Jack Elway

American football player, coach, scout, executive Jack Elway

John Albert "Jack" Elway, Sr. was an American football player and head coach; he was the father of John Elway, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.
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Birthday
30 May 1931
Death Place
California Bowl

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Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011 - Washington State Athletics
Google News - about 7 years
The individuals are Harold Ahlskog, Football; Rick Austin, Baseball; Ed Barker, Football; Ron Bennink, Basketball; Gordie Brunswick, Baseball/Football; Carl Dietz, Football/Track; John Divine, Track; Pete Duncan, Baseball; Jack Elway Football/Coach;
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John Elway's way of restoring power is clear to Broncos - Denver Post
Google News - about 7 years
Jack Elway died 10 years ago at age 69. In the weeks leading up to the 2001 draft, John Elway watched his father break down the prospects and prepare the reports. He asked questions, and got answers. Jack's favorite player in that draft was an
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Behind the Numbers: Arizona State - Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)
Google News - about 7 years
Erickson honed the offense as an assistant under Jack Elway at San Jose State and developed his own "one-back spread" at Idaho, Wyoming and Washington State. "It was new, and nobody really know how to cover you, so nobody did," says Erickson
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San Jose State football looks to teach Stanford's Andrew Luck a history lesson - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - about 7 years
But these are not the same Spartans of those Jack Elway-coached years. Still, San Jose State players have something to hang onto when hearing ex-players and alumni reminisce about the epic victories over one of football's greatest quarterbacks
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Arizona St. coach Dennis Erickson: Q&A - ESPN
Google News - about 7 years
And then I coached for Jack Elway, John's father, at San Jose State back in the '70s and early '80s. We were spreading 'em out in those days. We had nobody in the backfield, so he really had a lot of influence on my offensive philosophy more than
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Stanford football quotables - TheBootleg.com (subscription)
Google News - about 7 years
Putting this list together reminded me how Jack Elway's teams at times lacked focus. At their best, Tyrone Willingham's groups always seem to have it. I remain astounded by the athletic department's lack of direction prior to Bob Bowlsby's arrival five
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An April Father's Day Story - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
Google News - over 7 years
"I was on a recruiting trip (for the University of Arizona) … and I happened to have the opportunity to sit down with Jack Elway," said April. At the time, Elway was the head football coach at San Jose State, while his son John, the eventual Hall of
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NFP Sunday Blitz - National Football Post
Google News - over 7 years
He wishes he could ask his father for advice, but Jack Elway, the former college coach and Broncos front office man, passed away ten years ago. “I think about that all the time,” said. “To make this any more perfect would be to have my father involved
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SPORTS BRIEFING | COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Elway's Son Quits Sun Devils
NYTimes - over 9 years
The son of the Hall of Famer John Elway is leaving the Arizona State football program, the university confirmed. Jack Elway plans to remain a student at the college. Sun Devils Coach Dennis Erickson told The Arizona Republic on Monday, ''He's just tired of football and wants to do something else with his life.'' SPORTS BRIEFING | COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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Dad Helps Son Learn Family Business
NYTimes - about 11 years
With No. 7 emblazoned across his chest, the high school senior preparing for the season opener Friday night drops back and throws a dart to a receiver in the back of the end zone. Wow, this kid really is the next Elway. The senior quarterback, Jack Elway, is the 17-year-old son of the Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, who is tutoring his son
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Sports Briefing
NYTimes - almost 14 years
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Suspensions Handed Out Six Clemson players and six South Carolina players were suspended for one game each by their conferences yesterday for participating in a brawl during a game between the in-state rivals on Nov. 20. The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference handed down the punishments. Both universities
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Quarterbacks' Seal of Approval: Made in the USA
NYTimes - almost 14 years
As he prepared to make his first start at the University of Alabama, Joe Namath took a look at the conservative game plan and shook his head in disgust. ''You want me to follow this?'' Namath said. ''Or do you want me to put the ball in the end zone?'' Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi told this story as he answered a philosophical question: Are
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PRO FOOTBALL; Elway Leads Four Into the Hall of Fame
NYTimes - over 14 years
