About Warren Moon
The Huskies Football Foundation is pleased to announce that Warren Moon will be the guest speaker at the Tenth Anniversary of the Dogs’ Breakfast. The Dogs’ Breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 29 at Prairieland Park beginning at 7:30am. Doors open at 6:45 with a pre-breakfast program kicking-off at 7:00am.
Warren Moon played college football for the University of Washington Huskies where he threw 18 touchdown passes in only two seasons. He then headed north and played in the Canadian Football League for six seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. During this time, he led the Eskimos to five consecutive Grey Cup victories.
After an incredible CFL career, Moon topped that while playing for four teams in the National Football League. Most of his time was spent with the Houston Oilers (1984-1993) where he rejuvenated the franchise and made them a perennial playoff contender. Moon led the Oilers to seven consecutive playoff appearances and two division titles.
Moon was traded to the Minnesota Vikings after the 1993 season. He took the Minnesota Vikings (1994-1996) to the playoff three times in three years, although he missed a number of games in 1996 due to injury.
Moon then signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks and played there from 1997 to 1998. He led the team to a .500 record over that span.
With a front office change in Seattle, Moon moved to the Kansas City Chiefs for two seasons (1999-2000) and then retired.
Combining his NFL and CFL stats, Moon’s numbers are nearly unmatched in professional football: 5,357 completions in 9,205 attempts for 70,553 yards and 435 touchdowns. Even if his Canadian League statistics are discounted, Moon’s career is still exceptional: 3,988 completions for 49,325 yards, 291 touchdown passes, 1,736 yards rushing, and 22 rushing touchdowns.
Warren Moon also holds individual NFL lifetime records for most fumbles recovered 56 and most fumbles made 162. Moon was in the top 5 all-time when he retired for passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, and pass completions.
Moon held the record for most passing yards in professional football until surpassed by Damon Allen on September 4, 2006, held the record for most passing touchdowns in professional football until surpassed by Brett Favre on November 22, 2007, held the record for most pass completions in professional football until surpassed by Brett Favre on December 23, 2007, and held the record for most pass attempts in professional football history until surpassed by Brett Favre on December 14, 2008.
Moon was also the first, and currently only, modern African-American quarterback elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is one of only two people to be enshrined in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was ranked fifth on a list of the greatest 50 CFL players presented by TSN. Last year Moon was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
He is currently a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks.
Moon’s biography, Never Give Up on Your Dream: My Journey, is now available. The book, co-written by Don Yaeger, covers the ups and downs of Moon’s professional career and personal life off the field.
- Hall of Fame (inducted in 2006)
- 9× Pro Bowl selection (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)
- 3× All-Pro selection (1988, 1989, 1990)
- 5× Grey Cup champion
- 2001 Enshrined on Eskimos’ Wall of Fame
- 1990 NEA NFL MVP
- 1990 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
- 1990 UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
- 1997 Pro Bowl MVP
- 1989 Man of the Year
- 1983 CFL Most Outstanding Player
- 1983 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
- 1982 Grey Cup MVP
- 1980 Grey Cup MVP
- 1978 Rose Bowl MVP
- 1977 Pac 8 Player of the Year
- Oilers/Titans Career Passing Yards Leader with 32,685
- Tennessee Titans#1 Retired