Jay Schroeder

Jay Brian Schroeder (born June 28, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback. He played college football at UCLA, after which he was selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1984 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins where he played for three seasons. He then played for the Los Angeles Raiders for five seasons and spent one season each with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.

While with the Washington Redskins, Schroeder was selected to his only Pro Bowl after the 1986 season season. He also won his only Super Bowl ring, when the Redskins won Super Bowl XXII over the Denver Broncos at the end of his final year with Washington.

Jay Schroeder
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Schroeder playing for the Redskins in 1986
No. 10, 13, 11
Personal information
Born:June 28, 1961 (age 57)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Palisades
(Pacific Palisades, California)
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:71.7
Player stats at NFL.com

American football career

Schroeder attended Palisades High School and was a high school football teammate of actor Forest Whitaker.

He was a third round draft pick in the 1984 NFL Draft by Washington after a college career at UCLA, in which he started only one game. He did produce a memorable moment, throwing a game-winning touchdown pass on a deflection to future NFL star Freeman McNeil to beat arch-rival USC.[1] He also played minor league baseball in the Pioneer League.

Schroeder entered as quarterback for the Redskins when starter Joe Theismann suffered a career ending leg injury on Monday Night Football in the second quarter of the eleventh game of the season against the New York Giants November 18, 1985. Schroeder's first pass after Theismann was taken off the field was a 43-yard completion to Art Monk.[2] The Redskins came close to a touchdown after the catch, but a fumble by John Riggins inside the five yard line was recovered by Lawrence Taylor. Washington eventually won the game, 23-21.

Schroeder led the Redskins to a 4-1 record after that game. He gained the starting spot on the Redskins for the 1986 NFL season, and led them to a 12-4 record while throwing for a then team record 4,109 passing yards, a team record which stood for 29 years,[3] but he remains the third all time leader in single season passing for Washington. He led Washington to the NFC title game where they were shut out 17-0 by the New York Giants.

The following season, Schroeder suffered a separated shoulder in the first game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was replaced by Doug Williams. Williams disliked Schroeder for pointedly waving him off the field when head coach Joe Gibbs thought Schroeder had been injured and sent Williams in as a precaution. Schroeder returned that season, but was continually nagged by the injury, allowing the more popular Williams to gain the starting position for the Redskins' playoff run.

Williams led the Redskins to a championship victory that year in Super Bowl XXII. Schroeder was traded the following season for Raiders tackle Jim Lachey, who proved to be a perennial Pro Bowl player for the Redskins. Schroeder spent five seasons with the Raiders. In 1990, he led Oakland to the AFC championship where the Raiders lost to the Buffalo Bills 51-3 as Schroeder threw five interceptions.

Todd Marinovich replaced him for one regular season and one playoff contest in the 1991 season, and Jeff Hostetler arrived in 1993 after Schroeder was waived.[4]

Schroeder retired in 1995 with 1,426 of 2,808 completions for 20,063 yards and 114 touchdowns, with 108 interceptions, while also rushing for 761 yards and five touchdowns.

Baseball career

Schroeder began his sports career in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. He was drafted 3rd overall in the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Blue Jays.[5] He had a poor career batting average of .213 in the minors. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Coaching career

Starting in 2000, he was an offensive coordinator at Christian High School San Diego, in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego, under Head Coach Matt Oliver. In 2007, he coached at Snow Canyon High School and as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. He then became an assistant coach for Oaks Christian High School in California. In December 2010, Jay was hired as the Director of Football Operations[6] at Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California. He also coached Varsity and JV golf at Village Christian.

He has also occasionally worked as an analyst for Sky Sports' NFL coverage since November 2007.

He is currently the quarterbacks coach at Desert Hills High School in St. George, Utah.[7]


  1. ^ "Schroeder's Pass to McNeil Haunts Trojans Even Now". Los Angeles Times. November 20, 1985.
  2. ^ Brennan, Christine (November 19, 1985), "Theismann Out for the Year, Redskins Win", The Washington Post, retrieved December 18, 2010
  3. ^ "Washington Redskins Single-Season Passing Leaders". www.pro-football-reference.com. Pro Football Reference. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Litsky, Frank. "PRO FOOTBALL; Raiders Land Hostetler For 3 Years, $8 Million". New York Times.
  5. ^ "1979 Toronto Blue Jays Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "NFL Great Jay Schroeder Named New Football Director" Archived December 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 15, 2010
  7. ^ Briggs, Richard (August 22, 2014). "Desert Hills football prepares for championship defense". TheSpectrum.com. Retrieved August 22, 2016.

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1979 Major League Baseball draft

The 1979 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was held on June 5–7, 1979, via conference call.

