T. J. Rubley
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-11-29) November 29, 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth: Davenport, Iowa
Career information
College: Tulsa
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 9 / Pick: 228
Debuted in 1993 for the Los Angeles Rams
Last played in 1998 for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
* Los Angeles Rams ( 1992 1994)
Career highlights and awards
* World League Offensive MVP (1997)
  • All-World League (1997)
Pass attempts     195
Pass completions     112
Percentage     57.4
Passing yards     1,377
TDINT     8–7
Passer rating     78.1
Pass attempts     257
Pass completions     148
Percentage     57.6
Passing yards     1,504
TD–INT     4–12

Theron Joseph Rubley (born November 29, 1968), is a former American professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), World League of American Football (WLAF), and the Canadian Football League (CFL) during the 1990s. He played for the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and Denver Broncos of the NFL, the Rhein Fire of the WLAF, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. Rubley played collegiately at the University of Tulsa.


Early yearsEdit

Rubley was a first-team all-state selection for Davenport West High School in Davenport, Iowa, where he completed 253 of 490 passes (51.6 percent) for 4,009 yards and 32 touchdowns in three seasons from 1984 to 1986.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

Rubley was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the ninth round (228th pick overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season as the team's inactive third quarterback.

Rubley saw action in two NFL seasons in 1993 and 1995. He started 7 games for the Rams during the 1993 season. With limited playing time and being waived numerous times by NFL teams, Rubley found success with the Rhein Fire of the WLAF and played briefly with Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.

Perhaps his most infamous moment in the NFL came as a Green Bay Packer in a 1995 game against the Minnesota Vikings. Both starting quarterback Brett Favre and back-up quarterback Ty Detmer got injured in the game, but the Packers and Vikings were tied 24-24 with less than a minute to go and the Packers with the ball on the Minnesota 38 yard line. On 3rd and 1, coach Mike Holmgren called for a quarterback sneak. However, Rubley, the only remaining quarterback for the Packers, audibled and called a roll-out. He passed the ball and it was quickly intercepted, giving Minnesota the ball and eventually, the win.

Post-football careerEdit

Rubley served as a consultant for the film The Replacements, specifically coaching Keanu Reeves in his role as the starting quarterback for the fictional Washington Sentinels.[3]


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