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#5 The Rams Trade John Hadl to the Packers | NFL Films | Top 10 In-Season Trades of All Time
#5 The Rams Trade John Hadl to the Packers | NFL Films | Top 10 In-Season Trades of All Time
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: NFL Films
John Hadl
John Hadl
Published: 2014/08/14
Channel: David Spada
San Diego Chargers - AFL - March to the Trenches - Sid Gillman - John Hadl - Lance Alworth - Ron Mix
San Diego Chargers - AFL - March to the Trenches - Sid Gillman - John Hadl - Lance Alworth - Ron Mix
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: Rusty Brewer
John Hadl Recognition // Kansas Football // 1.23.16
John Hadl Recognition // Kansas Football // 1.23.16
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Kansas Jayhawks
1973 Cowboys @ L.A. Rams  GOTW  Game 5 [10-14-73]
1973 Cowboys @ L.A. Rams GOTW Game 5 [10-14-73]
Published: 2017/02/17
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John Hadl chooses the University of Kansas
John Hadl chooses the University of Kansas
Published: 2013/11/01
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1966 Chargers
1966 Chargers
Published: 2013/09/26
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lance alworth - october 29, 1967
lance alworth - october 29, 1967
Published: 2013/09/04
Channel: Todd Tobias
LA  RAMS highlights 50
LA RAMS highlights 50's-70's
Published: 2011/02/07
Channel: Robert McDorman
John Hadl Mr. Clutch
John Hadl Mr. Clutch
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Robert Valsi
KU legend John Hadl tees off for Audio Reader
KU legend John Hadl tees off for Audio Reader
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: 6 News Lawrence
11 stairs...? yep
11 stairs...? yep
Published: 2010/08/27
Channel: Haydn Hadl
Lance Alworth Hall OF Fame WR
Lance Alworth Hall OF Fame WR
Published: 2011/05/12
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Chargers POWDER BLUE Fight Song | SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Highlights | Chargers History | Pro Bowl
Chargers POWDER BLUE Fight Song | SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Highlights | Chargers History | Pro Bowl
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: MCBoltman
Top 10 Worst Pro Bowl Seasons-QB
Top 10 Worst Pro Bowl Seasons-QB's
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: Y0gurt Assassin
Tori Farrel Brooklyn Hadl
Tori Farrel Brooklyn Hadl
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Dreya Grammer
Brand in Hand/John Hadl
Brand in Hand/John Hadl
Published: 2011/05/15
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Brand in Hand
Brand in Hand's John Hadl
Published: 2009/09/18
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Chargers QB Draft History
Chargers QB Draft History
Published: 2010/05/08
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USFL Control Central 1984 - Jim Lampley Discusses the Longest Game in Pro Football History
USFL Control Central 1984 - Jim Lampley Discusses the Longest Game in Pro Football History
Published: 2014/12/26
Channel: USFL Forever
John Hadl Mr. Clutch #2
John Hadl Mr. Clutch #2
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Robert Valsi
Lionel Richie sings for Muhammad Ali at his 70th Birthday Party
Lionel Richie sings for Muhammad Ali at his 70th Birthday Party
Published: 2012/04/06
Channel: BlackTree TV
OBM - Football Player - John Hadl
OBM - Football Player - John Hadl
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Our Best Moments
Lance alworth highlights
Lance alworth highlights
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: mightyboltz tv
Lions QB Draft History
Lions QB Draft History
Published: 2010/05/12
Channel: AVSEAL2012
1984 Western Conference Championship: Los Angeles Express vs Arizona Wranglers
1984 Western Conference Championship: Los Angeles Express vs Arizona Wranglers
Published: 2014/07/25
Channel: USFL Forever
Hadl & Tally
Hadl & Tally
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Tammy Probst-Smith
Ismaaciil Faqash oo ka hadl
Ismaaciil Faqash oo ka hadl
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: GORGORTV calibiixi
Week 2 - 1985: Los Angeles Express vs Portland Breakers
Week 2 - 1985: Los Angeles Express vs Portland Breakers
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: USFL Forever
Hadl Tally &  Emil Take II
Hadl Tally & Emil Take II
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Tammy Probst-Smith
Hadl
Hadl
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Tammy Probst-Smith
Full Color Football - #2
Full Color Football - #2
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: TheAFLHistory
HADL
HADL
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: JODA2
Brooklyn Hadl
Brooklyn Hadl
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Dreya Grammer
Tomas Hadl Clip 2
Tomas Hadl Clip 2
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
hadl
hadl
Published: 2015/07/26
Channel: Kyle Ackland
Hadl Tally &  Emil
Hadl Tally & Emil
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Tammy Probst-Smith
Top 5 Chargers of all Time
Top 5 Chargers of all Time
Published: 2012/03/17
Channel: Brett Johnson
Hadl
Hadl
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: harshad kuttiyil
Tomas Hadl Clip 6
Tomas Hadl Clip 6
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
Tomas Hadl Clip 1
Tomas Hadl Clip 1
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
How to pronounce John Hadl
How to pronounce John Hadl
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: HT words
Fu Aad Shan Gole Oo Waqti Dheer Kdb Maanta Hadl Soosaaray
Fu Aad Shan Gole Oo Waqti Dheer Kdb Maanta Hadl Soosaaray
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: Hanad media and films
Mobile Advertising: What
Mobile Advertising: What's Next?
Published: 2009/08/25
Channel: Columbia Business School
A composition on a theme by V. Hadl
A composition on a theme by V. Hadl
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: PETRSUCCI
Tomas Hadl Clip 4
Tomas Hadl Clip 4
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
Tomas Hadl Clip 3
Tomas Hadl Clip 3
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
Tomas Hadl Clip 5
Tomas Hadl Clip 5
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: CzechSlovakMuseum
Xil c/qaadir Jirde oo ka hadl
Xil c/qaadir Jirde oo ka hadl
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: GORGORTV calibiixi
HADL: Hipster Anti-Defamation League #2
HADL: Hipster Anti-Defamation League #2
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: hawie2
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John Hadl
No. 21, 12
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1940-02-15) February 15, 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth: Lawrence, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Lawrence (KS)
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts: 4,687
Pass completions: 2,363
Percentage: 50.4
TDINT: 244–268
Passing yards: 33,503
QB Rating: 67.4
Player stats at NFL.com

