Currently alive, at 46 years of age.
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1971 – Kurtis ("Kurt") Eugene Warner born on the 22nd of June in Burlington, Iowa. He is a professional American football quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals.
1994 – Completed his college career at the University of Northern Iowa, he attended the Green Bay Packers training camp, but was released before the regular season began.
1995 – Worked at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee grocery as a stocker before being signed by the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League.
1996 – 1997 – Was named to the AFL’s All-Arena first team as he led the Barnstormers to Arena Bowl appearances in both seasons.
1998 – Took his chance and became a QB in the league now known as NFL Europa. During this season he played for the Amsterdam Admirals.
1999 – He was named the NFL MVP at the season’s end.
Warner was awarded the Super Bowl MVP, becoming one of only six players to win both the league MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year.
2000 – Started the season well, racking up 300 or more passing yards in each of his first 6 games (tying Steve Young’s record) and posting 19 touchdown passes in that stretch. Warner broke his hand and missed the middle of the campaign, but Trent Green filled in ably and the Warner/Green duo led the Rams to the highest team passing yard total in NFL history, with 5,232 net yards.
2004 – The Rams released him on the 1st of June. Two days later, he signed a two-year deal with the New York Giants.
2005 – Signed a one-year, $4-million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, and was quickly named the starter by coach Dennis Green. Warner posted three relatively mediocre performances before injuring his groin and being replaced by former starter Josh McCown.
2006 – Signed a new three-year deal with the Cardinals on the 14th of February.
– In Week One of the NFL season Warner won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, throwing for 301 yards and three touchdowns in a win over San Francisco. Two weeks later Warner passed the 20,000-yards passing milestone in his 76th game, one game more than record holder Dan Marino, although Marino accomplished the feat in his 5th season while Warner was in his 9th.