The NFL Quarterback Challenge was a long-running competition held up until 2007. This video of the 1998 event featured Brett Favre winning the long-distance throw with 74-yards.
It wasn’t the best ever in the competition, the longest was 80 yards (73 meters) by Vinnie Testaverde achieved in 1988. Equal second were Kordell Stewart and Drew Bledsoe with 73 yards, followed by Steve McNair with 72 yards.
Check out our page which in which we have collated many of the results, featuring many great names in NFL history. Peyton Manning was second in 2002 with 68 yards, and the competition was won by Tom Brady in 2003 with 62 yards.
A description of all the physical tests conducted at the AFL annual pre-draft combine, with information about how the tests relate to football performance. This video was produced before some changes to the testing list in 2017, when the beep test and was replaced with the yo-yo intermittent test and the 3-kilometre time-trial was reduced to a 2km run. See more about the AFL combine.
Tom Brady, one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks ever, has done some great things in his career, but his performances at the 2000 pre-draft combine is not one of them. His poor effort affected his chances. He was picked 199 overall in the draft, and he was the 7th quarterback to be picked. The NFL won’t let me show the video of his performance, but here is someone else trying to match his scores.
His results at the combine:
40 Yard Dash: 5.28s
20 Yard Dash: 2.94s
10 Yard Dash: 1.70s
Bench Press: –
Vertical Leap: 24.5 inches
Broad Jump: 99 inches
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.38s
Three Cone Drill: 7.20s
60 Yd Shuttle: –
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There are several sports in Australia that take the name football – Union, League, Soccer and Aussie Rules. There are many great athletes in each of these sports. In 2010 there was a 100m race organized to find out the fastest man in football. The best in AFL were not able to join them. Rugby Union got the bragging rights, with the two union players coming in first and second: Lachlan Turner and John Grant. See more about this event and other sprint races between rugby players.
One of the most famous last minute plays in the history of College Football is this dramatic finish to the 1982 California vs Stanford football game. It is known as ‘The Play’, as there has never been anything like it and maybe never will. It finishes with an amazing touchdown after five lateral passes. California’s Kevin Moen not only had to negotiate his way past the remnants of Stanford’s defense to get into the end zone, but also crashed through members of Stanford’s marching band who had entered the field believing the Cardinals had already won the match. The final score was California 25 Stanford 20. The final minute of the game is shown here.
The 3 Cone Agility Fitness Test is part of the fitness testing battery for the NFL Combine. This clip has a very clear voice-over description of how to perform the 3-Cone Agilty Drill test during an athletic combine.