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John Elway

John Albert Elway (twitter: @johnelway)

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 215 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, WA
High School: Granada Hills
College: Stanford   (school history)    (Elway college stats)
Drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 138 (12th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2004

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John Elway's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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35 fourth quarter comebacks, 46 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1983 15 1983-12-11 23-166 DEN BAL W 21-19 23 44 52.27% 345 3 0 101.0 7.84 9.20 3 23 7.67 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1984 10 1984-11-04 24-129 DEN NWE W 26-19 26 40 65.00% 315 3 1 103.6 7.88 8.25 4 3 0.75 0 4QC
3 1984 11 1984-11-11 24-136 DEN @ SDG W 16-13 19 35 54.29% 188 0 0 69.7 5.37 5.37 6 25 4.17 0 4QC / GWD
4 1984 15 1984-12-09 24-164 DEN SDG W 16-13 18 31 58.06% 193 0 1 63.0 6.23 4.77 7 23 3.29 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
5 1985 3 1985-09-22 25-086 DEN @ ATL W 44-28 19 38 50.00% 291 3 2 80.0 7.66 6.87 6 32 5.33 0 4QC / GWD
6 1985 7 1985-10-20 25-114 DEN SEA W 13-10 22 43 51.16% 166 0 0 60.8 3.86 3.86 3 -3 -1.00 0 GWD
7 1985 10 1985-11-11 25-136 DEN SFO W 17-16 20 42 47.62% 215 2 1 69.0 5.12 5.00 3 16 5.33 0 4QC / GWD
8 1985 11 1985-11-17 25-142 DEN SDG W 30-24 28 50 56.00% 261 1 2 60.5 5.22 3.82 2 8 4.00 0 4QC
9 1985 13 1985-12-01 25-156 DEN @ PIT W 31-23 24 41 58.54% 238 1 1 73.0 5.80 5.20 2 3 1.50 0 4QC / GWD
10 1985 15 1985-12-14 25-169 DEN KAN W 14-13 22 37 59.46% 301 1 5 55.0 8.14 2.59 6 4 0.67 0 4QC / GWD
11 1985 16 1985-12-20 25-175 DEN @ SEA W 27-24 24 42 57.14% 432 1 0 100.5 10.29 10.76 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
12 1986 1 1986-09-07 26-071 DEN RAI W 38-36 21 35 60.00% 239 2 0 99.6 6.83 7.97 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
13 1986 18 1987-01-11 26-197 DEN @ CLE W 23-20 22 38 57.89% 244 1 1 74.9 6.42 5.76 4 56 14.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
14 1987 2 1987-09-20 27-084 DEN @ GNB T 17-17 30 48 62.50% 285 0 3 52.9 5.94 3.13 4 36 9.00 0 4QC
15 1987 9 1987-11-16 27-141 DEN CHI W 31-29 21 40 52.50% 341 3 2 85.5 8.53 7.78 5 35 7.00 0 4QC / GWD
16 1987 12 1987-12-06 27-161 DEN NWE W 31-20 17 37 45.95% 265 2 1 77.0 7.16 7.03 7 8 1.14 0 4QC / GWD
17 1987 17 1988-01-17 27-203 DEN CLE W 38-33 14 26 53.85% 281 3 1 114.4 10.81 11.38 11 36 3.27 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
18 1988 6 1988-10-09 28-103 DEN @ SFO W 16-13 21 39 53.85% 210 1 2 56.6 5.38 3.59 5 16 3.20 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
19 1989 5 1989-10-08 29-102 DEN SDG W 16-10 19 35 54.29% 199 0 1 59.1 5.69 4.40 7 30 4.29 0 4QC / GWD
20 1989 7 1989-10-22 29-116 DEN @ SEA W 24-21 18 35 51.43% 344 2 0 104.9 9.83 10.97 3 3 1.00 0 4QC
21 1989 10 1989-11-12 29-137 DEN @ KAN W 16-13 11 22 50.00% 133 0 1 50.0 6.05 4.00 1 -2 -2.00 0 GWD
22 1989 17 1990-01-07 29-193 DEN PIT W 24-23 12 20 60.00% 239 1 1 97.7 11.95 10.70 7 44 6.29 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
