Overview[ edit ] Testaverde was originally drafted with the first overall pick inand played for the first seven years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After being allowed to leave as a free agent, he spent most of the remainder of his career as a journeyman quarterback spending varying amounts of time with six other teams, the longest period being six years with the New York Jets from to He retired after the end of the season, after a career that spanned an impressive 21 seasons. Testaverde has thrown for more yards and more touchdowns in the NFL than any other eligible quarterback who is not in the Hall of Fame.
He attended Boardman High Schoolwhere he earned Parade magazine All-American honors as a senior for the season. He also gained recognition as a baseball player, especially for his pitching skills.
This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message Kosar chose to play college football at the University of Miamiwhich ran a passing-oriented offense and was beginning to emerge as one of the top football programs in the nation.
After being redshirted inKosar started all 12 games as a freshman in Reich led the Maryland Terrapins back from a first-half deficit of 31—0 and won a 42—40 victory. He also had two touchdown passes and one interception. Kosar graduated from college with a double major in Finance and economics.
He took 18 credit hours during the spring ofand an additional six during the summer in order to graduate early. NFL draft controversy[ edit ] This section about a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.
August Learn how and when to Vinny testaverde in the play against miami dolphins this template message Under National Football League NFL rules at the time, only seniors and graduates could be drafted.
In underclassmen had until April 15 to notify the league about their eligibility for the April 30 regular draft. In Januarya Florida television report stated that Kosar had decided to forgo his two years of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.
Kosar denied the report at the time, but added that he would keep his options open. At a March 15 news conference, Kosar announced that he would make himself available for the NFL Draft and that he would like to play for the Cleveland Browns in his native Ohio.
Since the Bills had the worst record in the season, they held the first pick in both the regular NFL draft and the supplemental draft in When a selection is used in the supplemental draft, that team forfeits the pick in the next regular draft which meant that the Browns could use the Bills regular draft first round pick as the first pick in the supplemental draft.
Browne added that if Kosar later decided to play in the season, then the league would hold a supplemental draft for Kosar and other eligible players. Minnesota responded by stating that when Kosar announced he would turn professional, he was, in effect, declaring his intention to enter the draft.
Mike Lynn also stated that since Kosar had hired an agent, he should have automatically lost his college eligibility and become eligible for the regular draft. Due to the controversy, on April 12, commissioner Pete Rozelle extended the April 15 eligibility deadline for Kosar alone who had not officially filed the paperwork for draft eligibility and called a hearing that would take place on April The four teams Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Minnesota involved in the two trades presented their case at the hearing.
On April 23, Rozelle announced that he would leave the decision up to Kosar, but permitted Minnesota to persuade Kosar to enter the regular draft with the condition that they could not negotiate a potential contract with him. This led to an April 25 news conference where Kosar announced that he wanted to go home to Ohio as a member of the Cleveland Browns and that he would forgo the regular NFL Draft and make himself eligible for the supplemental draft.
On May 10, Kosar officially announced his intentions for the supplemental draft in a letter to the commissioner. On June 25, Kosar became officially eligible for the supplemental draft when he took his exam finals and the university notified the NFL front office that he had graduated. On July 3,the Browns selected Kosar and signed him to a five-year contract.
Cleveland Browns[ edit ] Kosar chose the Browns, who were coming off a 5—11 season. The team snuck into the playoffs with an 8—8 record, losing to the Miami Dolphins in the divisional playoffs.
In a new, passing-focused offense, Kosar threw for 3, yards and finished second in the league with completions. In the divisional playoffs against the New York JetsKosar threw for a then-playoff-record yards record since eclipsed by Tom Brady in Super Bowl LII in leading the Browns to a 23—20 comeback victory in double overtime.
In the strike-shortened season, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 3, yards and 22 touchdowns and led the AFC in quarterback rating.CARSON, Calif. -- Cody Parkey hit his fourth field goal from 54 yards with to play, and the Miami Dolphins rallied in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers' home opener with a.
Dolphins running back Frank Gore became the eighth running back in NFL history to appear in NFL games. Gore took the field in the first quarter of Miami's matchup with the Patriots. Vincent Frank "Vinny" Testaverde Sr. (/ t ɛ s t ə ˈ v ɜːr d i /; born November 13, ) is a former American football quarterback who played for 21 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Miami, where he was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in High school: Floral Park (NY) Sewanhaka. Testaverde, the son of longtime NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde, is a transfer from the Miami Hurricanes in his first and only year of eligibility with the Great Danes.
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