It was a near freezing afternoon, Nov. 11, 1973, when the New York Jets played the New England Patriots in Shea Stadium.
At some point in the fourth quarter, quarterback Bill Demory, a 22-year-old undrafted rookie from Arizona, helping to sub for an injured Joe Namath, threw a pass for the Jets.
Demory never threw another pass in the NFL.
And neither has any other quarterback from the University of Arizona.
“Really?” said first-year Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez.
“Wow,” added quarterbacks coach Rod Smith. “That is shocking. It is. That’s very shocking.”
Yes, it is an incredible, thoroughly unimaginable, drought.