Tom Brady is an American National Football League quarterback who plays for the New England Patriots. He is the recipient of two NFL MVP awards, four super bowl MVP awards and five Super Bowl wins, which is a record in itself. After playing college football, he was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In his 15 seasons as a starter, Brady has quarterbacked the Patriots to seven Super Bowl appearances, which is a record for any player in history. He got embroiled in the notorious ˜deflategate' incident, after which he got suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. He went on to win Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl MVP that season. Playing as a quarterback, he has never lost a season and is widely considered as one of the all time superstars of American football history.
Odell Beckham Jr. is an American footballer, who happens to be a wide receiver and plays for the New York Giants team of the National Football League. He started playing football with keen interest in school and was so hooked to the sport that he would practice for hours with his mates, and even alone whenever he had to. He played for the Louisiana State University and due to his breathtaking skills and an impeccable hold over his game, got drafted by NYG (New York Giants) for the 2014 NFL draft. He was the twelfth player to be chosen among a lot. Overtime, Beckham has cemented his place in the Giants team and has been one of the most successful and productive players for them. But eventually, all the fame and glory took a hold over his psyche and he found himself in the midst of many controversies, some of them dire enough to threaten his ˜still young' professional football career. Due to missing first few games while starting up with the Giants, he got a chance to play in the fifth game of the rookie season. In his first season alone, he broke several rookie receiving records. By the closing of the season, Odell made a one handed touchdown catch and grabbed the national attention. It is still called by the sport specialists and pundits as the greatest catch ever made. Beckham has continued on with his scintillating form and continues to secure wins for New York Giants, sometimes, singlehandedly.
Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Before that he had a successful run with the Indianapolis Colts for fourteen seasons. He started out by playing college football for the University of Tennessee and later the Indianapolis Colts selected him to play for their team. Although he suffered from minor setbacks in his rookie year but over the next 13 years, Manning became unquestionably the game's best quarterback and the face of a high-powered Colts team that regularly contended for the NFL's top record. In 2011, he underwent neck surgery to lessen the neck pain and arm weakness before signing a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Colts but he did not play for the whole season since his condition did not allow it and in the following year the Colts released him, and the Broncos singed him on. Before the 2013 season had even finished, the ˜Sports Illustration' named him their Sportsman of the Year. Manning is also a writer and authored and co-authored two books with his father, former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, and elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American footballer who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Newton, who first came into limelight for winning the Heisman Trophy at Auburn University, was later drafted into the NFL in 2011. He is also known for being the only person ever to win the Heisman trophy, a National Championship, as well as get drafted into the NFL within a one year span. After being selected by Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL draft, Newton earned fame as one of the league's finest players. He broke all-time records for passing and rushing yards within his rookie year. In the year 2015, he became the first quarterback in the entire history of NFL to throw for at least thirty touchdowns along with rushing for ten in the same season. Newton is a Christian, and despite the achievements he has made at a young age, he is of humble nature. He is stated to be extremely devoted to God, and believes that he is only an instrument of the Divine. Along with being a successful footballer, he is also known as a motivational speaker.
Russell Carrington Wilson is an American footballer who plays in National Football League for Seattle Seahawks. Starting his career in college, first in North Carolina State University, then Wisconsin university, Russell has come a long way to become one of America's most popular sportsperson. However, standing at 5'11, he was considered unfit for as brutal a game as football, especially as a quarterback and faced rejection in early phases of his life, but eventually his skills toppled all and he ended up as one of the leading players in the popular NFL team Seattle Seahawks. He also played baseball briefly in college and was initially confused about which sport to pursue as his career, eventually choosing football as it seemed more ˜challenging'. After being drafted in 2012, he showed his speed and strength from the very first game of the season and continued his startling form throughout the tournament, eventually winning the honour of ˜NFL Rookie of the Year' in his debut series. In the very next year, he led his team to achieve victory in NFL 2013. In 2015, Russell became the highest paid NFL player upon the contract extension with Seahawks for USD 87.6 million.
Aaron Charles Rodgers is a professional American footballer who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He became well-known especially after he led his team to a Super Bowl championship in 2011. Born in Chico, California, Aaron was a football enthusiast from quite an early age. From the age of two, he was able to silently sit through and enjoy an entire NFL game”a rare trait for a toddler! He was also involved with other sports such as baseball and basketball as a young boy. Though he was expected to be picked by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2005 NFL draft, the team drafted another player Alex Smith instead of him. Rodgers was instead picked by the Green Bay Packers. Throughout his career, he has proved his worth with his amazing skills as well as records. His records include ˜Best touchdown to interception ratio in NFL history' and ˜Most consecutive games without multiple interceptions'. Rodgers is also known for his philanthropic works. He raised $50,000 for the MACC fund which contributes towards cancer research.
