Donovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2009. Before his NFL career, he played football and basketball for Syracuse University. His son, Donovan McNabb II, is an NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings. He will be inducted into the NFL Museum of American History in 2015.
About Donovan McNabb in brief
Donovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2009. McNabb was a finalist for the 1998 Heisman Trophy. Before his NFL career, he played football and basketball for Syracuse University. He was drafted by the Eagles with the second overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft. He retired from the NFL in 2007 after being cut by the Cleveland Browns and being cut again by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008. He is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to amass more than 30,000 passing yards, 200 touchdown passes, 3,000 rushing yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns in his career. He also became the Eagles’ all-time leader in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns. His 3,469 career yards rushing ranks eighth all- time for NFL quarterbacks. The Eagles drafted him in the second round of the 1999 draft, behind Tim Couch, in the first quarterback-rich class of that year. By 2006, only McNabb and Daunte Culpepper went on to have successful careers in the NFL; Tim Couch and Akili Smith were cut from the team that drafted him. He has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Famer’s “All-Decade Team” for his time with the Eagles. His son, Donovan McNabb II, is an NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, and a former college basketball player for the Syracuse University Orange.
He won the Super Bowl with the Redskins in 2008 and the NFC East Championship with the Vikings in 2010. He will be inducted into the NFL Museum of American History in 2015. He had a son, Jordan, with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, who was a high-school teammate of Simeon Rice and Matt Cushing. His daughter, Ava, is the daughter of former Eagles head coach Don McPherson and former Eagles quarterback Don Mcpherson, who died in a car accident in 2011. He and his wife have two children, a son and a daughter, both of whom were born in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The couple have two sons, a boy and a girl, who were both born in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and have a daughter and a son-in-law, both are expected to have children in 2015 and 2016. He currently lives with his wife and two children in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The family has three children, one of whom is a high school football player, and the other two are high school basketball players. He attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he was a teammate of future NFL players Sime on Rice and Cushing, and led the team to the 1991 State Championship over Wheaton Central High School. As a senior, he led Syracuse to a berth in the Orange Bowl against Florida, as he completed 157 of 251 passes for 2,134 yards; he also pushed the eventual champions, the 1998 Tennessee Volunteers, to the limit in a very close game.