Jay Schroeder

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Jay Schroeder
No. 10, 13, 11
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-06-28) June 28, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Palisades (CA)
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Debuted in 1985 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 1994 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT 114–108
Yards 20,063
QB Rating 71.7
Stats at NFL.com

Jay Brian Schroeder (born June 28, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Washington Redskins (1985–1987), Los Angeles Raiders (1988–1992), Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and Arizona Cardinals (1994).

American football career[edit]

He attended Palisades High School and was a high school football teammate of actor Forest Whitaker.

A third round draft pick in the 1984 NFL Draft by Washington after a moderate college career at UCLA, where he only started one game as the backup to Tom Ramsey, memorable however for throwing a miracle winning touchdown pass on a deflection to future NFL star Freeman McNeil to beat arch-rival USC with college football's version of the "immaculate reception." Played minor league baseball for The Pioneer League. Schroeder was pressed into service during his second year after starting quarterback Joe Theismann suffered a career ending leg injury. His first pass play after Theismann was taken off the field was a 43-yard completion to Art Monk, the first of a four-play drive that led to a touchdown to put the Redskins into the lead and ultimately to win the game.[1] Schroeder gained the starting spot on the Redskins in his third NFL season, and led them to a 12-4 record while throwing for a franchise record 4,109 passing yards and making the Pro Bowl. He managed to lead Washington all the way to the NFC title game, where his team was shut out 17-0 by the New York Giants.

The following season, Schroeder suffered a separated shoulder in the first game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was replaced by Doug Williams. Williams strongly disliked his fellow QB, largely due to Schroeder pointedly waving him off the field when Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs thought Schroeder had been injured and sent Williams in as a precaution. Schroeder returned that season, but was continually nagged by the injury and saw his standing amongst his teammates and coaches fall sharply, allowing the more popular Williams to gain the starting position for the Redskins playoff run. Williams led the Redskins to a championship victory that year in Super Bowl XXII. Schroeder was traded the following season for Raiders tackle Jim Lachey, who proved to be a perennial Pro Bowl player for the Redskins.

He spent several seasons as the Raiders starting quarterback, with varying levels of success. He led the Raiders all the way to the AFC championship game as a starter in the 1990 season. However, his team was blown out by the Buffalo Bills 51-3, and Schroeder was intercepted five times during the game. As was the case in Washington, Schroeder's inconsistent play made for little support from his teammates, who were happy when Todd Marinovich replaced him for one regular season and one playoff contest in the 1991 season, and also when Jeff Hostetler arrived in 1993 after Schroeder was waived.[citation needed]

Schroeder retired in 1995 with 1,426 of 2,808 completions for 20,063 yards and 114 touchdowns, with 108 interceptions, while also rushing for 761 yards and five touchdowns.

Baseball career[edit]

Schroeder began his sports career in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. He was drafted 3rd overall in the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Blue Jays.[2] He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Coaching career[edit]

Starting in 2000, he was an offensive coordinator at Christian High School San Diego, in El Cajon, CA, a suburb of San Diego, under Head Coach Matt Oliver. In 2007, he coached at Snow Canyon High School and as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. He then became an assistant coach for Oaks Christian High School in California. In December 2010, Jay was hired as the Director of Football Operations[3] at Village Christian Middle School &Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, California. He also Teaches Varsity and JV golf at Village Christian.

He has also occasionally worked as an analyst for Sky Sports' NFL coverage since November 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Christine (1985-11-19), "Theismann Out for the Year, Redskins Win", The Washington Post, retrieved 2010-12-18 
  2. ^ "1979 Toronto Blue Jays Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ "NFL Great Jay Schroeder Named New Football Director" Retrieved 2010-12-15

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