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November 5, 1989 | RICH CIMINI, NEWSDAY
If a football player's career could be measured in mileage, Steve Grogan's odometer would be ready to turn over -- for the second time. The 36-year-old New England Patriots quarterback has endured 14 seasons of punishment, compiling a list of injuries that rivals Evel Knievel. Grogan had a herniated disk removed from his neck and two vertebrae fused with a piece of bone from his hip in January. He feared his career was over, but here he is, still exciting the hometown fans.
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December 10, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
To Cam Newton, NFL history is a little like ancient history -- not terribly relevant to what he's doing in the league right now. Before setting the single-season mark for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback last Sunday with a total of 13, Newton was asked about Steve Grogan, the guy whose record he would break. "Who's that?" Newton asked. Apprised that Grogan was a New England quarterback in the 1970s and that he rushed for 12 touchdowns in 1976, Newton confessed to drawing a blank.
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May 17, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day 16-year NFL veteran Steve Grogan arrived for a brief look-see, Ram Coach John Robinson said the team should decide by the weekend whether to offer a contract to either Grogan or Mike Pagel to be the team's No. 3 quarterback. Pagel, a longtime NFL backup, worked out with the team this week. The Rams are looking for a veteran to back up Jim Everett and Chuck Long.
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April 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The New England Patriots waived quarterback Steve Grogan. A fifth-round draft choice from Kansas State in 1975, Grogan played in 149 games for the Patriots. He is the team's passing leader with 26,886 yards and 182 touchdowns.
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October 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Grogan wanted complete deception on his bootleg Sunday, so he decided to fake out his own team too. The New England quarterback scored on a three-yard run with 3:27 remaining to give the Patriots a 20-13 win and snap the New York Jets' five-game winning streak. Grogan called for a handoff to Tony Collins in the huddle, but faked the ball to the running back and sprinted untouched into the left corner of the end zone.
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October 20, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Grogan, starring in place of the injured Tony Eason for the second week in a row, threw for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns as the New England Patriots punished the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-0, Sunday. Grogan, who completed 18 of 26 passes, passed for 2 touchdowns and New England led 24-0 before Pittsburgh managed a first down. "We usually run the ball first to set up the pass, but today we came out throwing and it worked out great," Grogan said.
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December 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Steve Grogan threw for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns as the New England Patriots, eliminated from the National Football League playoffs a day earlier, beat the Miami Dolphins, 24-10, Monday night in the final game of the 1987 regular season. Grogan, playing with a broken bone in his left hand, passed 3 yards to Irving Fryar for a touchdown and connected on a 34-yard scoring play to Stephen Starring. Grogan completed 21 of 32 attempts.
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September 21, 1987 | Associated Press
As if they didn't have enough problems with injuries, inconsistency on defense and a likely players' strike, the New York Jets now must worry about Steve Grogan. The New England Patriots quarterback, in his 13th National Football League season, has made a habit of picking on the Jets. Grogan is 10-5 against New York, and has hit on 54.3% of his passes for 3,386 yards and 29 touchdowns.
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April 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The New England Patriots waived quarterback Steve Grogan. A fifth-round draft choice from Kansas State in 1975, Grogan played in 149 games for the Patriots. He is the team's passing leader with 26,886 yards and 182 touchdowns.
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November 29, 1990 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's one thing you can count on when you get to be an old man. Over 30, say. You can count on having a bad back. Ask Grandpa Ask Joe Montana. Or ask Steve Grogan. As pro football quarterbacks, driven by the same fierce will to win, Montana, 34, and Grogan, 37, are content only in the fury of NFL competition, when they can take a football and, figuratively, beat someone up. And throwing hard passes is very hard on the back.
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October 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Buffalo didn't need any miracles against the New England Patriots. The Bills, who won their previous three games with improbable fourth-quarter comebacks, were cruising by that time Sunday to a 27-10 victory over the Patriots. "We had to come from behind even though we played well (in the last three games)," Buffalo Coach Marv Levy said. "We knew we had to get off to a good start (against New England.)" Don Smith scored on a one-yard run to give the Bills a 7-0 lead on their first possession.
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September 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
There is a 15-year age difference between Steve Grogan, the New England Patriots' quarterback, and Jeff George, the Indianapolis Colts' quarterback and No. 1 draft pick. Grogan, the NFL's oldest starting quarterback, demonstrated his experience Sunday when he led the Patriots to a 16-14 victory over the Colts to give New England Coach Rod Rust his first NFL victory.
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November 5, 1989 | RICH CIMINI, NEWSDAY
If a football player's career could be measured in mileage, Steve Grogan's odometer would be ready to turn over -- for the second time. The 36-year-old New England Patriots quarterback has endured 14 seasons of punishment, compiling a list of injuries that rivals Evel Knievel. Grogan had a herniated disk removed from his neck and two vertebrae fused with a piece of bone from his hip in January. He feared his career was over, but here he is, still exciting the hometown fans.
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October 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco 49ers hoped they had provided--for at least a few hours--some relief from the gloom caused by the earthquake. "We felt like we had to give people something to be happy about, some kind of joy," nose tackle Michael Carter said Sunday. "If football is it, that's OK with us." The 49ers ran their record to 6-1 with a 37-20 victory over New England, as Steve Young replaced the injured Joe Montana late in the first half and threw three touchdown passes. Team owner Edward J.
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October 14, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The Buffalo Bills scored a knockout, but still came up losers. The Bills put New England quarterback Tony Eason out of the game with a separated left shoulder in the second quarter Sunday, but Steve Grogan came out of exile to lead the Patriots to a 14-3 victory. "I don't know if they would have gone to Grogan if the other guy didn't get hurt," Buffalo Coach Hank Bullough said. The Bills (0-6) sacked Eason on three straight plays, sending him to the sidelines on the final sack.
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December 31, 1986
Quarterback Pat Ryan, who last Sunday guided the New York Jets to a 35-15 wild-card playoff victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, will start again Saturday in the AFC semifinals against the Browns at Cleveland. Ryan, starting ahead of Ken O'Brien, completed 16 of 23 passes for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Jets end the five-game losing streak that had caused O'Brien to be benched. Jet Coach Joe Walton said he chose Ryan because of his performance Sunday.
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September 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Grogan usually does pretty well against the New York Jets, and Sunday was no exception, despite playing in the rain. The New England quarterback passed for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Irving Fryar, and the Patriots won, 28-3, for their sixth straight season-opening victory. Grogran, in his 14-year pro career, has thrown 167 touchdown passes, and 35 have been against the Jets. He threw for four touchdowns and ran for one in his last game against them.
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