The Info List - Paul Justin

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Paul Donald Justin (born May 19, 1968) is a former quarterback in the National Football League
National Football League
for the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and the St. Louis Rams. Prior to his time in the NFL, he was the starting quarterback for the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
of the Arena Football League and the Frankfurt Galaxy
Frankfurt Galaxy
of the World League of American Football. He played college football at Arizona State University.


1 Early years 2 Professional career

2.1 Chicago Bears 2.2 Arizona Rattlers 2.3 Indianapolis Colts 2.4 Cincinnati Bengals 2.5 Oakland Raiders 2.6 St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
(first stint) 2.7 Dallas Cowboys 2.8 St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
(second stint)

3 References 4 External links

Early years[edit] Justin attended Schaumburg High School, before moving on to Arizona State University. He became the starter at quarterback in the seventh game of his sophomore season, after passing Daniel Ford on the depth chart. He completed 56% (84 of 150) of his passes, threw for 1,063 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while helping the team post a 6–5 record.[1] In 1989, he completed 33 of 47 passes for 534 yards (school-record) and 4 touchdowns in a 44–39 upset of No. 23 ranked Washington State University.[2] He finished the season with a 6–4–1 record, 2,591 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In 1990, the Sun Devils opened the season with victories over Baylor University and Colorado State University, but would lose 4 consecutive games, 3 of them while Justin was out with a dislocated left shoulder suffered during a 30–9 loss against the University of Missouri. He also spent two days in a hospital with a probable case of appendicitis, that was later diagnosed as a gastrointestinal problem and caused him to lose 17 pounds.[3] He posted a 4–7 record, 1,876 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Professional career[edit] Chicago Bears[edit] Justin was selected by the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 1991 NFL
Draft. He was waived on August 26 and later signed to the practice squad.[4] He was cut on August 31, 1992.[5] Arizona Rattlers[edit] Justin played flag football, before signing with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League
Arena Football League
in 1993. He completed 226 of 404 passes, for 2,846 yards, 45 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Indianapolis Colts[edit] On April 11, 1994, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts, but was released on August 28. He was re-signed in 1995 and was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy
Frankfurt Galaxy
of the World League of American Football, after basically being out of football for two years. He led his team to the World Bowl
World Bowl
III championship. In 1995, he started one game and also shared playing time with Jim Harbaugh against the New Orleans Saints.[6] The next year, he started 2 games, winning both of them. In 1997, he started 4 games, while Harbaugh recovered from a fractured right hand he suffered when he scuffled with NBC sportscaster Jim Kelly. Against the Buffalo Bills, he was winning 26–0 in the first half, but the lead disappeared after the Bills outscored the Colts 30–3, Justin made it close again at 37–35 with 14 seconds remaining, but could not complete the potential game-tying two-point conversion. The Bills recovery from a 26-point deficit at the time was the second-largest comeback in NFL
history. Coming in with an 0–10 record against the defending Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champions Green Bay Packers, he led the team to a 41–38 win, completing 24-of-30 attempts for 340 passing yards.[7] On December 5, he was placed on the injured reserve list. On March 26, 1998, he was traded the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
in exchange for a fifth round draft choice (#135-Antony Jordan). Cincinnati Bengals[edit] The Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
acquired him after the retirement of Boomer Esiason to compete with Jeff Blake for the starting job. He appeared in 5 games with 3 starts, before being cut on April 20, 1999.[8] Oakland Raiders[edit] On August 18, 1999, he was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders. On August 30, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
in exchange for a seven-round draft choice (#238-Rodregis Brooks).[9] St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
(first stint)[edit] The St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
acquired Justin to provide depth at quarterback, after Trent Green
Trent Green
suffered a serious left knee injury in the last preseason game and Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
was named the new starter. He was a part of the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIV winning team. Dallas Cowboys[edit] On March 30, 2000, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, to replace the departed Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett
as the backup quarterback.[10] After struggling in preseason (he accounted for 6 critical turnovers in the first two games) and the signing of Randall Cunningham, he was waived injured on August 24.[11] St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
(second stint)[edit] On May 1, 2001, he signed with the St. Louis Rams. On August 10, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.[12] References[edit]

^ "Sun Devils Figure to Get a Few Kicks From Their Australian". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Justin and Fair Lead Arizona State, 44–39". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "A Healthier Arizona St. Faces Trojans : USC: Sun Devil quarterback Paul Justin is expected to make return from shoulder injury. Marinovich stays home". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Colts Season In Review: 1995". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Colts Season In Review: 1997". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Qb Reshuffling Goes On: Bengals Release Justin". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Season Begins In 2 Weeks, But Injuries Aren't Waiting". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Cowboys sign backup QB". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Justin likely to be cut today". Retrieved February 19, 2016.  ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Paul Justin at ArenaFan Online

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Arizona State Sun Devils starting quarterbacks

Coleman Zuger Goodman D. White Sproul Malone Pagel Hons Van Raaphorst Ford Justin Powers Rauer Benton McGee Plummer Kealy Krohn Walter Keller Carpenter Sullivan Threet Osweiler Kelly Bercovici Wilkins B. White Sterling-Cole

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Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
1991 NFL
draft selections

Stan Thomas Chris Zorich Chris Gardocki Joe Johnson Anthony Morgan Darren Lewis Paul Justin Larry Horton Mike Stonebreaker Tom Backes Stacy Long John Cook

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Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
starting quarterbacks

