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A Seattle QB that dropped the ball

By Dean Criddle

Today’s question: This Notre Dame alum led the Fighting Irish to a 29-7-1 record under his leadership, including two bowl victories. With the No. 2 pick in the 1993 Draft, Seattle chose him, and things were all downhill from there. After going 20-31 with the Seahawks over four years, he played in the 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2003 seasons all for different teams. Who was this quarterback, who only won four games after leaving Seattle?

Yesterday’s question and answer: He was called the “Young Bull of Pampas” during his playing days. Though he never reached the number one spot, this left-hander won four Grand Slam titles, and in 1977 won an incredible 130 singles matches and 16 singles titles. He also held the open era record for the longest winning streak on clay courts (53 matches) before Rafael Nadal bettered it. Which Argentine great are we talking about? Answer: Guillermo Vilas: Vilas compiled a career win-loss record of 923-284 and won 62 titles in his career. He won the French and the US Opens in 1977, and the Australian Open in 1978 and 1979. The Argentine tennis players Guillermo Canas and Guillermo Coria were named after him.

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