1988 Los Angeles Raiders season

The 1988 Los Angeles Raiders season was the franchise's 29th season overall, and the franchise's 19th season in the National Football League. Mike Shanahan was hired as head coach, and the club finished with a 7–9 record. The Raiders drafted Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, making Brown the third person on the Raiders roster to have won the Heisman Trophy, the others being Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson. Most of the team's success throughout the season came through their division, as the Raiders finished 6-2 against the weak AFC West division, with their only 2 losses against the champions of the division, the Seattle Seahawks. However, the Raiders were only 1-7 against the rest of the NFL, with their only other win coming against the eventual champions, the 49ers in San Francisco in a game in which only field goals were kicked.

1988 Miami Dolphins season

The 1988 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 23rd as a member of the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 8–7, winning only six games and failing to reach the playoffs for the third straight season.

Even without future Pro Football Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson, who was forced to retire prior to this season due to injuries, the Dolphins offensive line set the record for fewest sacks in a single season with 7 during 1988, protecting quarterback Dan Marino. Marino was only sacked on 0.98% of his dropbacks in 1988, also a single-season NFL record.This would be the last time Don Shula recorded a losing record during his tenure as Dolphins coach, and in his coaching career overall.

1989 Los Angeles Raiders season

The 1989 Los Angeles Raiders season was the franchise's 30th season overall, and the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League. Art Shell replaced Mike Shanahan, and in the process became the first black head coach in the NFL since Fritz Pollard coached the Akron Pros in 1921. The club finished with an 8–8 record. In preseason against the Houston Oilers, the Raiders played their first game in Oakland since moving to Los Angeles in 1982, before eventually moving back to Oakland in 1995.

1990 Los Angeles Raiders season

The 1990 Los Angeles Raiders season was the franchise's 31st season overall, and the franchise's 21st season in the National Football League. Led by Coach of the Year Art Shell, the club appeared in its first AFC Championship Game since the 1983 season, but lost a lopsided affair to the Buffalo Bills, 3–51.

1991 Los Angeles Raiders season

The 1991 Los Angeles Raiders season was their 32nd in the National Football League (NFL). They were unable to improve upon their previous season's output of 12–4, winning only nine games. After a 9–4 start, the team lost its last three games, but did qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season. The Raiders were inconsistent offensively, with struggling quarterback Jay Schroeder eventually benched in favor of rookie Todd Marinovich. It was notable that future Hall of Famer Marcus Allen's role was restricted mainly to backing up newly acquired Roger Craig, and future All-Pro Tim Brown also played mostly as a reserve, starting only one game. The loss of Bo Jackson to a career-ending injury also clearly had an impact. A solid defense was led by Howie Long, Greg Townsend (13 sacks) and Ronnie Lott (8 interceptions).

1994 Arizona Cardinals season

The 1994 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 75th season with the National Football League, the seventh season in Arizona and the first season as the “Arizona Cardinals”. Buddy Ryan became the 32nd head coach in Cardinals history. After being given a large share of the credit for the success of the Houston Oilers in 1993, Ryan was named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in 1994. Also named general manager of the Cardinals, Ryan went 8–8 his first year, the Cardinals’ first non-losing season since 1984.

The Cardinals finished the season ranked third in the NFL in total defense, although it allowed only two fewer points in 1994 than they had in 1993. An anemic offense, one which saw three quarterbacks start at least one game, held the team back. Arizona scored 89 points fewer in 1994 than it did in 1993, and it finished with a minus-32 point differential after finishing at plus-57 in 1993.

Arizona lost its first two games by a combined five points, then were shut out 32–0 by the Cleveland Browns. The Cardinals recovered to enter the final week of the season with a shot at the playoffs, but those hopes were ended by a 10–6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

2018 Wisconsin elections

The Wisconsin general elections, 2018 were held in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on November 6, 2018. All of Wisconsin's executive officers were up for election as well as one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seats and Wisconsin's eight seats in the United States House of Representatives. The Democrats swept all of the statewide offices held by the Republicans.

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.

Donald Hollas

Donald Wayne Hollas (born November 22, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for Rice University, and

thereafter was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Hollas also played for the Oakland Raiders.

Freeman McNeil

Freeman McNeil (born April 22, 1959) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Jets in the first round as the third overall pick of the 1981 NFL Draft.

After leading Banning High School to the Los Angeles City football title, the 5'11", 214 lbs. running back attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was a two-time all-Pacific-10 Conference selection. In his final game, he caught a deflected pass from quarterback Jay Schroeder that was tipped by USC defensive back Jeff Fisher and went 57 yards for the winning touchdown with two minutes left in the Bruins' 20–17 win.

