Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$145 million
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1960
SpousePaige Green, Janet Elway
FactLed the Denver Broncos to 2 Super Bowl titles in 97 and 98


John Elway is a former American football quarterback who played for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons. He is now the general manager and executive vice president of football operations for the Broncos. Elway was born in Port Angeles, Washington, and played college football at Stanford University. He was drafted by the Broncos with the first overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, and he played his entire professional career with the Broncos.

Elway led the Broncos to five Super Bowl appearances, winning two, and was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIII. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility. Elway has been voted to nine Pro Bowls and was All-Pro six times. He was the AFC Player of the Year four times and was the NFL MVP in 1987. Elway set several career records for passing, including most career passing yards (51,475) and most career touchdown passes (300). He retired as the NFL’s all-time leading passer with 14,131 yards and was the only quarterback to start in five Super Bowls.

Elway was born on June 28, 1960, in Port Angeles, Washington, the son of Janet (née Lee) and Jack Elway. He attended Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, Los Angeles. Elway’s father, Jack, was a longtime head coach at Grangeville High School in Grangeville, Idaho, and his grandfather, Virgil, had been a head coach at Washington State. His family had strong football ties; his uncle, Jim Lee Howell, was head coach at Oregon State from 1951 to 1965; and his cousin, Gary Darnell, was head coach at Northern Arizona from 1993 to 2000.

Elway began his college career at Stanford University in 1979. He had a successful freshman season, completing 56 of 97 passes for 774 yards and five touchdowns. He struggled sophomore year, however, only completing 46 percent of his passes for 1,738 yards, nine touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Elway rebounded junior year, completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,598 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He led Stanford to a 6-5 record and a berth in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Elway’s senior season was his best. He completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,242 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions. He led Stanford to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Liberty Bowl. Elway was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and finished second in Heisman Trophy voting behind Herschel Walker of Georgia.

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Elway was selected by the Baltimore Colts with the first overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. However, he refused to play for the Colts, who then traded him to the Denver Broncos for Mark Herrmann and a first-round draft pick in 1984 (which turned out to be Ron Solt).

Elway made an immediate impact with the Broncos. He started all 16 games as a rookie and led the team to a 12-2 record and a berth in the AFC Championship Game. The Broncos lost to the New York Jets 26-14. Elway had a solid sophomore season, completing 56 percent of his passes for 2,598 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Broncos finished 10-4 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game. This time they lost to the Miami Dolphins 38-3.

Elway had his best season in 1986. He completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,485 yards, 19 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions. He also rushed for 310 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos finished 12-4 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game for the third straight year. This time they lost to the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in overtime.

The 1987 season was even better for Elway. He completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,891 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 310 yards and five touchdowns. The Broncos finished 11-5 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game for the fourth straight year. This time they finally won, defeating the Browns 38-33 to advance to Super Bowl XXI. Elway was named the AFC Player of the Year and was named first-team All-Pro.

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In Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants, Elway completed 25 of 38 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Broncos won 39-20. He was named Super Bowl MVP.

The 1988 season was another great one for Elway. He completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,051 yards, 21 touchdowns, and just 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos finished 10-6 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight year. This time they lost to the Bengals 21-10.

The 1989 season was another solid one for Elway. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,890 yards, 22 touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns. The Broncos finished 11-5 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game for the sixth straight year. This time they lost to San Francisco 55-10.

The 1990 season was another good one for Elway. He completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards, 23 touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 310 yards and four touchdowns as the Broncos finished 12-4 and made it back to the AFC Championship Game for the seventh straight year. This time they lost to Buffalo 29-10.

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The 1991 season was another solid one for Elway as he completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,253 yards, 19 touchdowns, and just 10 interceptions while rushing for 227 yards and three touchdowns as Denver finished 10-6 before losing to Buffalo 24-7 in the AFC Wild Card game.

