Billy Joe Tolliver Biography
Billy Joe Tolliver is a former American football quarterback player. He played for twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL), in which he played for various clubs that include; San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Oilers, Shreveport Pirates, Kansas City Chiefs, and New Orleans Saints.
During his NFL career days, he played in 79 games, completed 891 of 1,707 passes for 10,760 yards, threw 59 touchdowns and 64 interceptions. He later retired with a 67.7 passer rating. He is an avid golfer and has played many celebrity tournaments. He competes regularly at the American Century Championship, the annual competition to determine the best golfers among American sports and entertainment celebrities. He was named after his uncle Joe and aunt Billie.
Billy Joe Tolliver Age
He was on 7 February 1966, in Dallas Texas. He is 53 years old.
Billy Joe Tolliver Wife| Children
Billy is married to Sheila and they live in Green Bay, the two have five children, Charles, Austin, Mackenzie, Bryce, and Brody.
Billy Joe Tolliver Height| Weight
Billy has a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and he weighs 217 lb (98 kg).
Billy Joe Tolliver Education| Early Life Career
Being born and raised in Boyd, Texas he attended local schools. He played high school football at Boyd high school where he attended his classes. He led the Boyd Yellow Jackets to a 15–0–1 record and the 2–A state championship. In high school, he was a three-sport athlete averaging 15 points and 17 rebounds in basketball and throwing 14 no-hitters in baseball.
He joined college football at Texas Tech University after he graduated from high school and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. During his freshman season in 1984, he redshirted and later became the starting quarterback in 1985. He had his first breakthrough performance on November 9, 1985, as he played for the Red Raiders and he threw for a record-setting 422 yards and five touchdowns in a 63–7 win over Texas Christian University (TCU). He was inducted into Texas Tech’s Hall of Honor in 2002.
Billy Joe Tolliver Professional Career
San Diego Chargers
In the second round of the 1989 NFL Draft, he was selected by the San Diego Chargers. After a short holdout, he was signed on July 31, 1989. He immediately made an impact on the team he threw 2,574 yards on 216-of-410 passing in 14 games, throwing 14 touchdowns, as a starter for the Charges in 1990. 1990, was the most productive year for Billy up to date.
In 1991, he was traded by the Changers to Atalanta Falcons.
He was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a fifth-round draft pick in 1991. He played as a backup quarterback alongside Brett Favre and behind Chris Miller. His breakthrough as a Falcon came when they played against the San Francisco 49ers on 3rd November. Due to his performance, he was given his first start the following week against the Washington Redskins. He finished the season with five touchdowns, five interceptions, a 55.7% completion percentage, and a 70.4 QB rating. In 1992, he was a restricted free agent.
In October 1996, he rejoined Atalanta Falcon again as the third-string quarterback. He re-signed a with the Falcons in April 1996, and he was given a one-year contract worth $325,000.
Billy signed a contract with Oilers in the early September 1994. He made his first start in a game against the Raiders, but played inconsistently over seven starts and was replaced by Richardson in the season finale against the New York Jets. After completing that season he left NFL and became a free agent.
In 1995, he signed a three-year contract worth about $1 million with the Canadian Football League’s Shreveport Pirates. Early in the season, he played well against San Antonio Texans’ CFL debut. He completed the season having thrown for 3,767 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. The team folded following a 5–13 season, and he was left without a team again.
Kansas City Chiefs
In the early November 1997, he signed a two-year contract with the chiefs as the third-string quarterback. He was later released by the chiefs in August 1998.
Green Bay Parkers
In July 2001, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers. He was later cut out on August 21, 2001, when Doug Pederson won the backup job. That when he ended his professional playing career.
Billy Joe Tolliver Horseshoe Casino
He joined the staff of Horseshoe Casino and Hotel and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs as an executive host focusing on developing high-end players as well as hosting a variety of golf tournament.