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John Elway : American Football

John Albert Elway, Jr. (born: June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who won two Super Bowl titles during a highly successful 16-year playing career with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Elway was selected with the first pick in the 1983 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts and was later traded to the Broncos. He played college football for the Stanford Cardinals and received an All-American honors. John Elway had set his career records for passing attempts and competitions.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

As a starting quarterback, he recorded the most victories and is the second most prolific passer in NFL history. John Elway led his teams to six five Super Bowls, winning his last two and six AFC Championship Games. He also earned nine Pro Bowl selections.

In 2004, he was inducted into the Football hall of Fame and was later named the executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos as of 2011.

Why Was He So Good?

John Elway is known for his cannon arm and rushing skill. When he was only starting his professional career, he exerted too much effort, engineered dozen of fourth quarter and had a game-winning drive that in the latter years, and it all finally paid off. He received Super Bowl MVP honors and claimed his second straight title when he overwhelmed the Atlanta Falcons during the Super Bowl XXXIII with 336 passing yards and a rushing touchdown.

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