NFF College Hall of Fame

Jim McMahonView SlideshowPosition: Quarterback
Years: 1978-1981
Inducted: 1998
Place of Birth: Jersey City, N.J.
Date of Birth: 8/21/1959
High School: Roy, Utah (Roy HS)
Jersey Number: 9
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185

In 1998 Jim McMahon (1977-78, 80-81) joined former BYU quarterbacks Gifford Nielsen and Marc Wilson, who were inducted into the National Football Foundation Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

McMahon set 70 NCAA records at BYU, was a 1981 First Team All-American by Kodak (Coaches), College & Pro Weekly, Associated Press, UPI, Football Writers Association of America, and second team NEA. In 1980 he earned First team All-America from the FWAA. McMahon balloted third place for the Heisman Trophy in 1981 and fifth in 1980. In 1981, he won the Davey O’Brien Trophy, the Sammy Baugh Award, the Utah Sportsman of the Year and the NCAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year with Marcus Allen (Pigskin Club of Wash., D.C.). He led the NCAA in pass efficiency (155.0) and total offense (345.8) in 1981 as well as pass efficiency (176.9) and total offense (385.6) in 1980. He set 29 Western Athletic Conference records and was three-time WAC Player of the Year and first team all-league. He broke 23 school records, was MVP of the 1980 and 1981 Holiday Bowls and has been inducted to the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. McMahon passed for 9,536 yards, threw 84 touchdowns and completed 653 of 1,056 passes during his career at BYU.

McMahon played for the Chicago Bears from 1982-88 (1985 Super Bowl Champions, 1985 Pro QB of the Year, and Pro Bowl); San Diego Chargers in 1989; Philadelphia Eagles from 1990-92; Minnesota Vikings in 1993; Arizona Cardinals in 1994; and Green Bay Packers from 1995-96 (1997 Super Bowl Champions).

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