Career Highlights: A 15-year NFL veteran and Pro Bowl quarterback, Trent Green spent his last NFL season in 2008 with the St. Louis Rams where he had won a Super Bowl ring in 2000 during his first stint with the team… This past fall, Green moved to the broadcast booth where he was an analyst on regional NFL games for Fox, as well as a studio analyst for the NFL Total Access show on the NFL Network… Green’s NFL career includes playing with San Diego (1993), Washington (1995-98), St. Louis (1999-2000, 2008), Kansas City (2001-06), and Miami (2007)…The leader of the prolific Kansas City offense for six seasons, Green entered the 2006 season with a streak of 80 consecutive starts (the longest streak in Kansas City history), but suffered his first severe concussion in the first game of the season that hindered him throughout the year…He still managed to play in eight games and helped the Chiefs make the playoffs…Green threw for 4,014 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2005 while helping Kansas City to a 10-6 record … He is one of only six quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in three or more seasons during their career… Named to the Pro Bowl in 2004 and 2006, Green has established 15 franchise passing marks…Under his direction in 2002 and 2003, Kansas City led the NFL in scoring both of those season…Green’s individual numbers in 2004 reflected the team’s offensive prowess as he set single-season franchise records for completions (369), passing yards (4,591), 300-yard games (8) and passes of 20+ yards (59)…He also set personal bests with 27 touchdown passes and 66.37 completion percentage…Green was a member of the 2000 St. Louis team which beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV…Green began his career in San Diego in 1993…He had a brief, two-week stint on the roster of the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia before catching on with the Washington Redskins (1995-98)…Green moved on to the St. Louis Rams in 1999 and suffered a devastating knee injury in the preseason where he missed the entire 1999 season and spent two years overcoming lingering effects of injuries while with the Rams.…He was traded to the Chiefs in February 2001 and has been an incredible comeback story ever since…Over his NFL career played in 120 regular season games and completed 2,266 of 3,740 passes for 28,475 yards with 162 touchdowns and 114 interceptions…He finished his collegiate career at Indiana near the top of virtually every major passing category completing 421 of 755 passes for 5,400 yards with 23 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Highlights: A five-time Pro Bowler with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ronde Barber is the identical twin brother of former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber…A 13-year NFL veteran, Barber cemented his reputation as one of the NFL’s finest all-around cornerbacks by being named to five career All-Pro Teams (first-team honors in 2001, 2004 and 2005, and second-team honors in 2002 and 2006)… Barber is the Bucs’ all-time interceptions leader with 37 interceptions…Barber was a key defensive playmaker for the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII and their championship 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders…He has spent his entire career with the Buccaneers…Barber’s career totals include: 1,158 tackles, 37 interceptions, 25 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and 205 passes defensed…Since he joined Tampa Bay, the Bucs’ defense has been ranked in the Top 10 in the NFL in total defense in 11 of his 13 seasons and in the Top 5 on eight occasions…In 2009, Barber started all 16 games for the 10th season in a row…His 167 consecutive starts are the most in the NFL among all active defenders and third among all active players……Barber was also named a defensive team captain last season…His 25 career sacks are most by a cornerback in NFL history and first among all active NFL defensive backs…He became the first cornerback in NFL history to record at least 20 interceptions and 20 sacks in his career on December 11, 2005 in a game against Carolina…Barber posted a career-high 120 tackles during the 2005 season with five interceptions…He followed those stats with 108 tackles and three interceptions in 2006…On October 22, 2006, playing against the Philadelphia Eagles, Barber tied the record for most interception returns for touchdowns in a game with two…Barber was named NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year in 2001…Barber played college football at the University of Virginia with his brother…He started all 36 Cavalier games and earned All-ACC first-team honors each of three seasons, including two bowl games…Barber graduated with a degree in commerce with a concentration in marketing…He was inducted into the University of Virginia Hall of Fame in 2005…Along with Tiki, was named as a co-chair for 2005 Read Across America Day…Also with Tiki, wrote a children’s book titled “By My Brother’s Side” that was released during the 2004 season…He co-hosted Sunday Sports Extra on Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA for three years (2000, 2002, 2003), which was named Best Sportscast in Florida by the Associated Press while earning a SPJ Award (Society of Professional Journalists) for his role on the show.
