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  • 1. 

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri has renewed what bowl that features junior college teams?

    • A.

      Gold Dust

    • B.

      Rubber

    • C.

      Mineral Water

    • D.

      Glass

    Correct Answer
    C. Mineral Water
    Explanation
    Excelsior Springs, Missouri has renewed the Mineral Water Bowl, a bowl game that features junior college teams. This suggests that the bowl game is associated with the city's mineral water industry or perhaps takes place at a venue related to mineral water. The other options (Gold Dust, Rubber, Glass) do not have any apparent connection to Excelsior Springs or junior college football.

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  • 2. 

    Which NFL quarterback played for his former college coach in the NFL in 1996?

    • A.

      Brett Favre

    • B.

      Gus Frerotte

    • C.

      Warren Moon

    • D.

      Troy Aikman

    Correct Answer
    D. Troy Aikman
    Explanation
    Troy Aikman played for his former college coach in the NFL in 1996.

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  • 3. 

    Which 3 men coached in the Southeastern Conference during the 1980's?

    • A.

      Eddie Robinson, Knute Rockne And Barry Switzer

    • B.

      John Robinson, Rick Neuheisel And Woody Hay

    • C.

      Bobby Bowden, Lou Holtz And Jimmy Johnson

    • D.

      Vince Dooley, Pat Dye And Johnny Majors

    Correct Answer
    D. Vince Dooley, Pat Dye And Johnny Majors
  • 4. 

    Which of these quarterbacks had the longest rush from the line of scrimmage?

    • A.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • B.

      Steve Bono

    • C.

      Warren Moon

    • D.

      Steve Young

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Bono
    Explanation
    Steve Bono had the longest rush from the line of scrimmage among these quarterbacks.

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  • 5. 

    Who set a record for most interceptions in a single season in 1954?

    • A.

      Ronnie Lott

    • B.

      Deion Sanders

    • C.

      Dick "Night Train" Lane

    • D.

      Rod Woodson

    Correct Answer
    C. Dick "Night Train" Lane
    Explanation
    Dick "Night Train" Lane set a record for the most interceptions in a single season in 1954.

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  • 6. 

    What NFL team finished the regular season with the best record in the 1995-96 season?

    • A.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • B.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • C.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    Correct Answer
    A. Kansas City Chiefs
    Explanation
    In the 1995-96 season, the Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season with the best record. This means that they won the most games out of all the NFL teams that season. The other teams listed (San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers) did not have a better record than the Chiefs.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first running back to amass 500 receptions?

    • A.

      Walter Payton

    • B.

      Frank Gifford

    • C.

      Thurman Thomas

    • D.

      Roger Craig

    Correct Answer
    D. Roger Craig
    Explanation
    Roger Craig was the first running back to amass 500 receptions. He achieved this milestone during his career with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s. Craig was known for his versatility as a runner and receiver, making him a valuable asset to the team's offense. His ability to catch passes out of the backfield revolutionized the role of running backs in the passing game. Craig's success as a receiver helped him earn three Super Bowl championships and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first player to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season?

    • A.

      Walter Payton

    • B.

      Earl Campbell

    • C.

      Franco Harris

    • D.

      Roger Craig

    Correct Answer
    D. Roger Craig
    Explanation
    Roger Craig was the first player to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. This accomplishment is known as the "1,000-1,000 club" and is a rare feat in the NFL. Craig achieved this milestone in the 1985 season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He had 1,050 rushing yards and 1,016 receiving yards, showcasing his versatility as a dual-threat player. Craig's ability to contribute significantly both as a rusher and a receiver made him a standout player and a pioneer in the league.

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  • 9. 

    Which team had first picks in both the 1994 and 1995 NFL Drafts?

    • A.

      Seattle Seahawks

    • B.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • C.

      New York Jets

    • D.

      Cincinnati Bengals

    Correct Answer
    D. Cincinnati Bengals
    Explanation
    The Cincinnati Bengals had the first picks in both the 1994 and 1995 NFL Drafts. This means that they had the opportunity to select the first player in each of these drafts, giving them the advantage of choosing the most promising talent available. This could have been a strategic move by the Bengals to strengthen their team by selecting the best players at the beginning of both drafts.

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  • 10. 

    Which team did Hall of Fame center Mike Webster end his playing career with?

    • A.

      Houston Oilers

    • B.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • C.