For five years, John Elway hoped he would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as soon as he was eligible, anticipating the honor that would cap his career. But what he had not considered was that the induction would be in Canton, Ohio, only 60 miles from Cleveland, the city he tortured in two straight conference championships as the
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Attendance Requirement Leaves Colleges Sweating
NYTimes - almost 16 years
A victory today in its final home football game will give San Jose State a winning record for the season and put the team in contention for its first bowl game in a decade. But university officials will be monitoring another number just as closely as the final score: the attendance. Some five decades after entering college football's highest level,
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PRO FOOTBALL; Perseverance Paid Off Big For Elway
NYTimes - over 19 years
AS quarterback for the Denver Broncos for the last 16 years, John Elway has lost two miles and maybe three city blocks during football games, or 3,780 yards. This is a National Football League record for going backward. He has had more people pounce on him more frequently than any other quarterback in N.F.L. history, having been sacked 516 times.
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SUPER BOWL XXXIII; The Guest of Honor Approaches His Last Hurrah
NYTimes - over 19 years
They told this joke in Denver in the late 1980's: A man dies and goes to heaven, where he is told that heaven has all the happy pursuits of his former life, including football. Taken to heaven's football field, the man notices that the players are wearing letters on their jerseys -- HB, LB and WR -- instead of numbers. ''They signify a player's
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PRO FOOTBALL; Though Bruised, Davis Carries Broncos' Hopes
NYTimes - over 20 years
Terrell Davis is a small 210 pounds, if that is possible, with a baby face fired by frequent smiles. He wears braces, which he often worries will capture food and make him look goofy in television interviews. His mother, Kataree Davis, moved here this season to be closer to her youngest, a 25-year-old she calls ''her baby,'' and she takes over his
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San Jose St. Taps Coach
NYTimes - almost 22 years
DAVE BALDWIN, the California State-Northridge coach the last two seasons, was hired yesterday to head the program at San Jose State. Baldwin, who replaces the retired JOHN RALSTON, was the receivers coach at San Jose State from 1980-83 under JACK ELWAY. The 41-year-old Baldwin also served as an assistant offensive coach at Stanford. Baldwin, a
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FOOTBALL; N.F.L. Training Camp Report
NYTimes - about 26 years
San Diego Chargers For a conditioning regimen designed to insulate players against injuries during the season, training camp can sure be a hazard. Just ask Coach Bobby Ross, who has been watching his roster shrink before his eyes. Rookie strong safety James Fuller, for example, an eighth-round draft choice from Portland State who had impressed Ross
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Elway
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 70
    Died on April 15, 2001.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 60
    In 1991 he coached the Frankfurt Galaxy of the WLAF during the team's first two years. Elway later worked in the Denver Broncos scouting department from 1993–99, the last five as director of pro scouting. Elway died on April 15, 2001, following an apparent heart attack in Palm Springs, California.
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  • 1984
    Age 53
    After John's graduation, Jack Elway moved the few miles up the peninsula to Stanford in 1984, where he was head coach for five seasons and compiled 25–29–2 record (.446).
  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 50
    Jack Elway's Spartans won three consecutive games over Stanford from 1981 to 1983, and he compiled an overall record of 35–20–1 (.634) in five seasons.
  • 1978
    Age 47
    After three seasons at Northridge, Jack Elway moved up the California coast (and up to Division I) to San Jose State following the 1978 season, where his first offensive coordinator was Dennis Erickson.
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  • 1976
    Age 45
    In late March 1976, Elway was introduced as the head coach at Cal State Northridge in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.
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  • 1975
    Age 44
    Sweeney abruptly resigned after the 1975 season and went to Fresno State, so Elway joined the staff at neighboring Idaho under head coach Ed Troxel in February 1976.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 40
    After five seasons in Missoula with the Grizzlies, he moved to the Pac-8 at his alma mater following the 1971 season, as an assistant under head coach Jim Sweeney, and stayed in Pullman for four seasons.
  • 1966
    Age 35
    Following the 1966 season, he became an assistant coach in the Big Sky Conference at the University of Montana under head coach Jack Swarthout.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 30
    Elway then taught and coached at Port Angeles High School; all three of his children were born in Port Angeles. In 1961 he was hired as the head coach at Grays Harbor College, a junior college in Aberdeen, near his hometown of Hoquiam in southwestern Washington.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Age 0
    Born on May 30, 1931.
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