Trent Dilfer

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Trent Farris Dilfer (born March 13, 1972) is a former American football quarterback and analyst who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).wikipedia
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Elite 11

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He is also the head coach of Elite 11, a quarterback camp featuring 24 of the nation’s best high school quarterbacks in a 49-day-long training camp, and whittled down to 11.
The head coach of the Elite 11 is Trent Dilfer, assisted by Jordan Palmer, George Whitfield Jr., Adam Tafralis, Charlie Frye, Craig Nall and Matt James.

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Trent Farris Dilfer (born March 13, 1972) is a former American football quarterback and analyst who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
The starting quarterback of the victorious Super Bowl team is often chosen for the "I'm going to Disney World!" campaign (which includes a trip to Walt Disney World for them and their families), whether they are the Super Bowl MVP or not; examples include Joe Montana (XXIII), Trent Dilfer (XXXV), Peyton Manning (50), Tom Brady and Julian Edelman (LIII).

Baltimore Ravens

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He is best known as the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl-winning season in 2000 and his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Banks shared playing time in the 2000 regular season with Trent Dilfer.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Dilfer was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and played for the team for six years.
Steve Young won with the 49ers and Trent Dilfer won with the Baltimore Ravens.

Super Bowl XXXV

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His time with the Ravens concluded with the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XXXV over the New York Giants.
Midway through the season, with the team at 5–3, Billick benched starting quarterback Tony Banks and replaced him with Trent Dilfer.

ESPN

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Shortly after announcing his retirement, Dilfer was hired by ESPN as an NFL analyst, a position he held until 2017.
On April 26, 2017, approximately 100 ESPN employees were notified that their positions with the sports network had been terminated, among them athletes-turned-analysts Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell, and noted journalists like NFL beat reporter Ed Werder and Major League Baseball expert Jayson Stark.

1994 NFL Draft

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Dilfer was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and played for the team for six years.
While disputing the Colts pick of linebacker Trev Alberts of Nebraska (when Kiper felt a quarterback such as Trent Dilfer made more sense), Tobin famously said to the ESPN crew "Who in the hell is Mel Kiper, anyway? I mean, here's a guy who criticizes everybody, whoever they take. In my knowledge of him, he's never even put on a jockstrap, he's never been a player, he's never been a coach, he's never been a scout, he's never been an administrator, and all of a sudden, he's an expert. Mel Kiper has no more credentials to do what he's doing than my neighbor, and my neighbor's a postman and he doesn't even have season tickets to the NFL."

Aptos High School

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Dilfer attended Aptos High School in Aptos, California.

San Francisco 49ers

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Dilfer then spent four years with the Seattle Seahawks, primarily as a backup, and had short stints with the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers before retiring in 2008. In May 2006, Dilfer was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, this time to serve as a mentor to the 2005 first round draft pick Alex Smith.
Chiefly due to back up quarterback Trent Dilfer's struggles and Alex Smith's injury, the 49ers lost eight straight consecutive games from week three through week twelve, ending the year with a disappointing 5–11 record.

Matt Hasselbeck

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On August 3, 2001, the Seattle Seahawks signed Dilfer as a back-up quarterback to starter Matt Hasselbeck.
In his early years in Seattle, he battled for playing time with Trent Dilfer.

Andre' Woodson

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He also set the NCAA record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception (271) that stood until 2007, when Kentucky quarterback Andre' Woodson broke it.
On September 22, 2007, Woodson broke Trent Dilfer's all-time NCAA record of 271 consecutive pass attempts without an interception against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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Rookie Shaun King replaced the injured and inconsistent Trent Dilfer late in the season.

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Dilfer signed with the Ravens on March 8, 2000 and became the backup for Tony Banks.
Feeling the offense needed a spark after failing to score a touchdown over an entire month, the team replaced him with backup Trent Dilfer, who would remain the starter through the team's Super Bowl XXXV win.

Alex Smith

In May 2006, Dilfer was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, this time to serve as a mentor to the 2005 first round draft pick Alex Smith.
Nolan decided to rest Smith following a loss in that game to the Seahawks on November 12 and start Trent Dilfer to allow Smith's shoulder to recover.

2001 Seattle Seahawks season

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Before the season, the Seahawks signed free agent quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Matt Hasselbeck.

Shaun Hill

He was succeeded by third string backup Shaun Hill.
Hill entered the 2006 NFL preseason third on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart, behind Trent Dilfer and Alex Smith.

1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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The game became infamous due to a sideline argument between Wyche and quarterback Trent Dilfer; it was later revealed that Wyche planned to pull Dilfer for young backup quarterback Casey Weldon regardless of how the game was going, triggering Dilfer's furious reaction and also angering teammates of the very respected if inconsistent starter.

Game manager

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The Los Angeles Times later described Dilfer as a game manager quarterback for the Ravens that season: He "wasn't elite, but he didn't make costly mistakes, and was supported by a dominant defense."
The Los Angeles Times noted that although Trent Dilfer was not an elite quarterback, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl with a dominant defense and Dilfer as a game manager.

Ken Dorsey

In return, the 49ers gave the Browns Ken Dorsey and a 7th round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
In May 2006, Dorsey was traded to the Cleveland Browns along with a 7th round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer, after having just re-signed with the 49ers.

2000 Baltimore Ravens season

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During this game, quarterback Tony Banks was benched in favor of Trent Dilfer, who would take over for the rest of the season.

1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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Quarterback Trent Dilfer threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to receiver Horace Copeland, running back Mike Alstott had a 31-yard touchdown run, and Michael Husted made two field goals.

John Brodie

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A close friend of former 49ers quarterback John Brodie, Dilfer received permission from Brodie and the 49ers to wear his retired number 12 in support of Brodie eventually going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In 2006, Brodie's number 12 jersey was brought out of retirement and worn by Trent Dilfer, backup quarterback for the 49ers.