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Overview

Ken O'Brien

Date of birth
Nov 27, 1960

Ht: 6'4"Wt: 210 lbs.

Birthplace
Rockville Centre, NY

Hometown
Sacramento, CA

College
University of California, Davis

High school
Jesuit

Summary
Kenneth John O'Brien (born November 27, 1960 in Rockville Centre, New York) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. When he retired he was the only Jets quarterback to have ever been ranked the number 1 passer for a season. His career passer rating was ranked in the top ten among retired NFL...
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Playing career
Saw action in 5 games --- 137 att, 71 cmp, 708 yds, 4 TD, 3 int

New York JetsQuarterback
2 x Pro Bowl (1985, 1991) --- 1985 AFC Player of the Year --- Career passing with the Jets: 3465 att, 2039 cmp, 24,386 yds, 124 TD, 95 int

1982 D-II All-American --- 3 x All-Far Western Conference

Won a letter as a reserve quarterback

Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Inducted into the Cal-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • One of his closest childhood friends was Tony Eason who, like O'Brien was one of the class of '83 quarterbacks taken in the first round of that year's draft.
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Family members on Fanbase
Kelly O'Brien (son), Marshall Sperbeck (brother-in-law)

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  • Added trivia: "One of his closest childhood friends was Tony Eason who, like O'Brien was one of the class of '83 quarterbacks taken in the first round of that year's draft."
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THE FIFTH DOWN; Analysis: Curiosities Abound in the Playoffs' First Round
Analysis of NFL's wild-card games; notes extraordinary presence of Detroit Lions, who have not made postseason since 1991. Photos (M)2
The New York Times, Jan 06, 2012
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THE FIFTH DOWN; Bleeding Green: Inspirational Beginnings
Brian Bassett Bleeding Green column on the inspiration he took from watching the recovery of New York Jets player Dennis Byrd after a serious on-the-field back injury in 1992.
The New York Times, Dec 20, 2011
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