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December 31, 1985 | MIKE DOWNEY, Times Staff Writer
He was only 16 years old during his senior year of high school and should have been thinking more about college and less about football. So, his father pulled one of the oldest tricks in the book. He packed him off to military school. One year later, the kid returned to his Elmont, N.Y., neighborhood, not far from the Belmont race track. Gone were the thick black curls that mopped his head. Gone was the nonchalant manner that had accompanied him through four years of classes at Sewanhaka High.
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August 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
LATROBE, Pa. - Pittsburgh Steelers camp had a county fair feel to it Friday night, and it wasn't just because of the country band or the fireworks. Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the quarterbacks stuck around for an impromptu competition to test their throwing accuracy. The targets were tall gray "buckets" -- two large trash barrels stacked on each other -- and the object was to land footballs in them. Participants got one point for hitting a bucket, two points for hitting the rim, and three points for sinking a shot.
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November 25, 1986
The No. 14 worn by Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde will be retired after this season.
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December 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Behind an ancient quarterback, a suddenly diverse playbook and a dominating defense, the Carolina Panthers finally tasted victory at home. Vinny Testaverde threw two touchdown passes in the Panthers' 31-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Carolina's first home win in more than a year.
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November 25, 1997 | Associated Press
Baltimore Raven Coach Ted Marchibroda shook up his starting lineup, replacing leading receiver Derrick Alexander and free safety Rondell Jones. "I don't want to go into the reasons why," said Marchibroda, who also said Vinny Testaverde will remain his starting quarterback. . . . Paul Justin will keep the starting job as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts if he's physically able to play this week, Coach Lindy Infante said. Justin's left knee was bruised in Sunday's 32-10 loss at Detroit. . . .
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November 26, 1986 | United Press International
University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde was injured in a minor accident on his motor scooter and it is doubtful whether he will play in Thursday night's game against East Carolina, team athletic trainer Kevin O'Neill said today. The star of the nation's No. 1 college football team suffered extensive scrapes over the left side of his body in the Tuesday night accident. The Hurricanes must beat East Carolina to ensure a Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl showdown with No.
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October 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vinny Testaverde hit Steve Smith for a 65-yard touchdown pass, DeAngelo Williams ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 25-10. Testaverde's touchdown pass gives him at least one in 21 straight seasons, extending his NFL record and helping Carolina improve to 4-2. The teams played with quarterbacks who weren't on the roster the previous Sunday -- Tim Rattay for Arizona (3-3) and Testaverde.
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December 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Behind an ancient quarterback, a suddenly diverse playbook and a dominating defense, the Carolina Panthers finally tasted victory at home. Vinny Testaverde threw two touchdown passes in the Panthers' 31-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Carolina's first home win in more than a year.
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January 2, 2002 | Times Wire Services
New York Jet coaches assembled Tuesday to prepare for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, all under the cloud of an apparent rift between quarterback Vinny Testaverde and offensive coordinator Paul Hackett. The Jets can't score touchdowns, and Testaverde and Hackett are being blamed. General Manager Terry Bradway said he believes the differences between Testaverde and Hackett are nothing more than competitive tension.
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October 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vinny Testaverde hit Steve Smith for a 65-yard touchdown pass, DeAngelo Williams ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 25-10. Testaverde's touchdown pass gives him at least one in 21 straight seasons, extending his NFL record and helping Carolina improve to 4-2. The teams played with quarterbacks who weren't on the roster the previous Sunday -- Tim Rattay for Arizona (3-3) and Testaverde.
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November 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Vinny Testaverde, who came out of retirement last season to help out the New York Jets, was signed Tuesday by New England. The move came after the Patriots lost two straight games for the first time since 2002 as Tom Brady played two of his poorest games. Until signing Testaverde, New England had only one other quarterback on its roster, second-year pro Matt Cassel from USC. Testaverde, who turned 43 Monday, was the first overall pick by Tampa Bay in the 1987 draft.
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October 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Atlanta Falcons made Vinny Testaverde look every bit like a 41-year-old quarterback. Testaverde fumbled three times in the first 17 1/2 minutes, leading to two touchdowns, and the Falcons dealt New York another road loss, beating the Jets, 27-14, on Monday night. Warrick Dunn rushed for 155 yards, breaking off a 65-yard run in the second quarter that set up a field goal to give the Falcons (5-2) a 20-0 lead.
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October 9, 2005 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
One picture of an old quarterback is worth a thousand words of warning. The iconic image for today's NFL fans might well be T.O. with his mouth in gear, but to an earlier generation, a single black-and-white photo fixed what the game was about: Y.A. Tittle on his knees in the shadow of the goalposts, his blue New York Giants' helmet lying on the ground a few feet away, a trickle of blood creasing his bald pate.
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December 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
For more than 58 minutes, Vinny Testaverde was the scorn of Dallas Cowboy fans. They wanted the old guy benched so they could see a young quarterback and they were more than happy to let him know it. Testaverde tuned out the boos -- and the signs, and the chanting of his backup's name -- to show why Coach Bill Parcells trusts him so much, throwing a 39-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left to beat the Washington Redskins, 13-10, Sunday.
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November 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Bill Parcells wants to develop Drew Henson into an NFL quarterback and he wants to win games. If he has to pick one, he'll take winning every time. So with the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears playing terribly and tied at halftime, Parcells pulled Henson from his first start, turned to Vinny Testaverde and walked away with a 21-7 victory Thursday, ending a three-game losing streak. "I'm going to relax and enjoy this," Parcells said.
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January 2, 2002 | Times Wire Services
New York Jet coaches assembled Tuesday to prepare for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, all under the cloud of an apparent rift between quarterback Vinny Testaverde and offensive coordinator Paul Hackett. The Jets can't score touchdowns, and Testaverde and Hackett are being blamed. General Manager Terry Bradway said he believes the differences between Testaverde and Hackett are nothing more than competitive tension.
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December 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Vinny Testaverde ignored the pressure and led the New York Jets to another come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter. Testaverde, who has led New York to four fourth-quarter comeback victories, threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Becht in the final minute Sunday night to give the Jets a 29-28 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
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