich Barnes and La’Roi Glover both appeared in six Pro Bowls.
-Frank Lewis, who played for the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s and early 1980s, holds most of the receiving records for players born on the Fourth of July. His 397 receptions, 6,724 receiving yards, and 40 touchdown receptions sit atop all other players. He even caught the longest pass, 92 yards, of any player born on the Fourth of July.
-Fullback Rick Casares holds the record for longest run from scrimmage of any player born on Independence Day at 81 yards. This is just one yard longer than the 80 yard run that longtime Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little had during their career.
-The longest pass thrown by a player born on the Fourth of July went for 68 yards and was thrown by former Oakland Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich.
Current NFL Players Born On The Fourth Of July:
Stanford Keglar – Linebacker
Eric Weems – Wide Receiver
Brock Berlin – Quarterback
Will Smith – Defensive End
La’Roi Glover – Defensive Line
Clinton Smith – Running Back
Josh McCown – Quarterback
Other Notable NFL Players Born On The Fourth Of July:
Erich Barnes – Defensive Back
Rosey Taylor – Defensive Back
Frank Lewis – Wide Receiver
Bob Breunig – Linebacker
Rick Casares – Fullback
Emerson Boozer – Running Back
Steve Bush – Tight End
Floyd Little – Running Back
Derek Loville – Running Back
Charlie Clemons – Linebacker
Stu Clarkson – Linebacker/Center
Elbert Foules – Defensive Back
Jammi German – Wide Receiver
Bob Sherman – Defensive Back
Todd Marinovich – Quarterback