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.