      Los Angeles Raiders

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    Correct Answer
    B. Kansas City Chiefs
    Explanation
    Mike Webster ended his playing career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the majority of his career and was a key player in their success, but he was traded to the Chiefs in 1990 and played his final season with them.

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  • 11. 

    In what year did the University of Miami win their first National Championship in football?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    B. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, the University of Miami won their first National Championship in football. This achievement marked a significant milestone for the university's football program.

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  • 12. 

    Who retired from his original team in the 1990s with the best coaching record in NFL history?

    • A.

      Don Shula

    • B.

      Jimmy Johnson

    • C.

      George Seifert

    • D.

      Jim Mora

    Correct Answer
    C. George Seifert
    Explanation
    George Seifert retired from his original team in the 1990s with the best coaching record in NFL history.

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  • 13. 

    Who are the first two NFL players to win back to back MVPs?

    • A.

      Steve Young And Jim Brown

    • B.

      Brett Favre And Dan Marino

    • C.

      Joe Montana And Brett Favre

    • D.

      Walter Payton And Joe Namath

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Montana And Brett Favre
    Explanation
    Joe Montana and Brett Favre are the first two NFL players to win back-to-back MVPs. Joe Montana won the MVP award in 1989 and 1990, while Brett Favre won it in 1995 and 1996. Both players were highly successful quarterbacks during their careers and had a significant impact on their respective teams. Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers, leading them to four Super Bowl victories, while Favre played for the Green Bay Packers, winning a Super Bowl in 1996. Their consistent performance and exceptional skills earned them the prestigious MVP titles in consecutive years.

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  • 14. 

    Which NFL team did Steve Spurrier play for?

    • A.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • B.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • C.

      Miami Dolphins

    • D.

      Washington Redskins

    Correct Answer
    A. San Francisco 49ers
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier did not play for the San Francisco 49ers. He played for the San Francisco 49ers as a quarterback in 1967 and 1968.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the Lineman Challenge in 1996 and 1997?

    • A.

      Neil Smith And Warren Sapp

    • B.

      Cortez Kennedy And William Roaf

    • C.

      William Roaf And Warren Sapp

    • D.

      Reggie White And Neil Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Neil Smith And Warren Sapp
    Explanation
    In 1996 and 1997, Neil Smith and Warren Sapp won the Lineman Challenge.

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  • 16. 

    Who scored the first two-point conversion in the NFL?

    • A.

      Tom Tupa

    • B.

      Emmitt Smith

    • C.

      Jeff Blake

    • D.

      Craig Heyward

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Tupa
    Explanation
    Tom Tupa is the correct answer because he is the first player in NFL history to successfully complete a two-point conversion. Tupa, who played as a punter and quarterback, accomplished this feat on September 4, 1994, while playing for the Cleveland Browns against the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw a pass to Mark Carrier for the two-point conversion, making him the first player to achieve this in the NFL.

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  • 17. 

    Which one of these NFL kickers is left-footed?

    • A.

      All Of These Choices

    • B.

      Pete Stoyanovich

    • C.

      Morten Anderson

    • D.

      Jan Stenerud

    Correct Answer
    C. Morten Anderson
    Explanation
    Morten Anderson is the correct answer because he is a left-footed NFL kicker. This means that he predominantly kicks the ball with his left foot, which is a unique characteristic among the given choices.

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  • 18. 

    What NFL head coach was former HUD secretary Jack Kemp's college roommate?

    • A.

      Jimmy Johnson

    • B.

      Jim Mora

    • C.

      Bill Parcells

    • D.

      Mike Ditka

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Mora
  • 19. 

    Who is the first NFL coach to lead 3 different teams to the playoffs in three years?

    • A.

      Bill Walsh

    • B.

      Bill Parcells

    • C.

      Dan Reeves

    • D.

      John Madden

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Parcells
    Explanation
    Bill Parcells is the correct answer because he is the first NFL coach to lead three different teams to the playoffs in three years. Parcells achieved this feat with the New York Giants in 1984, the New England Patriots in 1994, and the New York Jets in 1998. His ability to turn around struggling teams and lead them to postseason success is a testament to his coaching prowess and strategic skills.

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  • 20. 

    What were the college football and first NFL teams for Dee Miller?

    • A.

      Texas A&M, Kansas City Chiefs

    • B.

