Ten fun facts about John Elway


Fact 1
He retired in 1999 and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history.

Fact 2
Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility.

Fact 3
Elway was named the greatest athlete wearing the #7 by Sports Illustrated.


Fact 4
Since his retirement, Elway has owned several businesses, including being a co-owner of the inactive Colorado Crush, an arena football team.

Fact 5
Elway is the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, winning his last at the age of 38.

Fact 6
Elway joined Denver as one of the most highly anticipated athletes in the history of the NFL. The local newspapers ran a section that was called “The Elway Watch”.

Fact 7
On May 2, 1999, at the age of 38, Elway announced his retirement from pro football.

Fact 8
Elway appeared on commercials for the foam Vortex football in the 1990s.

Fact 9
In 1994, Elway appeared in an episode of Home Improvement, along with Grant Hill and Evander Holyfield.

Fact 10
Elway appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, in 2007, featuring a dozen celebrities in a stock car racing competition. Elway won the competition.


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is a former American football quarterback and is now the executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

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