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  • 1. 

    Which athlete is known for his accomplishments in football?

    • A.

      Sonny Jurgensen

    • B.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • C.

      Kevin Garnett

    • D.

      Floyd Patterson

    Correct Answer
    A. Sonny Jurgensen
    Explanation
    Sonny Jurgensen is known for his accomplishments in football. He was a professional American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team. Jurgensen is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, known for his strong arm and accurate passing. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his successful career and contributions to the sport.

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  • 2. 

    Which athlete is known for his accomplishments in football?

    • A.

      Rod Carew

    • B.

      Barry Larkin

    • C.

      Andre Dawson

    • D.

      Larry Little

    Correct Answer
    D. Larry Little
    Explanation
    Larry Little is known for his accomplishments in football. Rod Carew, Barry Larkin, and Andre Dawson are not known for their achievements in football.

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  • 3. 

    What is the first name of football's Adderley, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980?

    • A.

      Mike

    • B.

      Mark

    • C.

      Boris

    • D.

      Herb

    Correct Answer
    D. Herb
    Explanation
    Herb Adderley is a former professional football player who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980. He is known for his successful career as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). Therefore, the correct answer is Herb.

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  • 4. 

    What is the first name of former Detroit Lions star football player Barney?

    • A.

      Lem

    • B.

      George

    • C.

      Mel

    • D.

      Dave

    Correct Answer
    A. Lem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lem. This is because the question asks for the first name of the former Detroit Lions star football player Barney. Among the given options, Lem is the only first name that matches the criteria.

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  • 5. 

    Which last name completes the full name of an athlete from football: Y.A.?

    • A.

      Suzuki

    • B.

      Sampras

    • C.

      Henderson

    • D.

      Tittle

    Correct Answer
    D. Tittle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tittle because Y.A. Tittle was a famous American football quarterback who played in the NFL from 1948 to 1964. He is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Tittle played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Giants during his career. His full name is Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., hence the completion of the full name of an athlete from football is Tittle.

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  • 6. 

    Which football term is defined as "the group of 4 downs a team has to advance 10 yards"?

    • A.

      Man-In-Motion

    • B.

      Series

    • C.

      Ball Carrier

    • D.

      Drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Series
    Explanation
    In football, a series refers to the group of four downs that a team has to advance 10 yards. Each time a team gains 10 yards, they are awarded a new set of downs, or a new series, to continue their offensive drive. The term "series" is commonly used to describe this sequence of downs in football.

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  • 7. 

    Which football star is known as a Football Hall of Fame cornerback?

    • A.

      Willie Lanier

    • B.

      Alan Page

    • C.

      Lawrence Taylor

    • D.

      Lem Barney

    Correct Answer
    D. Lem Barney
    Explanation
    Lem Barney is known as a Football Hall of Fame cornerback.

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  • 8. 

    What quarterback took over for Dan Marino in 1993 after his season-ending Achilles' tendon injury?

    • A.

      Jim Jensen

    • B.

      Steve Deberg

    • C.

      Doug Pederson

    • D.

      Scott Mitchell

    Correct Answer
    D. Scott Mitchell
    Explanation
    Scott Mitchell is the correct answer because he took over for Dan Marino in 1993 after Marino suffered a season-ending Achilles' tendon injury. Mitchell played as the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins for the remainder of the season.

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  • 9. 

    In what round of the NFL Draft was Sam Madison chosen in 1997?

    • A.

      Fourth

    • B.

      Third

    • C.

      First

    • D.

      Second

    Correct Answer
    D. Second
    Explanation
    Sam Madison was chosen in the second round of the NFL Draft in 1997.

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  • 10. 

    Whose career touchdown and yardage marks did Dan Marino break?

    • A.

      Joe Montana

    • B.

      Dan Fouts

    • C.

      Fran Tarkenton

    • D.

      Joe Namath

    Correct Answer
    C. Fran Tarkenton
    Explanation
    Dan Marino broke Fran Tarkenton's career touchdown and yardage marks.

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  • 11. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1965 was a running back from Auburn, who was he?

    • A.

      Bubba Smith

    • B.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • C.

      Tucker Fredrickson

    • D.

      Tommy Nobis

    Correct Answer
    C. Tucker Fredrickson
    Explanation
    Tucker Fredrickson was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1965. He was a running back from Auburn University.

