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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Don Majkowski

(Born on February 25, 1964) -- Don Majkowski probably knows he’ll be associated with a trivia question for the rest of his life. He also knows he had a heck of a ride in the National Football League.

Majkowski was born and raised in Western New York, and was a standout at Depew High School. He led Depew to a sectional championship in 1982. The quarterback spent a year with Fork Union Military Academy; the team went unbeaten.

Majkowski moved on to the University of Virginia. It didn’t take him long to become the starting quarterback there. By the time he was done, he was the Cavaliers’ all-time leader in passing and total offense.

A 10th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers, Majkowski was a starter for five games as a rookie. But injuries were a problem for him. In 1992, he hurt his ankle ... and was replaced by an unknown named Brett Favre.

As you’d expect, Majkowski never got his job back. He played a little for Indianapolis and Detroit before retiring. Don is now living in Atlanta and works in real estate at last report.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.