John Elway is currently Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager of the Denver Broncos national football team.
Quick Bio (Age)
John was born on 28 June 1960. John and his twin sister were born in Washington in an area called Port Angeles as the son of parents Janet and Jack Elway. His father Jack Elway was once head coach at Port Angeles High School. Their family was not the largest, John has one sister, Lee Ann, who was only one year older than the twins.
As is customary with most professional NFL stars, John Elway’s romance with the game dates back to high school, where he was known as a player known as a “dual-threat quarterback,” which meant his impressive passing ability, but also his ability to escape pressure and run hard.
Due to the influence of his father, Elway played not only football but also baseball, and during his time at Stanford University he played both sports successfully. In 2000, Elway was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. And in his baseball career, he was selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft.
Aside from playing sports in college, Elway holds a degree in economics and is also a member of the Tau Delta Brotherhood. In his professional career, Elway was drafted by the Baltimore Colts as the first and only choice in the 1983 NFL draft. John was careful to play for the Colts, however, as he was warned by his father not to play for the Colts coach, who his father knew was a strict teacher.
Elway had trouble negotiating his contract with the Colts and was asked to trade him in. He threatened to join the Yankees full-time if he wasn’t traded because of his alleged desire to stay on the West Coast. He was also denounced by NFL legend Terry Bradshaw, who called the player out of the game and told him to stay a baseball player permanently, insisting that no NFL titles could be won with such an attitude.
The transfer fiasco was resolved when Colts general manager Ernie Accorsi, who always wanted Elway, came out and said the quarterback was his first choice in the franchise. When he left the Colts to join the Denver Broncos, the most eagerly awaited move in NFL history at the start of the 1993 season, it was so eagerly anticipated that local newspapers ran sections entitled “The Elway Watch”.
It culminated in the 1986 season when he led the Broncos to Super Bowl XXI after defeating the Cleveland Browns. The following year, 1987, Elway gained further fame when he won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. He then achieved the greatest achievement of a professional ballplayer when he led his team back into the Super Bowl in 1997 after eight years. And at the end of his illustrious 16-year career with the Denver’s, Elway ended his career in 1999. He ended his career with the highest wins as a quarterback. He also goes down in history as the player with the second most successful passes in NFL history.
John Elway Family, Wife
John Elway met the love of his life, Janet Buchan while playing soccer and baseball in college at Stanford University, where she joined the school’s swimming team. They fell in love and later married. The couple is blessed with four children. The marriage of Elway and Janet ended when the once happy couple separated in 2002 and divorced in 2003. John Elway remarried former Oakland cheerleader Paige Green in August 2009.
As mentioned earlier, Elway had a twin sister, but sadly she died when she contracted lung cancer at the age of 42.
John’s first daughter Jessica attended Stanford and was on the university basketball team. His first son Jack followed in his father’s athletic footsteps, and he is currently a quarterback at Cherry Creek High School in Colorado. The other children are Jordan and Julianna Elway.
John Elway is blessed with an impressive body frame, he stands at 6 feet 3 inches, which is about 191 cm and 1.91 m. John weighs about 215 lbs. (98kg).