Dave Krieg

David Michael Krieg (/ˈkreɪɡ/ KRAYG; born October 20, 1958) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He attended Milton College and made the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. In his 19-year NFL career, Krieg played for the Seattle Seahawks (1980–1991), the Kansas City Chiefs (1992–1993), the Detroit Lions (1994), the Arizona Cardinals (1995), the Chicago Bears (1996) and the Tennessee Oilers (1997–1998).

Dave Krieg
No. 17
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:October 20, 1958 (age 60)
Iola, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Milton
Undrafted:1980
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:261–199
Yards:38,147
Passer rating:81.5
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

At Milton, a now-defunct small private college in Milton, Wisconsin, Krieg began as the 7th-string quarterback for his school's NAIA team, the Wildcats. Given the opportunity to play in the fourth game of his freshman season, he completed four passes—three of them for touchdowns—and continued to play well enough to start for the rest of his college career.[1] He and Dave Kraayeveld (who also played for the Seahawks) are the only NFL players to have attended Milton College.[2]

Professional career (1980–98)

In 19 seasons, Krieg played in 213 games, completed 58.5 percent of his passes (3,105 for 5,311) for 38,147 passing yards, 261 touchdowns, 199 interceptions and an 81.5 rating. He also had 417 rushing attempts for 1,261 yards and 13 touchdowns and 3 pass receptions for 10 yards. His regular season career win-loss record is 98-77.

Dave Krieg played in 12 postseason games (9 as a starter), and completed 51.1 percent of his passes (144 for 282) for 1,895 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 70.86 rating. He also had 17 rushing attempts for 20 yards and 1 touchdown.

Seattle Seahawks (1980–91)

Undrafted in 1980, Krieg tried out for the Seahawks and caught on as a third-string quarterback. He saw the field only once, taking a few snaps in the final game of the team's 1980 season.[3]

By the middle of the 1981 season, Krieg bypassed Sam Adkins on the depth chart to become the Seahawks' second-string quarterback. When injuries sidelined Jim Zorn late in the season, Krieg started the last three games and played well, helping the team record two of its six wins that year.[4] In his first NFL start against the New York Jets, Krieg ran for one touchdown and threw for two others, including a 57-yard game-winning completion to Steve Largent.[5]

Krieg began the strike-shortened 1982 season as the Seahawks' starting quarterback and played respectably until a thumb injury sidelined him for several weeks.[5] Zorn reclaimed his former role, but played inconsistently. When Zorn continued to struggle in the final game of the season,[6] Coach Mike McCormack inserted Krieg, who rallied Seattle to a victory over the Denver Broncos.[7]

Returning to the bench at the outset of the 1983 campaign, Krieg remained there until Zorn's performance faltered in midseason. At that point, Coach Chuck Knox named Krieg the Seahawks' new starting quarterback. The Milton product's consistent play complemented the considerable talents of All-Pro wide receiver Steve Largent and Pro Bowl running back Curt Warner, allowing the Seahawks to make the playoffs for the first time in the team's history. Krieg played brilliantly in the wild card round of the playoffs, helping his team rout Steve DeBerg and the Broncos in the Kingdome. The next week, Krieg's steady performance helped the Seahawks upset Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins on the road. However, Krieg and Seahawks offense were overwhelmed by the aggressive defense of the L.A. Raiders in the American Football Conference Championship Game. Knox replaced Krieg with Jim Zorn to finish out the game as the visiting Seahawks lost to the Los Angeles Raiders, who would go on to win Super Bowl XVIII.[8]

