Sports Birthdays for November 25 — Joe Gibbs and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 25:
Profession: Retired NFL Coach / NASCAR Team Owner
Best Known For: A three-time Super Bowl champion, Joe Gibbs coached the Washington Redskins from 1981 to 1992 and 2004 to 2007. He led the team to victories in Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Gibbs was named AP Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1983. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1992, Gibbs founded a NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, which has won three cup championships: two with Tony Stewart and one with Bobby Labonte.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A three-time All-Star shortstop, Bucky Dent played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals from 1973 to 1984. While with the Yankees in 1978, Dent hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the one-game playoff against the Red Sox for the American League East title. Dent was a member of the Yankees’ teams that won the World Series in 1977 and 1978, winning the most valuable player award of the 1978 series. Dent managed the Yankees in 1989 and 1990.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A Pro-Bowl quarterback, Bernie Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins from 1985 to 1996. After leading the Browns to the AFC championship three times in four seasons, Kosar won a Super Bowl ring with the Cowboys as Troy Aikman’s back-up for Super Bowl XXVII. Kosar played college football at Miami, where he led the school to the 1983 national championship — its first national title in football.
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: An eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Cris Carter played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins from 1987 to 2002. He recovered from drug and alcohol issues he experienced while with Philadelphia and became a star receiver. Carter finished his career with 1,101 receptions and 130 touchdowns, both of which ranked second only to Jerry Rice at the time of Carter’s retirement. Carter was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team. While with Philadelphia, Carter’s head coach Buddy Ryan said of the receiver: “All he does is catch touchdowns,” a quip often repeated by ESPN’s Chris Berman in regard to Carter.
Profession: NFL Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Donovan McNabb played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings from 1999 to 2011. McNabb led the Eagles to four consecutive appearances in the NFC Championship Game from 2001 to 2004. He currently serves as an analyst on football broadcasts.