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Cincinnati Bengals Career Highlights: Winner of the 2002 Heisman Trophy, Carson Palmer holds several Cincinnati Bengals’ single-season records including completions (373), touchdowns (32), most passing yards (4,131), touchdown passes in a game (6), highest passer rating (101.1) and also highest passer rating in a career (87.9) and the team’s all-time best completion percentage at 63.2 percent…He also shares an NFL record with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for most consecutive games with passer rating over 100 at nine…Palmer just completed his sixth season with career totals of 128 touchdowns, 1,662 completions, 18,724 total passing yards, and a 87.9 quarterback passing rating. …A two-time Pro Bowler, Palmer started all 16 games last season and led the team to a remarkable early string of comebacks – in four of the first five games he led drives of 70 yards or more in the last 2:00 to gain a lead or tie…In 2006, Palmer led the Bengals to an 11-5 record and their first divisional championship since 1988… He was one of five Cincinnati players voted to the 2006 Pro Bowl… Palmer suffered a knee injury on his first pass of the AFC playoff game against Pittsburgh, a 66-yard completion to Chris Henry…He is the first Bengals quarterback to finish a season with a 100+ passing rating… Palmer led the NFL in completion percentage (67.8) and set a team record with a league-leading 32 touchdown passes that year…Palmer’s brother, Jordan Palmer, who quarterbacked the University of El-Paso, is a back-up quarterback for the Bengals…Carson Palmer was the No. 1 pick overall in the 2003 NFL Draft…While at the University of Southern California, Palmer rewrote the Trojans’ record books, setting career marks for most total yards (11,799, also a Pac-10 Conference record), most plays (1,824, Pac-10 record), most passing yards (11,818, Pac-10 record), most passing touchdowns (72), most pass completions (927, Pac-10 record), most pass attempts (1,569, Pac-10 record) and most 300-yard passing games (10, including three for over 400 yards)…He led USC to an 11-2 record in 2002 (an 8-0 finish) which included a 38-17 victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl…Palmer set USC season records for completions (309), yards (3,942), and touchdown passes (33) in 2002…He completed 63.2 percent of his passes (309-489) with only 10 interceptions…Palmer also set school and conference records for his career with at least 2,500 yards of total offense in three seasons… Palmer won numerous honors in addition to Heisman Trophy, including Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Player of the Year by The Sporting News and CNN/SI, and first-team All-America designation from the Associated Press, Football Writers Association, CBS Sportsline and ESPN.
All-Pro Wide Receiver Career Highlights: Regarded as one of the greatest players in NFL history, Jerry Rice showed exceptional work ethic both on and off the field during his illustrious career…The all-time leader in every major statistical category for wide receivers; Rice spent 20 years in the league (San Francisco 49ers 1985-2000, Oakland Raiders 2001-2003, Seattle Seahawks 2004)… Rice holds numerous NFL records, is a member of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary team, was named NFL Player of the Year twice (1987, 1990), was NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1993 and had 13 Pro Bowl invitations…Among his records are career receiving touchdowns (197), total touchdowns (207), receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895), most receiving yards in a single season (1,848), most games with 100 receiving yards (75), most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14), consecutive games with a touchdown (13) and most 100-catch seasons (4)…Rice was an instrumental member of three Super Bowl Championship teams while with the San Francisco 49ers…He also led the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl in 2003 which they eventually lost to Tampa Bay…Rice also holds 10 Super Bowl records and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXIII, setting Super Bowl records with 215 yards on 11 receptions versus the Cincinnati Bengals.…A consensus All-American at Mississippi Valley State, Rice set 18 Division II records during his college career… He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006… Rice appeared on the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2006...He has co-authored two books about his life: Rice and Go Long: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame…Rice has competed in several American Century Golf Championships and this past April competed in his first Nationwide Tour event, the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae.
