Laufenberg at the 2010 World Series
No. 12, 15
|Date of birth:December 5, 1959|
|Place of birth: Burbank, California|
|NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 168|
|Debuted in 1983|
|Last played in 1992|
Career NFL statistics
Brandon Hugh 'Babe' Laufenberg (born December 5, 1959 in Burbank, California) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also played for the Ohio Glory in the World League of American Football.
Laufenberg is also credited with giving Daryl Johnston the nickname "Moose". In the offensive meetings, Johnston towered over the other fullbacks and Laufenberg said that Johnston looked like, "A moose in a herd of deer.". Laufenberg is currently the lead sports anchor and Sports Director for KTVT television in Dallas, Texas, and also serves as a color analyst on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network. His co-host, Brad Sham, has called him the best color analyst in the business.
 Pro Football Career
While most of Laufenberg's career NFL games were with the San Diego Chargers in 1988, he is best remembered for replacing an injured Troy Aikman for the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990 season, Emmitt Smith's first season with the team, when the Cowboys finished fourth in the NFC East. NFC East rivals New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins all made the playoffs that year.
Laufenberg started the season as a third stringer, but the midseason trade of Steve Walsh left him as the only backup for the injured Aikman in week 15. In his first attempt at leading the team against the Philadelphia Eagles his four interceptions led the team toward defeat.