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Joe Theismann


Joe Theisman is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Football Team. Most recently, he spent the last 2 decades working for ESPN and the NFL Network as an NFL analyst.

Joe graduated in 1971 from the University of Notre Dame, where he received All-American honors in both Football and Academics. That same year, he was runner up to Jim Plunket for the Heisman Trophy balloting. Joe chose to begin his career with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Joe played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 for the Washington Football Team and holds the team records for passing yardage (25.206), completions (2.044) and attempts (3,602). He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and Pro Bowl MVP leading the Washington Football Team to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

Joe was selected as the NFL’s Man of the Year in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. In 1983, he won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, leading the team to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. Joe Thiemann’s career ended abruptly in 1985 after sustaining a badly broken leg during a Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants on national television. In 2003, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 2013, received the Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” Award.

With every chapter of his life, Mr. Theismann evolved from athlete to the ultimate businessman, An Emmy award-winning analyst, businessman and athlete he utilizes his gifts, talent and high energy to share his strategies for handling unforeseen change.
Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Joe Theisman has an employment relationship with the Premiere Speakers Bureau®. He is an author who receives royalties. He is the owner of a restaurant. Mr. Theismann receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: joe Theismann is a former NFL quarterback for the Washington Football Team.