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Jim Plunkett


James William Plunkett, Jr.

Inducted 1990

Date of Birth



Santa Clara, CA


Stanford University (1968-1970)


Jim Plunkett set records all three years he quarterbacked Stanford. As a sophomore, 1968, he passed for 2,156 yards, a record in what was then the Pac-8 Conference. He broke the record in 1969 and 1970. In 1969, he was a second-team All-America and placed eighth in the Heisman. It was the first of two all-conference seasons. For his career he had 7,887 yards in total offense, a national record that lasted 13 years. In 1970, he won 28 awards, including the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award and consensus All-America rating. Plunkett was a high school star in Santa Clara.. His parents were blind, and he chose nearby Stanford so he could be near them. Stanford went 22-8-2 in his three years, and he said his best game was a 27-17 victory over Ohio State in the Rose Bowl January 1, 1971. He played 13 years as a pro with the Patriots, 49ers and Raiders.


Height 6'3

Weight 204

Career Highlights

  • 1970 All-Conference
  • 1970 Consensus All-America
  • 1970 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1970 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1969 All-Conference
  • 1969 Heisman - Eighth
  • 1969 Second Team All-America
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