James William Plunkett (born December 5, 1947) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He achieved his greatest professional success during his final eight seasons with the Raiders franchise , whom he led to two Super Bowl titles.
Jim Plunkett, Stanford University quarterback, looks at his Heisman Trophy that he won (AP)https://t.co/hBcp4kj7Se pic.twitter.com/MlXWiDICmI — Sports Photos (@sportsphotos) November 24, 2015 In addition to the Heisman, Plunkett won the Maxwell Award for the nation’s best player as well as being named the nation’s best player by United Press International, The Sporting News, and Sport magazine.
Jim Plunkett. James William Plunkett Jr. Position: QB Throws: Right 6-3, 220lb (190cm, 99kg) Born: December 5, 1947 in San Jose, CA. College: Stanford (College Stats) Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 85 (334th overall since 1960) High School: William C. Overfelt , James Lick
Jim Plunkett joined the Raiders in 1978 as a backup to Kenny Stabler. Plunkett got his chance to start in 1980 and went on to be named Super Bowl XV MVP and also led the Raiders to the Super...
Plunkett grew up in the San Jose area being a star at just about any sport at James Lick High School, but football was his bread and butter. He decided to stay local, playing collegiately at Stanford. He became the starting quarterback as a sophomore and broke out his junior year. He set Pac-8 records for passing yards with 2,673 and 20 touchdowns.
Former Quarterback Jim Plunkett By Katie Agostin Jim Plunkett is known for leading the Silver and Black to two of their three Super Bowls, but his legacy transcends beyond the football field.