Browning Nagle
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Personal information
Born: (1968-04-29) April 29, 1968 (age 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Pinellas Park (Largo, Florida)
NFL draft:1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Comp. / Att.:213 / 437
Passing yards:2,489
Passer rating:53.5
Rushing touchdowns:0
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:303 / 553
Passing yards:4,120
Passer rating:98.68
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at PFR ·

Browning Nagle (born April 29, 1968) is a former, American professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for the Louisville Cardinals and was selected by the Jets in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He also played professionally in the Arena Football League (AFL) for the Orlando Predators and Buffalo Destroyers.

High school career

Nagle played for Pinellas Park High School, graduating in 1986.

College career

He began his college career at West Virginia the same year as Major Harris. When it became clear that West Virginia would go with Harris and an option offense, Nagle transferred to Louisville and played for Howard Schnellenberger.[1] He was named one of the Most Valuable Players in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, where he set many passing records, one of which was 451 passing yards vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Professional career

Nagle was drafted in the second round by the Jets in the 1991 NFL Draft with the 34th pick overall, one pick after the Atlanta Falcons selected Brett Favre.[2]

From 1991 to 1993, he played in 18 total games for New York, the most in 1992 with 14, 13 as a starter that season. He threw for a total of 2,361 yards as a Jet with 199 completions on 403 attempts with seven touchdowns and 17 interceptions over that three-year span with a win-loss record of 3–10. In 1994, he started in one game for the Indianapolis Colts throwing eight completions on 21 attempts and 69 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in his lone win of the season. Nagle signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 seeing action in 1996 in five games, going 6–13 for 59 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.[3]

In 1999, Nagle joined the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League and made 146 completions on 275 attempts for 1,991 yards, 39 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He played for the Buffalo Destroyers in 2000 and passed for 2,129 yards on 157 completions of 278 attempts, 35 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.[4]


  1. ^ Antonik, John (June 9, 2004). "Schnellenberger's Return". Archived from the original on January 12, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "1991 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  3. ^ "Browning Nagle Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  4. ^ "Browning Nagle |". Retrieved October 23, 2023.