My favorite time of the year — football season — is just around the corner, so here’s some random NFL trivia to help you get ready for kickoff.

  • Three quarterbacks have been sacked 12 times in a single game: Bert Jones (1980), Warren Moon (1985) and Donovan McNabb (2007).
  • After leaving Green Bay, Vince Lombardi coached the Washington Redskins.
  • The Oakland Raiders won Super Bowl XV.
  • San Francisco 49ers’ head coach Red Hickey introduced the shotgun offense in 1960.
  • Roger Staubach was the first Heisman Trophy winner to start a Super Bowl and win MVP honors.
  • Vinny Testaverde started his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Peyton Manning holds the record for most passing yard in a rookie season with 3,739 yards.
  • The MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII was John Elway.
  • Former University of Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas holds the record for most sacks in a single game. He sacked the quarterback 7 times during a game against Seattle on Nov. 11, 1990.
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