Despite the allure of pro baseball, John elected to attend Stanford University, which was known for its high academic standards and its football team’s high-octane passing attack. By the time he finished playing quarterback for The Cardinal, John Elway held NCAA Division I career records for passing attempts and completions, and most games with more than 200 yards passing (30). Over four years, he passed for 9,349 yards and 77 touchdowns, earning All-America honors his senior year, and graduating in 1983 with a degree in economics. John Elway became the first quarterback to start in five Super Bowls. Today, John Elway lives in Englewood, Colorado. He keeps very busy, dividing his time between his family, business interests and the Elway Foundation, a nonprofit organization John started in 1987 to assist in the prevention and treatment of child abuse.