Despite a prodigious effort by Mike McCormack to recruit Warren Moon to join the QB ranks in Seattle, Krieg resumed his starting role 1984 after Moon declined Seattle's offer and chose to play for the Houston Oilers instead. In the year's first game, a knee injury sidelined the Seahawks' star running back Curt Warner for the rest of the season, forcing Coach Knox to discard his run-oriented "Ground Chuck" offense and adopt a new, more pass-intensive philosophy "Air Knox." Rising to the occasion, Krieg threw for 3,671 yards and 32 touchdowns, leading his team to a 12-4 record and another wild card playoff appearance. In recognition of this impressive performance, Krieg's NFL peers named him to his first Pro Bowl. Moreover, his steady play helped the Seahawks eliminate the reigning Super Bowl champion Raiders in a wild card showdown in the Kingdome. Krieg also played well in Miami the following week, but the Dolphins defeated the Seahawks and went on to lose Super Bowl XIX.[9]

Krieg's inconsistency contributed to the mediocrity of the Seahawks' 1985 campaign. In the team's eight victories, Krieg's passer rating averaged more than 114—an excellent mark—but in the Seahawks' eight losses, his rating hovered just above a dismal 40.[10]

In 1986, Krieg played well initially, leading the Seahawks to a 5-3 record. However, he faltered in midseason, so Coach Knox benched him in favor of Gale Gilbert. When that remedy failed to avert a four-game losing streak, Knox gave Krieg another chance. Nicknamed "Mudbone" by his Seattle teammates,[11] Krieg led the Seahawks on five-game winning streak to finish the season, during which his passer rating exceeded 126.[12] That December, Krieg was named AFC Player of the Month.[5] However, the 10-6 Seahawks failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Despite a brief midseason slump, Krieg played more consistently during the strike-shortened 1987 season. In the year's first game, Krieg set a team record by throwing his 108th touchdown;[5] in less than four years as a starter, Krieg had broken a record Zorn had compiled over more than seven starting seasons. Krieg proceeded to lead the Seahawks to another playoff appearance, but Krieg's performance failed to prevent a narrow loss on the road in the first round against the Houston Oilers.[13]

During the offseason, the Seahawks acquired Kelly Stouffer from the Phoenix Cardinals, and began to groom him as the franchise quarterback of the future.[14]

Perhaps due to this increased competition, Krieg's consistency increased further in 1988. Although he missed seven games with a separated shoulder, his excellent play helped propel the Seahawks to their first AFC West Division Championship. In the regular season finale, Krieg dissected the Raiders' secondary, throwing for 410 yards and four touchdowns, thereby securing the division title and relegating the Raiders to a wild card berth. However, Krieg's pedestrian performance on the road in the playoffs contributed to the Seahawks' swift elimination at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals.[15] Nevertheless, Krieg's strong regular season showing earned him another Pro Bowl appearance.

In the spring of 1989, Krieg competed in NBC's prestigious Superstars competition, a series of physical challenges pitting athletes from various sports against one another. Krieg placed third overall, behind Willie Gault and Herschel Walker. Krieg placed first in the basketball and rowing events, beating athletes including Gault, Walker, Randall Cunningham, Evander Holyfield, and Carl Lewis.[16]

In 1989, Krieg struggled to lead an offense depleted by injuries. All-Pro Steve Largent missed several games because of a fractured elbow. The running game sputtered as injuries slowed Curt Warner, and the aging offensive line struggled to open holes for him. Krieg came to rely on fullback John L. Williams after Largent retired that season. Although the Seahawks managed only a 7-9 record, Krieg played well enough to earn a return trip to the Pro Bowl, where he performed impressively, helping lead the AFC to victory.[17]

Krieg's burden grew heavier in 1990, with the retirement of Largent and the continued decline of the offensive line and the running game. Consequently, inconsistency again plagued Krieg. His play ranged from awful (2 games with passer ratings below 15) to mediocre (5 games in the 50s and 60s) to good (4 games in the 70s, 80s or 90s) to brilliant (5 games with ratings over 100). In the most memorable game of the season, on November 11, the Seahawks made their annual visit to Arrowhead Stadium, where they had not won since 1980. The Kansas City Chiefs sacked Krieg 9 times, including an NFL-record 7 sacks by linebacker Derrick Thomas. However, on the last play of the game, as time expired, Thomas closed in for yet another apparent sack, but Krieg eluded the linebacker and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Paul Skansi for the win. Krieg's leadership helped the Seahawks compile a respectable 9-7 record in 1990, but they again missed the playoffs.

