Dennis Shaw

Dennis Wendell Shaw (born March 3, 1947) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dennis Shaw
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Personal information
Born:March 3, 1947 (age 72)
Los Angeles
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Damien
College:San Diego State
NFL Draft:1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:56.8
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

College career

Shaw played college football for the San Diego State University Aztecs. While playing for the Aztecs he set an NCAA record by throwing nine touchdown passes in a 70-10 win against New Mexico State University on November 15, 1969. [1] In that same season he set a single season school record for touchdown passes (39) and passes intercepted (26), the latter statistic led the NCAA for that season. He transferred from the University of Southern California and also played prior to that at Mount San Antonio Junior College.

Professional career

Shaw was drafted in the second round by the Buffalo Bills in the 1970 draft. He was the third quarterback on the roster for the team next to Dan Darragh and James Harris. In the first game of the season, he stepped in for Darragh, going 4-for-7 for 52 yards in the 25-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. [2] In the second game, he took over for an ineffective Darragh and went 13-of-18 for 143 yards, although he threw two interceptions in the 19-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He was named the starter for the following game against the New York Jets. He went 12-of-21 for 317 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 34-31 win, with Shaw's pass to Marlin Briscoe delivering the victory. [3] It was one of only three games where he would throw two touchdowns along with one of only two games with over 300 yards passing. He threw for 10 touchdowns and 20 interceptions on the year, throwing an interception in all but one of the games he started while passing for 2,507 yards and a 65.3 passing rating, with the Bills going 3-10-1 on the season after going 0-6-1 to close the year out. [4] Despite a dismal season, he was sixth in yards, 16th in touchdowns, 7th in completion percentage along with 2nd in interceptions. He was plagued by fumbles, for which he had 10 of in the season along with being sacked 41 times. [5] Shaw was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press in 1970, becoming the first quarterback to ever receive the award (started in 1967).

Shaw started the year off with a 18-of-30 day for 353 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in a 49-37 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The rest of the year was dismal, as the Bills went 1–13 with minimal scoring. Shaw threw for 1,813 yards in 12 starts and 13 appearances, having 11 touchdowns and 26 interceptions (a league high) with a 51.2 completion percentage. [6] For the following year, his fortunes improved slightly with the team. He started 13 of the 14 games in the 4-9-1 campaign, throwing for 1,666 yards while having 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a 52.7 completion percentage. [7] The 1973 season was his last with the team. They drafted Joe Ferguson prior to the season beginning, leading to a quarterback competition that Ferguson won. Shaw did not start any games that saw the Bills rise to 9–5 through a rushing attack from established back O.J. Simpson. Shaw had appearances in four games, throwing a total of 22-of-46 for 300 yards for four interceptions. In his career as a Bills starter, he went 8-27-2. [8] Shaw was traded to the Cardinals for Ahmad Rashād. [9] Between playing football, he did jobs such as insurance sales, business consultancy and carpet franchise supervision. He served as back-up on three teams until 1978. He served as assistant coach for Eastern Illinois in 1980, Chula Vista High School in 1981, Western Illinois in 1983 before being assistant coach/player with the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League in 1984, although no job was longer than a year, owing to his desire to keep his family of four children in the area of San Diego. He applied to be coach at San Diego State in 1980, but he was denied, although he did call games on KSDO for the team in 1986 for a year. [10] He was to be offensive coordinator of the San Diego Thunder of the World Indoor Football League in 1988, but the league folded before playing a down.


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1968 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1968 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State College during the 1968 NCAA College Division football season.

This was San Diego State's last year in the College Division of the NCAA. They had been a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for the previous 29 years, but competed as an Independent during the 1968 season. The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his eighth year, and played their home games at San Diego Stadium in San Diego, California.

They finished the season undefeated for the second time under Coach Coryell, with nine wins, zero losses, and one tie (9–0–1). At the end of the season, the Aztecs were voted the College Division national champion for the third consecutive year in the UPI Small College Football Poll and No. 2 in the AP Small College Football Poll.

1969 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1969 San Diego State Aztecs football team was an American football team that represented San Diego State College during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season.

This was San Diego State's first year in the University Division and was the inaugural season for the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. The team was led by head coach Don Coryell, in his ninth year, and played home games at San Diego Stadium in San Diego, California.

They finished the season as conference champion and had a Pasadena Bowl victory over Boston University, 28–7. This third undefeated season under Coryell ended with a record of eleven wins, zero losses (11–0, 6–0 PCAA). The Aztecs also finished the year with a ranking of #18 in the final UPI Poll.

The team's statistical leaders included Dennis Shaw with 3,185 passing yards, George Brown with 558 rushing yards, and Tim Delaney with 1,259 receiving yards.

1971 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1971 Dallas Cowboys season was the team's 12th in the National Football League and the first at the new Texas Stadium in suburban Irving, Texas. The club led the NFL with 406 points scored. Their defense allowed 222 points.