Steve Belles (1992) Gene Johnson (1992) Paul Justin (1993) Sherdrick Bonner (1994–2007) Brad Lebo (1994) Aaron Garcia (1995) Donnie Davis (1999) Chad May (1999, 2001) Chad DeGrenier (2001) Chris Hixson (2003) Joe Germaine (2005) Dennis Gile
Dennis Gile
(2006) Chris Sanders (2007) Lang Campbell (2008) Jeff Smoker (2008) Matthew Sauk (2008) Nick Davila (2010–2016) Jason Murrietta (2014) B. J. Coleman (2015) Shane Boyd
Shane Boyd
(2015) Darron Thomas
Darron Thomas
(2017) Cody Sokol (2017) Verlon Reed (2018) Jeff Ziemba (2018–present)

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Frankfurt Galaxy
Frankfurt Galaxy
starting quarterbacks

Mike Perez (1991–1992) Alex Espinoza (1992) Chris Cochrane (1992) Jim Miller (1995) Paul Justin (1995) Steve Pelluer (1996–1997) Chad May (1997) Damon Huard
Damon Huard
(1998) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(1999) Pat Barnes (1999–2000) Ted White (2000) Michael Bishop (2001) Lionel Hayes (2001) Kevin Thompson (2001) Joe Hamilton (2002) Bart Hendricks (2002) James Brown (2003) J. T. O'Sullivan
J. T. O'Sullivan
(2004, 2007) Kirk Farmer (2004) Akili Smith
Akili Smith
(2005) Kevin Eakin (2005) Jeff Otis (2006) Craig Ochs (2006)

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St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIV champions

2 Mike Horan 9 Joe Germaine 10 Trent Green 11 Rick Tuten 13 Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(MVP) 14 Jeff Wilkins 16 Paul Justin 20 Taje Allen 21 Dexter McCleon 22 Billy Jenkins 23 Devin Bush 24 Ron Carpenter 25 Robert Holcombe 26 Clifton Crosby 28 Marshall Faulk 31 Amp Lee 32 Dré Bly 33 Derrick Harris 35 Keith Lyle 36 Justin Watson 38 Rich Coady 41 Todd Lyght 42 James Hodgins 45 Jeff Robinson 50 Ryan Tucker 51 Lorenzo Styles 52 Mike Jones 54 Todd Collins 56 Charlie Clemons 57 Leonard Little 58 Mike Morton 59 London Fletcher 60 Mike Gruttadauria 61 Tom Nütten 62 Adam Timmerman 63 John Flannery 64 Andy McCollum 71 Cameron Spikes 73 Fred Miller 75 D'Marco Farr 76 Orlando Pace 77 Matt Willig 80 Isaac Bruce 81 Az-Zahir Hakim 82 Tony Horne 83 Chris Thomas 84 Ernie Conwell 86 Roland Williams 87 Ricky Proehl 88 Torry Holt 89 Chad Lewis 90 Jeff Zgonina 91 Troy Pelshak 92 Lionel Barnes 93 Kevin Carter 95 Nate Hobgood-Chittick 96 Jay Williams 98 Grant Wistrom 99 Ray Agnew -- Bobby Singh

Head coach: Dick Vermeil

Coaches: Steve Brown John Bunting Sam Clark Frank Gansz Peter Giunta Carl Hairston Jim Hanifan Todd Howard Mike Martz John Matsko Wilbert Montgomery John Ramsdell Al Saunders Lynn Stiles Mike White

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Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
starting quarterbacks

Fred Enke (1953–1954) George Taliaferro (1953) Ed Mioduszewski (1953) Gary Kerkorian (1954) Cotton Davidson
Cotton Davidson
(1954) George Shaw (1955–1956, 1958) Johnny Unitas
Johnny Unitas
(1956–1967, 1969–1972) Gary Cuozzo (1965–1966) Tom Matte (1965) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1968–1971) Marty Domres (1972–1974) Bert Jones (1973–1981) Bill Troup (1978) Mike Kirkland (1978) Greg Landry (1979–1980) David Humm (1981) Mike Pagel (1982–1985) Mark Herrmann (1983–1984, 1992) Art Schlichter (1984–1985) Matt Kofler (1985) Jack Trudeau (1986–1990, 1992–1993) Gary Hogeboom (1986–1988) Blair Kiel
Blair Kiel
(1987) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1988–1989) Tom Ramsey (1989) Jeff George (1990–1993) Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
(1994–1997) Don Majkowski
Don Majkowski
(1994) Browning Nagle (1994) Craig Erickson (1995) Paul Justin (1995–1997) Kelly Holcomb (1997) Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
(1998–2010) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(2011) Curtis Painter
Curtis Painter
(2011) Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky
(2011) Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
(2012–2016) Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck
(2015) Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
(2015) Scott Tolzien
Scott Tolzien
(2016–2017) Jacoby Brissett (2017–present)

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
starting quarterbacks

Dewey Warren (1968) John Stofa (1968) Sam Wyche (1968–1970) Greg Cook (1969) Virgil Carter (1970–1972) Ken Anderson (1971–1985) Wayne Clark (1974) John Reaves (1975, 1977–1978) Jack Thompson (1979–1980) Turk Schonert (1983–1984, 1989) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1984–1992, 1997) Adrian Breen (1987) Dave Walter (1987) Erik Wilhelm (1991) Donald Hollas (1991) David Klingler (1992–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1993) Jeff Blake (1994–1999) Neil O'Donnell (1998) Paul Justin (1998) Akili Smith
Akili Smith
(1999–2002) Scott Mitchell (2000) Jon Kitna
Jon Kitna
(2001–2004) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(2002) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2004–2010) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2008) Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton