Norman Julius Esiason
Jersey #: 7
Height: 6' 4"
Drafted: 1984/Round 2/Pick 38
Pro Career: 1984-92 Bengals
PERSONAL NOTES:Boomer got his nickname before he was born. His mother, reacting to his constant kicking in the womb, called him Boomer, and he has kept the name since.
Boomer was a star NFL quarterback in 1993 when he learned his young son, Gunnar, was afflicted with the deadly disease cystic fibrosis. Not one to back down from a fight, he immediately launched the Boomer Esiason Foundation and vowed to eliminate the threat of cystic fibrosis. Boomer and Cheryl are strongly committed to supporting the critical research needed to discover a cure for CF and to improving the quality of life for the 30,000 Americans living with the disease. They never lose hope that one day, a cure will be found.
AWARDS AND RECORDS: Boomer was named to four Pro Bowl games (1986, 1988, 1989, 1993) and holds several NFL career records for left-handed quarterbacks, including most touchdown passes (247), passing yards (37,920), and completions (2,969). Esiason also led the AFC in passing in both 1988 and 1989.
Among the awards Boomer has earned during his career include the NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 1988 (leading the league with a quarterback rating of 97.4), and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1995 for his charitable work.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.
Received the University of Maryland's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999.
College: Univ. of Maryland
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Hometown: East Islip, NY
High School: East Eslip HS
Birth Date: 4/17/61
Residence: Manhasset, NY
Marital Status: Married
Children: Gunnar and Sydney
Trivia: Was a judge on Iron Chef America.
Author A Boy Named Boomer (1995)
Toss, co-authoried with Lowell Caufiel (1998)
NFL Insider Magazine (99-02)
WFAN Radio-New York (present)
WEEI Radio-Boston (2000-02)
CBS Sports Radio/Westwood One (1998-02)
Madison Sq. Garden Network
The Boomer Esiason Show (02)
CBS NFL Today (02)
Fox Sports Network
NFL This Morning(01)
ABC’s Monday Night Football (98-99)