Maurie Daigneau
Personal information
Born: (1950-05-05) May 5, 1950 (age 71)
Olmsted County, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:John Marshall (MN)
Career history
* Northwestern (1969-1971)

Maurice Emerson "Maurie" Daigneau III (born May 5, 1950) is a former American football quarterback.

Early years

Daigneau was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota, in 1950. He grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and attended John Marshall High School.[1]

Northwestern University

He played college football for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1969 to 1971. In three years at Northwestern, he completed 298 of 659 passes for 4,237 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 53 interceptions.[2] As a senior in 1971, he led the Big Ten Conference with 1,733 passing yards (a Northwestern school record) and led the 1971 Northwestern Wildcats football team to a victory over Ohio State and a second place finish in the Big Ten.[3][4] Daignau was selected by the Associated Press and the United Press International as a first-team player on the 1971 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[5][6][7]

World Football League

In 1974, he played for the Chicago Fire (WFL) in the newly-formed World Football League and appeared in 12 games. He then signed with the Chicago Winds in July 1975,[8] and later with the Milwaukee County Spartans of the Central States Football League.[9]


  1. "Rochester's Daigneau leads Northwestern". Minneapolis Tribune: p. 2B. September 11, 1971. open access
  2. "Maurie Daigneau". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. "Daigneau kills records". The World: p. 9. November 28, 1971.
  4. "1971 Big Ten Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  5. "All Big Ten Selected". Daily Illini. November 24, 1971.
  6. "Sports Whirl". The Daily News of the Virgin Islands. November 24, 1971.,1383396.
  7. "Unbeaten Michigan Dominate UPI Team Picked by Coaches: Ohio State Places 7 On All-Big Ten Teams". The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH: p. 9D. November 25, 1971.
  8. "Daigneau signs with Winds". The Des Moines Register: p. 19. July 2, 1975. open access
  9. "Milwaukee County Spartans Sign Wildcat Star Daigneau". The Sheboygan (WI) Press: p. 32. August 6, 1975. open access
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