Cade McNown
All-American college football player, professional football player, quarterback
Cade McNown
Cade B. McNown is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was recognized as an All-American. The Chicago Bears selected him in the first round of the in the 1999 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Bears, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.
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RosenBits: Why Bears are perfect NFL draft host (snark alert)
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
I think it’s terrific that the host of "Draft Town"’ is the franchise that spent first-round picks on Shea McClellin, Gabe Carimi, Chris Williams, Cedric Benson, Michael Haynes, Marc Colombo, David Terrell, Cade McNown, Curtis Enis, Rashaan Salaam, John Thierry, Alonzo Spellman and Stan Thomas...
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Baylor Crushes UCLA In Holiday Bowl
Huffington Post - about 4 years
SAN DIEGO -- Routing the UCLA Bruins almost seemed like a sidelight for Baylor Bears quarterback Nick Florence. Nabbing one of Robert Griffin III's school records? Now that was a big deal. The Bears overwhelmed the No. 17 Bruins 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night as Florence threw for two scores and ran for another. Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns. Florence completed 10 of 13 passes for 188 yards, giving him 4,309 for the season to break RG3's school record of 4,293 set in his 2011 Heisman Trophy-winning season. "For me, I just wanted a chance to play. I just happened to follow a Heisman Trophy winner," Florence said. "I'm not Robert. I'm not 6-3. I don't run a 4.3. You saw that tonight. Man, if I could run a 4.3 it would be nice. So I just had to be me. I tried to manage this offense and play within myself. He's a heck of player, he's done a heck of a job for this program, put us on the map. I'm humbled and honored to hold that record. He de ...
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The "Eye Test": Bruins Finish Southern Cal, Control Path to Rose Bowl
Bruins Nation - over 4 years
I hate Southern Cal. Not a statement that should come as a surprise to anyone here. What might surprise some is that I respect the hell out of what they do on the field because I grew up playing their style of football. Physical, borderline arrogance, fast, no off-switch when the game is out of hand. That's how I was raised to go about things on the football field and it works. It works at every level, if the talent is there. There is a reason why Southern Cal hasn't changed the way they play in 30 years, why the Pittsburgh Steelers have been so successful over the years, why Long Beach Poly is always in the playoffs. It is attitude. It is the action behind the attitude. It is knowing that you should win every play and every game. For the first time in as long as I can remember, it was UCLA with that mindset instead of Southern Cal. And, like it always has, it worked. The Victory Bell returns to its rightful home and color. That was enough for my we ...
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Jon Gruden compares QBs to old west icons in weird MNF intro
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Monday Night Football was off to a normal beginning for the Bears-Cowboys broadcast... until Jon Gruden went totally bonkers talking about the game's two quarterbacks - Jay Cutler and Tony Romo.  Of course, this segment was set up by Mike Tirico talking about the much maligned Cutler and the polarizing Romo as just below the ELITE QB LEVEL.   In Jon Gruden's world though, every quarterback except for Akili Smith and maybe Cade McNown are elite.  Gruden gushed uncontrollably over Cutler and Romo, and then things got weird.  Really weird.  I've said it before, I generally like Gruden as an analyst.  But, he's addicted to praising quarterbacks like it's Heisenberg's blue stuff.  Maybe that explains Chucky comparing Jay Cutler and Tony Romo to famed actors Clint Eastwood and John Wayne.  Gruden pegged Jay Cutler as "The Outlaw" Josey Wales because of his toughness and ability to keep firing.  Cutler gets a largely undeserved bad rap from the media and fans, but even ...
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UCLA at Colorado: “Cleaning Up” With 5 Thoughts
Bruins Nation - over 4 years
Bruins went to Boulder on Saturday night and put together their second straight road win of this season by an impressive score of 42-14. Although the level of competition wasn't really great (apologies to our good friends from Rice and Colorado, who were nothing short of gracious during our game week), I guess it counts for something. Bruins at 4-1 (for the first time since 2007) and a 1-1 conference record has a shot perhaps making some kind of run if they can get out a win in Strawberry Canyon next Saturday night, where we haven't won since Cade McNown was our quarterback (1998). I feel good about yesterday's win. Can't really complain about the numbers on paper as Brett Hundley put together another superb statistical performance, completing 25 of his 38 attempts for 281 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, and 2 rushing TDs in 11 attempts (compiling 35 yards). His numbers from his first five games have been nothing short of stunning and blown past all of our wildest expectat ...
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Pregame Guesses: Rice Owls Edition
Bruins Nation - over 4 years
Junkyard "Texas" and "Hollywood" live at the Whisky a Go Go July 27, 2012 (via MPROSHOWS) (For this week's video, I decided to go with this live performance of Junkyard performing "Texas" and "Hollywood." I was going to go with some ZZ Top, but this seemed appropriate considering who's playing. This was shot at The Whiskey about a month ago during a Junkyard reunion show. Old school punk fans will recognize Brian Baker of Minor Threat and Bad Religion on guitar.) It’s been a long, long offseason. On one hand, it’s been about nine months, nine months that saw us replace just about the whole coaching staff and start fresh with Jim Mora and a staff of coaches heavy on NFL experience. On the other, I feel like it’s lasted nine years – nine long years squandered on a pair of head coaches who by all accounts were nice guys and good Bruins, which for some was enough. Hell, for some, it might still be enough; the athletic director had to be strong-armed into mak ...
