Christian “Sonny” Jurgensen​

Inducted: 1971
  • Born in Wilmington, NC, August 23, 1934
  • Played quarterback and defensive back for Duke University
  • Hampered by injuries throughout college career; underwent nine operations during pros career 
  • Played 18 seasons in NFL — 1957–1963 for Philadelphia Eagles and 1964–1974 for Washington Redskins
  • Strong-armed quarterback who set NFL record for passing yards, completions, and touchdown passes in 1961 before breaking his own marks several times
  • Led league in passing yards five times
  • Exceeded 400 yards passing in a single game five times
  • Threw five touchdown passes in a game twice
  • Completed 2,433 of 4,262 passes, for 32,224 yards, and 255 touchdowns during his career
  • Named to five Pro Bowl squads
  • Considered by many the finest pure passer in pro football history
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame