of an incredible quarterback class in the draft of 1971. While initially only the players on the field could see the extent of the damage to Theismann's leg, the reverse-angle instant replay provided a clearer view of what had actually happened—Theismann's lower leg bones were broken midway between his knee and his ankle, such that his leg from his foot to his mid-shin was lying flat against the ground while the upper part of his shin up to his knee was at a 45-degree angle to the lower part of his leg. Longhorns. in the Canadian Football League. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. © Copyright 2020 Endgame360 Inc. All Rights Reserved. , Theismann's son, Joseph W., pleaded guilty in 2002 to drug charges of dealing cocaine and possessing drug paraphernalia. the Argos to the playoffs again. season, Theismann led the Irish to a number 5 ranking. school passing record of 526 yards and 33 completions in a downpour. His second marriage, to former Miss Connecticut and Miss America Contestant Jeanne Caruso, ended in divorce after three years. football. Theismann was part The endorphins had kicked in, and I was not in pain.” Theismann had broken both his fibula and tibia and he never played in the NFL again. Joe Theismann – Profile. Joe Theismann was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 1971 NFL draft. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Theismann led the Redskins to a win in Super Bowl XVII and an appearance in Super Bowl XVIII and would go on to set several Redskins franchise records, including most career passing attempts (3,602), most career passing completions (2,044) and most career passing yards (25,206), while also throwing 160 touchdown passes, with 138 interceptions. Theismann set school records for passing yards in a season (2,429) and touchdowns in a season (16). following a tackle by Lawrence Taylor. South River, New Jersey, Theismann was heavily recruited to play major college Theismann’s favourite Springsteen song is Born to Run. The Giants' defense, however, was not fooled, and they tried to blitz Theismann. went into their 2nd straight Cotton Bowl ranked 6th unsuccessful negotiations for a 4th year in the league, Theismann He was previously married to Jeanne Caruso and Shari Brown. his final collegiate game, Theismann was 17 for 27 in passing for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns. In that game, Theismann set a  He also set a school record for passing yards in a game (526) and completions in a game (33) while playing against the University of Southern California in a torrential downpour in 1970, which they lost 38–28. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Theismann rejected an offer to work on the network's college football coverage. "Almost immediately, from the knee down, all the feeling was gone in my right leg. On March 26, 2007, ESPN announced that Ron Jaworski would replace Theismann in the Monday Night Football booth. Theismann left the CFL and joined the Redskins, where he served as the team's punt returner during his first season. He is an actor, known for ESPN's Sunday Night Football (1987), Cannonball Run II (1984) and The Man with Bogart's Face (1980). The following year, Theismann decided to try his hand in the NFL where the Dolphins traded their former 4th He also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook. A fumble late in the fourth quarter by Argonaut running back Leon McQuay close to the goal line cost the Argonauts the Grey Cup. At the time, the Redskins had been attempting to run a "flea-flicker" play. starter in his sophomore year following an injury to starter John Hanratty with The compound fracture of the tibia led to insufficient bone growth during Theismann's recovery, leaving his right leg shorter than his left.  In his rookie year, Theismann quarterbacked the Argonauts to a 10-4 record, led the league's Eastern Conference in passing statistics and won a berth in the 59th Grey Cup championship game in Vancouver, British Columbia versus the Calgary Stampeders. They have homes in Virginia, Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle. Gaining a measure of revenge, Theismann Following , Theismann's career ended on November 18, 1985 when he suffered a comminuted compound fracture of his leg while being sacked by New York Giants linebackers Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson during a Monday Night Football game telecast. were Plunkett, Archie Manning, Dan Pastorini, Lynn Dickey and Kenny Anderson. Theismann has never blamed Lawrence Taylor for his injury. round pick to the Washington Redskins for a 1st round pick. I looked at myself and I wanted to be a better person. visit to Notre Dame that Theismann changed his mind and became fully committed As Taylor pulled Theismann down, Taylor's knee came down and drove straight into Theismann's lower right leg, fracturing both the tibia and the fibula. Taylor has said that his animated behavior was largely a claustrophobic reaction to having been trapped at the bottom of the pile that followed his tackle. three games left in the season. a chance to win the game in the dying seconds but a fumble by Leon McQuay at second year, Theismann threw for 1157 yards and 10 touchdowns. He received a ten-year suspended prison term, was placed on five years of probation and fined..  As a starting quarterback, Theismann compiled a 20–3–2 record while throwing for 4,411 yards and 31 touchdowns. “People would say that it was a tragedy that happened in my life, but it really wasn’t. 33 touchdowns. In 2003, he was named to the College Hall of Fame. the team to its first bowl appearance in 45 years, losing 21-17 to the Texas made up of players like Jim Stillwagon, Bill Symons, Leon McQuay and Mel “I couldn’t find Art (Monk) deep, and then I looked to my right for (tight end) Donnie (Warren). He has been married to Robin Smith since 1996. RELATED: Alex Smith’s and Joe Theismann’s Injuries Are Eerily Similar in More Ways Than You Think. Raiders and fellow member of the 1971 quarterback draft, Jim Plunkett. football commentator on Monday Night Football, actor, restaurateur and Theismann also On the ground, he rushed for 1,815 yards and 17 touchdowns. No. As a result, the injury forced Theismann into retirement at the age of 36. “We all get knocked down. Smith had been waiting a long time for this moment — and Jurgenson in 1974, Theismann became the Redskin starter by 1978 and remained so Largely because of his height at just under 6’, Theismann’s draft status Theismann was raised in South River, New Jersey, and attended South River High School, where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. Stampeders, 14-11. From 2000-2003, he was a spokesperson for the Colonial Penn life insurance company. He In 1973, he threw for 2496 yards and 13 As Theismann lay on the field, a horrified Taylor frantically screamed and waved for emergency medical technicians. serving as a 3rd string quarterback behind Billy Kilmer and Sonny On the play, Theismann’s leg snapped and Taylor immediately got up and called for the trainers to come on the field. Theismann was in a relationship with actress/TV host Cathy Lee Crosby for seven years. Joseph Robert "Joe ("The Thighmaster")" Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He was named the league’s MVP that season. He is the same age as fellow New Jersey Hall of Famer, Bruce Springsteen. re-established himself as an Eastern Conference all-star in his third year, leading Profit, Theismann helped lead the Argonauts to the Grey Cup in his rookie year. “And I forget who it was … but somebody said to me, ‘Oh yes, you are.’”. Simpson and Joe Namath) inferred from the start that Taylor was calling for help. A little while into his workout, he looked up and everyone was gone. , Theismann is the owner of Joe Theismann's Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, founded 1976. In 1974, Theismann was traded to the Washington Redskins for a first-round pick and became the team’s punter in his rookie season.  In the three remaining games in the regular season, he led the Irish to two wins and a tie. In 1971, he completed 148 of 278 passes for 2,440 yards and 17 touchdowns (with 21 interceptions). Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1949, Theismann lettered in football, basketball and baseball. His 1972 season was shortened by injury, but he hit 77 of 127 passes for 1,157 yards and ten touchdowns. And ever since that day in my life, 30 plus, 33 years ago, I’ve tried to be a better person.”.