The 1992 season saw Elway have one of his best statistical seasons as he completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,981 yards – a career high – 26 touchdowns – also a career high – and just 11 interceptions while rushing for 310 yards and four touchdowns as Denver finished 11-5 before losing again to Buffalo in the AFC Wild Card game this time by a score of 29-23 in overtime – one of the most famous playoff games ever played which has come to be known simply as “The Drive.”

The 1993 season saw Elway lead Denver to their first ever Super Bowl win as he completed 56 percent of his passes for 3362 yards – second highest total of his career – 15 touchdowns – tied for second lowest total of his career – and just 11 interceptions while rushing for 310 yards – tied for second highest total of his career – and four touchdowns as Denver finished 12-4 before defeating Green Bay 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII – a game which saw him named Super Bowl MVP – becoming just the 11th player in NFL history at that time to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs joining Bart Starr – Green Bay – I & II – Terry Bradshaw – Pittsburgh – XIII & XIV – Joe Montana – San Francisco – XVI & XIX – Roger Staubach – Dallas – VI & XII – Tom Brady – New England – XXXVI & XXXVIII – XXXIX – Eli Manning – New York Giants – XLII & XLVI – Peyton Manning – Indianapolis – XLI & Denver – XLVIII as well as Drew Brees who would join them by winning Super Bowl XLIV with New Orleans later that same year making it 12 players total who have won multiple Super Bowl MVPs with Brady adding a third MVP following Super Bowl LI making him the only player with three MVPs joining Starr as the only other player with multiple MVPs in more than one Super Bowl as well as becoming just one of two quarterbacks along with Brady to win multiple Super Bowls with multiple teams joining Craig Morton who won Super Bowl V with Dallas before losing Super Bowl XII with Denver becoming just one of three quarterbacks along with Brady & Morton to start multiple Super Bowls with multiple teams joining wide receiver Jerry Rice who started three Super Bowls with San Francisco winning XXIII & XXIV before losing XXIX with Oakland & defensive end Charles Haley who won five Super Bowls two with San Francisco XXIII & XXIV & three with Dallas XXVII XXVIII & XXX making it six players total who have started multiple Super Bowls with multiple teams joining tight end Brent Jones who started two Super Bowls with San Francisco XXIX & XXXI winning XXIX before losing XXXI & defensive tackle Dan Saleaumua who started two Super Bowls with Detroit XXIII & XXXVII winning XXIII before losing XXXVII as well as becoming just one of two quarterbacks along with Brady to win an NFL MVP award & a Super Bowl MVP award in their career joining Bart Starr who won NFL MVP awards following the 1966 & 1967 seasons before winning Super Bowl I & II MVP awards & becoming just one of three quarterbacks along with Brady & Starr to win an NFL MVP award following their team winning a Super Bowl joining Kurt Warner who won NFL MVP following Arizona’s victory in Super Bowl XLIII & Peyton Manning who won NFL MVP following Denver’s victory in Super Bowl 50 making it five quarterbacks total who have won an NFL MVP award following their team winning a Super Bowl joining running back Emmitt Smith who won NFL MVP following Dallas’ victory in Super Bowl XXVIII & defensive end Reggie White who won NFL MVP following Green Bay’s victory in Super Bowl XXXI making it seven players total who have won an NFL MVP award following their team winning a Super bowl joining wide receiver Deion Sanders who won NFL Defensive Player of the Year following San Francisco’s victory in Super Bowl XXIX becoming just one of two players along with White to win an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award following their team winning a Super Bowl & linebacker Lawrence Taylor who won NFL Defensive Player of the Year following New York’s victory in Super Bowl XXV becoming just one of two players along with White to win an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award following their team winning a Super bowl making White & Taylor just two of four players total along with Sanders & Smith to win an NFL Defensive Player or Offensive Player of the Year award following their team winning a Super bowl joining running back Marcus Allen who won NFL Offensive Player of the Year following Los Angeles’ victory in Super Bowl XVIII becoming just one of two players along with Smith to win an NFL Offensive Player of the Year award following their team winning a Super bowl & defensive end Jevon Kearse who won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year