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  • 12. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1966 was a linebacker from Texas, who was he?

    • A.

      Tucker Fredrickson

    • B.

      Jim Grabowski

    • C.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • D.

      Tommy Nobis

    Correct Answer
    D. Tommy Nobis
    Explanation
    Tommy Nobis was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1966. He was a linebacker from Texas.

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  • 13. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1973 was a defensive end from Tampa, who was he?

    • A.

      John Matuzak

    • B.

      Ricky Bell

    • C.

      O.J. Simpson

    • D.

      Earl Campbell

    Correct Answer
    A. John Matuzak
    Explanation
    John Matuzak was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1973. He was a defensive end from Tampa.

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  • 14. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1976 was a defensive end from Oklahoma, who was he?

    • A.

      Steve Bartkowski

    • B.

      Ed Jones

    • C.

      Billy Sims

    • D.

      Lee Roy Selmon

    Correct Answer
    D. Lee Roy Selmon
    Explanation
    Lee Roy Selmon was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1976. He was a defensive end from Oklahoma.

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  • 15. 

    The first pick of the pro-football draft in 1974 was what defensive end from Tennessee State?

    • A.

      Walt Patulski

    • B.

      Ed Jones

    • C.

      Earl Campbell

    • D.

      Jim Plunkett

    Correct Answer
    B. Ed Jones
    Explanation
    Ed Jones was the first pick of the pro-football draft in 1974 from Tennessee State. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it can be inferred based on the context. The question asks for the defensive end from Tennessee State who was the first pick in the 1974 draft, and Ed Jones is the only option that fits this criteria. Therefore, Ed Jones is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1977 was what running back from USC?

    • A.

      Kenneth Simms

    • B.

      Ricky Bell

    • C.

      John Matuzak

    • D.

      Tom Cousineau

    Correct Answer
    B. Ricky Bell
    Explanation
    Ricky Bell was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1977. He was a running back from USC.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the first pick (defensive tackle from Ohio State) of the Pro Football Draft in 1994?

    • A.

      Jeff George

    • B.

      Troy Aikman

    • C.

      Russell Maryland

    • D.

      Dan Wilkinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Dan Wilkinson
    Explanation
    Dan Wilkinson was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1994. He was a defensive tackle from Ohio State University. The question specifically mentions that the first pick was a defensive tackle from Ohio State, and Dan Wilkinson fits this description. Therefore, he is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 18. 

    What team had the first pick in the 1976 Pro Football Draft?

    • A.

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • B.

      New England Patriots

    • C.

      Indianapolis Colts

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    A. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Explanation
    In the 1976 Pro Football Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the first pick. This means that they had the opportunity to select the first player in the draft before any other team.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1997?

    • A.

      Jim Fassel

    • B.

      Allie Sherman

    • C.

      Lou Rymkus

    • D.

      Chuck Noll

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Fassel
    Explanation
    Jim Fassel was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1997. This award is given to the coach who has shown exceptional leadership and coaching skills throughout the season. Fassel's achievements in 1997 must have been remarkable, leading his team to success and earning him recognition from his peers and the league.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the NFC Coach of the Year in 1993?

    • A.

      Allie Sherman

    • B.

      Dan Reeves

    • C.

      Ron Meyer

    • D.

      Marty Schottenheimer

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Reeves
    Explanation
    In 1993, Dan Reeves was named the NFC Coach of the Year. This recognition was likely due to his success as the head coach of the New York Giants that season. Under Reeves' leadership, the Giants had a strong year, finishing with a 11-5 record and making it to the playoffs. Reeves' coaching strategies and ability to lead his team to a successful season likely impressed the voters, leading to his selection as the NFC Coach of the Year.

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  • 21. 

    The Coach of the Year for the NFC in 1992 was?

    • A.

      Dan Reeves

    • B.

      Weeb Ewbank

    • C.

      Don Shula

    • D.

      Dennis Green

    Correct Answer
    D. Dennis Green
    Explanation
    In 1992, Dennis Green was awarded the Coach of the Year for the NFC. This indicates that he was recognized as the most outstanding coach in the NFC during that year.

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  • 22. 

    The Lions head coach won the NFC Coach of the Year in 1991, who is he?

    • A.

      Weeb Ewbank

    • B.

      Wayne Fontes

    • C.

      Chuck Fairbanks

    • D.

