Jake Plummer
American football player
Jake Plummer
Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer is a former professional football quarterback in the National Football League. After playing college football at Arizona State University, Plummer was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft and spent 10 years in the NFL playing for the Cardinals and later the Denver Broncos. His nickname, "Jake the Snake," was given to him as a tribute to professional wrestler, Jake "the Snake" Roberts.
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Jake Plummer’s message to kids on sports: ‘Play ’em all’
IdahoStatesman.com - almost 2 years
Plummer will speak at the kickoff event for the Idaho Youth Sports Commission on Saturday in Boise. Click to Continue »
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What Your Chipotle Order Says About You
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Though there is clearly a lot that people don't know about Chipotle, what we do know is that it is a regular stop for tons of folks, be they college students, office workers, or Presidents who refuse to respect the sneeze guard. But did you know that I am basically a trained social scientist who can tell EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU just by your order? Don't believe me? Well, check this out: A chicken burrito with just black beans and salsa You own several hand mirrors. Sometimes, when you are running alongside a car that has just been washed, you lose yourself in your own reflection and crash into old people holding shopping bags filled with empty cans. You get mildly annoyed when the ref makes you take off your FitBit during co-ed soccer games, because your steps won't be reflected on your chart. You occasionally do the American Psycho pose during sex. A regular burrito "however you usually make it" You are one of those people who fills in "Neither Agree nor Disagree" for all the answ ...
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Denver Broncos Top Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning walked away a winner in the biggest game of the year so far and, as a bonus, the Broncos might not even have to send his uniform off to the cleaners. Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday night and was barely touched by Kansas City's sack-happy defense in Denver's 27-17 victory over the NFL's last undefeated team. It means the '72 Dolphins can rest easy for another year. And it puts Denver and the Chiefs in a tie atop the AFC West at 9-1, with a rematch set in two weeks. Manning has another big game before that — at New England in yet another showdown against Tom Brady. If the Broncos' offensive line does anywhere near as good a job in that one as it did against the Chiefs, the quarterback's ailing ankles — mummified with athletic tape for this critical game — should be feeling much better. "The protection was outstanding, we ran the ball consistently, tried to keep them off-balance," Manning said. "We wanted a mix of running and pas ...
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Gary Kubiak wants to see Collin Klein’s progress as a quarterback
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
Collin Klein will get to display his QB skills during the Texans’ rookie minicamp next weekend. (Bo Rader/MCT) Texans coach Gary Kubiak made it clear Monday that former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein will get a chance at quarterback during this weekend’s rookie minicamp. Klein was a Heisman Trophy finalist, but he did not get drafted. There was talk that he could have improved his draft stock had he moved positions. “We’re going to take a look at him as a quarterback,” Kubiak said. “There’s been a lot of talk if he’d play tight end if he’d do this, if he’d do that. The bottom line is we’re bringing him in as a quarterback to see how far he’s come as a quarterback.” Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, who Kubiak coached in Denver, has been working with Klein. “We’ll see how much Jake has been able to teach him in a short period of time,” Kubiak said. “(Klein’s) a winner. Done a great job in college, so we’ll see.”
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Many in NFL root for Harbaugh to fail
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Many in NFL root for Harbaugh to fail After Sunday's victory, the Rams' head coach was asked about the 49ers' errant option play. Fisher also noted his delight that the 49ers gifted him 94 seconds to try to tie the score by stopping the clock twice, with an incomplete pass and an out-of-bounds run by Colin Kaepernick, allowing Fisher to preserve a timeout. These observations are not mandatory postgame speak. [...] they fit into the underlying subplot of Jim Harbaugh's NFL coaching career: The loss to the Rams was only the seventh of Harbaugh's two-year NFL coaching career. In 2006, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan benched Jake Plummer, who had taken Denver to the AFC championship game, for rookie Jay Cutler.
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Sam Dudley: Patience With Peyton, Please
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On November 9, 1997, the Denver Broncos scored 34 points and beat the Carolina Panthers. Nearly 15 years to the day, the Broncos scored 36 points and beat the Carolina Panthers. In each game, an aging future hall of fame quarterback engineered a Denver victory. Furthermore, in each game, Denver's aging future hall of fame quarterback won by only throwing for one touchdown. Though 15 years, two days, and two points separate these dominant Denver victories over Carolina, many facets of these victories are identical. Each victory was a team win, in which Denver passed for one touchdown, its defense scored off an interception, and the Broncos special teams kicked two field goals and returned at least one punt for a touchdown. These victories are not just remarkably similar. They are eerily similar. This eeriness percolates when it comes to comparing the 1997 and 2012 Broncos rosters. Matt Prater is a version of Jason Elam that could definitely beat up Jason Elam a ...
