Football: Joe Kapp tells USA Today he is flattered by mention after Peyton Manning ties TD mark

Former Cal great Joe Kapp was the most recent quarterback to throw seven touchdowns in an NFL game before Peyton Manning did it Thursday night.

“Peyton’s an honorable man and it’s very much an honor to be mentioned by a quarterback right there with the best ever,” Kapp told USA Today. “Peyton comes from the premier football family in America.

“Archie was a pretty damned good quarterback. And he has two great sons playing the position.”

Kapp threw seven TD passes against the Baltimore Colts in 1969, the year he led the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl.

“When I threw seven touchdowns against the Baltimore Colts, if you look at the film, I looked almost as good as Johnny Unitas,” said Kapp, 75, who helped Cal to its most recent Rose Bowl appearance after the 1958 season.

“In fact, after that game, I asked Johnny for his autograph.”

Here’s the USA Today’s complete story.

Jeff Faraudo

  • milo

    Thanks for the link JF, great and funny stuff.

    Manning even knew about the CFL stomp down reunion. They didn’t call Kapp the toughest Chicano for nothing.

    “Yeah, Joe Kapp, great Canadian quarterback out of Cal,” said Manning, referencing Kapp’s CFL tenure. “Kicked the crap out of a guy on YouTube a couple years ago, too.’

  • wehofx

    Speaking of great Cal qb’s, it’d be great if AR shows. They land at approx 3.


    Yeah, AR! Show 4 #Cal RT @CALCoachLikens @M_White03 Bring @AaronRodgers12 w you he can show you his old stomping grounds! #GoBears #Packers

    M White = myles white, la tech

  • Juancho

    So did the tech issues begin the slow death of this blog ?

  • Larry

    Rose Bowl voodoo…

    Payton Manning’s first TD pass went to a TE whom played at Portland State,whom we play tomorrow, while tying Joe Kapp’s 7 TD record. Joe Kapp was the last Cal QB in the Rose Bowl. Therefore the stars will align and Cal will go to the Rose Bowl this season and win the whole damn thing!

  • H8sRed

    Larry — I don’t envy you the hangover you’re going to have today, but I like your thought process!