48 Facts About Kurt Warner

1. In February 2010, Kurt Warner received the annual Bart Starr Award, given for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

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2. In December 2009, Kurt Warner topped a Sports Illustrated poll of NFL players to name the best role model on and off the field in the NFL.

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3. Kurt Warner was selected by USA Weekend as the winner of its annual Most Caring Athlete Award for 2009.

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4. Kurt Warner has devoted time and money to his First Things First Foundation, the name of which was derived from his interview after winning the Super Bowl in 1999.

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5. Kurt Warner has appeared in several public service announcements for Civitan International, promoting his and Brenda's volunteer efforts and their work with the developmentally disabled.

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6. Kurt Warner appeared as the host of The Moment, a reality series on USA Network, in 2013.

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7. On February 9, 2010, Kurt Warner was a surprise guest on the final episode of The Jay Leno Show.

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8. Kurt Warner made a guest appearance on Disney's The Suite Life on Deck as himself, in the episode "Any Given Fantasy" which aired on January 18, 2010.

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9. Kurt Warner teamed with play-by-play announcers Chris Rose or Chris Myers to call regional games.

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10. Kurt Warner served as an analyst for the NFL Network's coverage of the 2010 Arena Football League playoffs.

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11. Kurt Warner was still hoping to get an NFL tryout, but with that possibility appearing dim and the long hours at the Hy-Vee for minimum wage taking their toll, Warner began his Arena League career.

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12. Kurt Warner graduated from University of Northern Iowa in 1993 with a degree in communications.

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13. Kurt Warner graduated in 1989 from Regis High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was quarterback of the school's Class 3A football team.

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14. Kurt Warner is the only person inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Arena Football Hall of Fame.

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15. On February 4, Kurt Warner was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their Class of 2017.

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16. Kurt Warner was inducted into the St Louis Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

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17. Kurt Warner is a member of the Iowa Barnstormers Hall of Fame.

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18. Kurt Warner became an Iowa Barnstormers broadcaster for the 2011 Arena Football League season.

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19. Kurt Warner spoke on the impact and influence of his family, former teammates, and God.

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20. Kurt Warner officially announced his retirement from the National Football League in January 2010.

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21. Kurt Warner tied the NFL record for consecutive playoff games with at least three touchdown passes.

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22. Kurt Warner became one of the very few quarterbacks in NFL history to throw more touchdowns than incompletions (4) in a playoff game.

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23. On December 29, 2009, Kurt Warner was named an alternate quarterback for the NFC team in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

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24. Kurt Warner continued to suffer from post-concussion symptoms and on November 29, 2009, he was deactivated against the Tennessee Titans, breaking his consecutive starts streak at 41 straight games.

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25. On November 1, 2009, Kurt Warner threw a career-high-equaling five interceptions during a loss to the Carolina Panthers.

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26. On September 20, 2009, Kurt Warner broke the NFL's single-game record for completion percentage in the regular season, completing 24 of 26 passing for 243 yards and two touchdowns.

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27. On February 27, 2009 Kurt Warner became a free agent and went on to have talks with the San Francisco 49ers.

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28. Kurt Warner announced his desire to return to the Cardinals for the 2009 season.

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29. Kurt Warner is one of three quarterbacks who made Super Bowl starts with two teams.

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30. On December 16, 2008, Kurt Warner was named the starting quarterback for the NFC team in the 2009 Pro Bowl.

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31. Kurt Warner received FedEx Air Player of the Week honors for his performance during weeks 9 and 11 of the season.

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32. Kurt Warner was the top ranked passer in the National Football Conference for the third time, and only trailed Philip Rivers and Chad Pennington of the AFC in NFL passer rating for the season.

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33. Kurt Warner finished the 2007 season with 27 passing touchdowns, just one shy of the Cardinals franchise record.

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34. Kurt Warner signed a new three-year extension with the Cardinals on February 14, 2006.

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35. Kurt Warner posted three relatively mediocre performances before injuring his groin and being replaced by former starter Josh McCown.

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36. In early 2005, Kurt Warner signed a one-year, $4-million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, and was quickly named the starter by coach Dennis Green.

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37. Kurt Warner was named the NFL MVP for the second time in three seasons, giving the Rams their third winner in as many years.

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38. Kurt Warner set a Super Bowl record by attempting 45 passes without a single interception.

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39. Kurt Warner threw three touchdown passes in each of his first three NFL starts; an NFL record until it was surpassed by Patrick Mahomes in 2018.

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40. Kurt Warner went unselected by the Cleveland Browns, who chose no Rams and whose only quarterback selection was Scott Milanovich.

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41. Kurt Warner ended his season completing only 4 of 11 pass attempts for 39 yards and a 47.2 QB rating.

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42. Kurt Warner often cites this starting point when telling of his rise to NFL stardom in 1999.

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43. Kurt Warner was competing for a spot against Brett Favre, Mark Brunell, and former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer.

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44. Kurt Warner was invited to try out for the Green Bay Packers' training camp in 1994, but was released before the regular season began.

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45. Kurt Warner announced his retirement after the conclusion of the 2009 season.

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46. Kurt Warner is one of only two players to win the Super Bowl in their first season as a starter, the other being Tom Brady.

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47. Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, and is the only person inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Arena Football Hall of Fame.

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48. Kurt Warner was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1994 after playing college football at Northern Iowa.

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