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Elway Puts It All On The Line Again In Comeback As Broncos Exec
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- He could have stayed on the sideline. Instead, John Elway wanted back in the game. The king of the comeback is directing his latest rally from the Denver Broncos executive offices. Just two years ago, the franchise was dissolving into irrelevance or, maybe even worse, a side show. But now, the Hall of Fame quarterback is turning the Broncos into winners again. The centerpiece of the turnaround, of course, was the signing of Peyton Manning. A decision that seemed, to some, like a risk when Elway made it is looking better with each game. And while ol' No. 7 refuses to look too far ahead, he does concede that, yes, things are going well – and that he knows he put his reputation on the line when signing a 36-year-old quarterback with a surgically repaired neck. "By no means was it a slam dunk," Elway said in an interview with The Associated Press. "But we knew after we did our homework and looked at the situation, it was the best thing for us ...
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The current starting roster as I see it (Offense) Part 1 - QB's, RB's, WR's & TE's
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
Time to see what we have after the draft and start predicting who will be the starters. Starting with the QB's, RB's, WR's & TE's Quarterback - Peyton (Freakin) Manning Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons from 1998–2011. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he led the Colts to seven AFC South division championships, two AFC championships, and to a Super Bowl championship (Super Bowl XLI). He has won a record four league most valuable player awards, was the most valuable player of ...
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Horse Whisperings - Broncos Draftermath and Running Forward
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
With the Draft over, the next two months will be rather quiet. The Denver Broncos return to work this morning to continue their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) while we speculate which prospects will improve our team, who to keep an eye on in Training Camp and who is likely to be the surprise player this year. The tentative dates for the Broncos' offseason schedule at the team's Dove Valley headquarters gprs something like this: Through May 10: Voluntary conditioning and meetings, Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day. May 11-13: Rookie minicamp. This is for all drafted and undrafted rookies, plus members of the practice squad. This will be the Orientation for the new kids, how to get around the Paul D. Bowlen Complex at Dove Valley. Where to eat and where their meetings are held. A visit to the equipment manager and receiving their Playbooks. May 21-23: New Quarterback Peyton Manning will have his first org ...
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Denver Broncos History: The 2008 Draft
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
This particular segment of the Broncos Draft History was bittersweet. It saw some solid players chosen who became integral parts of the Broncos roster, while at the same time it gave rise to a season which marked the end of the Mike Shanahan era in Denver. Take a jump & see how these players panned out. The 2007 Denver Broncos season was one marked by ups and downs. A 2-0 start was followed by a 3-game losing streak. Denver then won three of the next five games to even their record at 5-5-0. The Broncos then went 2-4 in their final six games. A loss to Houston in Game 14 and a subsequent loss to San Diego in Game 15 eliminated the Broncos from playoff contention. The 7-9-0 final regular season record marked Denver's first losing season since 1999. Here is how the 2008 draft board fell for the Broncos: Round Overall Pick Player Position School 1 12 Ryan Clady Tackle Boise State 2 42 Eddie Royal Wide Receiver Virginia Tech 4 108 Kory Lichtensteiger Center Bowli ...
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Jake Plummer, Rodney Peete head list for AZ Sports Hall of Fame
The Business Journals - about 5 years
Former Arizona State University and National Football League quarterback <a class="fplink fp-494197" href="/jake+plummer">Jake Plummer</a> and fellow ex-NFL signal caller Rodney Peete lead the list of new inductees to the Arizona Sports Hall of Hame. The 2012 class also includes former Grand Canyon University and Los Angeles Angels baseball player Tim Salmon and Olympic swimmer Misty Hyman. The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission announced the inductees Friday. Peete went to Sahuaro High School in Tucson and played for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and other teams...
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Arizona Sports Hall of Fame to induct Jake Plummer, Misty Hyman, Rodney Peete, Tim Salmon
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-494197" href="/jake+plummer">Jake Plummer</a>, who nearly led Arizona State to a national title in football and was the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals in their first playoff season since moving to the state, is among four new Arizona Sports Hall of Fame members.