In 1991, the Seahawks spent a first-round draft pick on another quarterback of the future, Dan McGwire.

After breaking his thumb in the season opener, Krieg missed 6 games in 1991. Without a strong supporting cast, Krieg turned in another inconsistent year. The Seahawks finished a disappointing 7-9, leading to the resignation of Coach Knox. Seattle General Manager Tom Flores decided to retain Stouffer and McGwire, and to let Krieg become a free agent. That decision helped doom the Seahawks to several seasons of misery and mediocrity under a succession of uninspired quarterbacks.[18]

Kansas City Chiefs (1992–93)

Krieg signed with the Seahawks' then-division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and started for them throughout 1992, leading his new team to a 10–6 record, including two victories over Seattle. However, Krieg's poor performance in the playoffs on the road contributed to the wild-card Chiefs' swift elimination by the San Diego Chargers.[19]

In the offseason, the Chiefs signed Joe Montana and made him their starting quarterback. However, Krieg still saw substantial action in 1993, relieving Montana in six games, and starting five games for the oft-injured Hall of Famer. Together, Montana and Krieg led the Chiefs to an 11–5 record and an AFC West Championship. In the wild-card round of the playoffs, when the Chiefs hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers, an injured Montana briefly left the game. In relief, Krieg threw just one pass, a 23-yard touchdown.[20] Two weeks later, at the AFC Championship Game in Buffalo, Montana sustained a concussion and left the game in the third quarter. Krieg led a 90-yard touchdown drive to bring the Chiefs within 7 points, but the Buffalo Bills scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to qualify for their fourth straight Super Bowl appearance.

Detroit Lions (1994)

In 1994, Krieg signed with the Detroit Lions to back up Scott Mitchell. Although Mitchell's erratic play contributed to the team's poor 4-5 start,[21] coach Wayne Fontes stuck with the young quarterback as his starter until an injury sidelined him in mid-season.[5] Krieg came off the bench and ignited a dynamic offense showcasing the talents of running back Barry Sanders and wide receiver Herman Moore. Statistically, the 1994 season was the best of the journeyman's career: Krieg completed 61.8% of his passes and threw 14 touchdowns versus only 3 interceptions, for a passer rating of 101.7. Moreover, Krieg's leadership rallied the Lions to a 5-2 regular season finish and a wild card playoff berth. Despite Krieg's solid play, the visiting Lions lost narrowly to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs.[22] Although Krieg had set Detroit Lions regular-season records for fewest passes intercepted (3) and highest passer rating (101.7), the team decided to stick with Mitchell and let Krieg become a free agent.

Arizona Cardinals (1995)

The Arizona Cardinals rewarded Krieg for his 1994 performance by signing him to be their starting quarterback in 1995. However, operating behind a porous offensive line, Krieg had another inconsistent year. Again, his passer rating told the tale: 3 horrible games (below 50), 4 mediocre ones (50s and 60s), 5 good efforts (70s and 80s), and 4 outstanding performances (90s or better). However, even Krieg's good games rarely resulted in Cardinals victories.[23] The team went 4-12, and Coach Buddy Ryan and Krieg lost their jobs.[24]

Chicago Bears (1996)

In 1996, the Chicago Bears signed Krieg to back up Erik Kramer. Although Kramer's poor play contributed to the Bears' feeble 1-3 beginning, Coach Dave Wannstedt allowed him to continue starting until an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Krieg—by then 38 years old—came off the bench and helped rally an injury-wracked Bears team to a respectable 6-6 finish.[25] Statistically, Krieg's performance was inconsistent: his passer rating ranged from subpar (4 games below 60) to mediocre (2 games in the 60s) to good (3 games in the 80s and 90s) to outstanding (3 games over 100).[26]

