Joe Theismann Speaker Profile
Former Washington Redskins QB and Broadcaster
Joe Theismann Biography
Joe Theismann was born September 9, 1949 and is a former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and quarterback of the winning team in Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
In 1982, Theismann led the Redskins to their first championship in 40 years; against the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII, he threw two touchdown passes and, with the Redskins trailing 17–13 in the third quarter, made arguably the most important defensive play of the game—after his pass was deflected by Dolphins lineman Kim Bokamper, causing what appeared to be an interception and sure touchdown (which would have given Miami a two-score lead and effectively taken MVP running back John Riggins out of the game), Theismann himself was able to knock the ball out of Bokamper's hands, keeping the score close enough for Washington to stick to the run-heavy strategy that would eventually lead to victory. He also led the team to an appearance in Super Bowl XVIII the following year, and would go on to set several Redskins franchise records, including most career passing attempts (3,602), most career passing completions (2,044) and most career passing yards (25,206), while also throwing 160 touchdown passes, with 138 interceptions. On the ground, he rushed for 1,815 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was named NFL MVP in 1983 by four organizations. He earned the Player of the Game Award in the second of his two Pro Bowl appearances. Theismann also punted once in his career, for one yard against the Chicago Bears.
In an era when most quarterbacks had long since used variations of a double-bar facemask (or even triple-bar facemasks) that afforded more protection, Theismann refused to use anything but a one-bar face mask throughout his career
Following his retirement from football, Theismann began a career as a sportscaster. He worked as an analyst with ESPN, primarily 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. Theismann also worked as a color analyst on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football package with play-by-play voice Bob Papa and Matt Millen. Theismann also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook.
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Posted on 27 March 2017 | 5:32 pm
NFL legend Joe Theismann recently was named the keynote speaker for this year’s Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast that is taking place on April 12 and the Indian River County Fairgrounds. The event will be catered by Chick-fil-A and served at an outdoor pavilion so that attendees can enjoy some fresh air while getting to eat inside a large tent. According to the event organizer, John Bona,...[Read More]
Legendary Redskins’ QB Joe Theismann Named Keynote Speaker the 2016 Distinguished Citizens Award Annual Dinner
Posted on 9 May 2016 | 1:43 pm
Legendary Washington Redskins’ quarterback Joe Theismann was announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s 2016 DIstinguished Citizens Award Annual Dinner. The event is happened on April 19th and took place at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center and was hosted by the Northwestern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Theismann talked to the audience...[Read More]
Posted on 22 September 2015 | 4:03 pm
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann made a cameo appearance on the new “Late Show” that is now being hosted by Stephen Colbert. It was on the premiere of the new series that Colbert made a comment about having his program on after Thursday night football, and then the scene cut to various retired NFL players. When Theismann took the screen, he was portraying himself...[Read More]
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