Christian Adolph “Sonny” Jurgensen II (August 23, 1934-) (QB) began his professional career as a backup quarterback behind Hall of Famer Norm Van Brocklin, before carving his name in the history book himself as he built a Hall of Fame career of his own. Jurgensen was a star athlete in high school and helped lead the Duke Blue Devils to the 1954 ACC title and the 1955 Orange Bowl victory over the University of Nebraska. The Philadelphia Eagles selected Sonny in the fourth round of the 1957 NFL Draft. The Eagles won the 1960 NFL Championship with Jurgensen as a backup; he took the Eagles' starting quarterback position after Van Brocklin retired in 1961. In his first season as the Number 1 quarterback, Sonny led the league in pass completions (235), passing yards (3,723), passing touchdowns (32) and interceptions (26). From 1961-1970, he led the NFL a total of five times in passing yards, four times in pass completions, three times in pass attempts, twice in completion percentage, touchdowns and interceptions and once for the longest pass play. In 1968, as the field general for the Redskins, Sonny’s 99-yard pass play to Jerry Allen tied for the longest in NFL history. In 18 seasons with Philadelphia (1957-1963) and Washington (1964-1974), Sonny Jurgensen was named to five NFL Pro Bowl appearances and was a two-time NFL All-Pro First Team selection. Sonny finished his career with 32,224 passing yards on 2,433 completions in 4,262 attempts, and 255 touchdowns. He scored 90 points with 15 rushing touchdowns and recovered 18 fumbles in 218 career games. Sonny Jurgensen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.