Elway, John

Elway, John,

1960–, American football player, b. Port Angeles, Wash. An All-American quarterback at Stanford, he played his entire National Football League career (1983–99) with the Denver Broncos, whom he led to five Super Bowls, winning the last two (1998–99). An effective runner as well as a prolific passer, he was famous for leading come-from-behind drives and set the record for wins as a starter (now surpassed). Elway retired second only to Dan MarinoMarino, Dan
(Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr.) , 1961–, American football player, b. Pittsburgh. After starring as an All-American quarterback at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he joined (1983) the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League and was the NFL Rookie of the Year.
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 in several lifetime offensive categories. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. Elway was part-owner of an arena football team (2003–8) and has been been an executive vice president (2012–) and general manager (2013–) of the Denver Broncos.
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