following Tennessee’s victory in Super Bowl XXXIV becoming just one of two players along with Taylor to win an NFL Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie of the Year award following their team winning a Super bowl making Smith Allen Kearse & Taylor just four of six players total along with Sanders & White to win an NFL Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Player or Offensive Player of the Year award following their team winning a Super bowl joining quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who would win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year following Pittsburgh’s victory in Super bowl XL becoming just one of three players along with Smith & Allen to win an NFL Offensive Rookie or Offensive Player or Defensive Rookie or Defensive Player or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie or Defensive Rookie or Offensive Rookie Or Defensive rookie Of The Year Award Following Their team Winning A super bowl making Roethlisberger Smith Allen Kearse Taylor Sanders White & Roethlisberger Just eight Of The twelve Players Total Who Have Won An NFL Award Following Their team Winning A super bowl joining wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff who won Super bowl XI MVP honors despite not catching a touchdown pass becoming Just one Of The two Wide receivers Along With Jerry Rice To Win A super bowl MVP Award Despite Not Catching A touchdown Pass In The game joining Quarterback Bart Starr As The only other player To Win A super bowl MVP Award Despite Not Throwing A touchdown Pass In The game making Biletnikoff & Starr Just two Of The three Players Total Who Have Won A super bowl MVP Award Despite Not Catching Or Throwing A touchdown Pass In The game joining Quarterback Joe Namath As The only other player To Win A super bowl Despite Not Playing On A winning team In The regular season making Biletnikoff Starr Namath & Taylor Just four Of The seven Players Total Who Have Won A super bowl Despite Not Playing On A winning team In The regular season joining Quarterback Tom Brady As The only other player To Win Three super bowls In Four years making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor & Brady Just five Of The eight Players Total Who Have Won Three super bowls In Four years joining Quarterback Terry Bradshaw As The only other player To Win Four super bowls In Six years making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady & Bradshaw Just six Of The nine Players Total Who Have Won Four super bowls In Six years joining Quarterback Troy Aikman As The only other player To Win Three super bowls In Four years making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw & Aikman Just seven Of The ten Players Total Who Have Won Three super bowls In Four years joining Quarterback Peyton Manning As The only other player To Win Two super bowls With Two different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman & Manning Just eight Of The eleven Players Total Who Have Won Two super bowls With Two different teams joining Quarterback Kurt Warner As The only other player To Start And Win A super bowl For Two different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman Manning Warner & Roethlisberger Just nine Of The thirteen Players Total Who Have Started And Won A super bowl For Two different teams joining Quarterback Drew Brees As The only other player To Start And Win A super bowl With Two different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman Manning Warner Roethlisberger & Brees Just ten Of The fourteen Players Total Who Have Started And Won A super bowl With Two different teams joining Quarterback Eli Manning As The only other player To Start And Win Multiple super bowls With Two different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman Manning Warner Roethlisberger Brees & Manning Just eleven Of The fifteen Players Total Who Have Started And Won Multiple super bowls With Two different teams joining Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger As The only other player To Start And Win Multiple super bowls With Three different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman Manning Warner Roethlisberger Brees Manning Roethlisberger & Roethlisberger Just twelve Of The sixteen Players Total Who Have Started And Won Multiple super bowls With Three different teams joining Quarterback Peyton Manning As The only other player To Start And Win Multiple super bowls With Four different teams making Biletnikoff Starr Namath Taylor Brady Bradshaw Aikman Manning Warner Roethlisberger Brees Manning Roethlisberger Roethlisberger & Manning Just thirteen Of Seventeen Players Total Who Have Started And Won Multiple super bowls With Four different teams

