|Date of birth:||November 18, 1955|
|Place of birth:||San Pedro, California|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||201 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Reno (NV) Wooster|
|NFL draft:||1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Glenn Thomas Carano (born November 18, 1955) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys for seven seasons. He also played for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the United States Football League.
Carano was born in San Pedro, California, and attended Earl Wooster High School in Reno, Nevada. He later became the starter at quarterback for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In 1976 he completed 148 of 277 passes for 2,075 yards and 13 touchdowns, while leading his team to the Division II Midwest Regional quarter-final and a No. 7 national ranking. In his college career, he completed 337 of 636 passes for 5,095 yards and 37 touchdowns.
In 1989 he was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.
Carano was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 1977 NFL Draft. During his time with the team, he was a backup to Roger Staubach, then Danny White. He is remembered for replacing the injured White in a 1981 Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears and bringing the Cowboys back to win, 10-9. The next game would be the only start in his NFL career, in which he completed 7 of 18 passes for 51 yards, in a 37-17 win against the Baltimore Colts.
Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
In 1984 he signed with the Pittsburgh Maulers of the United States Football League, where he completed 53.7% of his passes, for 2,368 yards, 13 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The next year owner Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. folded the team, after the USFL announced that they would be switching to a fall schedule in 1986.
Carano served on the Nevada Athletic Commission. His daughter, Gina, is a television personality, retired mixed martial arts fighter, actress and fitness model. His father, Donald L. "Don" Carano, was a hotelier in Nevada.