Football Trivia Questions

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    Football Trivia

    Trivia about all things football including the NFL and college football.

First Person Drafted from the Defunct USFL

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In 1984, the NFL held a supplemental draft of players from the now defunct USFL. Who was the first pick of that draft?

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In the 1984 supplemental draft Tampa Bay selected Steve Young from BYU first. He was formally with the USFL’s Los Angeles Express.

First #1 Drafted QB to Win Super Bowl

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Which NFL quarterback was the first #1 draftee to win a Super Bowl?

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Joe Namath (“Broadway Joe” or “Joe Willie”) was drafted #1 out of Alabama in 1965 in the AFL draft. He lead the New York Jets to their first and only Super Bowl victory in 1969 (over the Baltimore Colts ) to become the first quarterback in NFL history to be a #1 draftee to win a Super Bowl.

Colleges with the Most Players Drafted into the NFL

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Through 2013, which of these colleges has had the most players drafted into the NFL: Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, or USC?

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The schools with the most players drafted into the NFL are:

  1. USC: 484
  2. Notre Dame: 477
  3. Ohio State: 407
  4. Oklahoma: 363
  5. Nebraska: 347

First Bowl Game Appearance by Notre Dame

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When did the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame make their first bowl game appearance?

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Notre Dame made their first bowel game appearance in the 1925 Rose Bowl against Stanford. The defeated Stanford 27 to 10 in that game.

Most Super Bowl MVP Awards

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What NFL player has won the Super Bowl most valuable player (MVP) award more than anyone else?

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San Francisco 49er great Joe Montana was the Super Bowl MVP a record three times (1982, 1985, 1990). Three other players are tied in second place with two Super Bowl MVP awards. They are: Terry Bradshaw (1979, 1980), Tom Brady (2002, 2004), Eli Manning (2008, 2012) and Bart Starr (1967, 1968).