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Community Thanks September 11, 2011 - Coeur d'Alene Press
Google News - over 5 years
... Ground Force Manufacturing; Helbling Employee Benefits; Highlands Golf Course; Holiday Inn Express, Hayden; Hughes Investments; Jake Plummer; Joe Guild; John and Julie Friesz; John and Mary Jacobs; John Elway; Judith Champagne; Kootenai Co
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Once upon a time . . . when the 49ers had star quarterbacks - Bellingham Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Contrary to the advice of Walsh, who recommended Jake Plummer, the 49ers wound up with Jim Druckenmiller, a 6-foot-4, 241-pound Virginia Tech prospect with a huge arm - and zero feel for the 49ers&#39; offense. His NFL career consisted of 52 pass attempts
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Halftime Debate: Is Aaron Rodgers' Mustache the NFL's Greatest Ever? - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
Jake Plummer got away with it because no one could go around making jokes about a guy named Plummer having poop smeared on his face. Wait. Nevermind. Perhaps THE definitive quarterback stache, what he lacks in lenth he makes up for in flavor-saving
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Big year is here for Denver Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
And the time he wasn&#39;t — take your pick — John Elway, Brian Griese, Jake Plummer or Jay Cutler. It seems wherever Orton has gone since leaving Southeast Polk High School in Runnels, Iowa — from Purdue to the Bears to the Broncos — fans have wanted
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Raiders conquer Canton - East Peoria Times-Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Freshman Jake Plummer played well in his first appearance there in competition for the Raiders with a 41 on the par-35 front nine. No other East Peoria linkster was below 50 in a match made up from an Aug. 23 postponement. In a battle of winless league
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jake Plummer
  • 2013
    Age 38
    Plummer joined the Pac-12 Network in 2013 as a studio analyst for college football.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    On October 29, 2010, Plummer was honored, along with all Sun Devil Quarterbacks, at a Legends Luncheon hosted by the Arizona State University Alumni Association and Sun Devil Club. Other honorees included Danny White, Andrew Walter, John F. Goodman, and Jeff Van Raaphorst. In June 2010, Kollette gave birth to the couple's first child.
    More Details Hide Details Plummer has been an assistant football coach at Sandpoint High School since 2009. Plummer has come out in support of medical marijuana and has stated that he uses it regularly to deal with lingering post-football injuries. Plummer was a teammate with safety Pat Tillman, at both Arizona State and the Arizona Cardinals, and the two became close friends. After the 2001 season, while Plummer was still with the Cardinals, Tillman joined the U.S. Army Rangers in response to 9/11. Following Tillman's death in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, all NFL players wore a memorial decal on their helmets on September 24 in honor of Tillman and the Cardinals continued to wear this decal throughout the 2004 season. Plummer, who by this point was with the Broncos, also requested to wear the decal for the entire season, but the NFL turned him down because his helmet would not be uniform with the rest of his team. For the 2005 season Plummer grew an untrimmed, full beard and wore his hair long in honor of Tillman, who had worn such a style in the NFL before cutting his hair and shaving off his beard to fit military uniform guidelines.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    Also in 2008, Plummer lost in the semifinals of the 2008's Idaho State Singles Championships to his brother (the eventual champion).
    More Details Hide Details On March 23, 1997, Plummer was accused of fondling three women at the Tempe, Arizona night club, Club Rio. The women stated to police that Plummer reached under their skirts and down their pants while dancing with them and consuming alcohol. When one of the women objected, he allegedly kicked her in the leg. Plummer was formally charged on May 28, 1997, with felony sexual abuse. He later struck a plea bargain, received two years probation, was also fined $1,020, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    Later that year, he made a brief appearance in the 2007 Holiday Bowl, when he introduced the ASU players prior to the team playing game.
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    In September 2007, Plummer was inducted into the Arizona State Hall of Fame.
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    Plummer married former Broncos cheerleader Kollette Klassen on August 26, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The two met in 2005 and now reside in Boulder, Colorado.
    Since his retirement from the NFL, Plummer has been an avid player of four-wall handball. He attended his first professional handball tournament in 2007 when he entered the Simple Green US Open of Handball (with brother Eric) in the pro doubles division where the pair lost to future Hall of Fame members John Bike and Danny Bell.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Plummer hosted his own pro invitational and lost in the finals of the pro consolation bracket to #37 ranked, Jeff Kastner.
    On March 3, 2007, Plummer was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2008 conditional draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details However, rumors began to surface that Plummer was going to choose retirement over competition with the Buccaneers' four other quarterbacks on the roster (Bruce Gradkowski, Tim Rattay, Jeff Garcia, and Luke McCown). On March 9, Plummer ended the speculation by announcing his decision to retire. Plummer also confirmed his retirement through the Jake Plummer Foundation's website. Since he was still under contract to the Buccaneers and had already been given his contract signing bonus, Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden met with Plummer in July to try to convince him to reconsider and report for training camp. However, the attempt was unsuccessful and the team sued for recovery of the bonus. A settlement was finally reached on June 10, 2008 in which Plummer was required to pay back $3.5 million to the Buccaneers.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    In 2005 Plummer experienced arguably his best season as a professional.
