Warren Moon is a former gridiron quarterback who played professionally for 23 seasons.Moon attended two-year West Los Angeles College, and was a record-setting quarterback as a freshman in 1974, but only a handful of four-year colleges showed interest in signing him.
He spent the majority of his career with the Houston Oilers of the NFL and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In the NFL, Moon also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs. Moon began his professional career with the Eskimos in 1978 due to not generating interest from NFL teams during that year's draft, where he would go unselected. His success during his six CFL seasons, five of which ended in Grey Cup victories, resulted in him being signed by the Oilers for 1984. Over his 17 NFL seasons, Moon was named to nine Pro Bowls, received first-team All-Pro honors in 1990, and made seven playoff appearances. He spent ten seasons with the Oilers and had brief stints with the Vikings, Seahawks, and Chiefs before retiring in 2000. At the time of his retirement, Moon held several all-time professional gridiron football passing records.
Moon was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, becoming the first African-American quarterback and the first undrafted quarterback to receive the honor. He is also the only player inducted to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, as of 2021.