Football coaches In 1913 legendary football coach, Robert Zuppke, coached football for the University of Illinois (“Illinois” para. 1). Robert Zuppke led their 1914 football season to be undefeated! This created many more fans for the college football team (“Illinois” para.1). For 29 years Robert zuppke coached and he and his team won four national titles in the years of 1914, 1919, 1923, 1927 (“College” para.
Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr., (born June 11, 1956 in the Monongahela 'pocket suburb' New Eagle, Pennsylvania) was widely considered one of the best football quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League. The western Pennsylvania and West Virginia hills around the Monongahela river drainage basin are famed in sports circles (esp. scouting) for the number of college and pro-NFL caliber players produced in the greater region, and Montana is perhaps archetypical in that manner. He is of Italian descent and grew to maturity in the hard-scrabble steel town of Monongehela at a time when the failing rust belt industries were making for tough times in the local economy. He led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowls (1981 season, 1984 season, 1988 season, 1989 season) and became the only player to win three Super Bowl MVP awards.
Peyton developed his skills from watching his dad play for the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. In 1991, Peyton became the starting quarterback for Isidore Newman High in New Orleans where he felt comfortable playing with Cooper, the top receiver. After being recruited by several different colleges, Peyton chose the Tennessee Volunteers. Under Peyton’s leadership, the volunteers steadily climbed to a high national ranking. Also while playing for Tennessee Peyton set forty-two conference, school, and NCAA records.
Considering Johnny Manziels quarter back mechanics, unique quickness, and play making ability I would like to think and argue otherwise. One of Johnny Manziels successful college football predecessors is Tim Tebow. Tim Tebow was also a collegiate football star in the SEC just like Manziel. Although thought to be alike and compared to each other because of their scrambling ability from the pocket, they are absolutely different players. Tim Tebow was the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most prestigious and honorable award.
He was also selected as the most valuable player of the year at Arizona State University. Another award Tillman won was the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award. He won that award in 1996 and 1997. After graduating college, Tillman entered the 1998 NFL draft. Pat Tillman was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in 1998 during the draft.
, and the Aggies went 1-9 to give Bry... ... middle of paper ... ...most every season of football. In 1985 Edie Robinson broke the record set by as collegiate football's winningest coach and in 1995 he became the first coach to win 400 games. During his career, more than 200 Grambling players went on to play in the National Football League. At his retirement 1997, Robinson had a record of 408 wins. Edie Robinson said, “Bear” Bryant inspired me to strive for greatness and to never give up.
While with the Giants Lombardi helped coach the team to winning a National Football League Championship in 1956 (Philips, 2001). Lombardi left the Giants in 1959 to be the head coach of the Green Bay Packers (Philips, 2001). During his time with the Green Bay Packers Lombardi showed his true leadership and coaching ability. Before Lombardi came to the Green Bay Packers they... ... middle of paper ... ...bardi passed away on Sept 3, 1970 from colon cancer (Maraniss, 1999). During his time as a coach in the National Football League he led teams to win five championships and Super Bowl I and II (Philips, 2001).
In 1975 the Indiana Hoosiers were undefeated and the number one team in the nation, when leading scorer and All-American Scott May, the father of former North Carolina star and current Charlotte Bobcats player Sean May, broke his arm during the Hoosiers' historic defeat of arch-rival Purdue on Purdue's home court. In 1976, the Hoosiers made history, posting a perfect 32-0 record and winning ... ... middle of paper ... ...de four trips to the Final Four and won three National Championships. The only other active coach with three National Championships is his former Army assistant, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, who may end up surpassing Knight's win total for a new record. While Knight has not yet matched this success at Texas Tech, he is already making a case for himself as the school's best coach ever. 2.
Franco Harris made the “Immaculate Reception” which lead to the first Pittsburgh Steelers victory for them (Brooks and King). In the 1970’s the Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls (Brooks and King). In 1978 the National Football League moved from 14 games a season to 16 games (Brooks and King). O.J. Simpson is the first player to rush over 2,000 yards (Brooks and King).
1989, lead the NFC in rushing and was Rookie of the Year. 1992, became the Lions' All-Time leading rusher. 1994, rushed for the fourth best NFL season record of 1,883 yards and included a 237 yards in week 11 vs. Tampa Bay. In 1996, became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in his first eight seasons, won the NFL rushing title, selected to the Pro Bowl for the eighth time and became the first player to rush for over 1,500 yards in three consecutive seasons. Sanders continues adding to his extraordinary numbers on the field.