Brandon Hugh "Babe" Laufenberg was born on December 5,1959 and is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs.
21 Facts About Babe Laufenberg
Babe Laufenberg was a member of the Ohio Glory in the World League of American Football.
Babe Laufenberg attended Crespi Carmelite High School, where he was a two-year starter at quarterback and left as the school's all-time leading passer with 2,678 yards on 184 completions.
Babe Laufenberg played baseball and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants.
Babe Laufenberg was redshirted as a freshman behind Steve Dils.
The next year John Elway enrolled at the school, so Babe Laufenberg decided to transfer to the University of Missouri after being listed third-string on the depth chart.
In 1980, Babe Laufenberg passed for 1,590 yards and received offers from Big Ten Conference schools.
Babe Laufenberg accepted a scholarship from head coach Lee Corso at Indiana University, where he became a two-year starter at quarterback.
Babe Laufenberg was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 1983 NFL Draft.
Babe Laufenberg was selected by the Chicago Blitz in the 20th round of the 1983 USFL Draft.
On October 1,1985, Babe Laufenberg was signed by the San Diego Chargers to backup Mark Herrmann after starter Dan Fouts suffered a knee injury, but was cut on October 15, to make room for quarterback Joe Dufek.
On November 21,1985, Babe Laufenberg was signed to back up Jay Schroeder for the final five games of the season, after linebacker Lawrence Taylor broke Theismann's right leg on Monday Night Football.
On May 28,1987, Babe Laufenberg was signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs and was released on September 1.
Babe Laufenberg started the first 6 games of season, before suffering 3 broken ribs against the New Orleans Saints.
Babe Laufenberg appeared in 8 games, registered 2 wins, while completing 69 of 144 passes for 778 yards with 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Babe Laufenberg would make the roster by beating Scott Secules for the third-string quarterback job.
Babe Laufenberg is credited with giving Daryl Johnston the nickname "Moose".
Babe Laufenberg started the first 2 games before being passed on the depth chart by Pat O'Hara.
Babe Laufenberg later got a chance to start in one additional game for an injured O'Hara.
Babe Laufenberg posted 622 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and was sacked 14 times.
Babe Laufenberg was the lead sports anchor and Sports Director for KTVT television in Dallas, Texas, from 1997 to January 14,2015, but continues to serve as a color analyst on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network.