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Kurt Warner Biography

Birth Name:
Kurtis Eugene Warner
Birth Place:
Burlington, Iowa, United States
Former NFL quarterback

Fast Facts

  • Traveled a unique post-collegiate road to the NFL, enduring stints in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before making the St
  • Louis Rams roster in 1998
  • Also worked at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Iowa and missed out on a Bears tryout after suffering a spider bite
  • Won MVP honors in the Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV win over the Titans and led the Cardinals to their first-ever Super Bowl, after the 2008 season
  • Warner is just the second QB to start the Super Bowl for two different teams and owns the three highest passing-yardage totals in Super Bowl history (400 in XXXIV; 377 XLIII; 365 in XXXVI)
  • Established a tradition of bringing two of his seven children on each Cardinals road trip and letting them choose a family for whom to anonymously buy dinner when going out on Saturday night
  • Named NFL MVP in 1999 and 2001; also reached 30,000 passing yards in a record-tying 114 games
  • He joined Fran Tarkenton as the only players to throw 100 TDs for two different teams, and set a regular-season-game completion-percentage mark in 2009 (24-for-26)
  • Participant in Season 11 of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, continuing the show's tradition of attracting NFL players (Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Chad Ochocinco)


  • Matt Warner -- Brother
  • Jada Warner -- Daughter
  • Jesse Warner -- Daughter
  • Sienna Rae Warner -- Daughter
  • Sierra Rose Warner -- Daughter
  • Gene Warner -- Father
  • Sue Warner -- Mother
  • Elijah Warner -- Son
  • Kade Warner -- Son
  • Zachary Warner -- Son
  • Matt Post -- Stepbrother
  • Mimi Warner -- Stepmother