Tennessee Oilers (1997–98)

Dave Krieg finished his career with the Tennessee Oilers, backing up the seldom-injured Steve McNair in 1997 and 1998. Even when the young starter played poorly,[27] coach Jeff Fisher declined to insert Krieg. On rare occasions, Krieg would mop up in garbage time or take a knee at the end of a game.[28]

However, in the 1998 season opener in Cincinnati, McNair exited the game with a bruised elbow. Krieg—by then nearly 40 years old—came off the bench to rally the Oilers to victory, going 7-of-13 for 129 yards.[29] Although McNair recovered from his injury and could have re-entered the game, the team let Krieg finish. "Dave was in the zone", McNair explained. "He was doing a great job moving the team up and down the field. It's a matter of doing what's right (for the team). At that time, what was right was letting Dave stay in."[30]

Later that month, the Jacksonville Jaguars knocked McNair out of a game, but Krieg's comeback effort failed. He went 1-of-3 for 10 yards while being sacked twice. He appeared in two other games, going 3-of-3 for 57 yards in relief during a 44-14 blowout of Cincinnati and going 1-of-2 for 3 yards in a loss to the Jets. His final completion was to Mike Archie, done in the final quarter. Krieg retired after the 1998 season.[31][32]

Notable accomplishments

  • Ranks 6th (tied) in consecutive uninterrupted games with at least one touchdown pass: 28
  • Ranks 10th (tied) in consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass: 28[33]
  • Ranks 17th in NFL career passing touchdowns: 261[34]
  • Ranks 15th in NFL wins by a starting quarterback: 98
  • Ranks 19th in NFL career passing yards: 38,147[35]
  • Ranks 20th in NFL career pass attempts: 5,311[36]
  • Ranks 20th in NFL career completions: 3,105[37]
  • Seattle Seahawks career leader in touchdown passes (195)[38] and touchdown percentage (5.5)
  • Holds Seahawks single season records for highest average gain (8.8 in 1983),[39] games with 4 or more touchdown passes (3 in 1985)[40] and highest percentage of touchdown passes (7.89 in 1988)
  • Holds Seahawks single game records for highest completion percentage (86.36 on 12/11/88 vs. Denver Broncos)[41] and highest average gain (14.52 on 12/14/86 vs. San Diego Chargers)[42]
  • Holds NFL record for most seasons in career having played every play at QB in a year (3)
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 400 or more yards passing (4)[43]
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 1 or more touchdown passes (103)[44]
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 2 or more touchdown passes (59)[45]
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 3 or more touchdown passes (23)[46]
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 4 or more touchdown passes (7)[47]
  • Holds Seahawks record for most games with 5 or more touchdown passes (3)[48]
  • Had two games with a perfect passer rating.

Other

For many years Krieg held the NFL record for most career fumbles, a result of both a lengthy career at quarterback and unusually small hands for the position. Krieg has now been surpassed by both Brett Favre and Warren Moon for career fumbles.[49]

Since retirement

Krieg is now a motivational speaker and real estate investor in Phoenix, Arizona.[50]

He was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 2004.[11]

Krieg also became part owner of the af2's Green Bay Blizzard in 2007 along with former Green Bay Packer linebacker Brian Noble.

References

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  2. ^ Johnson, Scott M. (September 20, 2011). "Dave Krieg: The Man from Milton". SeahawksLegends.com.
  3. ^ Dave Krieg: Game Logs
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  6. ^ Jim Zorn: Game Logs
  7. ^ Dave Krieg: Game Logs
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  11. ^ a b Seahawks/NFL: 'Mudbone' embodied Hawks' grit
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  19. ^ "Dave Krieg: 1992 Game Logs". NFL.com.
  20. ^ "Dave Krieg: 1993 Game Logs". NFL.com.
  21. ^ Scott Mitchell: Game Logs
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  24. ^ PRO FOOTBALL;Abrasive Ryan Discovers It's a Desert Out There – New York Times
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  27. ^ Steve McNair: Game Logs
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  29. ^ So close, so ... Bengals
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  35. ^ NFL History – Passing Yardage Leaders
  36. ^ NFL Career Pass Attempts Leaders
  37. ^ NFL History – Pass Completion Leaders
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External links