Dallas Cowboys Career Highlights: NFL quarterback Tony Romo ascended from the ranks of undrafted free agent and three-year back-up quarterback to a two-time Pro Bowl selection for the Dallas Cowboys…Romo finished the 2009 season as the first quarterback in team history to take every snap for a full season…He also passed his own mark for single season passing yardage with 4,483 yards, and became the first Cowboys quarterback to throw 20 plus touchdowns and less than 10 interceptions in a season…Romo’s eight 300-yard games was also a team record, his 1.6 interception percentage tied a team record, and his career interception percentage is now the lowest in franchise history…He led the Cowboys to the NFC East Division title, the second division title in Romo’s three full seasons as the starting quarterback…Romo has career stats of 1,178 completions, 107 touchdowns, 15,045 total passing yards and a 95.6 quarterback rating…Romo led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and first place in the NFC East during the 2007 season…The Cowboys eventually lost to the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants in the Divisional Playoffs 21-17 that season.... In 2007, Romo set Cowboy all-time team records for passing touchdowns (36) and also tied Troy Aikman for most touchdown passes in a game with five…Romo was named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season… Romo was first named to be the Cowboys starting quarterback on October 29, 2006 against the Carolina Panthers and led them to a 35-14 victory… Later that November, Romo led the Cowboys past the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL’s last unbeaten team where he completed 19 of 23 passes in a 21-14 win…And, four days later on Thanksgiving Day 2006, Romo went 22-29 with 306 yards and five touchdown passes without an interception in a 38-10 win over Tampa Bay, becoming the highest rated quarterback in the league …Romo helped the Cowboys clinch a playoff berth and finished the regular season with 220 completions on 337 pass attempts for 2,903 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, with a passer rating of 95.1 … He originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2003…At Eastern Illinois University, Romo won the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the nation’s top player at the NCAA Division 1-AA level…He finished his career with school and Ohio Valley Conference records with 85 touchdown passes…He was second in school history with 8,212 passing yards, second in completions (584) and attempts (941)…As a senior, he set school and conference records for completions with 258 in 407 attempts for 3,418 yards…He also threw for 34 touchdowns …Romo earned consensus All-America honors, and was selected All-Ohio Valley Conference and was named OVC Player of the Year for the third straight year.
Houston Texans Career Highlights: Known for being an accurate, strong armed and smart quarterback, Matt Schaub had a breakout season for the Houston Texans…Schaub led the league in passing yards (4,770), completions (396), yards per game (298), and passing attempts (583), while compiling a quarterback rating of 98.6…Schaub was selected to his first Pro Bowl and won the MVP honors…After spending three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Schaub joined the Texans in a trade in March 2007…He has thrown for 11,087 passing yards with 923 completions on 1,413 attempts…Schaub has thrown 59 career touchdowns, including 29 alone in the 2009 season and ended the year with a 98.6 quarterback rating…In 2008, Schaub completed 24 of 28 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns versus Cincinnati to set a Houston Texan franchise record with a passer rating of 144.0 and completed a franchise-record 85.7 percent of his passes…In 2007, he led the Texans to a 8-8 record, their first .500 season in the team’s short history…Despite starting 0-4 in the 2008 season, the Texans played well down the stretch and finished 8-8 again… Schaub finished his outstanding collegiate career at the University of Virginia with at least 22 school records…Schaub played in a record 40 games at quarterback and finished his career as one of the most accurate passers in Atlantic Coast Conference history with a .670 career completion percentage…His Virginia statistics include school career records for yards passing (7,502), touchdown passes (56), completions (716), attempts (1,069), completion percentage (,670), 300-yard games (8), and 200-yard games (20)…Schaub was the 2002 ACC Player of the Year, 2002 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and First-Team All-State Virginia Sports Information Directors Association as a senior…Publicized in 2003 as a Heisman candidate, Schaub suffered a shoulder injury and missed several games…He was MVP of the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl and was twice selected to the All-Academic Football Team…His UVA awards include the John Acree Memorial Trophy, given to the football player with the highest qualities of leadership and unselfish service, and the Ben Wilson Award as the team’s most outstanding offensive player.