Tommy Maddox Biography

Tommy Maddox is a former football quarterback who played in the XFL and the NFL. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: September 2, 1971

Nationality: American

Famous: American Football Players American Men

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Also Known As: Thomas Alfred Maddox

Born Country: United States

Born in: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Famous as: American Football Quarterback

Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jennifer O'Dell

children: Colby, Kacy

U.S. State: Louisiana

City: Shreveport, Louisiana

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education: L.D. Bell High School, University of California, Los Angeles

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Tommy Maddox is an American former football quarterback who played in the XFL and the National Football League (NFL). He is one among the only three players to have won both the XFL and Super Bowl championships. Born in Louisiana and raised in Texas, he attended D. Bell High School where he lettered in baseball, football, and basketball. In his senior year, Maddox became an excellent all-rounder and was named the Area Most Valuable Player and the Southwest Texas Offensive Player of the Year. After leading UCLA to a win in the John Hancock Bowl tournament in 1991, he kicked off his NFL career with the Denver Broncos for the 1992 NFL season. Maddox then went on to play for Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons before retiring in 2006. After retiring from the sport, he took up coaching and currently serves as the head coach of Decatur High School’s baseball team. On a personal note, Maddox has been married since 1992. He has two children with his wife.

Childhood & Early Life
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  • After playing two seasons of college football at UCLA and helping his team earn All-American honors in 1991, Tommy Maddox joined NFL’s Denver Broncos at the 1992 NFL Draft.
  • In October 1992, he completed 2-of-8 passes for 10 yards in a match against the Washington Redskins and became the youngest quarterback to complete a pass. He then went on play as the placekicker's holder in all games in 1993.
  • On August 27, 1994, Maddox was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. With the team, he played as a placekick holder in five games. His team finished the season with 4–12 and he moved to St. Louis.
  • Following his release from St. Louis Rams, he played as a free agent for the New York Giants under Coach Dan Reeves in August 1995. He played as the placekick holder in all 16 games and also as a quarterback in three of those games.
  • In October 1995, in a match against the Philadelphia Eagles, Maddox finished 6-for-23 for 49 yards and three interceptions.
  • After being released by the Giants in August 1996, he was acquired by the Atlanta Falcons. However, he was released by them after the training camp in August 1997.
  • Maddox then went on to join Arena Football League’s New Jersey Red Dogs in 1999. With the team, he completed 284-of-490 passes for a total of 3,800 yards, 15 interceptions and 64 touchdowns.
  • In 2001, he joined Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL and managed to make a huge impact in the team. He became the only quarterback to start all 10 regular season games of the league and led his team to the Million Dollar Game. After Xtreme won over the San Francisco Demons, the footballer was named the XFL MVP.
  • Maddox then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2004, his team became the first AFC team to set a 15–1 record in the regular season. A year later, the Steelers won Super Bowl XL after defeating the Seattle Seahawks. On March 3, 2006, they released Maddox.
  • After retiring from his playing career as a footballer, Maddox worked with the Grapevine High School baseball team as their assistant coach. Under his guidance, they earned the 5A Texas UIL State Championship in the year 2016.
  • Until 2017, he also assisted the Grapevine High School football team. He currently works with the Decatur High School baseball team as their head coach.
Family & Personal Life
  • In 1992, Tommy Maddox married his long-time girlfriend Jennifer O'Dell. They have two kids: Kacy and Colby.
  • He is a socially conscious individual, and he founded the Tommy Maddox Foundation for underprivileged children in 2003.

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