1984 Seattle Seahawks season

The 1984 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's ninth season with the National Football League. The season opener was moved from Sunday to Monday afternoon on Labor Day to avoid a conflict with the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

The 1984 Seahawks were a well-balanced team on offense and defense. They scored 418 points (26.1 per game), and gave up only 282 points (17.6 per game), both ranked 5th in the NFL. Their point differential of +136 points was third in the NFL; the Seahawks' giveaway/takeway ratio was +24, best in the league. The team's 63 defensive takeaways is the most in NFL history for a 16-game schedule, and the most since the merger.The team's offense boasted a 3,000-yard passer in quarterback Dave Krieg (3,671 yards), and a 1,000-yard wide receiver in Steve Largent (74 receptions for 1,164 yards). The passing attack more than made up for the loss of star running back Curt Warner, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener.

The Seahawks's defensive line generated an outstanding pass rush, with defensive ends Jeff Bryant and Jacob Green registering 14.5 and 13 sacks, respectively. Safety Kenny Easley led the team and league with 10 interceptions. Easley, Green, and NT Joe Nash made the All-Pro team.

In a wild Week Ten game against Kansas City, the Seahawks intercepted Kansas City's quarterbacks five times, and returned four of them for touchdowns. All the touchdown returns were for over 50 yards. In the game, the Seahawks set NFL records for most yards returning interceptions (325), and most interceptions-for-touchdowns in a game (four). Seattle would make the playoffs for the second straight season. They defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Raiders 13-7 in the wild card round. However, they were not able to advance past the Miami Dolphins, as they lost in Miami 31-10 to a powerful Dolphins squad.

1989 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 1989 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 20th in the National Football League (NFL) and 22nd overall. The Bengals' 404 points scored were the fourth-most in the NFL in 1989. Four of their eight losses on the season were by a touchdown or less.

The 1989 Bengals are the last NFL team to score 55 points or more twice in a single season: Week Eight against Tampa Bay (56) and Week Fifteen against arch-rival Houston (61), both at home.

1989 Seattle Seahawks season

The 1989 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 14th season with the National Football League. The season marked the end of an era for the team, as the last original Seahawk remaining, wide receiver Steve Largent, retired after the season as the NFL's all-time reception leader up to that time.

1993 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 1993 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 24th season in the National Football League and the 34th overall. They improved on their 10-6 record from 1992 and won the AFC West and with an 11-5 record. Kansas City advanced all the way to the AFC Championship before losing to the Buffalo Bills 30–13, which started the Chiefs' NFL record 8 game playoff losing streak. It would be 22 years before the Chiefs would win another playoff game.The season marked the first for new quarterback Joe Montana, who was acquired through a trade with the San Francisco 49ers and running back Marcus Allen from the Los Angeles Raiders, both winners of five Super Bowl championships combined. This would be the last time until 2018 that the Chiefs would appear in the AFC Championship game or win a home playoff game.

1994 Detroit Lions season

The 1994 Detroit Lions season was the 65th season in franchise history. The Lions finished with a 9-7 record and made their second consecutive playoff appearance as one of the NFC's Wildcard teams -- the first time the franchise had made the playoffs in consecutive non-strike seasons since 1954.

Despite the signing of Scott Mitchell from Miami in the offseason, it was former Seattle quarterback Dave Krieg who led the Lions into the playoffs following an injury to Mitchell. For the second consecutive year, the Lions lost in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.

