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Sunday, May 2, 1999; 2:03 p.m. EDT

The year-by-year statistics and career highlights of Denver Broncos
quarterback John Elway:
Born: June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, Washington
College: Stanford
Draft: 1st overall pick in 1983 by the Baltimore Colts
Acquired: May 2, 1983 for QB Mark Hermann, the rights to OL Chris
          Hinton and a first-round pick in the 1984 draft.
Family: wife, Janet: children Jessica, Jordan, Jack and Juliana
Resides: Englewood, Colorado
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YEAR  TEAM       G/S  COMP  ATT    YDS   PCT  TD INT  RATE   ATT  YDS TD 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1983  DENVER    11/10  123  259  1,663  47.5   7  14  54.9    28  146  1
1984  DENVER    15/14  214  380  2,598  56.3  18  15  76.8    56  237  1
1985  DENVER    16/16  327  605  3,891  54.0  22  23  70.0    51  253  0
1986  DENVER    16/16  280  504  3,485  55.6  19  13  79.0    52  257  1 
1987  DENVER    12/12  224  410  3,198  54.6  19  12  83.4    66  304  4
1988  DENVER    15/15  274  496  3,309  55.2  17  19  71.3    54  234  1
1989  DENVER    15/15  223  416  3,051  53.6  18  18  73.7    48  244  3
1990  DENVER    16/16  294  502  3,526  58.6  15  14  78.5    50  258  3
1991  DENVER    16/16  242  451  3,253  53.7  13  12  68.3    55  255  6 
1992  DENVER    12/12  174  316  2,242  55.1  10  17  65.7    34   94  2
1993  DENVER    16/16  348  551  4,030  63.2  25  10  92.8    44  153  0
1994  DENVER    14/14  307  494  3,490  62.1  16  10  85.7    58  235  4
1995  DENVER    16/16  316  542  3,970  58.3  26  14  86.3    41  176  1 
1996  DENVER    15/15  287  466  3,328  61.6  26  14  89.2    50  249  4
1997  DENVER    16/16  280  502  3,635  55.8  27  11  87.5    50  218  1
1998  DENVER    13/12  210  356  2,806  59.0  22  10  93.0    37   94  1
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TOTALS        234/231           51,477  56.9 300 226  79.9   774      33    
                     4,123 7,250                                 3,407
                      
