Trent Dilfer is a former professional quarterback. Dilfer attended Fresno State, starting at quarterback for 2 1⁄2 seasons. Dilfer helped Fresno State win or share the conference title for three straight seasons and started in two bowl games.
Dilfer played 14 seasons in the NFL and is best known as the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl-winning season in 2000. Dilfer was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played for the team for six years. He subsequently signed with the Ravens as a backup before becoming the team's starter midway through the year, which concluded with the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XXXV. Despite the championship, Dilfer was not re-signed by the Ravens, becoming the first starting quarterback to be released after a Super Bowl win. Dilfer next spent four years primarily as a backup with the Seattle Seahawks and had short stints with the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers before retiring in 2008.
Shortly after announcing his retirement, Dilfer was hired by ESPN as an NFL analyst, a position he held until 2017. He is also the head coach of Elite 11, a quarterback camp featuring 24 of the nation's best high school quarterbacks in a 49-day-long training camp, and whittled down to 11. Since 2019, Dilfer has served as the head football coach at Lipscomb Academy.