Warren Moon (1984 – 2000)
Warren Moon overcame the stigma faced by black quarterbacks in the 70’s & 80’s. Most colleges, and even NFL teams, repeatedly tried convincing him to play another position. Even after winning the Rose Bowl as a Senior and being named the MVP of the game, Moon went undrafted. That’s when he headed north, to the Canadian Football League, where he amassed 21,228 yards and 144 touchdown passes in six seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos.
After joining the NFL in 1984, he became a nine-time Pro Bowl player, an All Pro in 1990, Pro Bowl MVP in 1997, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Including his time in the CFL, Moon played professional football for 22 years. NFL Resume: 9x Pro Bowl, All Pro, Hall of Famer.