March 21, 2013
Our Scholarship program rewards the best and brightest from our city’s public and private high schools with scholarships for their continuing education. The proceeds from the Second Annual Jamboree, March 21, 2013 provided scholarship opportunities to twelve Chesapeake high school seniors who participate in high school sports. We were honored to have as our keynote speaker Joe Theismann. Joe is a former Notre Dame University and Washington Redskin legend. The Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII with Joe Theismann as quarterback.
Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Most recently Joe has been working for ESPN on their NFL broadcast. Currently Joe works for the NFL Network as an analyst, broadcasting the Thursday Night NFL games And is co-host for the NFL Network show Playbook. Joe joined ESPN in 1988, reuniting with play by play voice, Mike Patrick. Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst with CBS sports.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 and holds Redskins records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2,044) and attempts (3,602). A two time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led the Washington Redskins to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.
Theismann was selected for the NFL’s Man of the Year in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. He won the leagues 1983 Most Valuable Player Award for leading the Redskins to an NFL-recorded 541 points and a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. His career ended abruptly in 1985 after sustaining a broken leg during a game against the New York Giants on national television.
Theismann graduated in 1971 from the University of Notre dame where he received All-America honors and led the Fighting Irish to consecutive Cotton Bowls and was runner up to Jim Plunkett in the Heisman Trophy balloting. In 2003, Theismann was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Theismann began his career in 1971 with the Toronto Argonauts and the Canadian Football League, after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins and the Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.
Joe Theismann, a much sought after motivational speaker, also oversees a popular Washington DC restaurant that bears his name. Born September 9, 1949, he is also the author of the Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Football like a Pro.