JockBio Vital Stats
  • Arizona Cardinals • Quarterback • #13
  • Height: 6' 2"
• Weight: 218 • Born: 6/22/71
  • Besides being the quarterback for Regis High School, Kurt was also the star of the school’s baseball and basketball teams.
  • As a new quarterback in high school, Kurt had to learn to trust his teammates. The team played a game called "Kill Kurt." He dropped back into the pass pocket but was not allowed to throw. He had to hang in to see how long his blocking could hold up.
  • Kurt’s AFL owner nicknamed him "Houdini" for his ability to get the team out of tight spots.
  • Kurt turned down a workout with the Chicago Bears in 1997 because he and Brenda were on their honeymoon.
  • In 1999, Kurt became the first NFL quarterback in 50 years to throw for three touchdowns in each of his first three NFL starts.
  • Kurt’s 41 TD passes in 1999 were then second all-time to Dan Marino’s record of 48.
  • Kurt is the only quarterback in history to get his team off to three consecutive 6–0 starts (1999, 2000 and 2001).
  • Kurt passed the 20,000 yard mark in his 76th game, missing Dan Marino’s NFL record by one game.
  • Kurt’s completion percentage ranked second all-time after the 2008 season.
  • In 2009, Kurt joined Earl Morrall and Greg Morton as the only quarterbacks to win a conference championship with two different teams.
  • Kurt was named the NFC starter for the 2009 Pro Bowl.
  • Kurt has averaged more passing yards per game than anyone in history, despite entering many games as a substitute. 
  • On the Rams, Kurt’s receivers called themselves the Warner Brothers.
  • Kurt, Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger have all had perfect QB Ratings in a game three times.
  • Kurt, Steve Young and Rich Gannon are the only QBs to string together six straight 300-yard games.
  • Kurt is one of six players to win both the league MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year. The others are Bart Starr in 1966, Terry Bradshaw in 1978, Joe Montana in 1989, Emmitt Smith in 1993, and Steve Young in 1994.
  • Kurt adopted adopting Brenda's kids, Zach and Jesse. The couple then had five kids—Elijah, Kade, Sierra, Sienna and Jada.


Dan Marino,
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Bart Starr, 1969 Topps

Rich Gannon, 2002 Score

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