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John Elway


John Albert Elway

Inducted 2000

Date of Birth



Port Angeles, WA


Stanford University (1979-1982)


John Elway set formidable records for touchdown passes. He set Stanford marks for most touchdown passes in a game, six, most in a season, 27, and most in a career, 77. His season touchdown pass totals were: 6 in 1979, 27 in 1980, 20 in 1981, 24 in 1982. The 1980 figure was third in the nation. The 1982 figure led the nation. In four years, Elway completed 774 passes for 9,349 yards. In 1980 and 1982, he was Player of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference. In 1982, he was unanimous All-America, second in the Heisman Trophy vote, winner of the Pop Warner Award as the best senior player on the west coast. The NCAA named him to its Top Five Award for all sports. Elway also played on the Stanford baseball team. He stood 6 feet 4, weighed 202 pounds. He came to Stanford from Grenada Hills High School in Northridge, California. Elway played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos from 1983-98 and led them to two Super Bowl championships.


Height 6'4

Weight 202

Career Highlights

  • 1982 All-Conference
  • 1982 Heisman - Second
  • 1982 Led nation in TD passes
  • 1982 Unanimous All-America
  • 1980 All-Conference
  • 1980 Second Team All-America
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