Sonny Jurgensen American Football Quarterback

Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Jurgensen was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. He became active in sports as early as elementary school, when he led his school to the city grammar school titles in baseball and basketball. He later captured the boys tennis championship of Wilmington and pitched for his local Civitan club, who won the city baseball title. Jurgensen attended and played high school football at New Hanover High School. He played a number of positions for the team and as a junior was a backup quarterback on the state championship team. After a senior year where he scored three touchdowns and kicked nine extra points, he was chosen to start at quarterback for the North Carolina team in the annual North Carolina vs. South Carolina Shrine Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jurgensen also played basketball and baseball during high school.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 23rd, 1934
United States of America
Places lived
Virginia , United States of America
pop. 8,260,405 (2013)
North Carolina , United States of America
pop. 9,848,060 (2013)
Wilmington , North Carolina
pop. 112,067 (2013)




1. New Hanover High School High school

New Hanover High School is a high school located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. New Hanover High is now the oldest present high school built in Wilmington. Recently the original building underwent a complete renovation to update the 1919 school to the 21st century. New Hanover is also the most diverse high school in New Hanover County. The school's ethnicity is 50% Caucasian, 43% African-American, 5% Hispanic and 2% of other ethnic classification. The school has an enrollment of 1,721 students. Before moving to its current location, the school was known as "Wilmington High School." As such, it opened in 1898, making the school today one of the oldest public high schools in North Carolina.

Type High school
1307 Market St, 28401 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended New Hanover High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1940., American Football Quarterback
b. 1937., Politician
b. 1921., Military Person
b. 1988., Soccer Midfielder
b. 1943., Organization leader
b. 1920., TV Personality
b. 1924., Military Person
b. 1915., Novelist

2. Duke University Colleges/University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 6 bil. $
Institution colors
2138 Campus Drive, 27708 - Durham, North Carolina
2013. 6,495
2010. 6,697
2009. 6,578
2013. 8,105
2010. 8,319
Acceptance rate
2014. 10.8 %
2013. 12.0 %
2012. 11.0 %
2011. 13.0 %
2010. 16.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.6 K $
2010. 39 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Duke University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1965., American Football Quarterback
b. 1970., American Football Quarterback
b. 1962., American Football Quarterback
b. 1944., American Football Quarterback
b. 1923., American Football Quarterback
b. 1945., American Football Quarterback
b. 1987., American Football Quarterback
b. 1931., Writer

Teams played 3

Philadelphia Eagles American football

From To Position
1957 1963 Quarterback

The Philadelphia Eagles is a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, losing both (in 1980 to the Oakland Raiders and in 2005 to the New England Patriots). The club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets after a syndicate led by future NFL commissioner Bert Bell purchased the rights to a Philadelphia franchise from the league. Eagles players who have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame include Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Earle "Greasy" Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen and Norm Van Brocklin. Bell was also inducted as a contributor. Half-way through the 1931 season, the Frankford Yellow Jackets went bankrupt and ceased operations.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
The NFC Championship Game 2005 Atlanta Falcons 27-10

General club info

Club founded 1931
National Football League
NFC East
National Football Conference
Lincoln Financial Field
2003 -
Team colors

Social media

Official website

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1958 - 1960 - Quarterback
1960 - 1967
1962 - 1964

Duke Blue Devils football American football

From To Position
1954 1956 Quarterback

The Duke Blue Devils football team represents Duke University in the sport of American football. The Blue Devils compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The program has 17 conference championships (7 ACC championships and 10 Southern Conference titles), 53 All-Americans, 10 ACC Players of the Year (the most in the ACC), and have had three Pro Football Hall of Famers come through the program (second in the ACC to only Miami's four). The team is currently coached by David Cutcliffe and play their home games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. In 1930, Wallace Wade shocked the college football world by leaving Alabama for Duke, later rationalizing the move by saying that Duke shared his belief that a school should provide its athletes with a strong academic background. Wade's success at Alabama (three national championships) translated well to Duke's program. The team won 7 Southern Conference championships in the 16 years that Wade was coach. He also led the team to 2 Rose Bowls.

General club info

Wallace Wade Stadium
1929 -
Team colors

Official website

Wikipedia article

Washington Redskins American football

From To Position
1964 1974 Quarterback

The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team and a member of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Its headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, even though Prince George's County and D.C. officials had been trying to lure the Redskins back to their respective area's for training camp at either RFK Stadium or Bowie State University. However, on June 6, 2012, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell announced that effective in 2013, the Redskins will be relocating training camp to Richmond, Virginia. The Redskins have played more than 1,000 games since 1932. The Redskins have won five NFL Championships (two pre-merger, and three Super Bowls). The franchise has captured 10 NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships. The Redskins won the 1937 and 1942 Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII, and XXVI. They also played in, and lost, the 1936, 1940, 1943, and 1945 Championship games, as well as Super Bowls VII and XVIII. They have made 22 postseason appearances, and have an overall postseason record of 23 wins and 17 losses.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
Super Bowl 1992 Buffalo Bills 37-24
Super Bowl 1988 Denver Broncos 42-10
Super Bowl 1983 Miami Dolphins 27-17

General club info

Club founded 1932
National Football Conference
NFC East
National Football League
1997 -
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
1961 - 1996
Griffith Stadium
1937 - 1960
Fenway Park
1933 - 1936
Braves Field
1932 - 1932
Team colors


Coach From To
Mike Shanahan 2010 2013-12-30
Jay Gruden 2014-01-09

Social media

Official website

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1974 - 1986 - Placekicker
1974 - 1985 - Quarterback
1969 - 1976 - Running back
1969 - 1975 - Defensive back
1964 - 1967
1964 - 1969

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983
inducted 2014
inducted 2014
inducted 2014
inducted 2014


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