Timeline for football great, Iowa native Kurt Warner
Created by johnmcglothlen on Jan 28, 2010
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 11:37 PM
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In Kurt's autobiography, he wrote about waking up in a hospital, seeing a TV report about his emergency surgery
Kurt Warner leads the Rams to a Super Bowl XXXIV victory against the Tennessee Titans
Kurt Warner, making his first start for the Rams (2-2), completed 9 of 14 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and led the Rams to scores on all three of his first-half possessions. He became the starter when Trent Green suffered a season-ending knee injury the previous week.
Warner made his first National Football League roster Tuesday when the St. Louis Rams released Will Furrer. That move made the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Warner the Rams’ No.3 quarterback.
Just before Christmas in 1997, Warner was finally signed by an NFL franchise, the St. Louis Rams, and was allocated to NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals, where he would lead the league in touchdowns and passing yards
Warner requested and got a tryout with the Chicago Bears, but an injury to his throwing elbow caused by a spider bite sustained during his honeymoon prevented him from attending.
Kurt marries Brenda Carney Meoni on October 11, 1997, at St. John American Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Shortly after, in 1997, Kurt adopts Brenda's kids, Zachary and Jesse. The pastor concluded the service by saying "Let me present to you Mr. and Mrs. Meoni."
Kurt Warner as one of the Iowa Barnstormers in 1996. Warner led the Barnstormers to Arena Bowl appearances in 1996 and 1997.
Brenda's parents, Larry and Jenny Carney, were killed when their Mountain View, Arkansas, home was destroyed by a tornado. They had just retired and moved there a year earlier.
Kurt Warner was signed by the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League. (1995-1997)
For six months, moved in with Brenda's parents in Cedar Falls, living in their basemen; worked night shift at Hy-Vee for $5.50 an hour. At that time was a volunteer graduate assistant coach.
After 4-1/2 weeks, Warner is cut from the Green Bay Packers' training camp.
Kurt Warner undrafted by the NFL but finalizes deal over the phone to sign free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Kurt Warner of the UNI Panthers named Gateway Conference's Offensive Player of the Year.
Kurt Warner, quarterback for UNI in 1993, with running back Ed Trhreatt on August 16, 1993, UNI's media day. Warner was a fifth-year senior, attending the University of Northern Iowa from 1989 to 1994. His last year was his only opportunity to play.
Kurt graduated in 1989 from Regis High School in Cedar Rapids
Kurt Warner had been invited to an unofficial recruiting visit on the day of the Iowa vs. Northwestern game. After the game, in a room near where the players dressed, Hayden Fry walked right by Warner "as if I didn't exist and started schmoozing with some of the other recruits."
Kurt lettered twice in football and basketball, once in baseball at Cedar Rapids Regis. Led football and basketball teams to postseason play his senior year. Played in state football all-star game, the Shrine Bowl. Football all-stater. (March 1989 photo?)
Kurt attended All Saints School in Cedar Rapids from third grade to eighth grade, graduating
from eighth grade in 1985. Kurt's first football team: All Saints in the Catholic Parish Football League (1983 photo of Kurt in uniform)
Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner was born on June 22, 1971, to parents Gene and Sue Warner in Burlington, Iowa