A sturdy NFL quarterback over 10 seasons, leading the Rams to the Super Bowl in his first extended action.
Much of Vince Ferragamo’s football career is wrapped up in the 1979 season, when he led the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. After leading the 9-7 Rams to road victories over the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1979 NFL Playoffs, Ferragamo started for the Rams in Super Bowl XIV, making him the first quarterback to start a Super Bowl in the same season as his first career star, in which the Rams led after three quarters of play before falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19.
After a short stint with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, Ferragamo returned to the Rams, started several more seasons, then went on to play with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, where he ended his decade-long NFL career.
Ferragamo was also a highly-decorated prep athlete at Torrance High School in California, and went on to play football at Cal-Berkeley and Nebraska. There he was an All-American on several lists.
Ferragamo currently owns and operates Touchdown Real Estate in Southern California. He is also the chairman of the Vince Ferragamo Foundation, a charitable organization that focuses on raising donations for children’s organizations such as the Special Olympics, the Speech and Language Development Center, and the Ronald McDonald House.
He was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.