Joe Theismann

American football player from United States of America

Joe Theismann Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and quarterback of the winning team in Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Following his retirement from football, Theismann began a career as a sportscaster. He now works for the NFL Network, as a color analyst on Thursday Night Football, joining play-by-play voice Bob Papa and Matt Millen. He also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook. Theismann was born to Austrian Joseph John Theismann who "ran a gas station and worked in his brother’s liquor store." His Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias, worked for Johnson & Johnson until her retirement. Theismann was raised in South River, New Jersey, and attended South River High School, where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. Theismann was inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1997. Theismann was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 39th round of the 1971  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
The Squirmin' German,Joseph Robert Theismann
Date of birth
Place of birth
New Brunswick
United States of America
Joseph John Theismann, Olga Tobias
Jeanne Caruso Shari Brown Theismann Robin Theismann
Patrick Joe Amy
Commentator, American football player


Institution From To
University of Notre Dame

Athlete facts

American football

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