Harold Warren Moon
Born: November 18, 1956
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
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Warren Moon holds the distinction of being the only player to be inducted into both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Moon attended Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and, in his final year, was accepted to quarterback the school's football team.
After high school, Moon enrolled at the West Los Angeles Junior College and then transferred to the University of Washington where a quarterback position was open.
Three years later, Warren Moon led the team to a win in the Rose Bowl where he was named Most Valuable Player.
During his football career to this point, NFL teams did not show any great interest in Moon's football talents.
At Washington, Moon was sometimes subject to racial slurs, and some feel the NFL teams were not looking for a black quarterback.
After university, and thinking he would not be drafted as a quarterback by any NFL team, Warren Moon decided to play in the Canadian Football League.
In 1978, he joined the Edmonton Eskimos where he led the team to a record five consecutive CFL championships.
Finally being recognized by NFL teams, in 1984 the Houston Oilers won a bidding war for Moon to play as a quarterback.
Then followed a superb career in the NFL which lasted for sixteen years.
Moon not only led his teams and league in many departments, but he also served as an inspiration to black athletes around the nation.
He was selected for the Pro Bowl game nine times and amassed nearly 50,000 passing yards.
Warren Moon was inducted in the Pro Hall of Fame in 2006.
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