Antonio Brown is an American professional footballer who serves as the wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He is the son of the star Arena Football League player, Eddie Brown, but lived away from his father during his childhood and spent most of his teenage years without proper guidance and support. Despite this, he made his way into the college football team at Central Michigan University and was later selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their wide receiver. He left behind his peers in tough competition to become the star player for his team and went on to break numerous NFL records, as well set a host of new records. He is arguably the best wide receiver in NFL currently. He has been selected for Pro Bowl five times and has been named First Team All-Pro four times.
Robert Gronkowski, also known by his nickname ˜Gronk', is a well-known American football player who plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the Patriots during the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Gronkowski proved his worth the following year, after he set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with a total of 17 receiving touchdowns. Undoubtedly one of the best tight ends in the history of the NFL, he is also the first tight end to have three seasons with 10+ touchdowns as well as 1000+ receiving yards. In addition to his football career, he is also involved with several corporations. He signed a deal with Dunkin Donuts to endorse and promote their products. He also teamed with opendorse to promote a mobile app named ˜NFL Showdown: Football Manager. He has also launched an energy drink which goes by his nickname ˜Gronk'. It was distributed by Coca Cola. Known for his fun-loving personality, he has appeared in a fictionalized version of himself in the American comedy movie ˜Entourage', as well as in an episode of ˜Family Guy', an American adult comedy series.
Marshawn Lynch is an American professional football player, a running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He first became popular after Buffalo Bills drafted him in the 2007 NFL Draft. He belongs to a family where many members, including his uncle and cousins, played professional football. He himself started playing football as a young boy and played for his school and university teams. Although he was fully focused in his career, and made all efforts to make it successful, he had to miss quite a number of games due to his injuries and accidents. It is well known that running backs usually retire earlier than other positions because they wear down faster as they take the most hits as compared to any other positional player. However, Lynch looks quite fit even after playing professional football for so many years. When he first announced his retirement, his hometown players”The Raiders”convinced him not to retire and pursued him to play for them. His fans and experts believe that he will be successful with the Raiders, as he seems more determined after taking a year's break recently. He is also well known for his community services, which he does through his ˜Fam 1st Family Foundation'.
NFL quarterback who was named MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI while leading the New York Giants to victory over the New England Patriots on both occasions. He was selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, then traded directly to the Giants. He is the younger brother of fellow Super Bowl MVP <a title='Peyton Manning' href='/famous/peyton-manning.htm'>Peyton Manning</a>.
Dak Prescott is an American football quarterback who plays for the ˜Dallas Cowboys' in the ˜National Football League' (NFL). Born and raised in Louisiana, Dak always loved playing football. He had inherited the love for the game from his mother and was a star in his high-school football team. He played a crucial role in ˜Houghton High School's 2010 ˜District 1-AAAA' title win. He enrolled at the ˜Mississippi State University' and carried his stardom to college, too. He made several records while playing for the ˜Mississippi State Bulldogs.' By the end of his term with the university, he had played in 49 games and had scored 70 touchdowns. He was selected by the ˜Dallas Cowboys' in the fourth round and played 16 games for them as a rookie. He ended his first year with 23 touchdowns, and in his second season, he scored 22 touchdowns. In 2016, he won honors such as the ˜NFL Rookie of the Year' and the ˜Offensive Rookie of the Month.' He also featured in the ˜Pro Bowl.' He reached number 14 on the list of the ˜NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.'
Ezekiel Elliott is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Having won several awards throughout his career, such as the ˜FedEx Ground Player of the Year' and ˜Offensive Rookie of the Year', Elliott can be considered one of the best players of the NFL. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Elliott has parents who were both involved in athletics. His father used to be a linebacker for the Missouri Football Team. Throughout his childhood, Elliott was quite active in sports, not just in football, but also in other sports like baseball and basketball. During his college years, he played for the Ohio State Football team. His brilliant performance earned him the second-team All-America honors. He was drafted into the NFL by Cowboys in the 2016 NFL draft. Since his entry into the NFL, he has proved to be a very efficient player. He became the second Cowboys rookie who rushed more than 1000 yards in a single season. He also became the third running back to rush for 1000 yards after just a total of nine games in his career. Tall, well-built, and athletic, Elliott can be considered one of the most promising upcoming NFL stars in the coming years.
Antonio Ramiro Romo, popularly known as Tony Romo, is a retired American footballer who played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He began his career playing college football for Eastern Illinois University. His performance with the team was brilliant and he led the team to an Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Born in Santiago, California, Romo, grew up playing football and basketball in his childhood. During his school years, his athletic skills helped him earn several sporting honors. His career with the NFL began when he was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Soon he became the starting quarterback of the team. Though he announced his retirement after playing for only a period of thirteen years, he is remembered as one of NFL's most popular and successful players because of his amazing talents in the sport. Also known for his charitable activities in the Dallas area, Romo is involved with several organizations such as the United Way and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He also appears as a guest quite often on sports radio programs. He co-hosted a one-hour commentary show named ˜Inside the Huddle' along with Bradie James.