McNeil played in 12 NFL seasons for the Jets from 1981 to 1992. During the mid to late 1980s he was a member of the Jets' "Two Headed Monster" backfield along with teammate Johnny Hector, a tandem that ranked among the league's elite. When he retired he was the Jets all-time leading rusher with 8,074 yards; he was surpassed by Curtis Martin and currently ranks second in Jets team history. In 1982, McNeil led the NFL in rushing with 786 yards. He was the first Jet to the lead the league in rushing. He is one of a few running backs in NFL history to average 4.0 yards per carry in every season he played.

From 1990 to 1992 McNeil was the lead plaintiff in a case won by jury verdict that struck down the NFL's Plan B free agency system, under which teams could protect 37 players. McNeil and the seven other plaintiffs were among the protected players listed by their teams. The system was deemed too restrictive and a violation of antitrust laws. However, Freeman was not one of the four plaintiffs awarded damages. The suit is considered a major step in the achievement of free agency rights by the NFL Players Association.In 2005, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.

Gary Keithley

Gary Keithley (born January 11, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. Playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, he had a 0.0 passer rating in each of his first two career starts, the only quarterback in NFL history to do this in back-to-back games. He was the backup quarterback of the BC Lions in 1977 and 1978.

Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame

The Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame was established to honor those who have made a significant contribution to professional baseball in Kinston, North Carolina. Inductions usually occur during a "hot stove" banquet in late January or early February. There were four inductees in the initial class of 1983. There were no inductees in 1986 or 1987. Grady Little was elected in 2000 but could not be inducted until 2001 due to a snow storm.

Following each person's name is the year of induction in the Hall of Fame:

Jesse Barfield (1990)

Steve Blass (1997)

Bobby Bragan (1998)

Sean Casey (2009)

Pat Crawford (1983)

Cecil Fielder (1994)

Lou Gorman (1985)

Johnny Goryl (2002)

Mike Hargrove (1992)

Charlie Keller (1983)

Clyde King (1999)

Ray Kuhlman (1989)

Grady Little (2001)

Carl Long (2003)

Gordon Mackenzie (2005)

Leo Mazzone (1993)

John McLaren (1991)

Charles Nagy (2004)

Sam Narron (1988)

Chad Ogea (2008)

Pete Peterson (1984)

Jim Price (1995)

Jay Schroeder (1996)

Stan Spence (1983)

George Suggs (1983)

Eric Wedge (2007)

Rocket Wheeler (2006)

List of Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterbacks

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

List of Oakland Raiders starting quarterbacks

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

List of Toronto Blue Jays first-round draft picks

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They play in the American League East division. Since the Blue Jays' entrance into the league in 1977, the Blue Jays have selected 70 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft", the Rule 4 draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning amateur players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur clubs to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick. In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks. The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1976 expansion draft in which the Blue Jays initially filled their roster.

Of the 70 players picked in the first round by Toronto, 34 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 26 of them were right-handed, while eight were left-handed. 13 shortstops, 12 outfielders, four catchers and third basemen, and three first basemen have also been selected. The team has never drafted a player at second base in the first round. 37 players were drafted out of high school, while 31 came from four-year college programs and two from junior colleges. They have also drafted two players from Puerto Rico: Alex Ríos (1999) and Miguel Negrón (2000).Ed Sprague, Jr. (1988), who was with the franchise when they won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, is the only pick to win a championship with the team. None of the Blue Jays' first-round picks have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and no picks have won the MLB Rookie of the Year award, though Shawn Green (1991) and Alex Ríos (1999) finished fifth in the voting in 1995 and 2004, respectively. Roy Halladay (1995) is the only first-round pick of the Blue Jays to earn a Cy Young Award with the team, winning in 2003. Jay Schroeder (1979) was drafted as a catcher, but ended up becoming a quarterback for ten years in the National Football League.The Blue Jays have made 23 selections in the supplemental round of the draft and 31 compensatory picks since their entry into the league in 1977. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season, or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year. The Blue Jays have failed to sign three of their first-round picks, James Paxton (2009), who opted to return to the University of Kentucky, Tyler Beede (2011), and Phil Bickford (2013). The Blue Jays received the 38th pick in 2010, the 22nd pick in 2012, and the 11th pick in 2015 as compensation.

List of Washington Redskins starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, and its predecessors the Boston Braves (1932) and Boston Redskins (1933–1936). The Washington Redskins franchise was founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise. The name was changed the following year to the Redskins. For the 1937 NFL season, the franchise moved to Washington, D.C., where it remains based.Of the 50 Redskins starting quarterbacks, two have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Sammy Baugh and Sonny Jurgensen.

Mike Rae

Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

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