POSTSEASON 
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YEAR  TEAM       G/S  COMP  ATT   YDS   PCT  TD INT  RATE   ATT  YDS TD 
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1983  DENVER     1/0    10   15   123  66.7   0   1  63.9     3   16  0    
1984  DENVER     1/1    19   37   184  51.3   2   2  77.7     4   16  0
1986  DENVER     3/3    57  107   805  53.3   3   4  64.9    15  101  2
1987  DENVER     3/3    42   89   797  47.2   6   5  77.7    18   76  1
1989  DENVER     3/3    42   82   732  51.2   4   3  82.8    16   91  1
1991  DENVER     2/2    30   54   378  55.6   1   2  68.5    10   49  0
1993  DENVER     1/1    29   47   302  61.7   3   1  99.3     5   23  0
1996  DENVER     1/1    25   38   226  65.8   2   0  99.2     5   30  0 
1997  DENVER     4/4    56   96   726  58.3   3   2  89.9     9   25  1
1998  DENVER     3/3    45   86   691  52.3   3   1  82.2     9   34  1
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TOTALS          22/21  355  651 4,964  54.5  27  21  80.1    94  461  6       
Career highlights
-----------------
-- The NFL's all-time winningest quarterback (148-82-1)
-- Ranks second only all-time to Dan Marino in passing yardage,
   attempts, completions and 3,000-yard seasons
-- Ranks third all-time in touchdown passes
-- Only quarterback to start five Super Bowls, and is 5-1 in 
   AFC championship games
-- Is the only player to surpass 50,000 passing yards and 3,000 
   rushing yards 
-- Set NFL record by throwing for over 3,000 yards and rushing for 
   more than 200 yards in seven straight seasons, three more 
   than anyone else, and has done it 10 times in his career
-- All-time leader with 47 game-winning or game-tying drives in 
   the fourth quarter or overtime
-- Super Bowl XXXIII MVP, completing 18-of-29 passes for 336 
   yards and a touchdown and ran for a score in a 34-19 win over
   Atlanta
Year-by-Year highlights
-----------------------
College -- A two-time All-American at Stanford, finished second in
           1982 Heisman Trophy balloting.
1983 -- Started 10 games and finished 17th in the AFC in passing.
1984 -- Led the Broncos to a 12-2 record in 14 starts and finished third
        on the team in rushing.
1985 -- Set team record in attempts, completions and passing yards and
        finished second in the league in completions and yards.
1986 -- Led Broncos to AFC Championship and earned first Pro Bowl berth.
        Directs game-tying 15-play, 98-yard drive in final minutes of
        regulation as Denver defeats Cleveland, 23-20, in overtime in
        AFC Championship Game.  Threw for 304 yards and one touchdown and
        ran for another score in Super Bowl loss to New York Giants.
1987 -- Became first AFC quarterback since Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw
        (1978-79) to lead his team to consecutive conference championships.
        Records four 300-yard games, finished second on the team in rushing
        and leads all AFC quarterbacks in rushing for the fourth straight
        season. Received numerous honors, including Pro Bowl starter.
        Became first quarterback in Super Bowl history to catch a pass
        in blowout loss to Washington.
1988 -- Voted the team's most valuable offensive player for the fourth 
        consecutive season despite a series of nagging injuries 
        throughout the season.  
1989 -- Led Denver to its third AFC Championship, and third Super Bowl
        loss, in four years.  Earned his third Pro Bowl invitation.  Threw
        for 385 yards and three touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game
        against Cleveland.  Scored Denver's only touchdown in a 55-10
        Super Bowl loss to San Francisco on a three-yard run.
1990 -- Established new career-high in completion percentage despite
        Denver's disappointing 5-11 campaign.  
1991 -- Voted to his fourth career Pro Bowl.  Earned AFC Offensive
        Player of the Week twice.  Caught a 24-yard TD pass from
        Steve Sewell to go with two rushing TD's and a pair of TD
        passes against Cincinnati in the season-opener.  Rallied the 
        Broncos to a come-from-behind 26-24 victory over Houston in an 
        AFC Divisional Playoff game on January 4.                
1992 -- Earned two AFC Player of the Week awards.  Threw two TD passes
        in the final two minutes to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on 
        October 4.  Threw his longest career TD pass, an 80-yarder
        to Arthur Marshall against the Jets on November 11.  
1993 -- Named AFC Most Valuable Player and starting quarterback in the
        Pro Bowl.  Led the league in pass attempts, completions and 
        completions percentage.  Led AFC in yardage with first career
        4,000-yard season.  Also led conference in TD passes and QB 
        rating.  
1994 -- Earned his sixth Pro Bowl berth and went over the 40,000-yard
        mark in career total offense.  Was named AFC Player of the 
        Week for the 11th time.  
1995 -- Led the AFC in passing yards and became second player in 
        league history to throw for 3,000 yards in 10 seasons. 
        Became the seventh player in league history to reach
        40,000 career passing yards.  Surpassed Dan Fouts for 
        third place on the all-time list in career total offense.
        Earned AFC Player of the Week honors twice.  Surpassed
        Bronco defensive back Bill Thompson for most career starts
        in franchise history.  
1996 -- Named AFC Most Valuable Player and moved into first place
        on list of career victories by a starting quarterback. Became
        the third player in league history to pass for 45,000 yards.
        Established club record for most games played.  Joined Fran
        Tarkenton as the only other player to pass for 40,000 yards
        and rush for 3,000 in a career.  Surpassed Randall Cunningham
        for all-time rushing attempts by a quarterback.  Became the
        winningest starting quarterback in league history.  
1997 -- Led the Broncos to their fifth Super Bowl appearance and 
        first championship with a 31-24 victory over Green Bay in 
        Super Bowl XXXII.  Set a franchise record with 27 TD passes
        and was selected to start the Pro Bowl for a fifth time. 
        Eclipsed the 50,000-yard mark in total offense and moved
        into second place on the all-time list.  Became the oldest
        player to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl on a one-yard run.
1998 -- Became the first quarterback to start in five Super Bowls.
        Earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XXXIII, completing 18-of-29
        passes for 336 yards and a touchdown and running for a 
        score in a 34-19 win over Atlanta.  Became second player to 
        reach 50,000 yards passing and third quarterback to throw 
        300 career TD passes.  Had his 36th-career 300-yard passing 
        day in the season finale.  Became second player in league 
        history to throw for 50,000 yards.  Helped Denver to 13-0 
        start, tying for second-best in league history.

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