Mike Boryla

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Mike Boryla
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-03-06) March 6, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth: Rockville Centre, New York
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87
Debuted in 1974 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1978 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDs-INTs 20-29
Passing yards 2,838
QB Rating 58.1
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Jay Boryla (born March 6, 1951 in Long Island, New York) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970s. He played college football at Stanford University, where he was the team's MVP during his senior season. Chosen by the NFL's Bengals in the 4th round of the 1974 NFL Draft, Boryla was then traded to the Eagles. At the 1976 Pro Bowl he threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes of the game to lead the NFC to a 23-20 win.[1]

In 2014, Boryla made his professional acting debut at Plays and Players Theatre in Philadelphia performing The Disappearing Quarterback, a one-man autobiographical theatrical performance that includes history, wit, and thinly-veiled opinions regarding professional sports concussions.[2][3]


  1. ^ "1976 Pro Bowl". Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Rutter, Jim (January 17, 2014). ""The Disappearing Quarterback": An appeal beyond only football fanatics". Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rottenberg, Dan (January 20, 2014). "Mike Boryla’s ‘Disappearing Quarterback’ The most dangerous game (except for all the other games)". Retrieved April 2, 2014.