Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann

  • Highest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
  • Birthday: Sep 9, 1949
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Played high-school football in New Jersey as a teammate of future Dallas Cowboys rival Drew Pearson. Changed the pronunciation of his last name to rhyme with Heisman while in contention for college football's top award as a Notre Dame senior (he finished second to Jim Plunkett). The slogan "Theismann for Heisman" was popularized on campus and by the Sports Information department. Built an impressive 20-3-2 record as starting QB at Notre Dame, setting a record for passing yards in a game (526) against USC in 1970. Drafted by the Dolphins in the 1971 NFL draft and by the Minnesota Twins (as a shortstop) in that year's Major League Baseball draft, but a contract dispute with Miami led him to sign with Toronto of the Canadian Football League, where he spent three seasons. Quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, beating Miami in 1983 and losing to Oakland in 1984. Theismann won the Bert Bell Award in 1982 and the AP Most Valuable Player Award in 1983. Wore a single-bar face mask on his helmet for his entire career, despite the implementation of advanced equipment. Worked as an analyst for Super Bowl XIX on ABC while still active. Upon retirement following a gruesome leg injury against the Giants on Monday Night Football in 1985, Theismann landed at CBS for two years, then became a fixture in the booth on ESPN's Sunday Night Football (1988-2005) and MNF (2006) before being replaced by Ron Jaworski.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Snowcoming Actor 2019
No Score Yet Snowcoming Actor 2019
No Score Yet Love on the Sidelines Owen Holland 2016
No Score Yet Love on the Sidelines Actor 2016
No Score Yet Inside the Irish Huddle: Stories from the Lengendary Notre Dame Quarterbacks Actor 2006
No Score Yet Good Luck Himself 1996
13% Cannonball Run II Mac 1984
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face Jock 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Himself
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • 2013
No Score Yet Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
2007
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Himself
  • 2003

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