Legendary Football Hall-Of-Famer
One of the greatest players in professional football history, Warren Moon ranks among the top all-time in nearly every offensive statistical category for quarterbacks. Not including his first six seasons spent playing professionally in Canada, Moon passed for nearly 50,000 yards in 17 NFL seasons including nine Pro Bowl appearances and induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Among his many accomplishments, Warren Moon is most proud of being honored as NFL Man of the Year for his charitable work with the Crescent Moon Foundation.
In addition to superior athleticism, Warren Moon’s intelligence and creativity played an enormous role in his success both on and off the field. His combination of experience, and charisma allowed him to transition from being a player to successful businessman and broadcaster, as well as a mentor to young athletes.
Off the field, embraced by each city in which he played, Warren Moon helped a large list of charitable organizations, including the United Negro College Fund, the Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics, the March of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Moon also created the Crescent Moon Foundation in 1989, which helped those in need in the city of Houston, and provided college scholarships to those who couldn’t afford tuition.
In addition to his role as a broadcaster, Warren Moon speaks across the country to corporations, non-profits and schools. As a speaker, Warren is entertaining and engaging as he weaves in personal stories and anecdotes gleaned over his remarakable career. Warren Moon talks about the perserverance it took to succeed in a hostile environment and the relationships that propelled him through the toughest times. Warren shares with audiences his views on the importance of strong mentors and the accountability that each of us has to those we touch in life.
Never Give Up on Your Dream
Inducted in 2006, Warren Moon is the only African-American quarterback in the NFL Hall of Fame. His path to success was neither easy nor assured. As a seven-year-old growing up in Los Angeles, he lost his father to alcoholism and helped his single mom raise six sisters. Playing football as a kid, coaches questioned whether, because he was black, he had the smarts to play quarterback. Repeatedly asked to switch to another position, Moon refused, knowing that he had both the ability and the intelligence. In college, he played at the University of Washington, beating the Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl. Undrafted by the NFL, he went to Canada and played for the Edmonton Eskimos, leading his team to five consecutive championships. In 1984, he signed with the Houston Oilers and played for the Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs over his 17-year career. In this compelling presentation, Warren shares with audiences how he overcame all obstacles to become one of the Top 5 quarterbacks of all time.