1995 Arizona Cardinals season

The 1995 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 97th season, 76th season in the National Football League, the 8th in Arizona and the second as the Arizona Cardinal. Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg started in his only season with the team. The Cardinals failed to improve upon their 8–8 record from 1994 and finished 4–12, resulting in the firing of head coach Buddy Ryan and his entire staff.

1996 Chicago Bears season

The 1996 Chicago Bears season was their 77th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). They failed to improve on their 9-7 record from 1995 and finished with a 7–9 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the team's first losing season since 1993 when it was Wannstedt's first season.

Bryan Millard

Bryan Millard (born December 2, 1960 in Sioux City, Iowa) is a former college and professional American football player. An offensive lineman, he played offensive tackle for the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns and for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League. From 1984 until 1991, Millard played primarily at offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Millard started in 1981 and 1982 for UT-Austin, helping the Longhorns compile two consecutive second-place finishes in the Southwest Conference. In 1981, Millard's team won the Cotton Bowl Classic and received a #2 national ranking in the final AP Poll. His 1982 team lost the Sun Bowl and ranked #17 in the final AP Poll, but Millard won recognition as a first team all-conference tackle.Millard went undrafted by the NFL in 1983, but the New Jersey Generals of the USFL drafted him in the 12th round. As a rookie, Millard helped Herschel Walker run for 1,812 yards, though a knee injury sidelined Millard in midseason [1]. In 1984, Millard's blocking helped Walker compile 1,339 rushing yards, while fullback Maurice Carthon also gained more than a thousand yards on the ground. The Generals made the playoffs that year, but after the USFL's spring season ended, Millard left the team and joined the Seahawks in the NFL that fall.After riding the pine in 1984, Millard started 9 games at left tackle in 1985. In 1986, the Seahawks moved him to right guard, where he started until his retirement after the 1991 season. Millard's blocking helped make the Seahawks an offensive powerhouse, featuring the Pro Bowl talents of quarterback Dave Krieg, wide receiver Steve Largent, tailback Curt Warner and fullback John L. Williams. NFL scouts at the time considered him one of the most underrated offensive linemen in the game [2], but Millard won individual recognition as a second-team all-conference guard in the 1988 United Press International poll. As the starting right guard, he helped the Seahawks post winning records in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990, and to make the playoffs in 1987 and 1988. He is also the player to give Dave Krieg his nickname, mudbone.

Injuries forced Millard to retire after the 1991 season. Since retiring from football, he has worked as a pharmaceutical salesman and now owns a chain of gas stations in Austin, Texas. In 1997, an NFL.com poll named him the greatest offensive lineman in Seahawks history.

Dave Atkins (American football)

Dave Atkins (born May 18, 1949) is a former American football running back.Atkins was the 19th pick in the 8th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He joined the San Francisco 49ers for the 1973 and 1974 seasons before moving to the San Diego Chargers for the 1975 season.After Atkins finished his pro playing career, he moved into coaching. He had spells as offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals and was the senior offensive assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons, 2005 - 2007.A longtime assistant coach, usually coaching running backs, he had various success coaching skill position players and coordinating offenses. 1986 RB Keith Byars ran for 577 yards with 1 touchdown. In 1987, Byars and FB Anthony Toney would combine to run for 899 yards with 8 touchdowns. In 1988, the same duo would combine for 1,019 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. In 1989, the tandem of Byars & Toney would be even better running for 1,034 yards and 8 touchdowns. In 1990, RB/FB Heath Sherman took over for Byars and his combination with Toney ran for 1,137 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 1992, Atkins took over the tight ends and helped Pat Beach into a solid run blocker as the team helped Herschel Walker and Heath Sherman run for a combined 1,653 yards.

Dave Atkins would join the New England Patriots for the 1993 NFL season. He would help guide Leonard Russell to 1,088 yards with 7 touchdowns.