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Brett Hundley looks to revive UCLA football's quarterback tradition
LATimes - over 4 years
Brett Hundley, 19, takes over a position that has been manned by such Bruins luminaries as Troy Aikman, Gary Beban and Cade McNown, but hasn't produced an NFL draft pick in 13 years. Brett Hundley's outside-of-football interests include art, philosophy and history. And those all could come in handy as he takes over as UCLA's quarterback and tries to remind fans of another era.
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What Should Have Been: DeShaun Foster and the 2001 Heisman
Bruins Nation - over 4 years
Before Chianti Dan set us out on our decade of mediocrity, wandering the desert of the college football world, UCLA football reigned supreme, not only in the City of Angels, but on the West Coast as a whole. It was 1998 and the undefeated Blue and Gold were marching toward the inaugural BCS national championship game and a matchup against Tee Martin, Jamal Lewis, and the #1-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. Led by Cade McNown, the Bruins featured a fearsome young one-two punch in the backfield, led by sophomore Jermaine Lewis (503 yards rushing, 4.2 yards per rush, 11 rushing TDs) and freshman DeShaun Foster (635 yards rushing, 5.5 yards per rush, 12 total TDs). And, as we all know, that came to a crashing halt in Miami on December 5, 1998, as the 10-0 and #3-ranked Bruins fell to Edgerrin James and the Hurricanes, 49-45. And, as we all know, it was a loss that UCLA football has yet to recover from. But, the 2001 season had the promise to change that, to bring UCLA out of t ...
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NFL Draft: Who is the Worst Bears Draft Pick Ever?
Glenview Patch - almost 5 years
  The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Chicago Bears have the 19th overall pick. The Bears have a checkered draft history, to say the least. For every Walter Payton, there’s a Rashaan Salaam. But, of all Bears mistakes on draft day, which is the worst? We did our best to compile a list of worthy nominees and we limited our choices to the first round: Michael Haynes, 2003, 14th overall. The Penn State defensive end never developed into the dominant force the Bears envisioned. In three seasons with the Bears Haynes compiled 5.5 sacks. David Terrell, 2001, 8th overall. The highly-touted Michigan wide receiver played four seasons with the Bears and never caught more than 43 passes. Terrell also was charged with domestic battery this year. Cade McNown, 1999, 12th overall. The UCLA quarterback was supposed to be a franchise savior, but he played only two seasons with the Bears and won only three games. Although McNown did reportedly manage to get banned from the Pl ...
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NFL Teams That Are Debating Drafting Ryan Tannehill Are Stupid And Should Just Wait For Matt Barkley Next Year
Business Insider - almost 5 years
In a scramble to "not miss out" on a franchise quarterback, as opposed to being patient for a real franchise quarterback, NFL teams continually draft overrated quarterbacks in the first round of the draft. And they do it every year. Like clock work. The practice is absurd. It's happening again this year as a number of teams debate over taking Ryan Tannehill in the first round. The decision for teams like the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns shouldn't even be that difficult. Skip Tannehill and draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley next year. It's that simple. But dumb NFL teams will continue to be dumb, so the Dolphins appear as the likeliest to take Tannehill at number eight. He'll probably free fall otherwise. It's downright baffling how these terrible teams keep shooting themselves in the foot by reaching for a quarterback in the first round. On top of the fact that drafting a first round quarterback doesn't guarantee ANY suc ...
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The Jay Cutler Trade Three Years Later: A Reflection
SB Nation Chicago - almost 5 years
Winning a championship is hard. Unless your team does it, every season ends in disappointment. These are the simple facts of being a sports fan. It's enough to make you think we're all an odd breed of masochists -- why exhaust so much time and energy into something that has such a small mathematical chance to pay off in the end? Yes, sports give us incremental highs all the time. A great win over a rival, a sweet dunk, a hard hit, the chance a perfect game can be thrown in front of you, out of the blue. But, communally, we dive in head-first aware that the ultimate payoff of fandom -- a championship -- might only come around a few times in an entire lifetime, if that. Cubs fans, of course, aren't even that lucky. This is all a roundabout way to remind you that Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears three years ago yesterday. I was sitting in my college apartment when my buddy Eli -- now an editor at Pro Football Weekly -- texted me the news. Afterwards, I went to Chipo ...