    More Details Hide Details Most notable was his streak of 229 passes without an interception, the longest such streak of his career. Along the way, Plummer helped the Broncos compile a 13 - 3 record and a #2 seed and a first round bye in the AFC playoffs (behind the Colts). The Broncos' first game was against the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Game at Invesco Field. Although not outstanding, Plummer's performance (15–26 for 197 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception) helped the Broncos to break the Patriots' winning streak of 11 postseason games and guided them to their first postseason victory since Super Bowl XXXIII. However, Plummer accounted for four turnovers in the AFC Championship game and the Broncos were defeated 34 - 17 by the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. On November 27, 2006, after a lackluster performance in the first eleven games, and following back-to-back losses to the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Plummer would be replaced at starting quarterback by rookie Jay Cutler. The decision to hand a 7–4 team over to a rookie quarterback was met by fans and media with mixed reactions. Those who viewed Plummer as inconsistent heralded the change as one that would revive the Broncos' struggling offense; others claimed such a move was ill-advised, especially given that Plummer had guided the Broncos to the AFC Championship game the year before; Plummer had also been 40–18 with Denver in both regular season and playoff games, while leading his teams to 30 game-tying/winning drives in his career, a league high.
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In 2004 he matched or surpassed several of Broncos Hall of Fame QB John Elway's passing records (including passing yardage and passing touchdowns in a single season).
    More Details Hide Details However, continuing a career-long shortcoming, he also led the league with 20 interceptions (as he finished his career with both 161 touchdowns and 161 interceptions). He led the Broncos to a second straight wild card playoff berth, but the Broncos were again beaten by the Colts, 49 - 24.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    After spending the first decade of his adult life in the Valley of the Sun, Plummer signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2003, replacing Brian Griese.
    More Details Hide Details With guidance from Broncos head coach, Mike Shanahan, Plummer finished with a career high 91.2 quarterback rating. On September 22, he had the longest run by a Broncos QB on Monday Night Football, a 40-yard scramble in a 31–10 win over the Oakland Raiders. He led the Broncos to a wild card playoff berth, where the Broncos were beaten by the Indianapolis Colts 41 - 10 at the RCA Dome.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    Plummer's last season with the Cardinals was 2002 and again his statistics were below league average (65.7 passer rating, 2,972 yards, 18 touchdowns and 20 interceptions).
    More Details Hide Details On September 22, he eclipsed 15,000 career passing yards against the San Diego Chargers.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Plummer bounced back in 2001 with his best statistical season with the Cardinals.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of only two NFL quarterbacks to take every snap for his team (Kerry Collins was the other), and he passed for 3,653 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. During the season, he had a stretch of 142 consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception. Plummer also led the NFL in fourth-quarter passing yards (1,227) and the Cardinals to a 7–9 record, and a 4th place in the NFC East.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    In 2000 Plummer threw for 2,946 yards, 21 interceptions, and had a 66. quarterback rating.
    More Details Hide Details Although he reached 10,000 career passing yards (in 47 starts), Plummer compiled a 3–11 record and the Cardinals finished 3–13, in last place in the NFC East.
  • 1999
    Age 24
    By the end of the 1999 season, Plummer ranked as the league's worst quarterback."
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    Regarding Plummer's season, the Football Outsiders commented: "At the start of the 1999 season, Jake Plummer was being celebrated as one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks, the man who would make the Cardinals respectable again.
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    However, Plummer had a disappointing season in 1999 as he went 3–8 as a starter, only threw 9 touchdowns as opposed to 24 interceptions, and the Cardinals finished 6–10.
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  • 1998
    Age 23
    In 1998, Plummer started all 16 games and led the Cardinals to a 9 - 7 regular season record and an upset victory against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs – giving the Cardinals their first postseason victory since 1947.
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  • 1997
    Age 22
    That March, he was selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, the 42nd overall pick.
    More Details Hide Details For his college career he threw for 8,626 yards with 65 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. Plummer split time with both Kent Graham and Stoney Case during his rookie season, playing in 10 games and going 3–6 as a starter, as the Cardinals went 4–12 to finish 4th in the NFC East.
    He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and spent his first six seasons with the Cardinals and the last four with the Denver Broncos.
    More Details Hide Details Plummer played college football at Arizona State University. His nickname, "Jake the Snake," was given to him as a tribute to professional wrestler, Jake "the Snake" Roberts. Coincidentally, Roberts adopted that nickname as a tribute to his favorite NFL player, former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who was nicknamed "the Snake."
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Plummer attended Pierce Park Elementary, Hillside Junior High, and graduated from Capital High School in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He was a three-sport star in high school, playing baseball and basketball in addition to football. Plummer was selected all-state as both a quarterback and punter and passed for 6,097 yards and 68 touchdowns in his junior and senior years. Plummer accepted a football scholarship to Arizona State and during his senior season, he led ASU to an undefeated regular season, a Pac-10 championship, and the Rose Bowl where the team lost to Ohio State 20–17. Had they beaten Ohio State, they would have likely won at least a share of the national championship, since they would have been the only undefeated team in the nation.
  • 1974
    Born on December 19, 1974.
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