The Full Wiki

More info on Jerry Rhome

Jerry Rhome: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jerry Rhome
Jersey #(s)
13, 17
Born March 6, 1942 (1942-03-06) (age 67)
Dallas, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19651971
NFL Draft 1964 / Round: 13 / Pick: 172
AFL Draft 1964 / Round: 25 / Pick: 195
(By the New York Jets)
College Tulsa
Professional teams
Career stats
TD-INT 7-14
Yards 1628
QB Rating 55.2
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Jerry Byron Rhome (born March 6, 1942 in Dallas, Texas) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the Dallas Cowboys (1965-1968), the Cleveland Browns (1969), the Houston Oilers (1970), and the Los Angeles Rams (1971). He closed out his playing career in 1972 with the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes.

Rhome starred at the University of Tulsa, and he finished second in the 1964 Heisman Trophy voting in one of the closes votes ever recorded. He held a number of NCAA records such as the most touchdowns in a game and in a season, the most passes without an interception in a year and in a career just to name four. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Rhome also won the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 1964. This trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top college passer. The award is named in honor of former Texas Christian University and Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh. The trophy has been given out by the Touchdown Club of Columbus since 1959. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

After he finished his pro playing career, he became an assistant coach at the University of Tulsa. His first NFL coaching job was with the Seattle Seahawks. He earned a Super Bowl ring while coaching for the Washington Redskins.

Preceded by
Jim Shofner
Phoenix Cardinals Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Dave Atkins


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address