The next year, Atkins would go to the Arizona Cardinals as their Offensive Coordinator. Despite some struggles in 1994, quarterbacks Steve Beuerlein and Jay Schroeder combined to throw for 3,055 yards with 9 touchdowns. FB Larry Centers had 647 yards receiving. The offense improved in 1995 with quarterback Dave Krieg throwing for 3,554 yards and 16 touchdowns. RB Garrison Hearst also ran for 1,070 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 players: Larry Centers, Rob Moore, and Frank Sanders finished with over 880 yards receiving.

Atkins would go to the New Orleans Saints for a single season in 1996. RB Mario Bates and FB Ray Zellars would combine to run for 1,059 yards with 8 touchdowns despite the team going 3-13 on the year.

Returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2000, Atkins would be instrumental in the development of Ricky Williams in 2000 & 2001 (1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns then 1,245 yards and 6 touchdowns) and Deuce McAllister in 2002-2004 (4,103 yards and 30 touchdowns on the ground over that 3-year span).

Before retiring, Atkins would coach with the Cleveland Browns in 2005 and 2006. He would guide Reuben Droughns to 1,232 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2005 and 758 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2006.

Jim Hardy

James Francis Hardy (born April 24, 1923) is a former American football quarterback. He was born in Los Angeles.

Kelly Stouffer

Kelly Wayne Stouffer, (born July 6, 1964), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He spent most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1988–1992. He graduated from Rushville High School in Rushville, Nebraska and attended Colorado State University.

He is a television color analyst for college football games on ESPN/ABC, and was formerly with the NFL on FOX, Versus, MountainWest Sports Network and Minnesota Vikings pre-season games.

At the conclusion of his collegiate career, he achieved notoriety when, after being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft, he sat out what would have been his rookie year due to an inability to agree on a contract. The following season, the Cardinals traded his rights to the Seattle Seahawks, who listed Stouffer as third-string behind starter Dave Krieg and veteran backup Jeff Kemp. Krieg would be sidelined with a separated shoulder, and the following week Kemp was ineffective starting in place of Krieg and was benched in favor of Stouffer by halftime. Stouffer endeared himself to Seattle fans in one play where, after having his nose broken, he threw for a long gain resulting in a touchdown. For several weeks, Stouffer filled in until Krieg returned to the lineup. Stouffer seemed to regress in the eyes of Seahawk coaches over the next couple of years, and fell back to third string behind Kemp.

Once Seahawk head coach Chuck Knox was replaced by Tom Flores and Dave Krieg was let go, Stouffer won the starting job, beating out Dan McGwire and Stan Gelbaugh. Stouffer was injured in week 5, and the Seahawks started the season 1-4. After McGwire was quickly injured, journeyman Gelbaugh became the starter, yielding the job to Stouffer once Stouffer recovered. Stouffer, who seemed to have been showing a return to his rookie form just before his injury, was never the same, however, and Gelbaugh quickly became the established starter. The following season, Stouffer was released.

Stouffer was signed by the Miami Dolphins to a free agent contract in April 1994 but was released prior to the regular season.

Two years later, Stouffer was signed by the Carolina Panthers to a free agent contract in March 1996 but was released prior to the regular season.

In 2000, Stouffer finished his B.S. degree in biology from the Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences and became the first undergraduate to earn that degree via the college's distance learning program.

List of Detroit Lions starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Lions.

List of Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterbacks

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs have had 37 different quarterbacks start at least one game in their franchise's history, 21 of which have started at least 10 games. Cotton Davidson was the team's first starting quarterback; he played all 14 games for the Texans in their inaugural 1960 season. Davidson played with the franchise from 1960 to 1962, and was traded in 1963 to the Oakland Raiders. Len Dawson signed with on July 2, 1962 and played for the franchise for 14 seasons. With Dawson as the team's starter, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player after the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV and retired in 1975 with several franchise records. Three quarterbacks currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame have started at least one game for Kansas City: Dawson, Joe Montana, and Warren Moon. In the 2008 season, the Chiefs started three quarterbacks: Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Tyler Thigpen. After Croyle and Huard were sidelined by injuries, Thigpen played in eleven games, winning one and losing ten. In 2009 and 2010, Matt Cassel started 15 of 16 games each season, while Croyle started the other 2 games.

