WARREN MOON (Elected as a Player, April 27, 2001)


Warren Moon was born on November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles.  Moon was an outstanding player right from his high school days at Hamilton High, Los Angeles.  He was a three year letterman and in his senior year an All-City MVP and High School All-American.  Moon attended the University of Washington and was named the 1978 Rose Bowl MVP.


Warren Moon spent his entire CFL career with the Edmonton Eskimos, from 1978 to 1983.  In his rookie season, Moon replaced injured Bruce Lemmerman as the backup quarterback and completed 89 of 173 passes for 1,112 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Understandably, he was Edmontons nominee for the Schenley Most Outstanding Rookie Award.  In 1980 he became the teams starting quarterback and led the team to its 3rd straight Grey Cup victory.  He led the team to the Grey Cup game for three more years in a row, where the team won two of three games.  It is fitting that Moon finished his career in the CFL in 1983 as the leagues leading passer with 380 completions of 664 attempts for 5,648 yards and 31 touchdowns.  In 1983 he was also named to the Western All-Star team, the CFL All-Star team and won the Schenley Most Outstanding Player Award.


After a long and distinguished career in the NFL playing for Houston, Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City, Warren Moon, The most prolific passer in Pro football history retired from football as a player in the year 2000.


Awards and Honours:

* Grey Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player: 1980

* Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player: 1982

* CFL All-Star Team (Quarterback): 1983

* Western All-Star (Quarterback): 1983

* Schenley Most Outstanding Player: 1983

* Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (Western MVP): 1983

* Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Fame: 2001

* Grey Cup Participation: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,1982

* Grey Cup Winning Teams: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982



Text Source: www.cfl.ca

Updated and edited Sept. 27, 2002