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Biography of Warren Moon

Biography of Warren Moon

Warren Moon is a famous name to be mentioned in the realm of football. If you really like football, then you might know him. However, if not, then let me introduce you to the man who played as a African-American quarterback player, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time. To know more about him, let us have a glimpse into his biography.
Ajanta Bhattacharyya
Warren Moon is the popular name in the history of football. The man has earned immense fame for his undisputed success in the sport. The biography of this renowned player reflects his perseverance, strength, and devotion towards the game of football as a quarterback player. He had to struggle a lot to retain the first position. However, with his confidence and perseverance, he became the member of the NFL (National Football League). Recently, he ranked fifth among the best 50 players of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Now, to have a precise knowledge about this player it will be better to discuss his life history, chronologically.

Childhood :

Warren Moon was born on November 18, 1956, in Los Angeles. At an early age he lost his father. His mother brought him up along with his six sisters. He liked football from his childhood days and gradually, it became his passion. In his early years, he wished to be a quarterback player and he adhered to that position throughout his life.

Marriage and Family:

He married Felicia Fontenot Hendricks on March 8, 1981, at an age of 25 and became the father of four children. However, this marriage did not work for a long time, and he divorced Felicia on April 24, 2002. He married Mandy Ritter in 2005.

Career of the Player:

Warren Moon excelled as a football player from his university days. After leaving the University of Washington, he spent five years, from 1979 to 1983, in the Canadian Football League among the Edmonton Eskimos, and led his team to win five Grey Cups. Then in 1984, he became the member of NFL and through his best performance, immediately became the team's opening quarterback. He is the oldest player to score a touchdown at the age of 40. He played for the Houston Oilers (1984-1993), Minnesota Vikings (1994-1996), Seattle Seahawks (1997-1998) and Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000). In the year 2000, his career as a player came to an end as he took retirement. He is the first person who was induced and enshrined into both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2001), and the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 5, 2006.

Thus, the history of this great player Warren Moon teaches us the lesson of consistency and steady effort, which can lead us towards the zenith of success.