Drew Brees is an established American football quarterback for NFL's New Orleans Saints. He has accomplished a revered position in football ever since his university days and has earned a post graduate scholarship from the ˜National Football Foundation' in 2000. It didn't take him time to rise from being a popular college footballer to a national powerhouse. After college he was undoubtedly chosen for the 2001 NFL Draft by San Diego Chargers, which in turn propelled his professional career. Although he met with a couple of tragic injures in his initial years, he ultimately joined the New Orleans Saints. A quick turn of events helped him in getting his team to several victories and eventually led them to the ˜Super Bowl XLIV' where the Saints knocked out Indianapolis Colts with a huge 31-17 victory. Spanning a proficient career, Brees has been awarded several titles including ˜Academic All-American Player of the Year',˜NFL's Comeback Player of 2004' and has also been crowned ˜Sportsman of the Year' in 2010 by Sports Illiustrated. Brees also went on to break Marino's single season yardage record closing at 5,476 yards through air in 2013.
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American professional football quarterback. As a child, he was interested in football, baseball, and basketball, playing all three major American sports with considerable success. He started playing football at the age of eight, after being accepted in a youth football league as a defensive end and punter. A year later, he became the team's quarterback and threw his very first pass for a long touchdown. He was also included in his high school baseball team as a pitcher who could throw 94-miles-per-hour fastballs. In basketball, he led his team to a high school state championship playoff. Despite achieving most of his high school accolades in baseball, Kaepernick was adamant about playing football in college. He attended the ˜University of Nevada', Reno, and joined their ˜Nevada Wolf Pack football' program. He was drafted by the ˜San Francisco 49ers' as the backup quarterback. At 25, he was instrumental in the 49ers making it to the NFC championship. He drew both praise and criticism in 2016 for protesting against what he perceived as the oppression of the non-white races in America.
Desmond Demond Bryant is an American footballer who plays as a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of National Football League (NFL). Born in Galveston County, Texas, he studied at the Lufkin High School where he began playing for the Panthers football team. Later he chose to play college football at Oklahoma State University. He performed well for his team and was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a contract worth around $10 million with the Cowboys. He has been playing for them since. Over the years, he has proved himself to be one of the most efficient players of the team. Dez Bryant has also been in legal trouble several times. He was arrested in 2012 on charges of allegedly hitting his biological mother Angela Bryant. More recently, he was sued by Texas state senator Royce West for causing damage to a rented house.
Carson James Wentz is an American professional football player. He plays as a quarterback for the ˜Philadelphia Eagles' in the ˜National Football League' (NFL). His college career began with the ˜North Dakota State Bison' football team, with whom he won five consecutive ˜Football Championship Subdivision' (FCS) titles. Carson graduated with a degree in health and physical education from the ˜North Dakota State University' (NDSU). He was named the ˜Academic All-American of the Year' at the end of his college football career. The ˜Philadelphia Eagles' selected him in the first round of the ˜NFL Draft', as the second overall pick. He signed a four-year contract with the team. In his first week of professional football, he was officially named a starter and was also named the ˜Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.' He is married to his long-time sweetheart, Madison Oberg, and lives in Mullica Hill in southern New Jersey. He loves dogs and enjoys hunting with his friends. Wentz launched the ˜AO1 Foundation' for the betterment of underprivileged youth, physically disabled people, and military veterans. He also built a sports complex in collaboration with ˜Mission of Hope' in Haiti. Carson Wentz is an accomplished sportsman, who is in the peak of his form, with a bright future ahead of him. He has a large fan following on social media.
Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback, signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He started playing football at Findlay High School, and then continued at Miami University. In NFL history, he became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback, and has been one of the most efficient passers. Decorated with an AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, and a five-time winner of Pro Bowl, he first rose to fame after he led the Steelers to a 21-10 victory against Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the young age of 23. He also led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title soon after. Currently, he ranks 9th all-time in NFL passer rating, and holds the fourth highest career winning percentage. Ben admires former football quarterback John Elway, and wears No. 7 jersey in his honor. He has been nicknamed Big Ben because he has a big built that is unusual for quarterbacks. Apart from football, he has started a foundation to support the police and fire departments in the US, and to boost the quality of life of residents of Ohio and Pittsburgh. He recently said that he would take out some time to evaluate all aspects of his life like his health, family, and career.
Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football player, who plays as cornerback for the ˜San Francisco 49ers' of the NFL (National Football League). Earlier, he played for the ˜Seattle Seahawks' and was a part of the ˜Seahawk' team that won the ˜Super Bowl XLVIII.' Born and raised in Compton, California, he played football for his high school team and earned an athletic scholarship to attend the ˜Stanford University.' He played for 4 years for the ˜Stanford Cardinals' and was thereafter drafted by the ˜Seattle Seahawks' in the 5th round of the ˜2011 NFL Draft.' He was a part of ˜Seahawks' for 7 seasons, in which he was selected 3 times to ˜First team All-Pro' and 4 times to ˜All-Pro'; he has also been named 4 times to the ˜Pro-Bowl.' He was the NFL interception leader in 2013. Sherman has scored the most number of interceptions and passes deflections in the League. He was part of the ˜Legion of Boom,' the defense unit of the ˜Seattle Seahawks' that helped the team win ˜Super Bowl XLVIII.' Sherman is married to Ashley Moss and the couple has two children.
Orenthal James Simpson is a former American football player, commentator and actor. Often referred as ˜the Juice', his sensational and record breaking career in football led him to numerous other opportunities which became an inspiration for many others. Professionally he played as a running back for eleven seasons with the ˜Buffalo Bills' in the ˜National Football League' (NFL). He holds the record of being the first player to cover over 2000 yards in a season. His yards-per-game average of 143.1 in a single season is also a record. While he was at his peak as a football player, he simultaneously and successfully endeavoured in the film world as an actor. After his retirement from professional football he became a football broadcaster and continued with his acting career. His name was inducted in ˜College Football Hall of Fame' and ˜Pro Football Hall of Fame'. He faced several legal hassles including murder charges of his ex-wife <a title='Nicole Brown Simpson' href='/famous/nicole-simpson.htm'>Nicole Brown Simpson</a> and her friend <a title='Ronald Goldman' href='/famous/ronald-goldman.htm'>Ronald Goldman</a>. In 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas with several charges including kidnapping and armed robbery. He is presently a convicted felon confined at the ˜Lovelock Correctional Center' in Nevada serving a sentence of 33 years of imprisonment without parole for a minimum of 9 years.
Timothy Richard Tebow, popularly known as Tim Tebow, is a former American football player and current baseball player. He started his football career with the ˜University of Florida' where he became the first college sophomore ever to win the ˜Heisman Trophy.' He was then selected in the first round of ˜NFL Draft' in 2010 by the ˜Denver Broncos.' He played for two seasons with the team. He also played for the ˜New York Jets,' ˜New England Patriots,' and ˜Philadelphia Eagles' in 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively. In 2016, he announced his retirement from football. The former American quarterback is now a professional baseball player and he plays for the ˜New York Mets.' Even though his professional career has taken a different turn, Tebow continues to be a part of professional football as a college football analyst for the ˜SEC' network. He also makes occasional appearances on ˜ESPN' shows, such as ˜SportsCenter' and ˜ESPN Radio.' He is also a philanthropist and aims to provide better living for underprivileged children and those with special needs, through his foundation, ˜Tim Tebow Foundation.'
Julio Jones is an American football wide receiver who plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons sixth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Before that, he had a successful college football career at Alabama during which he was named 'SEC Freshman of the Year', 'Second-team All-SEC', and 'First-team All-SEC', and also led his team to the SEC Western Division Championship win with an undefeated 14“0 record. Throughout his seven seasons with the Falcons so far, he has been invited to Pro Bowls five times and was selected first-team All-Pro twice. He also led his team to the playoffs once, but lost the 'Super Bowl LI' to the New England Patriots. He has ranked eighth and third on the NFL Top 100 Players list, in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Terrell Owens, popularly known by his initials T.O. is a former football player who served as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. A highly talented player, he is as well known for his on-field performances as he is for his controversies. He is considered to be one of the best skilled wide receivers in football history and had been selected for the Pro Bowl six times. He holds several unbroken records in NFL. Owens started playing football at the college level and was selected by the San Francisco 49ers for whom he played his first professional match. Over the next many years he went on to play for several other teams like Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks. He was an explosive wide receiver with exceptional speed and agility. He changed the fortunes of the teams he played for with his amazing performances. He is especially famous for his touchdown celebrations which have sometimes been so exuberant that he had been fined for them. Equally notorious are his spats with the coaches and unruly on-field behaviour. Often known to spar with his team executives and even his team mates, he is notorious for his temper and callousness. In spite of being highly popular his image is marred as a result of the innumerable controversies surrounding him.
Clayton Bush is an American football player who rose to fame after extending his commitment to play college football for Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football program. A student of the South Warren High School, Clayton put up an impressive show for the school's football team guiding them to the semi-finals of the state 5A state tournament. He received a scholarship offer from Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in September 2017 and accepted it in December. Being recruited as a wide receiver with Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, the footballer is super excited to play with the college team where his father once played as middle linebacker. The young athlete has also earned considerable fame through his Instagram account where he has already garnered thousands of followers.