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2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame

QB - Houston Oilers

Warren Moon was the quarterback for the Houston Oilers from 1984-1993. Moon played professionally for 23 seasons, is a nine-time Pro-Bowler and was also named the 1990 NFL Most Valuable Player. In 2006, Moon was the first African-American quarterback inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Warren was raised by a single mother.



1989 Heisman Trophy Winner
QB - University of Houston

Andre Ware won the 1989 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the University of Houston. He is the first African-American quarterback to receive this honor. He was a first-round draft pick for the Detroit Lions and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Andre was raised by a single mother.


Former Madison High School,

University of Texas & NFL Quarterback

Vince Young is one of the greatest Houston high school quarterbacks of all time.  He is a National Champion and Heisman runner-up from the University of Texas. He was a first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Vince was raised by a single mother.



  • Participate in a high school sport

  • Must not be receiving an athletic scholarship from any college or university

  • Reside in a single parent home environment

  • Represents diversity

  • Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher

  • Open to all majors

  • Demonstrate leadership ability through a variety of measures

  • Demonstrate a strong community service record

  • Demonstrate outstanding financial need

  • A legal resident residing in the Greater Houston Area


  • Resume

  • High school transcript

  • Recommendation letter from current school teacher or administrator

  • Recommendation letter from current coach

  • Essay:  What does diversity mean to you and how has it affected or impacted your life?

  • Candidates selected for the next phase of the application process will be interviewed

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