I'm trying to think of the name of a certain quarterback. He played in the late 60's, early 70's. I cannot remember for who, or even the conference [or league]. He had an incredible rookie season, injures his throwing arm, and never plays again. He was a clean cut blonde guy. ESPN2 showed a documentary on him last year, I believe.
I'm racking my brain. Cincinnati came to mind, but that's a no.