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Jeff Van Raaphorst

Jeff Van Raaphorst
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: El Cajon (CA) Grossmont
College: Arizona State
Undrafted in 1987
Debuted in 1987 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 1987 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Jeffrey Richard Van Raaphorst (born December 7, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback. After going to high school at Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California, Van Raaphorst attended Arizona State University. He led the Sun Devils football team to the Pac-10 championship in his senior year, where they won the 1987 Rose Bowl. He was the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.

Van Raaphorst made his professional debut in the NFL in 1987 with the Atlanta Falcons. He played two games for Atlanta in the 1988 season.

Van Raaphorst's brother Mike Van Raaphorst was a backup quarterback behind Carson Palmer at USC in 1999. His brother Billy Van Raaphorst is a college baseball umpire.

Van Raaphorst was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

Van Raaphorst now serves as a color commentator for Arizona State football radio broadcasts.


  1. ^ 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program

External links

  • Jeff Van Raaphorst at
  • Jeff Van Raaphorst player bio at Arizona State University
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