Special Sub-Topic: NFL Thirds
|Who was the third man born in the State of Massachusetts to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?|
Al Davis. All of the above are Hall of Famers from Massachusetts. Healey was elected in 1964, Millner in 1968, Davis in 1992, and Long in 2000. Davis is the owner of the Oakland Raiders and was a former commissioner of the American Football League (AFL).
|What was the name of the third stadium used by the NFL Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders franchise?|
Frank Youell Field. The Raiders played their first two seasons in the San Francisco area (Kezar Stadium in 1960 and Candlestick Park in 1961) before moving to Oakland's Frank Youell Stadium in 1963. They played there from 1963-65 until the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was completed in 1966.
|From 2001-2003, the Philadelphia Eagles won three consecutive NFC East titles, but each year lost in the NFC championship game. Who was the third team to defeat them in the 2003 NFC championship game?|
Carolina Panthers. In 2003, the Eagles lost to the Panthers 14-3 marking the third straight year they were defeated in the NFC championship game. In 2001, they were defeated by the Rams (29-24), and in 2002 they were defeated by the Buccaneers (27-10). They defeated the Falcons in 2004 (27-10) to make it to Super Bowl XXXIX before losing to the Patriots 24-21.
|Who was the third head coach of the NFL San Francisco 49ers?|
Frankie Albert. All listed represent the first four coaches of the 49ers: Shaw (1946-54); Strader (1955); Albert (1956-58); and Hickey (1959-63). Albert was a graduate of Stanford University and played quarterback for the 49ers from 1946-52.
|In 1976, only three players were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ray Flaherty and Len Ford are two of the inductees. Who was the third?|
Jim Taylor. Green Bay Packer fullback Jim Taylor, one of the best power runners of all-time, rounded out the Class of 1976 as its third member. Flaherty was coach of the Washington Redskins (1936-42) and Ford was a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1950-57). Sayers, Starr, and Gifford were all elected the following year (1977) to the Hall of Fame.
|The San Diego Chargers lost the 1960 and 1961 AFL championship games to the Houston Oilers. Who did they defeat in 1963 in their third attempt to win the AFL championship?|
Boston Patriots. The Chargers defeated the Patriots 51-10 at Balboa Stadium in San Diego. The 51 points is the most points scored in an AFL championship game.
|Who was the third man who graduated from Southern Methodist University to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?|
Forrest Gregg. All are SMU graduates. Hunt was the first SMU inductee in 1972, followed by Berry (1973), Gregg (1977), and Walker (1986).
|Who was the third pick in the 2001 NFL draft?|
Gerard Warren - Florida. Warren, a defensive tackle from the University of Florida, was selected by the Cleveland Browns. The others were all first round picks in the 2001 draft.
|In 1999, their third season since moving the franchise from Houston to Tennessee, the Tennesse Titans won the AFC championship before losing to the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV. What was their regular season record that year? |
13-3. The 1999 Titans qualified for the playoffs as a wild card, then defeated the Bills (22-16), then the Colts (19-16), then the Jaguars (33-14), before losing to the Rams 23-16 in the Super Bowl.
|In the 1997 NFL draft, four players from Florida State listed were selected in the first round of the draft. Of those four, who was their third player selected?|
Warrick Dunn. Florida State running back Dunn was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the 12th pick in the first round. Boulware was the 4th pick, Jones the 6th pick, and Wilson the 14th pick.
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