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Sports Birthdays for August 21 — Jim McMahon and More

Jim McMahon
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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 21:

Archie Griffin
Age: 58
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: The only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player, Archie Griffin was a running back for the Ohio State University from 1972 to 1975. Griffin won the Heisman in 1974 and 1975. He was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls. After being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 1976 NFL Draft, Griffin played with the team for seven seasons.

Jim McMahon
Age: 53
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: An All-Pro quarterback with a maverick personality, Jim McMahon played in the NFL from 1982 to 1996 with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers. While often wearing headbands with slogans that poked fun at the league, coaches or opponents, McMahon quarterbacked the Bears’ team that won Super Bowl XX. McMahon was also a member of the Packers’ team that won Super Bowl XXXI. Prior to his NFL career, McMahon set 70 NCAA records at Brigham Young University, where he was twice named All-American. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

Jason Marquis
Age: 34
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Jason Marquis pitches for the San Diego Padres. Since making his MLB debut in 2000, Marquis has played for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins and Padres. He was selected to the National League All-Star Team in 2009.

Paul Menard
Age: 32
Profession: NASCAR Driver
Best Known For: Paul Menard is a driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. He currently drives for Richard Childress Racing. Menard has one career Sprint Cup Series win: the 2011 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.

B.J. Upton
Age: 28
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: B.J. Upton is an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has played for the team since 2006, though he made his major league debut in 2004.

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