Career Highlights: An intelligent and wily veteran quarterback, Chris Chandler played 17 seasons in the National Football League with the Colts, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Rams, Oilers, Falcons and Bears… Chandler started with all seven teams, including twice with the Rams in different cities (St. Louis and Los Angeles)…Chandler completed his 10th consecutive season of more than 1,000 passing yards in 2003 with the Chicago Bears…He threw for 28,484 career yards with 2,328 receptions and 170 touchdowns…Chandler played with the Atlanta Falcons for five seasons before signing with the Bears in early 2002…He led Atlanta to a 14-2 regular-season record, the NFC Championship and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXII…He threw for a career-high 3,154 yards and 25 touchdowns in 1998…Chandler enjoyed career years in his first two seasons in Atlanta with 20 and 25 passing touchdowns, respectively, earning two consecutive Pro Bowl trips in 1997 and 1998…He established a new Atlanta record by throwing at least one touchdown pass in 27 straight games from 1998-99…In college at the University of Washington, he started 26 consecutive games and finished third in school history in total offense with 4,462 yards and touchdown passes with 32…Chandler was a three-sport star (football, basketball, baseball) at Everett (Washington) High School…Chandler won the 2007 American Century Celebrity Championship firing a final round five-under-par 67 scoring 31 points in the Stableford format…He set both single day and a tournament record for points with his final round play…Chandler has had recent success at Edgewood Tahoe posting six top-10 finishes including a win, fourth place and two sixth place finishes in four of the past six years.
Former All-Pro Quarterback Career Highlights: One of the NFL’s most durable and hard-working quarterbacks, Trent Dilfer is also recognized as one of the best teammates and mentors in the game…Currently Dilfer serves as an NFL analyst for ESPN after retiring from the game in July 2008…In 14 years in the league, Dilfer spent his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers working with young quarterback Alex Smith… Dilfer started the 2005 season for the Browns, throwing for more than 2,300 yards and 11 touchdowns…He joined Cleveland after four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks…Dilfer also played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…For his career, Dilfer completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 20,518 yards and 113 touchdowns…Prior to moving to Seattle, he helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV over the New York Giants in 2001, where he completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown…His 15 consecutive wins from November of 2000 through January 2002 rank as the fourth longest in the NFL since 1950…He was recipient of the 2003 Steve Largent Award and Ed Block Courage Award…Dilfer also won the 2002 Bart Starr Award as the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community…Dilfer was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994 following his junior year at Fresno State…He spent six seasons in Tampa (1994-99), five as their full-time starter, and finished his career there as the Bucs’ second-leading passer of all-time…He threw for 12,969 yards while completing 1,117 passes with 70 touchdowns …Dilfer became the first Bucs’ quarterback to make the Pro Bowl following the 1997 season after completing 217 passes for 2,555 yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions for an 82.8 passer rating…At Fresno State he was named All-WAC and WAC Player of the Year his junior year…He set an NCAA record with 271 passes without an interception and had the third-highest passing efficiency mark (173.1) in NCAA history…An accomplished golfer, Dilfer finished runner-up to Billy Joe Tolliver at the 2005 American Century Championship and has six top-ten finishes…A two-time winner of the Cadillac NFL Classic, Dilfer won the 2001 Stan Humphries Celebrity Classic by shooting a course record 62…He also won the 1997 Dodge Shootout at Black Diamond Ranch where he took home $100K and is a two-time winner of the Drew Brees Golf Championship.
ESPN NFL Analyst Career Highlights: Herman Edwards coached the Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons before joining the broadcast ranks in January 2009 as an NFL analyst for ESPN….In his first season in Kansas City in 2006, Edwards led to Chiefs to a 9-7 record and the playoffs for the first time in three years, edging out the Denver Broncos by divisional tiebreaker for second place in the AFC West….The Chiefs lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts… In his three seasons in Kansas City, Edwards posted a 15-33 record…Before joining the Chiefs, Edwards spent five seasons as head coach of the New York Jets…While with the Jets, he compiled a 41-44 record …Prior to his coaching career, he played defensive back in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons from 1977 to 1986…He was Involved in “Miracle at the Meadowlands,” a memorable NFL play where he scooped up a fumble by Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik with no time remaining and ran 26 yards for a touchdown to give Philadelphia a 19-17 win over New York in 1978…He ended his playing career with 38 interceptions and was a leader on Philadelphia’s Super Bowl XV squad…Edwards began his coaching career by mentoring the defensive backs at San Jose State University before moving to the Chiefs, where he was a scout and defensive backs coach (1990-95) …He served under Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay as an assistant head coach/defensive backs before heading to the Jets in 2001 … Edwards played college football at Monterey Peninsula Junior College, the University of California and San Diego State University …He wrote a book titled after one of his famous sound bites, “You play to win the game!”…The book is a collection of leadership lessons for personal motivation…He founded the Herman Edwards Youth Foundation in 1985.
NFL All-Pro Quarterback Career Highlights: A former Heisman Trophy winner out of the University of Miami, Vinny Testaverde played for 21 seasons in the NFL, his last for the Carolina Panthers in 2007…Testaverde holds the NFL record having thrown a touchdown pass in 21 consecutive seasons… He also holds the NFL record for throwing touchdown passes to 70 different players and the NFL record for highest completion percentage in a single game (at least 20 attempts) at 91.3% (21 of 23) in 1993 vs. the Los Angeles Rams…He was the first overall draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL Draft…Testaverde played in two Pro Bowls (following 1996 and 1998 seasons)… He spent the first six years of his career with Tampa Bay before signing as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 1992 where he spent three seasons then two more with the Baltimore Ravens…In 1998, his first season with the New York Jets, Testaverde flourished, completing 61.5 percent of his passes with 29 touchdowns and only seven interceptions… In his best NFL season, he led the Jets to the 1998 AFC East title and then to the AFC Championship game, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos… In October 2000 he played in the game called “The Miracle at the Meadowlands,” against the Miami Dolphins…With the Jets down 30-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Testaverde threw five touchdown passes and led the Jets back to a 40-27 win…The past four years of his career he saw stints in Dallas (2004), New York Jets again (2005), New England (2006) and Carolina Panthers (2007)… In his 21-year career, Testaverde threw 3,787 receptions for a total of 46,233 yards and 325 touchdowns.
Former All-Pro Running Back Career Highlights: A 15-year NFL veteran, Emmitt Smith was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010…He is one of the all-time great running backs in NFL history amassing an NFL record 18,355 rushing yards, an NFL record 164 rushing touchdowns, four NFL rushing titles, three Super Bowl titles and a league (1993) and Super Bowl (XXVIII) MVP award… He is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993)…Smith spent his last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals but retired as a Dallas Cowboy in 2005 after spending 13 years with the team…Smith eclipsed Walter Payton’s 18-year old NFL rushing record on Oct. 27, 2002…Following the 2001 season, he became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and the first player with 11 1,000-yard seasons…He was the first player in NFL history to post five consecutive seasons with over 1,400 yards rushing…Other NFL records Smith holds include: 78 regular season 100-yard rushing games, 4,409 carriers, 1,586 post-season rushing yards, 19 post-season rushing touchdowns, nine consecutive post-season games with a rushing touchdown and seven post-season 100-yard rushing games…Smith was selected to the Pro Bowl nine times…He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade team at running back for the 1990’s…He earned NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1990…He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in July 2007…In the fall of 2006, Smith won the third season of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Cheryl Burke.