List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating

In the National Football League (NFL), the highest official passer rating that a quarterback can achieve is 158.3, which is called a "perfect passer rating". To qualify, during a single game a quarterback must attempt at least 10 passes, have zero interceptions, have a minimum completion percentage of a 77.5%, have a minimum of 11.88% of their passes score touchdowns, and have a minimum of 12.5 yards per attempt. The passer rating was developed in 1971.Applying the formula to pre and post-1971 quarterbacks, as of November 2018, there have been 60 different players, playing in 72 distinct games, who have achieved a perfect passer rating. Four of these games have occurred in the post-season. Seven quarterbacks have achieved the feat more than once: Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning have four; Kurt Warner has three; and Craig Morton, Dave Krieg, Ken O'Brien, and Tom Brady have two.

Ben Roethlisberger is the only quarterback with multiple perfect ratings in a single regular season, when he achieved the feat twice in 2007. The San Francisco 49ers had two different quarterbacks achieve a perfect rating in the same season, with Steve Young (week 7) and Joe Montana (week 10) both earning perfect ratings. Peyton Manning had one perfect rating in the 2003 regular season and one in the post-season.

Drew Bledsoe, Robert Griffin III, and Marcus Mariota are the only quarterbacks to achieve a perfect passer rating in their rookie seasons, with Mariota being the only quarterback to post one in his NFL debut.

Five of these performances were in a losing cause, though Chad Pennington is the only quarterback to play from start to finish and earn both a loss and a perfect rating. Twelve quarterbacks have had a game where they earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating and also a game where they earned a 0.0 the lowest possible passer rating during their careers: Otto Graham, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, James Harris, Bob Lee, Craig Morton, Dan Fouts, Eli Manning, and Peyton Manning.

On 8 November 2018, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the most recent person to achieve a perfect passer rating.

List of Seattle Seahawks records

This article details statistics relating to the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team, including career, single season and game records.

List of Seattle Seahawks starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Seahawks.

Milton Wildcats football

The Milton Wildcats football program presented Milton College in college football. Milton fielded its first football team in 1899 and its last in 1981 before the school closed in 1982. No teams were fielded from 1904 to 1915 and from 1943 to 1945. During this time the college produced seven All-Americans and nine conference titles, in 1935, 1956, 1961, 1964, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1981. The Wildcats played in 419 games during this time with a record of 194–207–18. The program was a member of the Illini-Badger Football Conference from 1976 to 1982.

Milton's final head coach was Rudy Gaddini, who helmed the team from 1970 to 1981, compiling a record of 61–42–5. Two of Gaddini's players at Milton, Dave Kraayeveld and Dave Krieg, went on to play professionally in the National Football League (NFL).

Paul Skansi

Paul Anthony Skansi (born January 11, 1961, in Tacoma, Washington) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for ten seasons (one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, eight for the Seattle Seahawks, and one for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL). Paul attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington where he was a standout athlete. After watching Skansi play in a high school basketball game, coach Don James of the UW Huskies offered him a football scholarship. Paul was a leading receiver for the University of Washington setting the Husky's record for passes received during his four years of play. He was recently a scout for the San Diego Chargers.

In Seattle, Skansi was known as a dependable third-down receiver. His most successful season was 1989, when he caught 39 passes for 488 yards and five touchdowns. Over his career, he caught 166 passes for 1,950 yards and ten touchdowns. He is widely known for catching the tying 25-yard touchdown pass (Norm Johnson's extra point on the last play won the game) from Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg in the final second of a November 11, 1990 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Seahawks won the game, 17-16, Krieg escaped Derrick Thomas' grasp on what would have been his 8th sack in the game (Thomas sacked Krieg an NFL record 7 times as it was).

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