Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer was born on December 19,1974 and is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for ten seasons in the National Football League.
45 Facts About Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and spent his first six seasons with the Cardinals and the last four with the Denver Broncos.
Jake Plummer attended Pierce Park Elementary, Hillside Junior High, and graduated from Capital High School in 1993.
Jake Plummer was a three-sport star in high school, playing baseball and basketball in addition to football.
Jake Plummer was selected all-state as both a quarterback and punter and passed for 6,097 yards and 68 touchdowns in his junior and senior years.
Jake Plummer originally wanted to play football at Stanford, but they only offered him a preferred walk-on offer; he instead accepted a full-ride from California until Hue Jackson, then a coach at Arizona State, heavily recruited Jake Plummer and eventually successfully convinced him to recommit to the Sun Devils.
Jake Plummer received scholarship offers from Boise State, Idaho, Montana, Oregon State, Washington State, and Wyoming.
Jake Plummer accepted a football scholarship to Arizona State University in Tempe.
Jake Plummer did not redshirt and took over as the starting quarterback early in his freshman season in 1993.
Jake Plummer had consistent, but not outstanding, statistical output during his career, and never led the Pac-10 in any major statistical category.
Jake Plummer threw for an impressive 1,650 yards in his freshman season, but had seven interceptions to just nine touchdowns.
Jake Plummer broke 2,000 yards in 1994 as a sophomore, and upped his touchdowns to 15.
Jake Plummer evaded a sack to toss a 25-yard touchdown on the game's opening drive, and finished 20 of 36 for 292 yards, setting a new school record for career passing yards in the process.
Jake Plummer led ASU to an undefeated regular season and a Pac-10 championship, aided in no small part by fellow all-conference linebacker and close personal friend Pat Tillman.
Jake Plummer was third in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida's Danny Wuerffel and Iowa State's Troy Davis, was a second-team All-American, and the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year.
Jake Plummer ended his career with several school records; most have since been surpassed, but his 34 games with a rushing or passing touchdown remains an ASU record.
Jake Plummer was drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
Jake Plummer played behind Kent Graham and Stoney Case at the start of his rookie season.
Jake Plummer took his first snap late in the 4th quarter of the seventh game, and promptly led the Cardinals on a 98-yard drive, going 4-of-6 for 87 yards and capping it with a 31-yard go-ahead touchdown.
Jake Plummer led the Cardinals to three of their four victories that year.
In 2000 Jake Plummer threw for 2,946 yards, 21 interceptions, and had a 66.0 quarterback rating.
Jake Plummer bounced back in 2001 with his best statistical season with the Cardinals.
Jake Plummer was one of only two NFL quarterbacks to take every snap for his team, and he passed for 3,653 yards, eighteen touchdowns, and fourteen interceptions.
In 2005, Jake Plummer experienced arguably his best season as a professional.
Jake Plummer threw 229 passes without an interception, the longest such streak of his career.
Jake Plummer began serving as Denver's holder, which he would continue to do through the 2006 season, as well.
On November 27,2006, after a lackluster performance in the first eleven games, and following back-to-back losses to the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Jake Plummer would be replaced at starting quarterback by rookie Jay Cutler.
Jake Plummer played the remainder of the first half before Cutler played the second half.
On March 3,2007, Jake Plummer was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2008 conditional draft pick.
However, rumors began to surface that Jake Plummer was going to choose retirement over competition with the Buccaneers' four other quarterbacks on the roster.
Jake Plummer attended his first professional handball tournament in 2007 when he entered the Simple Green US Open of Handball in the pro doubles division where the pair lost to future Hall of Fame members John Bike and Danny Bell.
Also in 2008, Jake Plummer lost in the semifinals of the 2008's Idaho State Singles Championships to his brother.
Jake Plummer married former Broncos cheerleader Kollette Klassen on August 26,2007, who he met in 2005.
Jake Plummer has stirred controversy with his support of medical marijuana, which he claims to use regularly to deal with lingering post-football injuries, and hostile reaction to Jerry Jones' dismissal of NFL players with brain injuries.
Jake Plummer received two years probation, was fined $1,020, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
In September 2007, Jake Plummer was inducted into the Arizona State Hall of Fame.
On October 29,2010, Jake Plummer was honored, along with all Sun Devil Quarterbacks, at a Legends Luncheon hosted by the Arizona State University Alumni Association and Sun Devil Club.
Jake Plummer has been an assistant football coach at Sandpoint High School since 2009.
Jake Plummer was a teammate with safety Pat Tillman, at both Arizona State and the Arizona Cardinals, and the two became close friends.
Jake Plummer delivered Tillman's funeral eulogy in a suit and flip-flops in honor of his friend's trademark style.
Jake Plummer uses cannabidiol to treat the pain, inflammation, and headaches that he has experienced as a result of his years playing football.
Jake Plummer says his condition improved so much after he started taking CBD that he considered a return to the NFL, almost a decade after retiring.
Jake Plummer has served as a spokesperson for CW Botanicals, a company that manufactures CBD products.
In November 2016, Jake Plummer was among the signatories of an open letter addressed to the NFL, urging a change in the league's policy towards cannabis.
Jake Plummer is a member of the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation NFL steering committee.