!! NFL !! SPORTS!! Joe Theismann Autographed Picture & Football MEMORABILIA!!

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 06, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
This Auction is for an Autographed Redskins Football and Action Picture of Joe Theismann. In very good condition a must for any sports collectors collection.

Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is an American former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for the Washington Redskins , where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and quarterback of the winning team in Super Bowl XVII . He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Following his retirement from football, Theismann began a career as a sportscaster . He worked as an analyst with ESPN, primarily with Mike Patrick, for the network's Sunday Night Football package and for one season of Monday Night Football with Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser . Theismann also worked as a color analyst on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football package with play-by-play voice Bob Papa and Matt Millen . He also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook .

National Football League Theismann at practice

In 1974 , the National Football League 's Washington Redskins obtained Theismann's rights. Theismann left the CFL and joined the Redskins, where he served as the team's punt returner during his first season. In 1978 , Theismann became the Redskins'

In 1982 , Theismann led the Redskins to their first championship in 40 years ; against the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII , he threw two touchdown passes and, with the Redskins trailing 17–13 in the third quarter, made arguably the most important defensive play of the game—after his pass was deflected by Dolphins lineman Kim Bokamper , causing what appeared to be an interception and sure touchdown (which would have given Miami a two-score lead and effectively taken MVP running back John Riggins out of the game), Theismann himself was able to knock the ball out of Bokamper's hands, [12] keeping the score close enough for Washington to stick to the run-heavy strategy that would eventually lead to victory. He also led the team to an appearance in Super Bowl XVIII the following year, 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. On the ground, he rushed for 1,815 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was named NFL MVP in 1983 by four organizations. He earned the Player of the Game Award in the second of his two Pro Bowl appearances. Theismann also punted once in his career, for one yard against the Chicago Bears .

Joe Theismann's NFL rings (2006)

In an era when most quarterbacks had long since used variations of a double-bar facemask (or even triple-bar facemasks) that afforded more protection, Theismann refused to use anything but a one-bar facemask throughout his career.

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