For the sixth consecutive season, the Cowboys had a first-place finish. They won their second-consecutive NFC championship, then defeated the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI to capture their first Super Bowl championship. They were the first team from the NFC to win a Super Bowl since the 1970 merger of the National Football League and the American Football League, and subsequently, the first team from the NFC East division to win the title.

1972 Buffalo Bills season

The 1972 Buffalo Bills season was the 13th season for the club and its third in the National Football League. It was also their last season at War Memorial Stadium which had been their home field since the franchise started in 1960.

1973 Buffalo Bills season

The 1973 Buffalo Bills season was the 14th season for the team and their fourth season in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills finished in second place in the AFC East division and finished the 1973 NFL season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, the team's first winning record since 1966.Head coach Lou Saban began the second season of his second tenure with the Bills. Saban had previously led the team to the 1964 and 1965 AFL championships. It was the first season that the team played in Rich Stadium (now "New Era Field") after thirteen years playing at War Memorial Stadium.

The Bills were returning from 1–13 and 4–9–1 records in 1971 and 1972, respectively. Incumbent starting quarterback Dennis Shaw found himself in a battle with rookie Joe Ferguson for the starting job.

The season was defined by O.J. Simpson. The fifth-year running back became the first player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. Behind Simpson's record-setting season, the Bills set an NFL record for most team rushing yards in a 14-game season, with 3,088 and averaged 5.1 yards per carry, higher than every Super Bowl championship team in all of league history. Simpson was returning from his best professional season, in which he earned his first All-Pro recognition and first rushing title. In addition to establishing a then-record for single-season rushing yardage, with 2,003, Simpson established the single-season record for rushing yards gained per game (143.1 yards per game on 23.7 rushes per game, an average of six yards per carry), which still stands. The explosive offense centered on O.J. Simpson was nicknamed the "Electric Company" for its ability to turn on "The Juice" (i.e. "O.J." Simpson)

1988 IMSA GT Championship

The 1988 Camel GT Championship season was the 18th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for GTP and Lights classes of prototypes, as well as Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes. It began January 30, 1988, and ended October 23, 1988, after seventeen rounds.

Bruce Mathison

Bruce Martin Mathison (born April 25, 1959) is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (two stints), Buffalo Bills, and the Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at the University of Nebraska.

Dan Darragh

Daniel Meyer Darragh (born November 28, 1946) is a former American football player. He played college football at William & Mary. A quarterback, he played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills from 1968 through 1969, and for the NFL Bills in 1970. He shared the starting job with Ed Rutkowski, Kay Stephenson and Tom Flores in 1968 while long-time starter and former AFL MVP Jack Kemp was out with an injury. He is now a practicing attorney in Pittsburgh.

Dennis Shaw (cricketer)

Dennis George Shaw (16 February 1931 – 5 April 2017) was an English cricketer. Shaw was a right-handed batsman who bowled leg break googly. He was born at Salford, Lancashire.

Shaw made a single first-class appearance for Warwickshire against the Combined Services in 1949 at Edgbaston. Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat, making 368/9 declared in their first-innings, with Shaw making 17 runs before he was dismissed by Robert Wilson. The Combined Services responded in their first-innings with 284 all out, with Shaw taking the wickets of Bill Greensmith and John Deighton to finish the innings with figures of 2/60 from 20 overs. In their second-innings, Shaw wasn't required to bat, with Warwickshire declaring their innings on 216/5. The Combined Services narrowly avoided defeat, reaching 192/9 in their second-innings, before the match was declared a draw. Shaw bowled 14 wicketless overs for the cost of 46 runs in the innings. This was his only major appearance for Warwickshire.

He died on 5 April 2017, aged 86.

Gary Marangi

Gary Angelo Marangi (born July 29, 1952 in Rockville Centre, New York) is a former quarterback for the Boston College Eagles and Buffalo Bills.

The first pass that Marangi ever threw in the NFL was a touchdown to JD Hill in a game against the Miami Dolphins, in 1974.

Houston Antwine

Houston J. Antwine (April 11, 1939 – December 26, 2011) was a college and professional American football player from Southern Illinois University. He was drafted by the American Football League's Houston Oilers, then traded to the Boston Patriots in 1961. He is in the Southern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Patriots Hall of Fame. A former NAIA wrestling champion, as a defensive tackle, the stocky "Twine" was nearly impossible to move out of the middle.

Antwine was cited by fellow Hall of Famer Billy Shaw as one of the American Football League's best pass rushers, athletic and very quick on his feet. He usually drew double-team blocking. He was an American Football League All-Star six straight years, from 1963 through 1968, was named to the All-Time All-AFL Team, and to the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team. He led the Patriots in sacks 3 times in his career.

Houston recorded 39 sacks, recovered four fumbles and had one interception in 142 regular season games for the Patriots. He returned an interception two yards in a 28-20 win over the Broncos on December 12, 1965. Houston led the team in sacks in 1967, 1968 & 1969.

