Joe Theismann

Joseph Robert Theismann
Born: September 9, 1949
New Brunswick, NJ USA
Position: QB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192
College: Notre Dame
High School: South River (NJ)
Career: 1971-1985
Drafted: 1971 in Round 4, #99 overall by the Miami Dolphins

Joe Theismann played from 1971 to 1985 during his career with the Toronto Argonauts and Washington Redskins. Theismann threw for 31,299 yards in his career, completing 2,426 of 4,281 passes with 200 touchdowns and 185 interceptions. He also ran for 2,869 yards in 527 attempts with 20 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts27814853.224408.8176.1217.694 71.9
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts1277760.611579.1107.91310.262 77.2
1973CFL Toronto Argonauts27415757.324969.1134.7134.7100 83.8
1974NFL Washington Redskins11981.814513.219.100.069 211149.1
1975NFL Washington Redskins221045.5964.414.5313.630 21833.7
1976NFL Washington Redskins1637948.510366.484.9106.144 2217259.8
1977NFL Washington Redskins1828446.210976.073.894.952 3024157.9
1978NFL Washington Redskins39018747.925936.6133.3184.663 4239161.6
1979NFL Washington Redskins39523359.027977.1205.1133.362 3426383.9
1980NFL Washington Redskins45426257.729626.5173.7163.554 3128275.2
1981NFL Washington Redskins49629359.135687.2193.8204.079 2825977.3
1982NFL Washington Redskins25216163.920338.1135.293.678 3022391.3
1983NFL Washington Redskins45927660.137148.1296.3112.484 3424297.0
1984NFL Washington Redskins47728359.333917.1245.0132.780 4834186.6
1985NFL Washington Redskins30116755.517745.982.7165.355 3731459.6
CFL67938256.360939.0405.9476.9100 00
NFL3602204456.7252067.01604.41383.884 3402757
Totals4281242656.7312997.32004.71854.3100 3402757


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts815647.084 1
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts211477.016 1
1973CFL Toronto Argonauts703434.918 1
1974NFL Washington Redskins3124.012 1
1975NFL Washington Redskins33411.321 0
1976NFL Washington Redskins17975.722 1
1977NFL Washington Redskins291495.114 1
1978NFL Washington Redskins371774.820 1
1979NFL Washington Redskins461813.922 4
1980NFL Washington Redskins291756.037 3
1981NFL Washington Redskins361774.924 2
1982NFL Washington Redskins311504.816 0
1983NFL Washington Redskins372346.322 1
1984NFL Washington Redskins623145.127 1
1985NFL Washington Redskins251154.625 2
CFL17210546.184 3
NFL35518155.137 17
Totals52728695.484 20


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts11100.0001


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long PS
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts318260.7691
1985NFL Washington Redskins111.01

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts177.00
1974NFL Washington Redskins1515710.544 0
1975NFL Washington Redskins252.50
NFL171629.544 0
Totals181699.444 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts1000118
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts10006
1973CFL Toronto Argonauts10006
1974NFL Washington Redskins100006
1976NFL Washington Redskins10006
1977NFL Washington Redskins10006
1978NFL Washington Redskins10006
1979NFL Washington Redskins400024
1980NFL Washington Redskins300018
1981NFL Washington Redskins200012
1983NFL Washington Redskins10006
1984NFL Washington Redskins10006
1985NFL Washington Redskins200012

Playing Career:


1982 - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
1982 - Walter Payton Man of the Year
1983 - AP MVP
1983 - AP Offensive Player of the Year
1983 - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
1983 - PFWA MVP


1971 - CFL CFL East All-Star
1973 - CFL CFL East All-Star
1979 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)
1982 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1982 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)