John Navarre

John Robert Navarre (born September 9, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who was a three-year starter for the Michigan Wolverines from 2001 to 2003, leading the Wolverines to the 2003 Big Ten Conference championship in his final year of eligibility. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft and played for the Cardinals in 2004 and 2005.

John Navarre
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Personal information
Born:September 9, 1980 (age 38)
Cudahy, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Cudahy (WI)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 202
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:342
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Navarre was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb, in 1980. He attended Cudahy High School where he had a record of 33–4 as the starting quarterback for the football team.

University of Michigan

Navarre enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1999 and played college football for head coach Lloyd Carr's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 2000 to 2003.[1] With Tom Brady and Drew Henson as the two leading quarterbacks in 1999, Navarre redshirted.[2] On that year's roster, Navarre was listed at 6'6" and weighed 220 pounds.[1]

To begin the 2000 season, Henson sustained an injury in practice that required redshirt-freshman Navarre to start under center against Michigan's first opponent, Bowling Green.[3] In his first career start, Navarre threw for four touchdowns, a school record for a first-time starting quarterback and the most ever in a season opener. The four touchdown passes also tied a school record at the time. Navarre's play in the opener earned him Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week.[4] Navarre continued his role as starting quarterback as Henson continued to be sidelined by injury, getting his second start against Rice. Michigan went on the road against #14 UCLA and lost, 23–20. The following week, Michigan began Big Ten play against #19 Illinois. While Navarre started his fourth game in a row, Henson replaced him late in the first half.[5] Navarre saw limited action at quarterback the rest of the season, ending the season with 583 passing yards and 8 touchdowns in 10 games.[6]

Shortly after Michigan's win against Auburn in the 2001 Citrus Bowl, Henson announced he would come back for his senior season and forgo entering the 2001 NFL Draft.[7] In 1998, Henson was drafted by the Major League Baseball's New York Yankees in the amateur draft and although he had already told Michigan he was returning for his senior season, he left to begin his pursuit of a Major League career.[8]

Navarre began the 2001 season as Michigan's starting quarterback, a role he kept until his last year of eligibility in 2003. In his first full season as Michigan's starting quarterback, Navarre threw for 2,345 yards and 19 touchdowns. Michigan ended the regular season 8–3 before going on to lose their Citrus Bowl match-up with Tennessee, snapping the school's four-game bowl win streak.[9] In the loss, Navarre threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns.

In his junior season, Navarre led Michigan to a 9–3 regular season record before a showcase performance in the Outback Bowl, where he threw for a career-high 319 yards and one touchdown en route to 38–30 win over Florida and a 10–3 record to end the season.[10]

On October 4, 2003, at Kinnick Stadium, he established the school single-game record for most passing yards: 389 vs. Iowa. The record stood until Devin Gardner totaled 503 yards on October 19, 2013 against Indiana.[11] In his senior campaign, Navarre again led Michigan to a 10–3 overall record, and the team's first Rose Bowl appearance since the 1997 season. During the regular season, Navarre amassed 3,331 passing yards and 24 touchdowns, posting wins over Michigan rivals, Notre Dame, 38–0, and Ohio State, 35-21. The Wolverines finished the season against USC, ranked #1 in both polls, in the Rose Bowl. In the 28–14 loss, Navarre had played his last game as a quarterback at Michigan, gaining 271 passing yards and one touchdown on 27 completions in 46 attempts.[12]

Michigan records

Navarre holds the following Michigan football records:

  • Most pass attempts in a season: 456 (2003)
  • Most pass completions in a season: 270 (2003)
  • Most passing yards in a season: 3,331 (2003)
  • Most touchdown passes in a game: 4 (tied for second, broken by Jake Ruddock with 6 TDs in 2015), three occasions (2000, vs. Bowling Green; 2002, vs. Western Michigan and vs. Illinois)
  • Most total offensive plays in a season: 504 (2003)

Navarre held several Michigan career passing records including those for attempts, completions, and passing yards before Chad Henne surpassed those marks in 2007. He also held the records for most total offensive yards gained in a game (368 vs. Iowa in 2003) and in a season (3,240 in 2003) before being surpassed by Denard Robinson in 2010. In 2003, Navarre led the Wolverines to their largest comeback in school history, overcoming a 21-point deficit as they defeated Minnesota, 38–35.

Professional career

Navarre was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals and served as their third-string quarterback for the 2004 through 2005 seasons. He started one game for the Cardinals in 2004, throwing four interceptions and one touchdown in a losing effort against the Detroit Lions. Navarre appeared in five games in his three-year NFL career; his debut was December 5, 2004.

