Jim Plunkett

United States

Football

B: December 5, 1947

1970 Heisman Trophy Winner

Plunkett, a Mexican-American son of two blind parents, won the Heisman Trophy at Stanford in 1970 and was selected by the Boston (soon to be New England) Patriots as the first overall pick in the NFL draft in 1971. He was the AFC Rookie of the Year in 1971 and played five seasons for New England before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers. After two seasons with the 49ers, Plunkett was released during the 1978 preseason. The Oakland Raiders pickup up Plunkett, and he served as a little-used backup for the next two seasons. Early in 1980, the Raiders' starting quarterback, Dan Pastorini, suffered a broken leg and Plunkett got a chance to start. He eventually led the Raiders to a wild card berth and they became the first wild card team to win the Super Bowl. Plunkett was the 1980 NFL Comeback Player of the Year and the Super Bowl XV MVP. Plunkett son another Super Bowl with the Raiders three years later and retired following the 1986 season. In 1990, Plunkett was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1981 Superteams Football Preliminary

2

 

$4,000

 
TOTALS
$4,000



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