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  • 1. 

    Jim Plunkett won the Heisman trophy in 1970 at which school?

    • A.

      Stanford

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      Arizona State

    • D.

      UNLV

    Correct Answer
    A. Stanford
    Explanation
    Jim Plunkett won the Heisman trophy in 1970. The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the United States. Therefore, the correct answer is Stanford, as Plunkett won the trophy while playing for Stanford University.

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  • 2. 

    Jim Plunkett was the MVP of which Super Bowl?

    • A.

      Super Bowl XIX

    • B.

      Super Bowl XIII

    • C.

      Super Bowl XV

    • D.

      Super Bowl XVII

    Correct Answer
    C. Super Bowl XV
    Explanation
    Jim Plunkett was named the MVP of Super Bowl XV.

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  • 3. 

    Willie Brown set a Super Bowl record by returning what for 75 yards?

    • A.

      Kickoff

    • B.

      Punt

    • C.

      Interception

    • D.

      Fumble

    Correct Answer
    C. Interception
    Explanation
    Willie Brown set a Super Bowl record by returning an interception for 75 yards. This means that during the game, Brown intercepted a pass thrown by the opposing team and ran with the ball for a total of 75 yards before being tackled or scoring a touchdown. This feat is considered a record because no other player in Super Bowl history has returned an interception for such a long distance.

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  • 4. 

    Willie Brown began his pro football career with which team?

    • A.

      Chicago Bears

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      New York Jets

    • D.

      Baltimore Colts

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver Broncos
    Explanation
    Willie Brown began his pro football career with the Denver Broncos.

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  • 5. 

    Willie Brown scored a famous interception off which quarterback in Super Bowl IX?

    • A.

      Bart Starr

    • B.

      Fran Tarkenton

    • C.

      Ron Jaworski

    • D.

      Terry Bradshaw

    Correct Answer
    B. Fran Tarkenton
    Explanation
    In Super Bowl IX, Willie Brown scored a famous interception off Fran Tarkenton.

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  • 6. 

    Jack Tatum was involved in what famous play in 1972?

    • A.

      Immaculate Reception

    • B.

      Butt Fumble

    • C.

      River City Relay

    • D.

      Ghost to the Post

    Correct Answer
    A. Immaculate Reception
    Explanation
    In 1972, Jack Tatum was not involved in the Immaculate Reception play. The Immaculate Reception is a famous play in American football that occurred during an AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders on December 23, 1972. The play involved Steelers' running back Franco Harris catching a deflected pass and running it into the end zone for a touchdown, leading to a Steelers victory. Jack Tatum, a defensive back for the Raiders, was on the field during the play but was not directly involved in the play itself.

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  • 7. 

    Jack Tatum was a two-time All-American at which university?

    • A.

      Penn State

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Georgia State

    • D.

      Michigan State

    Correct Answer
    B. Ohio State
    Explanation
    Jack Tatum was a two-time All-American at Ohio State University. This means that during his time as a college football player, he received the prestigious All-American honor twice while playing for Ohio State.

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  • 8. 

    In addition to the Raiders, Ted Hendricks won a Super Bowl with which team?

    • A.

      Baltimore Colts

    • B.

      Miami Dolphins

    • C.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    Correct Answer
    A. Baltimore Colts
    Explanation
    Ted Hendricks won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts. This indicates that he played for the Colts at some point in his career and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl.

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  • 9. 

    Ted Hendricks wore what unusual number for a linebacker?

    • A.

      33

    • B.

      73

    • C.

      83

    • D.

      63

    Correct Answer
    C. 83
    Explanation
    Ted Hendricks wore the unusual number 83 for a linebacker. This number is typically associated with wide receivers or tight ends in American football, as it is a higher number that allows for more eligible receivers on the field. However, Hendricks, known for his versatility and athleticism, chose to wear this number as a linebacker, which was uncommon for the position.

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  • 10. 

    During a pre-Super Bowl interview, Lester Hayes proclaimed he was the NFL's "only true" what?

    • A.

      Jedi

    • B.

      Gentleman

    • C.

      Genius

    • D.

      Mystery

    Correct Answer
    A. Jedi
    Explanation
    During a pre-Super Bowl interview, Lester Hayes proclaimed he was the NFL's "only true" Jedi. This suggests that he believed himself to possess exceptional skills and abilities, just like the Jedi knights in the Star Wars franchise. By referring to himself as a Jedi, Hayes likely wanted to convey that he was unique and unmatched in his football prowess, emphasizing his dedication, discipline, and mastery of the sport.

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  • 11. 

    Lester Hayes was an All-American at what position before converting to cornerback?

    • A.

      Linebacker

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Wide Receiver

    • D.

      Safety

    Correct Answer
    D. Safety
    Explanation
    Lester Hayes was an All-American at the safety position before converting to cornerback. This means that he played as a safety and excelled in that position before transitioning to cornerback.

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  • 12. 

    Fred Biletnikoff was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in what year?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1988

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    C. 1988
    Explanation
    Fred Biletnikoff was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. This means that in that particular year, Biletnikoff received enough votes from the selection committee to be inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame. The other years mentioned (1985, 1982, and 1991) are not relevant in this context as Biletnikoff's induction occurred in 1988.

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  • 13. 

    Fred Biletnikoff won his Super Bowl MVP Award for his performance against which team?

    • A.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • B.

      Washington Redskins

    • C.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • D.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota Vikings
    Explanation
    Fred Biletnikoff won his Super Bowl MVP Award for his performance against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • 14. 

    Fred Biletnikoff played both offense and defense at which university?

    • A.

      Florida State

    • B.

      Oklahoma

    • C.

      Utah

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida State
    Explanation
    Fred Biletnikoff played both offense and defense at Florida State University. This means that he was skilled in both positions and was able to contribute to the team on both sides of the field. Florida State University is known for its strong football program, and Biletnikoff's ability to play on both offense and defense showcases his versatility and talent as a player.

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  • 15. 

    Darren McFadden won the college award named after which Hall of Famer in 2006?

    • A.

      George Blanda

    • B.

      Jim Brown

    • C.

      Bronko Nagurski

    • D.

      Walter Payton

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Brown
    Explanation
    Darren McFadden won the college award named after Jim Brown in 2006. Jim Brown is a Hall of Famer and is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. The award named after him recognizes the top college running back in the nation each year.

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