American Football Database
Jeff Van Raaphorst
No. 16     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963 (age 58)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Career information
College: Arizona State
Undrafted in 1987
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 1987)
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at
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Jeffrey Richard Van Raaphorst (born December 7, 1963) is a former American football quarterback. After going to high school at Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California, Van Raaphorst attended Arizona State University. He led the Sun Devils football team to the Pac-10 championship in his senior year, where they won the 1987 Rose Bowl. He was the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.

Van Raaphorst made his professional debut in the NFL in 1987 with the Atlanta Falcons. He played two games for Atlanta in the 1988 season.

Van Raaphorst's brother Mike Van Raaphorst was a backup quarterback behind Carson Palmer at USC in 1999. His brother Billy Van Raaphorst is a college baseball umpire.

Van Raaphorst was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

Van Raaphorst now serves as a color commentator for Arizona State football radio broadcasts.


  1. 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program

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