Houston was the AFL Defensive Player of the Week as he sacked Dan Darragh three times in the Patriots' 16–7 win over the Buffalo Bills at War Memorial Stadium on September 8, 1968. He was awarded the game ball for his performance in the Patriots' 26–10 win over the New York Jets at Boston College 's Alumni Stadium on September 27, 1964. He posted a career high ten tackles in the Patriots' 33–14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Fenway Park on December 1, 1968.

Houston had four games with at least two sacks and recorded sacks of George Blanda, Joe Namath, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenton, and Johnny Unitas. He recovered fumbles by Paul Lowe, Darrell Lester, Bert Coan & Dennis Shaw.

Houston was an AFL All Star in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1968.

James Harris (quarterback)

James Larnell "Shack" Harris (born July 20, 1947) is a former American football executive and former player. He also was a senior personnel executive for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played as a quarterback in the American Football League (AFL) and the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and San Diego Chargers. Harris is the inspiration for the song "Ramblin' Man From Gramblin'" composed by Sam Spence. His nickname Shack is short for Meshach which was given to him by his Baptist minister father.

List of Buffalo Bills seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Buffalo Bills American football franchise. The list documents the season-by-season records of the Bills' franchise from 1960 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The Bills finished their most recent season (2018) with a record of six wins and ten losses.

For complete team history, see History of the Buffalo Bills.

List of Buffalo Bills starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. The Bills are a professional American football franchise based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The team competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The quarterbacks are listed in order of the date of each player's first start for the team at that position.

List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders

The list of college football yearly passing and total offense leaders identifies the major college passing leaders for each season from 1937 to the present. It includes yearly leaders in three statistical categories: (1) passing yardage; (2) passing touchdowns; and (3) passer rating.

National Football League Rookie of the Year Award

Various entities present a National Football League Rookie of the Year Award each season to the top rookie(s) in the National Football League (NFL). The NFL considers the rookie of the year awards by the Associated Press (AP) to be its official honor. The AP awards and Pepsi's rookie of the year award are presented each year at the NFL Honors.

San Diego State Aztecs football statistical leaders

The San Diego State Aztecs football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the San Diego State Aztecs football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, all-purpose yardage, defensive stats, kicking, and scoring. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Aztecs represent San Diego State University in the NCAA's Mountain West Conference (MW).

Although San Diego State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1921, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1947. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1947, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

Additionally, San Diego State has been grouped in the same MW football division as Hawaii since divisional play began in 2013, meaning that it plays at Hawaii every other year. This is relevant because the NCAA allows teams that play at Hawaii in a given season to schedule 13 regular-season games instead of the normal 12. However, the Aztecs have not chosen to do so in any season since the start of divisional play.

Since 2013, the MW has held a conference championship game. The Aztecs have appeared in this game twice (2015 and 2016), giving players in those seasons an extra game to accumulate statistics.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Aztecs have played in eight bowl games since this decision (all since 2010), giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season. Of particular note is running back Donnel Pumphrey, who leads the entire Division I FBS in rushing yards.

T. P. Riley Comprehensive School

T. P. Riley Community School was originally a Technical High School located in Bloxwich, West Midlands, England.

An 11 plus pass was required to get a place there until sometime in 1964 when the school became a Comprehensive.

Built in 1958 to serve the expanding town of Bloxwich, it was situated on Lichfield Road, replacing Elmore Green High School in the town centre, the buildings of which survived for several years as an annex. From 1973 until around 1990 the old Elmore Green buildings became incorporated as an annex to the comprehensive school.Famous pupils at T. P. Riley include Noddy Holder, who became the lead singer of Slade, Adrian Smith (National Hunt racing jockey) and Garry Newman, developer of the game Garry's Mod and owner of Facepunch Studios.

Before any of these was a 'beat group' who all attended the school who were on the ATV programme 'Up and Doing' in June 1963. This was the pilot programme for 'For Teenagers Only ' and the 4 lads were one of the first groups in the Midlands to have been on the TV. They were; Anthony Hawkins, Dennis Shaw, Keith Nolan and Eric Thacker.

The school received news coverage in October 1988 when one of the school's history teachers, Bernard Butt (aged 44), was killed on a cruise ship after it sank following a collision with a freighter near Piraeus in Greece during a school trip journey. The teacher was reportedly attempting to save students during the sinking. One student from a nearby school in Streetly and two Greek seamen also died.Demolition work at T.P Riley began towards the end of 2001 and lessons were taught in Portakabin buildings until the new school, known as Walsall Academy, was opened in September 2003.

Warren Rabb

Samuel Warren Rabb (born December 12, 1937) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) and the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League (AFL). He was selected in the second round of the 1960 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University (LSU). He completed his professional football career with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 1963.

He was the quarterback of the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team. He was named to the 1958 All-SEC football team by the Associated Press.

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