Steve Grogan

Height: 6’4 Weight: 210
Yrs/Pat: 16
Acquired: D-5, 1975 (116th)
School: Kansas State
Born: Jul 24, 1953 San Antonio TX

Career Highlights

  • Became only the 26th player in NFL history to pass for over 25,000 yards
  • Moved into 23rd place on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list (past Jim Plunkett)
  • Has 73-55-3 record as a starter
  • At Indy on 10-29, completed a career high 28 passes on 46 attempts (tied a career-high)…at one point, had completed 14 consecutive passes at Indy
  • Played in 149 games during his 16-year playing career from 1975 – 1990
  • Has 3,593 attempts 1,879 completions, 26,886 yards and 182 touchdowns
  • He also rushed for 2,164 yards (4.9 avg.) and 35 touchdowns during his career … his 35 rushing touchdowns rank third in Patriots history
  • Had a 227.8 quarterback rating during one game, in which he achieved by completing 13 of 18 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns and no interceptions (9/9/79 vs. NY Jets)
  • Despite playing quarterback, he was still revered as one of the hardest hitters and toughest player in Patriots history

College

  • Started for Kansas State as a junior and senior
  • During career completed 166 of 371 atempts for 2,214 yards, 12 TDs and 26 interceptions
  • Ran for additional 585 yards and six TDs on 339 attempts during that span
  • Part-time punter as a junior and senior, hitting seven punts for 279 yards (39.9 avg.)…caught a 22-yard TD pass as a senior.