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kurt warnerKurt Warner was born on June 22, 1971, in Burlington, Iowa. His early football career included Regis High School and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Warner was unable to start at UNI until his senior year, and he responded by winning Gateway Conference Player of the Year. However, Warner was not drafted in the 1994 NFL Draft and he worked at a grocery store until his football career picked up again in 1995.

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League signed Warner to a contract in 1995. He played with the Barnstormers through the 1997 season and established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in AFL history. He was so impressive that the St. Louis Rams of the NFL decided to sign him prior to the 1998 season.

Warner appeared in only one game during the 1998 season and attempted only eleven passes. It was in 1999 that Warner put together one of the best seasons for a quarterback in NFL history: 4,353 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, NFL MVP, Super Bowl championship, and Super Bowl MVP. Even though he missed five games during the 2000 season, Warner still managed to pass for 3,429 yards and 21 touchdowns. He had another NFL MVP year in 2001 with 4,830 yards and 36 touchdowns, but his numbers have dropped off significantly over the last six seasons of his career. This is due mainly to Warner suffering from nagging injuries that have relegated him to mainly a back-up. After the Rams, Warner spent time with the New York Giants and he currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. Through the 2006 season, Warner has career totals of 1,717 pass completions, 21,474 passing yards, and 131 touchdowns.

  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Date of Birth: June 22, 1971
  • Home: Burlington, Iowa
  • College: University of Northern Iowa
  • Mascot: TC Panther
  • High School: Regis High School
  • Position: Quarterback (QB)
  • Draft: Not drafted, signed as a free agent, St. Louis Rams, 1998

 

Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • Super Bowl MVP 1999

SOURCE:  All Sports

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