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Joe Theismann

Joseph Robert Theismann

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 192 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, NJ
High School: South River
College: Notre Dame   (school history)    (Theismann college stats)
Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 87 (249th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Joe Theismann'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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19 fourth quarter comebacks, 24 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 1976 9 1976-11-07 27-059 WAS @ SFO W 24-21 20 32 62.50% 302 3 2 98.7 9.44 8.50 3 1 0.33 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
2 1977 9 1977-11-13 28-065 WAS @ PHI W 17-14 15 27 55.56% 187 2 2 71.1 6.93 5.07 6 34 5.67 0 4QC / GWD
3 1977 10 1977-11-21 28-073 WAS GNB W 10-9 10 21 47.62% 124 1 1 62.4 5.90 4.71 4 34 8.50 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
4 1978 6 1978-10-08 29-029 WAS @ DET W 21-19 12 27 44.44% 220 2 2 66.9 8.15 6.30 2 5 2.50 0 4QC / GWD
5 1978 11 1978-11-12 29-064 WAS NYG W 16-13 22 35 62.86% 270 0 0 86.6 7.71 7.71 2 26 13.00 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
6 1979 2 1979-09-09 30-000 WAS @ DET W 27-24 13 19 68.42% 116 2 0 119.6 6.11 8.21 2 6 3.00 0 GWD
7 1979 7 1979-10-14 30-035 WAS @ CLE W 13-9 14 24 58.33% 233 1 1 87.7 9.71 8.67 1 6 6.00 0 4QC / GWD
8 1979 11 1979-11-11 30-063 WAS STL W 30-28 16 28 57.14% 197 2 0 102.8 7.04 8.46 5 2 0.40 0 4QC / GWD
9 1979 14 1979-12-02 30-084 WAS GNB W 38-21 21 34 61.76% 256 4 1 111.9 7.53 8.56 2 27 13.50 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
10 1980 2 1980-09-14 31-005 WAS @ NYG W 23-21 10 21 47.62% 120 1 0 81.4 5.71 6.67 3 41 13.67 1 4QC / GWD
11 1980 15 1980-12-13 31-095 WAS NYG W 16-13 16 32 50.00% 136 1 1 58.9 4.25 3.47 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
12 1981 10 1981-11-08 32-060 WAS DET W 33-31 19 31 61.29% 287 1 2 75.6 9.26 7.00 2 21 10.50 0 4QC / GWD
13 1981 11 1981-11-15 32-067 WAS @ NYG W 30-27 25 38 65.79% 242 2 1 90.0 6.37 6.24 5 49 9.80 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 1982 1 1982-09-12 33-003 WAS @ PHI W 37-34 28 39 71.79% 382 3 0 128.4 9.79 11.33 3 18 6.00 0 4QC / GWD
15 1982 7 1982-12-19 33-101 WAS NYG W 15-14 25 38 65.79% 252 0 4 45.0 6.63 1.89 6 21 3.50 0 4QC / GWD
16 1982 13 1983-01-30 33-143 WAS N MIA W 27-17 15 23 65.22% 143 2 2 75.1 6.22 4.04 3 20 6.67 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
17 1983 2 1983-09-11 34-002 WAS @ PHI W 23-13 15 26 57.69% 142 1 0 85.7 5.46 6.23 1 8 8.00 0 GWD
18 1983 5 1983-10-02 34-023 WAS RAI W 37-35 23 39 58.97% 417 3 0 121.4 10.69 12.23 2 -3 -1.50 0 4QC / GWD
19 1983 9 1983-10-31 34-052 WAS @ SDG W 27-24 25 46 54.35% 324 1 1 74.9 7.04 6.50 2 15 7.50 0 GWD
20 1983 16 1983-12-17 34-099 WAS NYG W 31-22 16 28 57.14% 173 2 4 59.7 6.18 1.18 2 20 10.00 1 4QC / GWD
21 1983 18 1984-01-08 34-121 WAS SFO W 24-21 14 26 53.85% 229 1 1 80.4 8.81 7.85 2 12 6.00 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
22 1984 3 1984-09-16 35-007 WAS NYG W 30-14 15 30 50.00% 145 0 2 36.1 4.83 1.83 4 17 4.25 0 4QC / GWD
23 1984 15 1984-12-09 35-091 WAS @ DAL W 30-28 17 31 54.84% 205 1 0 86.1 6.61 7.26 6 18 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
24 1984 16 1984-12-16 35-098 WAS STL W 29-27 20 35 57.14% 298 2 1 92.3 8.51 8.37 5 20 4.00 0 4QC / GWD

2 other games of note

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 1978 1 1978-09-03 28-359 WAS @ NWE W 16-14 10 24 41.67% 184 1 1 65.3 7.67 6.63 4 -4 -1.00 0 QB deserves no credit
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 1981 14 1981-12-06 32-088 WAS PHI W 15-13 13 22 59.09% 87 0 2 29.9 3.95 -0.14 4 -7 -1.75 0 QB deserves little credit