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Norm Snead


Norm Snead

Norm Snead
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-07-31) July 31, 1939
Place of birth: Halifax County, Virginia
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 5 / Pick: 35
(By the Buffalo Bills)
Debuted in 1961
Last played in 1976
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT 196–257
Yards 30,797
QB rating 65.5
Stats at

Norman Bailey Snead (born July 31, 1939) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers. He played college football for Wake Forest University and was drafted in the first round (second overall pick) of the 1961 NFL Draft.

College Stats

  • 1958: 67/151 for 1,003 yards and 5 vs 17 in 10 Games. 3 TDs rushing.[1]
  • 1959: 82/191 for 1,361 yards and 12 vs 16 in 10 Games. 1 TD rushing.
  • 1960: 123/259 for 1,676 yards and 10 vs 14 in 10 Games.

Pro Career

He was named to the Pro Bowl on four occasions, in 1962, 1963, 1965, and in 1972, when he led the NFL in completion percentage and was second in passer rating.[2] His career ended after the 1976 season.

In 1964, the Philadelphia Eagles traded the experienced Sonny Jurgensen and defensive back Jimmy Carr to the Washington Redskins for youthful Snead and defensive back Claude Crabb.[3]

Coaching history

Snead was the 27th and then later the 29th head football coach for the The Apprentice School Builders located in Newport News, Virginia, and he held that position for ten seasons, from 1977 until 1984 and then returning from 1988 until 1989. His coaching record at Apprentice was 46 wins, 41 losses, and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him first at Apprentice in total wins and sixth at Apprentice in winning percentage (.517).[4]


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  3. ^ McNabb, Jurgensen, Eagles and Redskins, The Washington Post, April 4, 2010.
  4. ^ Apprentice Builders coaching records

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