Joe Kapp

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Date of Birth March 19, 1938
Place of Birth New Mexico
Age 82 years old
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Joe Kapp

Joseph Robert Kapp is an American former football player, coach, and executive. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley. Kapp played professionally in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions and then in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings and the Boston Patriots. Kapp returned to his alma mater as head coach of the Golden Bears from 1982 to 1986. He was the general manager and president of the BC Lions in 1990. Kapp is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Lions Wall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the University of California Athletic Hall of Fame. Kapp's #22 jersey is one of eight numbers retired by the Lions. In November 2006, Kapp was voted to the Honour Roll of the CFL's top 50 players of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN. Sports Illustrated once called him "The Toughest Chicano."

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About Joe Kapp

Quarterback who was a star for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League as well as the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League. He is considered one of the greatest players in CFL history, earning induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He attended at William S. Hart High School in Newhall, California. He played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a varsity basketball player.


He dabbled in acting in the 70's and 80's, appearing in films like Two-Minute Warning, The Frisco Kid and The Longest Yard.

Family Life

He has been married and has four children.


He won the 52nd Grey Cup alongside Lions defensive coach Jim Champion.

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Latest information about Joe Kapp updated on October 26, 2020.

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