Joseph Robert Theismann is an American former professional gridiron football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker and restaurateur. He played quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. Theismann spent 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XVII over the Miami Dolphins and losing Super Bowl XVIII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Following his retirement from football in 1985 after a career-ending injury, Theismann worked as a sportscaster and an analyst on pro football broadcasts with ESPN for nearly 20 years. He primarily partnered 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.
|Date of birth:||September 9, 1949|
|Place of birth:||New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|High school:||South River, (South River, New Jersey)|
|NFL Draft:||1971 / Round: 4/ Pick: 99|
|IMDb:||Joe Theismann's IMDb|
About Joe Theismann
Star quarterback who led the Washington Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XVII. He was a 2-time Pro Bowl selection and was named NFL MVP in 1983.
He was drafted in the 39th round of the 1971 Major League Baseball draft.
He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame after setting Notre Dame school records for passing yards and touchdowns in a season.
He has three children from his first marriage to Shari Brown.
Like him, Paul Hornung was another Notre Dame quarterback enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.
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