Born on January 9, 1947
July 9, 1998
Indiana All-American and Indiana All-State Football Teams.
1969 Heisman Trophy Runner-up; 1969 All-American Quarterback and 2-time All-Big 10 First Team Quarterback; first quarterback ever to beat Notre Dame three times in a row; set 24 records; 2-time All-Academic Big 10; Big 10 Medal of Honor; offered Rhodes Scholarship but turned it down to play professional football.
Inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006; after leaving NFL, began a network marketing distribution system called Phipps Freedom Line, Phipps Sports Marketing specializing in trading cards and posters, and worked as an agent with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; named an NCAA Silver Anniversary Award winner.
Wife, Carole; children, Ryan, Russell, Natalie, Andy, and Casey.
Professional Athletic Background: Played as a quarterback with the Cleveland Browns 1970-1976 and with the Chicago Bears 1977-1981.