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Jim Plunkett    

Former NFL Quarterback & Heisman Trophy Winner

Jim Plunkett is a former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He achieved his greatest success during his final nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders franchise, whom he helped lead to two Super Bowl victories.

A Heisman Trophy winner during his collegiate career at Stanford, Plunkett was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft and later played for the San Francisco 49ers.

His tenure with the teams was mostly unsuccessful and led to him being signed by the Raiders. Initially serving as a backup, he became the team's starting quarterback during the 1980 season and helped Raiders win Super Bowl XV, where he was named the game's MVP.

In 1983, Plunkett again ascended from backup to starting quarterback to assist the Raiders in winning Super Bowl XVIII before retiring three years later.

He is the only eligible quarterback to win two Super Bowls as a starter to not be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Plunkett is the only NFL Quarterback to win two Super Bowls with the same team in two cities in Oakland (1981), and Los Angeles (1984).


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