It’s 2-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Phil Simms!
Phil Simms was born on November 3, 1954, in Springfield, Kentucky.
Simms played college football at Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he excelled as a quarterback. He set several school records and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors during his college career.
In the 1979 NFL Draft, Simms was selected in the first round as the seventh overall pick by the New York Giants. He spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the Giants, from 1979 to 1993. Simms quickly became the team’s starting quarterback and led them to success throughout his tenure.
Simms had a standout career with the Giants, earning recognition as one of the team’s greatest quarterbacks. He was known for his strong arm, accuracy, and ability to perform under pressure.
Simms played a crucial role in the Giants’ success, including their victory in Super Bowl XXI, where he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. In that Super Bowl, Simms completed 22 of 25 passes, setting a record for the highest completion percentage (88%) in a Super Bowl.
Despite facing several injuries during his career, Simms remained a resilient and respected player. He was selected to the Pro Bowl twice, in 1985 and 1993, and was named the Pro Bowl MVP in 1985.
After retiring as a player, Simms transitioned into a successful career as a football analyst for CBS Sports.
Throughout his career, Simms has received numerous honors and accolades. He was inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.
He is also a member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor.
Simms is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the New York Giants and remains an influential figure in the football world.