What’s remarkable is he’s taken that physical and mental pain of suddenly ending his career and used it to encourage others like Prescott that they can overcome and do something he couldn’t do. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Joe Theismann introduced NFL fans to gruesome injuries 35 years ago. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? No matter what happens this year, Smith has earned the respect of just about everyone. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Are you a Stathead, too? Or write about sports? Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press; Fox News) By Chuck Schilken Staff Writer by. Theismann had already expressed commiseration for Prescott on Twitter immediately after the injury, which has ended Prescott’s season as he approaches free agency: Feel so bad for Dak. The Washington Football Team has one of the most amazing comeback stories in NFL history with Alex Smith. Watching on television, Joe Theismann — who broke his right leg in eerily similar fashion 33 years to the day before Alex Smith’s injury — couldn’t help but be impressed. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! Hunter Noll; August 16, 2020. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia.
Joe Theismann predicts ‘terrific’ comeback for Cowboys’ Dak Prescott following broken ankle. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Data Provided By And it appears, Theismann believes the Washington vet should win the Comeback Player of the Year award no matter what. 1982 Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year). Seriously, they were going to amputate it. The mountain he had to climb is so much greater. Even all these years later, he’s remembered for that moment.
That is unheard of. 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All rights reserved. Join our linker program. It was eerily reminiscent of the injury that ended Theismann’s Super Bowl type of career with the then Redskins. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Washington has taken him off the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. PFR HOF Monitor: 65.60 (32nd among QB, average HOF QB is 101.39), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 9:12AM. User Lists. “No matter what happens he’s already won the award for comeback player of the year.”. He was about to lose his leg. Joe Theismann: Pos: QB, Career: 167 G, 160 TD (81st), 77.4 Rate (98th), 150.9 Y/G, 1983 MVP, All-Pro(1st), 2xProBowl, Redskins 1974-1985, born NJ 1949 Played high-school football in New Jersey as a teammate of future Dallas Cowboys rival Drew Pearson. Now here we are in 2020, and Smith has been cleared for football activity. the official stats partner of the NFL. It wasn’t just healing from a broken leg. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. He had seventeen surgeries. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Joe Theismann preemptively awards Washington’s Alex Smith this distinction. Even if Smith ends up riding the bench as the backup to Washington second-year signal-caller Dwayne Haskins all year, this is incredible. Do you have a sports website? Born: Updated 6:38 AM; Today 6:36 AM . September 9, 1949 Smith had one of the most gruesome injuries in football history in 2018. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. Notre Dame “For me it was a question of the leg healing and then trying to do certain things required of the quarterback position. Built an impressive 20-3-2 record as starting QB at Notre Dame, setting a record for passing yards in a game (526) against USC in 1970. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. On the same day that former Washington quarterback Theismann suffered a career-ending broken leg in 1985, Washington QB Smith suffered a gruesome broken leg on Nov. 18, 2018. I didn’t wind up with complications; he wound up with a tremendous amount of complications. Joe Theismann on IMDb: Awards, nominations, and wins. (College Stats), Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 87 (343rd overall since 1960). The series' star is a now a star behind the camera, too, Plus, everything you need to know about Season 3. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. The slogan "Theismann for Heisman" was popularized on campus and by the Sports Information department. Quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, beating Miami in 1983 and losing to Oakland in 1984. And according to John Keim of ESPN, legendary quarterback Joe Theismann believes that is enough to award him with the Comeback Player of the Year distinction—before the season even happens. https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/joe-theismann/bio/213969 Worked as an analyst for Super Bowl XIX on ABC while still active. Changed the pronunciation of his last name to rhyme with Heisman while in contention for college football's top award as a Notre Dame senior (he finished second to Jim Plunkett). 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