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Detroit Lions 2011: 10 Keys For Lions Winning NFC North - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Their last winning season was ended short of the play-offs because they let a Cade McNown led Chicago Bears beat them at The Pontiac Silverdome. That ushered in the Millen era and a decade of losing. This year they are facing 4-5 teams they should and
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Tulane coach tries to use college suspensions as teaching tool - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
Former UCLA star quarterback Cade McNown was implicated in the scandal five months after he had been selected as a first-round pick by the Chicago Bears. McNown ultimately pleaded no contest. “Obviously I wasn't aware of it,'' Toledo said
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Confident Robinson embraces changes - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
So understandably, critics wonder if he can run a Borges offense as Cade McNown and Jason Taylor did in previous Borges stops. "I'm going to try to prove them wrong," Robinson said. Borges said Robinson's footwork has improved immensely since the start
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cade McNown
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 32
    On October 9, 2009, McNown was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 22
    McNown was charged in September 1999 with the illegal possession of a handicapped parking pass while playing football at UCLA in 1996, to which he pleaded no contest. Other players charged included Skip Hicks, Larry Atkins, and Brendon Ayanbadejo. McNown later worked for UBS in the private wealth group before joining JPMorgan Chase Private Bank. In 2013, Lourd Capital Management hired McNown as vice president.
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    He was selected by the Chicago Bears with the twelfth overall pick in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, following a draft pick trade with the Washington Redskins.
    More Details Hide Details He was the highest-drafted Bears quarterback since Jim McMahon. In the months preceding draft day, the Bears had declared that Erik Kramer would be the starting quarterback, but would waive him prior to signing McNown, who they named as the upcoming season's starter. He was a contract holdout most of training camp, eventually agreeing to a $22 million contract. Head coach Dick Jauron announced that Shane Matthews would be the starter, but that McNown would play at least one series every game to gain experience. McNown would start his first game for the Bears on October 10 following a hamstring injury to Matthews the previous week. During the game on December 26, following a poor performance against the Rams, McNown chose to sit out the second half of the game. He would be replaced as starter by Jim Miller, but would again be named the starter following Miller's suspension. He would finish the season breaking franchise rookie records for completions and passing attempts.
    In the 1999 Senior Bowl, McNown earned MVP honors as he threw two touchdowns in helping to lead the South team to victory.
    More Details Hide Details For his career, McNown still holds many of the passing and total-offense records. McNown also holds the distinction of being the only UCLA quarterback to go 4-0 against cross-town rival USC.
    The Chicago Bears selected him in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Bears, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.
    More Details Hide Details McNown was born in Portland, Oregon. He went to high school at San Benito High School in Hollister, California, before transferring as a senior to West Linn High School in West Linn, Oregon, where he played quarterback and free safety.
  • 1998
    Age 21
    In his senior season in 1998, McNown led UCLA to a 10–2 record, including a Rose Bowl appearance as the sole Pac-10 champion.
    More Details Hide Details With McNown at the helm, the Bruins' explosive offense carried them on a school-record 20-game winning streak from the previous year, as they won their first 10 games in 1998, before losing to Miami Hurricanes in their regular season finale in a loss that broke the 20-game winning streak and knocked UCLA out of the BCS Championship Game vs. Tennessee. The disappointed Bruins then lost to Ron Dayne-led Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl, 38–31. McNown set numerous school records in passing and offense, became the Pac-10's all-time career leader in total offense, and won a collection of post-season honors, including Pac-10 co-Offensive Player of the Year, the Pop Warner Memorial Trophy for best senior player on the West Coast, consensus first-team All-American honors, and the Johnny Unitas Award as the top senior quarterback in college football. McNown also finished third in balloting for the Heisman Trophy.
    After an 0–2 start, UCLA would win its remaining 10 games, including the 1998 Cotton Bowl Classic over Texas A&M, to finish Pac-10 co-champion and ranked No. 5 in the nation.
    More Details Hide Details McNown was named Most Outstanding Offensive Player for that year's Cotton Bowl Classic. He also was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, was named an All-American by the Associated Press (third team), The Sporting News (third team), made the All-Pac-10 team (second team) behind Washington State's Ryan Leaf, and finished eighth in the Heisman balloting. He led the nation in passing efficiency with a 168.6 rating. His play broke many UCLA records, most of which had been previously set by Tom Ramsey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 19
    McNown was less successful as a sophomore in 1996, when UCLA would go 5–6 and he would be ranked 9th in the Pac-10 in pass efficiency.
    More Details Hide Details But the season ended on a high note as UCLA overcame a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to beat rival USC in overtime, 48–41. As a junior in 1997, McNown announced the team's goal to score an average of 30 points per game. They ended up averaging 39.75 points per game.
  • 1995
    Age 18
    In 1995, UCLA finished 7–5 and played in the Aloha Bowl (losing to Kansas).
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    McNown attended UCLA, and played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 1995 to 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He became the starting quarterback as a true freshman, four games into the season, ranking first among all freshmen quarterbacks in many statistics.
  • 1994
    Age 17
    He led his high school to the 1994 Oregon Class 4A semifinals, becoming wildly touted by newspapers as a college prospect.
    More Details Hide Details He also was active on the school track team, where he set a school pole vault record. McNown signed with UCLA after high school. His selection of UCLA was influenced by future NFL quarterback Brock Huard signing with Washington. Huard, along with McNown, were the top high school quarterback prospects in the western United States in 1994.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Born on January 12, 1977.
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