Kurt Warner was born June 22, 1971, in Burlingon, Iowa, and played American football at the University of Northern Iowa

Kurt Warner was the backup quarterback for the St. Louis Rams during the pre-season of the 1999-2000 season. When the top quarterback, Trent Green, was injured in the preseason, Kurt Warner took over as quarterback. A former Arena Football League and NFL Europe (Amsterdam) quarterback, Warner was the league's Most Valuable Player. The accurate-throwing Warner, running back Marshall Faulk, wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt were part of the high-scoring offense nicknamed "the Greatest Show on Turf." In the NFL Playoffs, Warner led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl XXXIV championship against the Tennessee Titans.

Under Warner's leadership the Rams returned to the SuperBowl in 2002, losing to the New England Patriots. For the second time, he was named the league's Most Valuable Player.