      Don Shula

    Correct Answer
    B. Wayne Fontes
    Explanation
    Wayne Fontes is the correct answer because he won the NFC Coach of the Year award in 1991. This recognition signifies that he was considered the top coach in the NFC that year.

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  • 23. 

    The NFC Coach of the Year in 1987 was?

    • A.

      Red Miller

    • B.

      Hank Stram

    • C.

      Jim Mora

    • D.

      Tom Coughlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim Mora
    Explanation
    Jim Mora was named the NFC Coach of the Year in 1987. This recognition is given to the coach who has achieved exceptional success and demonstrated outstanding leadership in the National Football Conference (NFC) during that particular year. Jim Mora's performance and achievements during the 1987 season must have stood out among the other coaches in the NFC, leading to him being honored with this prestigious award.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the Coach of the Year for the NFC in 1984?

    • A.

      Tom Landry

    • B.

      Tom Coughlin

    • C.

      Bill Walsh

    • D.

      Ted Marchibroda

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Walsh
    Explanation
    Bill Walsh was named the Coach of the Year for the NFC in 1984. This recognition is likely due to his exceptional coaching performance during that year. Walsh was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and in 1984, he led the team to a 15-1 regular season record and a Super Bowl victory. Under Walsh's leadership, the 49ers had a dominant offense and a strong overall team performance, making him a deserving recipient of the Coach of the Year award.

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  • 25. 

    The NFC Coach of the Year in 1982 was?

    • A.

      Raymond Berry

    • B.

      Tom Landry

    • C.

      Buck Shaw

    • D.

      Joe Gibbs

    Correct Answer
    D. Joe Gibbs
    Explanation
    Joe Gibbs was named the NFC Coach of the Year in 1982. This recognition was likely due to his success in leading the Washington Redskins to a Super Bowl victory that year. Gibbs was able to guide his team through a strike-shortened season and navigate the playoffs to ultimately win the championship. His coaching abilities and the team's overall performance during the season would have made him a deserving recipient of this award.

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  • 26. 

    Who was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1981?

    • A.

      Dick Vermeil

    • B.

      Jack Pardee

    • C.

      Bill Walsh

    • D.

      Mike Holovak

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Walsh
    Explanation
    Bill Walsh was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1981. This recognition is likely due to his successful coaching of the San Francisco 49ers that season. Under Walsh's leadership, the 49ers achieved a 13-3 record and won their division. They went on to win the NFC Championship and ultimately the Super Bowl, solidifying Walsh's status as a top coach in the league that year.

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  • 27. 

    The NFC Coach of the Year in 1978 was?

    • A.

      Alex Webster

    • B.

      Tom Coughlin

    • C.

      Dick Vermeil

    • D.

      Red Miller

    Correct Answer
    C. Dick Vermeil
    Explanation
    Dick Vermeil was named the NFC Coach of the Year in 1978. Vermeil was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at the time and led the team to a successful season. Under his leadership, the Eagles finished with a record of 9-7 and made it to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. Vermeil's coaching abilities and the team's turnaround made him a deserving recipient of the NFC Coach of the Year award in 1978.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975?

    • A.

      George Allen

    • B.

      Tom Landry

    • C.

      Leeman Bennett

    • D.

      Chuck Fairbanks

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Landry
    Explanation
    Tom Landry was the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. This recognition was likely due to his successful coaching of the Dallas Cowboys, leading them to a 10-4 record and a playoff appearance that season. Landry's innovative coaching strategies, such as the implementation of the "Flex Defense," helped solidify his reputation as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history.

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  • 29. 

    The AFL Coach of the Year in 1968 was?

    • A.

      Sam Rutigliano

    • B.

      George Halas

    • C.

      Paul Brown

    • D.

      Hank Stram

    Correct Answer
    D. Hank Stram
    Explanation
    Hank Stram was the AFL Coach of the Year in 1968. This recognition was likely due to his successful coaching performance that year. Without further information, it is difficult to provide specific details about his achievements or the reasons why he was chosen for this award.

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  • 30. 

    Dick Jauron was the coach of which NFL team in 2001?

    • A.

      New England Patriots

    • B.

      Chicago Bears

    • C.

      Buffalo Bills

    • D.

      New Orleans Saints

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago Bears
    Explanation
    In 2001, Dick Jauron served as the coach of the Chicago Bears.

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