      Michigan State, Detroit Lions

    • C.

      Kentucky, New England Patriots

    • D.

      Ohio State, Green Bay Packers

    Correct Answer
    D. Ohio State, Green Bay Packers
    Explanation
    Dee Miller's college football team was Ohio State and his first NFL team was the Green Bay Packers.

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  • 21. 

    What team was defeated in the first NFL overtime Championship Game?

    • A.

      The Baltimore Colts

    • B.

      The New York Giants

    • C.

      The Dallas Cowboys

    • D.

      The Green Bay Packers

    Correct Answer
    B. The New York Giants
    Explanation
    In the first NFL overtime Championship Game, the New York Giants were defeated.

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  • 22. 

    Who led the NFC in rushing yards in 1998?

    • A.

      Terrell Davis

    • B.

      Jamal Anderson

    • C.

      Barry Sanders

    • D.

      Garrison Hearst

    Correct Answer
    B. Jamal Anderson
    Explanation
    Jamal Anderson led the NFC in rushing yards in 1998.

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  • 23. 

    During the 1997 football season, which running back rushed for over 2000 yards?

    • A.

      Barry Sanders

    • B.

      Curtis Martin

    • C.

      Terrel Davis

    • D.

      Jerome Bettis

    Correct Answer
    A. Barry Sanders
    Explanation
    Barry Sanders rushed for over 2000 yards during the 1997 football season.

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  • 24. 

    Who won the 1996 AFC Championship?

    • A.

      New England Patriots

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    A. New England Patriots
    Explanation
    In 1996, the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship. This means that they were the champions of the American Football Conference that year.

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  • 25. 

    Who got into both the Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      O.J. Simpson

    • B.

      Bo Jackson

    • C.

      Deion Sanders

    • D.

      Cal Hubbard

    Correct Answer
    D. Cal Hubbard
    Explanation
    Cal Hubbard is the correct answer because he is the only person listed who got into both the Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame. O.J. Simpson, Bo Jackson, and Deion Sanders are all well-known athletes, but they are not in both halls of fame.

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  • 26. 

    The Birmingham Americans beat the Florida Blazers 22-21 on December 5, 1974, to win which event?

    • A.

      USFL Championship

    • B.

      WFL Championship

    • C.

      NFL Europe Championship

    • D.

      World Championship

    Correct Answer
    B. WFL Championship
    Explanation
    The Birmingham Americans beat the Florida Blazers 22-21 on December 5, 1974, to win the WFL Championship.

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  • 27. 

    Which two all-pro quarterbacks share the middle name, Constantine?

    • A.

      John Elway And Kenny Stabler

    • B.

      Bart Starr And Roger Staubach

    • C.

      Dan Marino And Johnny Unitas

    • D.

      Joe Theisman And Joe Montana

    Correct Answer
    C. Dan Marino And Johnny Unitas
    Explanation
    The question asks for two all-pro quarterbacks who share the middle name, Constantine. Among the given options, the only pair that fits this criteria is Dan Marino and Johnny Unitas. Therefore, the correct answer is Dan Marino and Johnny Unitas.

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  • 28. 

    Baseball's Kirk Gibson played football for which NCAA university?

    • A.

      Penn State

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Michigan State

    • D.

      Florida State

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan State
    Explanation
    Kirk Gibson played football for Michigan State University.

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  • 29. 

    What NFL team was the first to have 20 winning seasons in a row?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • B.

      Miami Dolphins

    • C.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • D.

      Dallas Cowboys

    Correct Answer
    D. Dallas Cowboys
    Explanation
    The Dallas Cowboys were the first NFL team to have 20 winning seasons in a row. This means that for 20 consecutive seasons, they had a winning record, with more wins than losses. This achievement demonstrates the consistent success and competitiveness of the Cowboys over a long period of time.

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  • 30. 

    Who are the first two players to ever rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season for the same team?

    • A.

      Jerome Bettis & Bam Bam Morris

    • B.

      Warrick Dunn & Mike Alstott

    • C.

      Larry Csonka & Mercury Morris

    • D.

      Thurman Thomas & Antowain Smith

    Correct Answer
    C. Larry Csonka & Mercury Morris
    Explanation
    Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris are the first two players to ever rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season for the same team. This means that both players achieved the milestone of rushing for over 1,000 yards in a single season while playing for the same team.

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