Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jim Plunkett, Jr.

Jim Plunkett, Jr.

Details

  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Stanford
  • High School: San Jose, CA (Overfeldt HS)\rSan Jose, CA (James Lick HS)
  • Years: 1968-1970
  • Inducted: 1990
  • Place of Birth: Santa Clara, CA
  • Date of Birth: Dec 05, 1947
  • Jersey Number: 16
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 204

Member Biography

Jim Plunkett set records all three years he quarterbacked Stanford. As a sophomore, 1968, he passed for 2,156 yards, a record in what was then the Pac-8 Conference. He broke the record in 1969 and 1970. For his career he had 7,887 yards in total offense, a national record that lasted 13 years. In 1970, he won 28 awards, including the Heisman and Maxwell and consensus All-America rating. Plunkett was born December 5, 1947 in Santa Clara, California and was a high school star there. His parents were blind, and he chose nearby Stanford so he could be near them. Stanford went 22-8-2 in his three years, and he said his best game was a 27-17 victory over Ohio State in the Rose Bowl January 1, 1971. Then came 13 years as a pro with the Patriots, 49ers and Raiders. In pro football as in college, Plunkett was a winner all the way.