John Willard Hadl (born February 15, 1940) is a former American football player, a quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League for sixteen seasons, with the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and Houston Oilers. He was an AFL All-Star four times and was selected to two Pro Bowls. Having played Collegiately at the University of Kansas, Hadl was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

College career[edit]

After playing halfback on both offense and defense at the University of Kansas as a sophomore, Hadl played quarterback for his last two years, and was selected as the school's Player of the Century. He was an All-American at halfback in 1960 and at quarterback in 1961.

Hadl was the first Kansas player to be picked twice for All-America (1960 and 1961) honors for his skills as a quarterback and halfback. Hadl also excelled as a defensive back, punt returner, and punter; he led the country with a 45.6-yard punting average in 1959. Hadl's No. 21 jersey is one of only three Kansas has retired. Hadl, who was picked for the all-conference team for three seasons, wound up with 1,281 yards passing and 1,016 yards rushing. Hadl still holds two Kansas records: longest interception return, a 98-yard run against TCU; and longest punt, 94 yards versus Oklahoma.

With Hadl running the offense, the Jayhawks were ranked in the top 20 during his junior and senior years, finishing 15–5–2. He wrapped up his Kansas career leading his team to a 33–7 win over Rice in the Bluebonnet Bowl. He was also named MVP in the East–West Shrine Game and the College All-Star Game.

Professional career[edit]

Hadl played at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and 210 lb (95 kg). He joined the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1962. He shared quarterbacking duties until 1966, when he became San Diego's starting quarterback, and averaged over 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns per (14-game) season for the next four years.

He was the American Football League's leading passer in both 1965 and 1968, and was a four-time AFL All-Star. In 1969, he was selected as the AFL All-Star Game's Most Valuable Player. The other half of the Chargers' potent passing/receiving tandem was wide receiver Lance Alworth, the first American Football League player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Before the 1973 season, Hadl was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for defensive end Coy Bacon and running back Bob Thomas. Leading the Rams to the playoffs that year—his first playoff appearance of any sort since 1965—he was named the National Football Conference Player of the Year.

In the following season, after he was beaten out for the starting quarterback position by James Harris, the 34-year-old Hadl was traded to the Green Bay Packers for five draft picks—first and second round picks for 1975 and 1976, as well as a third round pick in 1975. Reportedly, head coach and general manager Dan Devine felt that an experienced quarterback was the only thing standing between the Packers and only their second playoff appearance since 1967. The trade turned out to be an unmitigated disaster; it is reckoned as one of the worst (if not the worst) trades for a starting quarterback in NFL history. Hadl played a total of 22 games with the Packers and threw for 9 touchdowns and 29 interceptions behind a porous offensive line; the team posted a 7–15 record over this span. The trade caused irreparable harm to Hadl's legacy and hastened a two-decade fall from glory for the Packer franchise; they would not make the playoffs again in a non-strike year until 1993. Devine left after the 1974 season and returned to collegiate coaching at Notre Dame, succeeded at Green Bay by Bart Starr.

At the same time, the Rams used the picks acquired in the trade to acquire many of the players that allowed them to dominate the NFC West for the rest of the 1970s and lead them to an appearance in Super Bowl XIV.[1] In later years, when asked for his thoughts on the infamous deal, Hadl himself expressed the surprise he felt, in 1974, at being sent to Green Bay: "I really didn't believe it... I didn't think anyone would be that desperate."[2] Following the 1975 season, he was traded to another moribund franchise, the Houston Oilers, serving as backup to Dan Pastorini for two years before retiring.

Despite his tenure with Green Bay, Hadl finished with a starting record of 82–76–9 in his professional career. He holds the NFL record for the most tied games (9) by a starting quarterback. Hadl wore #21 for nearly his entire NFL career, aside from his first season with Green Bay when he briefly wore #12. He was the last regular starting quarterback to wear a uniform number greater than #19 before the NFL adopted a rigid uniform numbering system in 1973.

The Professional Football Researchers Association named Hadl to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2006 [3]

Coaching and administrative career[edit]

Upon retiring as a player after the 1977 season, Hadl went back to his alma mater and served as quarterback coach under Bud Moore at the University of Kansas in 1978. From 1979-81, he remained at KU, moving up to offensive coordinator under new head coach Don Fambrough. At this time, he was fingered as the "unnamed assistant football coach" who provided improper benefits to Kansas recruits in the early 1980s, which resulted in the NCAA imposing sanctions on the football program. Hadl consistently denied any wrongdoing, and his current tenure with Kansas athletics has not yielded any suggestion of rules violations.[4][5]

Unable to return to the program after 1981, he moved on to the Los Angeles Rams as an assistant coach in 1982. In 1983, he joined the Denver Broncos as the quarterback coach, where he was tasked with turning highly touted draft pick John Elway into a franchise quarterback.

After one season, Hadl decided to move on, and became the head coach of the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL) during 1984 and 1985, compiling a record of 13–23 in the regular season, 1–1 in the postseason. Hadl would later call this decision a "career blunder."

Hadl is currently back in Lawrence as associate athletic director in the University of Kansas athletic department.[6]

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