Personal life

Navarre currently resides in Waterford, Wisconsin along with his wife, Courtney, and their daughter and works as the Operations Manager at Alro Steel Corporation's Bolingbrook, Illinois plant.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Michigan Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "1999 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Henson has foot surgery, will miss season opener". August 24, 2000. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Sterling debut earns Navarre Big Ten weekly honor". September 4, 2000. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "Henson, Thomas lead U-M's comeback win at Illinois".
  6. ^ "Michigan Football Stats: 2000-2001". Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  7. ^ "Henson announces intentions to stay for senior season". January 5, 2001. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  8. ^ Offen, Stephanie (March 22, 2001). "Drew, what's changed?". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  9. ^ "Tennessee ends U-M's bid for five straight bowl wins". January 1, 2002. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  10. ^ "Perry, Navarre lead Michigan past Florida in Outback Bowl". January 1, 2003. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  11. ^ "Devin Gardner, Jeremy Gallon set records in Michigan's shootout win". ESPN. 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  12. ^ "2003 FBL vs. Southern Cal -- Boxscore". January 1, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  13. ^ Michael Rothstein (September 14, 2010). "Catching up with...former Michigan quarterback John Navarre". Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  14. ^ Madej, Bruce (September 28, 2011). "Where are they Now: John Navarre". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 3, 2011.

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2000 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2000 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

2002 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2002 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team was led by All-Americans Bennie Joppru and Marlin Jackson as well as team MVP B. J. Askew.

2003 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2003 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team won the first of its back to back Big Ten Championships. The team lost to the USC Trojans in 2004 Rose Bowl.

2003 Outback Bowl

The 2003 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game held on January 1, 2003 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Michigan Wolverines, third-place finishers in the Big Ten Conference, defeated the Florida Gators, who finished second the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, 38-30. Michigan running back Chris Perry was named the game's MVP.

2004 Arizona Cardinals season

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The season was notable for drafting wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald with the 3rd pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Following the season, Emmitt Smith retired after 15 seasons.

2004 Rose Bowl

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Michigan Wolverines football

The Michigan Wolverines football program represents the University of Michigan in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) level. Michigan has the most all-time wins in college football history. The team is known for its distinctive winged helmet, its fight song, its record-breaking attendance figures at Michigan Stadium, and its many rivalries, particularly its annual, regular-season-ending game against Ohio State, once voted as ESPN's best sports rivalry.Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1879. The Wolverines joined the Big Ten Conference at its inception in 1896, and other than a hiatus from 1907 to 1916, have been members since. Michigan has won or shared 42 league titles, and, since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936, has finished in the top 10 a total of 38 times. The Wolverines claim 11 national championships, most recently that of the 1997 squad voted atop the final AP Poll.

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Michigan Wolverines football statistical leaders

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Passing leaders. Michigan's career leader in passing yardage is Chad Henne with 9,715 passing yards from 2004 to 2007. Henne also holds the career records in completions (828) and touchdown passes (87). John Navarre holds the records for passing yards in a single season (3,331), set during the 2003 season. Devin Gardner holds the record for passing yards in a single game (503) against Indiana in 2013. Tom Brady holds the school's record for most completions in a game, having completed 34 passes against Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl.

Rushing leaders. Michigan's career leader in rushing yards is Mike Hart with 5,040 rushing yards from 2004 to 2007. Hart also holds the career record with 1,050 carries. Tim Biakabutuka holds the single-season record with 1,818 rushing yards during the 1995 season. Ron Johnson holds the single-game record with 347 rushing yards in a game against Wisconsin during the 1967 season. Willie Heston, who played on Fielding H. Yost's "Point-a-Minute" teams from 1901 to 1904, holds the career record for rushing touchdowns with 72. Albert Herrnstein holds the records for most rushing touchdowns in a season (26) and in a single game (7), having set those records for the 1902 team.

Receiving leaders. Michigan receiving records are dominated by Braylon Edwards who played for Michigan from 2001 to 2004. When Edwards finished, he held the records for most career receiving yards (3,541), receptions (252), and touchdowns (39). In 2004, Edwards also set the single-season records for receiving yards (1,330) and receptions (97). However, in 2013 his single-season record for receiving yards was surpassed by Jeremy Gallon, who finished the season with 1,373 yards. Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard holds the single season record with 19 touchdown catches during the 1991 season. Michigan's single-game records are held by Jeremy Gallon (369 receiving yards, Indiana, October 19, 2013), Marquise Walker (15 receptions twice, Ohio State, November 24, 2001 and Washington, September 8, 2001), and Derrick Alexander (4 touchdown receptions, Minnesota, October 24, 1992).Historical caveats. Although Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1879, the school's official statistical database only tracks offensive statistics since 1949. The tracking of defensive statistics dates back to an even shorter period of time.

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