Born on
Emporia, Kansas
Inducted On
September 2, 2021
Location Inducted
West Lafayette, IN
Region Number
Eldorado (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
1980 Class 4A New Mexico State Champion, undefeated 13-0
Purdue University 1986; Pepperdine University
1984 — Honorable Mention All-Big Ten; Three time National, Big Ten and Television Player-of-the-Game; Academic All-Big Ten; Purdue MVP; Purdue Male Athlete-of-the-Year; second-place finish in Big Ten; first in Big Ten in total offense; fifth in NCAA total offense; school record for most single-season passing yards, completions, attempts and total offensive yards. 1985 — First Purdue quarterback to pass for 1,000 yards after first three games; first Big Ten quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards after first six games; Broke own Purdue single-season record for completions (285), attempts (45), passing yardage (3,651) and total offensive yardage (3,589) and tied for touchdown passes (23); Academic All-Big Ten; Coors Sports Page National Player-of-the-Week vs Illinois; Purdue MVP and Offensive Captain; AP third team All-America and second team All-Big Ten; sixth in Heisman Trophy voting.
Earned MBA from Pepperdine in 2000; started and ran the Jim Everett Company for 14 years; working for local TV and radio stations during football season since the Rams return to LA in 2016. Board member for a number of public and private companies. Donates time and resources with various local LA charities.
Partner, Laura; daughters, Alexa, Audrey; son, Quinn.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted third overall in the 1986 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers; Los Angeles Rams (1986-1993); New Orleans Saints (1994-1996); San Diego Chargers (1997).

Professional Honors: Pro Bowl (1990); two-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (1988, 1989); Los Angeles Rams career leader in passing yards; NFL playoff berths (1986, 1988, 1989).