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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Warren Moon, the fourth leading passer in NFL history, was inducted into the 2006 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Moon played 10 years (1984-93) with the Oilers/Titans organization and holds the franchise records for passing yards (33,685) and touchdowns (196), while leading the Oilers to seven consecutive playoff appearances from 1987-93. During a 17-year NFL career, Moon played for the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs and amassed 49,325 passing yards, 291 touchdowns and 102 wins. He earned nine Pro Bowl invitations (tied for the most by a quarterback with John Elway and Dan Marino), posted nine 3,000 yard seasons, 49 300-yard games and led his team to nine playoff appearances. His eight consecutive playoff berths matched a feat accomplished by Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. At the time of his retirement, he held the single-season passing yardage record for three different franchises: Oilers (4,367 in 1991), Vikings (4,364 in 1994) and Seahawks (3,678 in 1997). Moon tallied many accomplishments during his Oiler career. His finest season came in 1990, throwing for 4,689 yards (363 for 584) and 33 touchdowns in only 15 games. He earned AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts and his third of nine Pro Bowl invitations. Against Kansas City in 1990, Moon threw for 527 yards, which ranks as the second highest single-game total in NFL history (Norm Van Brocklin, 554 yards in 1951). In 1991, he surpassed the previous season’s yardage total with 4,690 yards and became just the third player (Marino, Fouts) in NFL history to produce consecutive 4,000 yard passing seasons. Moon joined the Oilers and the NFL in 1984, after six seasons in the Canadian Football League, where he led his team to five Grey Cups (League Champions). In the CFL, Moon threw for 21,228 yards and 144 touchdowns. Moon was driven to play in the CFL after drawing little interest from the NFL as a starting quarterback following his senior season at the University of Washington. Moon became the first African-American quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his legacy as a minority quarterback cannot be underestimated. At the time of his arrival in the NFL only two black quarterbacks had been significant starters for their NFL teams (Shack Harris, Rams; Doug Williams, Tampa Bay)

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