General Info

Full NameJohn Elway
Net Worth$145 million
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1960
Height1.91 m
Weight98 kg
ProfessionAmerican football player, Businessperson
EducationStanford University, Pullman High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpousePaige Green, Janet Elway
ChildrenJack Elway, Jordan Elway, Juliana Elway, Jessica Elway
ParentsJanet Elway, Jack Elway
SiblingsJana Elway

Accomplishments

AwardsSuper Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, All-Pro, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Walter Camp Man of the Year, Sammy Baugh Trophy, UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year, AP Most Valuable Player
NominationsHeisman Trophy
MoviesNFL: Greatest Super Bowl Moments
TV ShowsFast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1On Art Modell moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, "It was actually a good thing for me because I was no longer the most hated person by the city of Cleveland."

Facts

#Fact
1Named Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos. [January 2011]
2Commentator for NBC Sports (Arena Football) [2003]
3Son of Jack Elway.
4Engaged to former Oaklands Raiders cheerleader Paige Green [September 28, 2008].
5Shares graduation from Granada Hills High School with actor 'Ossie beck' and Robert Englund
6Has a star on the Pullman [Washington] Walk of Fame. Was a quarterback on the Pullman High School football team when his father was coaching at Washington State University.
7Drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of high school, he opted to attend Stanford on a football scholarship. He spent 1982 playing in the Class A New York-Penn League with the Oneonta Yankees before deciding to play in the NFL.
8Ranks 41st on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (79.86).
9Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (3,785).
10Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (516).
11Ranks 4th on NFL All-Time Touchdown Passes List (300).
12Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (51,475).
13Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (4,123).
14Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Pass Attempts List (7,250).
15Attended Stanford University
16Both his mother's and ex-wife's name is Janet.
17Over 256 games, he was sacked 559 times - more than any quarterback ever.
18Has a football field named for him at Granada (California) Hills High School.
19Born 11 minutes before his twin sister, Jana, who died in 2002.
20Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
21Uniform number 7 retired by the Broncos.
22Final game was Super Bowl 33, in which his Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-19. He was crowned MVP of the game.
23Part of the 1983 NFL "Quaterback Class", which saw six QBs drafted in the first round: Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O'Brien, and Dan Marino.
24Denver Broncos All-Time Passing Yards Leader (51,475 yards).
25Member of 1987 and 1989 AFC Champion Denver Broncos teams. Member of 1984, 1986 and 1991 AFC Western Division Division Champion Denver Broncos teams.
26Was drafted 1st overall by the Baltimore Colts, then traded to the Denver Broncos for Chris Hinton.
27He and his ex-wife, Janet Elway, have four children: daughters Jessica, Jordan, Juliana (JuJu) and a son, Jack.
28He along with Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Colorado Avalanche owner Stanley Kroenke are part owners of the Arena Football League's Colorado Crush, he is the CEO of the franchise
29Super Bowl XXXIII MVP, which was his final game
30Led the Denver Broncos to 2 Super Bowl titles in 97 and 98
31Led Broncos to 5 Super Bowl appearances, a record for a quarterback
32Known for 4th quarter comebacks
33Quarterback for the NFL's Denver Broncos (1983-1999).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave2000VideoJohn Elway
KaBlam!1998TV SeriesJohn Elway

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Elway's Team Quarterback1988Video Game technical advisor

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gleason2016DocumentaryHimself
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Denver Broncos Executive VP of Football Operations
Cavuto on Business2012TV SeriesHimself
The Great Food Truck Race2011TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Quarterback
Year of the Quarterback2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Joe Buck Live2009TV SeriesHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Colorado)
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Resurrecting the Champ2007Himself
Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story2006Video documentaryHimself
The Girls Next Door2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2006TV MovieHimself
Super Bowl XL2006TV SpecialHimself
CenterStage2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
NFL Xtreme 21999Video GameHimself (voice)
Super Bowl XXXIII1999TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1998 AFC Championship Game1999TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
NFL Monday Night Football1984-1998TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1998TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXII1998TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1997 AFC Championship Game1998TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
The NFL on NBC1984-1997TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1996TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
Home Improvement1994TV SeriesHimself
1991 AFC Championship Game1992TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
The NFL on CBS1986-1991TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
Super Bowl XXIV1990TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1989 AFC Championship Game1990TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXII1988TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1987 AFC Championship Game1988TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
Super Bowl XXI1987TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1986 AFC Championship Game1987TV MovieHimself - Denver Broncos Quarterback
1983 NFL Draft1983TV SpecialHimself - 1st Overall Pick

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Executive VP of Football Operations
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Girls Next Door2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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