23 1990 2 1990-09-17 30-081 DEN KAN W 24-23 14 30 46.67% 263 0 0 77.5 8.77 8.77 3 7 2.33 1 4QC / GWD
24 1990 3 1990-09-23 30-087 DEN SEA W 34-31 30 40 75.00% 297 3 0 120.5 7.43 8.93 2 1 0.50 0 GWD
25 1990 7 1990-10-21 30-115 DEN @ IND W 27-17 21 30 70.00% 317 2 0 126.7 10.57 11.90 3 3 1.00 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
26 1991 7 1991-10-20 31-114 DEN KAN W 19-16 14 27 51.85% 270 1 0 99.3 10.00 10.74 1 -1 -1.00 0 GWD
27 1991 8 1991-10-27 31-121 DEN @ NWE W 9-6 15 27 55.56% 154 0 0 72.1 5.70 5.70 4 33 8.25 0 GWD
28 1991 14 1991-12-08 31-163 DEN @ CLE W 17-7 16 29 55.17% 221 2 1 88.4 7.62 7.45 4 25 6.25 0 GWD
29 1991 15 1991-12-15 31-170 DEN PHO W 24-19 19 33 57.58% 245 1 3 53.2 7.42 3.94 3 13 4.33 1 4QC / GWD
30 1991 17 1992-01-04 31-190 DEN HOU W 26-24 19 33 57.58% 257 1 1 80.0 7.79 7.03 6 39 6.50 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
31 1992 1 1992-09-06 32-070 DEN RAI W 17-13 10 24 41.67% 171 0 1 49.1 7.13 5.25 5 16 3.20 0 4QC / GWD
32 1992 5 1992-10-04 32-098 DEN KAN W 20-19 23 38 60.53% 311 2 0 104.2 8.18 9.24 4 8 2.00 0 4QC / GWD
33 1992 7 1992-10-18 32-112 DEN HOU W 27-21 13 21 61.90% 192 1 0 107.6 9.14 10.10 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
34 1993 13 1993-12-12 33-167 DEN KAN W 27-21 20 30 66.67% 221 3 2 93.9 7.37 6.37 4 1 0.25 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
35 1994 7 1994-10-23 34-117 DEN @ SDG W 20-15 22 31 70.97% 241 1 1 90.9 7.77 6.97 7 21 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
36 1994 10 1994-11-13 34-138 DEN SEA W 17-10 17 32 53.13% 146 0 2 39.3 4.56 1.75 9 36 4.00 1 GWD
37 1994 11 1994-11-20 34-145 DEN ATL W 32-28 27 42 64.29% 382 2 1 99.5 9.10 8.98 6 17 2.83 1 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
38 1995 3 1995-09-17 35-081 DEN WAS W 38-31 30 47 63.83% 327 2 0 98.4 6.96 7.81 6 22 3.67 0 GWD
39 1995 11 1995-11-19 35-144 DEN SDG W 30-27 19 34 55.88% 290 2 2 79.3 8.53 7.06 1 -3 -3.00 0 GWD
40 1995 16 1995-12-24 35-179 DEN @ OAK W 31-28 24 41 58.54% 320 2 1 89.5 7.80 7.68 4 10 2.50 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
41 1996 3 1996-09-15 36-079 DEN TAM W 27-23 25 34 73.53% 180 1 2 70.7 5.29 3.24 4 3 0.75 0 4QC / GWD
42 1996 7 1996-10-20 36-114 DEN BAL W 45-34 25 39 64.10% 326 3 1 105.3 8.36 8.74 2 11 5.50 1 4QC / GWD
43 1996 9 1996-11-04 36-129 DEN @ OAK W 22-21 16 33 48.48% 182 2 1 73.0 5.52 5.36 9 70 7.78 0 4QC / GWD
44 1996 12 1996-11-24 36-149 DEN @ MIN W 21-17 27 36 75.00% 334 2 1 110.2 9.28 9.14 2 8 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
45 1997 8 1997-10-26 37-120 DEN @ BUF W 23-20 16 30 53.33% 133 0 2 37.2 4.43 1.43 2 14 7.00 0 GWD
46 1997 9 1997-11-02 37-127 DEN SEA W 30-27 19 30 63.33% 252 2 0 112.1 8.40 9.73 7 24 3.43 0 GWD
47 1997 18 1998-01-04 37-190 DEN @ KAN W 14-10 10 19 52.63% 170 0 0 83.2 8.95 8.95 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
48 1997 20 1998-01-25 37-211 DEN N GNB W 31-24 12 22 54.55% 123 0 1 51.9 5.59 3.55 5 17 3.40 1 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
49 1998 8 1998-11-01 38-126 DEN @ CIN W 33-26 15 26 57.69% 213 2 1 93.9 8.19 8.00 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
50 1998 13 1998-12-06 38-161 DEN KAN W 35-31 22 32 68.75% 400 2 1 119.3 12.50 12.34 4 5 1.25 0 4QC / GWD