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January 23, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Jim Plunkett wanted out, but Al Davis balked. Otherwise, Plunkett might not have been playing for the Oakland Raiders in the fall of 1980, when the Heisman Trophy winner from Stanford jump-started an improbable career resurrection that culminated in two Super Bowl victories. "I asked to be traded," Plunkett says, "and Mr. Davis said no. " It proved to be one of the most astute decisions made by the Raiders' oft-criticized owner. Thirty years ago this week, Plunkett led the Raiders to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. Three seasons later, he did it again, helping the relocated-to-Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins for the title.
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September 13, 2012 | By Gary Klein
It wasn't only Andrew Luck. When Josh Nunes was named Stanford's starting quarterback, following in the footsteps of the top pick in the 2012 NFL draft was only one of the potential burdens. "There's inherent pressure being behind Andrew," Nunes acknowledged during a phone interview. "Not only that, but there's the quarterback tradition at Stanford from Jim Plunkett to John Elway and Andrew. " Not that Nunes is anxious about it. "That kind of all went out the window," he said, "as soon as I got that first snap out of the way. " A fourth-year junior from Upland, Nunes has guided the No. 21 Cardinal to victories over San Jose State and Duke.
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December 19, 1991 | FRANK SOTOMAYOR, NUESTRO TIEMPO EDITOR
Twenty-five years ago, Jim Plunkett made the move from his Mexican neighborhood in San Jose to begin classes at Stanford University, launching a football career that would bring him almost every major award in the sport. Plunkett, who ended his playing career with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988, remains active in football as a member of the Raiders radio broadcasting team.
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January 23, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Jim Plunkett wanted out, but Al Davis balked. Otherwise, Plunkett might not have been playing for the Oakland Raiders in the fall of 1980, when the Heisman Trophy winner from Stanford jump-started an improbable career resurrection that culminated in two Super Bowl victories. "I asked to be traded," Plunkett says, "and Mr. Davis said no. " It proved to be one of the most astute decisions made by the Raiders' oft-criticized owner. Thirty years ago this week, Plunkett led the Raiders to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. Three seasons later, he did it again, helping the relocated-to-Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins for the title.
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August 12, 1989
Jim Plunkett, former Stanford quarterback; Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, Iowa athletic director and former Michigan halfback, and two former football coaches, the late Woody Hayes of Ohio State and Howard Jones of USC, will become the first members of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21.
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August 20, 1988
I agree with the Raiders on their decision to let Jim Plunkett go. But they still don't have a quarterback. It looks as if the Raiders are going to have to change their slogan to "Commitment to Losing." FREDERICK ROBERSON Los Angeles
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November 7, 1987
What the Raiders need is a miracle. His name is Jim Plunkett. I'm not talking starting quarterback, I'm talking head coach. Al Davis, if you really believe in a "commitment to excellence," then put up or shut up. Fire Tom Flores and replace him with Plunkett or anybody before you miss the playoffs for the second year in a row. It might be too late already. LARRY ADELMAN Carlsbad
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September 25, 1985
Raider quarterback Jim Plunkett, who suffered a separated left shoulder in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, will undergo arthroscopic surgery to sew the shoulder back into position. Plunkett's shoulder had continued to pop out after he was hospitalized in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Robert Rosenfeld, the Raider orthopedist, said that the operation will not affect Plunkett's predicted recovery time--at least six weeks. Plunkett was put on injured reserve Monday.
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September 26, 1985
Raider quarterback Jim Plunkett, who suffered a separated left shoulder in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, remained in the hospital Wednesday after having diagnostic arthroscopic surgery. Major reconstructive surgery may be required. Coach Tom Flores said Wednesday that doctors "would wait a few days to see whether he'd need surgery to correct it or whether it would tighten up." Either way, Plunkett will be out of action for a minimum of six weeks, Flores said.
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November 30, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "SportsCentury: Jim Plunkett" Where: ESPN Classic, Friday, 5 p.m. The idea behind ESPN Classic continuing ESPN's "SportsCentury" series is that there are many prominent athletes that have good stories, whether they ranked in the cable network's top 50 or not. Jim Plunkett, Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Super Bowl winner, is exactly that type of athlete. The many interesting facets of Plunkett's life and career are explored in this excellent one-hour feature.
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January 25, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
"Eagles Go Ker-Plunkett, 27-10," read the morning headline, saluting the NFL's first wild card team to run the table (4-0) in the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. The Raider quarterback, Jim Plunkett, had a three-touchdown day at New Orleans, and Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski threw three interceptions. The game's most spectacular play was an 80-yard Plunkett-to-Kenny King touchdown.
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December 19, 1991 | FRANK SOTOMAYOR, NUESTRO TIEMPO EDITOR
Twenty-five years ago, Jim Plunkett made the move from his Mexican neighborhood in San Jose to begin classes at Stanford University, launching a football career that would bring him almost every major award in the sport. Plunkett, who ended his playing career with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988, remains active in football as a member of the Raiders radio broadcasting team.
SPORTS
August 12, 1989
Jim Plunkett, former Stanford quarterback; Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, Iowa athletic director and former Michigan halfback, and two former football coaches, the late Woody Hayes of Ohio State and Howard Jones of USC, will become the first members of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21.
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August 20, 1988
I agree with the Raiders on their decision to let Jim Plunkett go. But they still don't have a quarterback. It looks as if the Raiders are going to have to change their slogan to "Commitment to Losing." FREDERICK ROBERSON Los Angeles
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