By Lenny Moon
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon talks with Lenny Moon about his unconventional trek to play the quarterback position in the National Football League. After being undrafted by the NFL, Moon was determined to remain a signal caller and migrated to Canada where he played his first six years of pro ball while leading the Edmonton Eskimoes to five consecutive Grey Cup titles. In 1984 the NFL staged a bidding war for the services of the Los Angeles native with Bud Adams of the Houston Oilers winning out to secure the services of the future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.
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In August of 2006, Harold Warren Moon became the first and only Black quarterback inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Los Angeles, Ca native spent his first six pro seasons in the Canadian Football League where he led the Edmonton team to five consecutive championships.
During his 17 NFL seasons, Moon passed for nearly 50,000 yards (49,325), 291 touchdowns, nine 3,000 yard passing seasons, four 4.000 yard passing seasons and selected to the Pro Bowl nine times. While with the Eskimoes of the CFL, the prolific field general threw for 21,228 yards and 144 touchdowns. He holds the distinction of being the only pro football player in history to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame.