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  • Washington Redskins • Quarterback • #5
  • Height: 6' 2"
• Weight: 240 • Born: 11/25/76
  • In his freshman year at Syracuse, Donovan hooked up with Marvin Harrison on a school-record 96-yard touchdown pass.
  • Donovan was named the Big East Conference's offensive player of the decade for the 1990s.
  • In the midst of a fourth-quarter comeback against the Jaguars early in the 2002 season, an exhausted Donovan stood over center and threw up on Hank Fraley’s back. On the next play, he pulled it together and threw a perfect touchdown pass.
  • Donovan’s akle injury against Arizona in November of 2002 broke his streak of 53 consecutive starts, including the playoffs.
  • During the 2004 season, Donovan broke Joe Montana's record for consecutive passes completed. He hit on his last 10 in a win over the New York Giants and then started his next game with 14 completions against the Green Bay Packers.
  • Donovan posted the first perfect QB rating of his career in a 2007 victory over the Detroit Lions.
  • In 2008, Dononvan passed Ron Jaworski to move into first place on Philadelphia’s all-time list for most touchdown passes.
  • Donovan is one of only four Philadelphia quarterbacks to pass for 3,000 yards in consecutive seasons. Sonny Jurgensen (1961-62), Ron Jaworski (1980-81) and Randall Cunningham (1988-90) are the others.
  • Wilma McNabb used to pay her son as much as $10 per touchdown in high school. She made the money back in the winter by charging him a buck for every free throw he missed. Donovan was a bricklayer from the charity stripe.
  • One of Donovan’s biggest thrills as a kid was meeting Michael Jordan. The only word the stunned youngster could muster was “Hi.”
  • Donovan’s parents never missed a Syracuse home game. They would drive all the way from Chicago.
  • Donovan is a national spokesman for the National Diabetes Association. His father suffers from the disease, and one of his grandmothers died from it.
  • Donovan married his long-time girlfriend, Raquel Nurse, in the spring of 2002. The two met during his freshman at Syracuse. She is an assistant director of academic support at Villanova University.



Sonny Jurgensen,
1964 Philadelphia



Michael Jordan,
1998 Vanity Fair

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