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Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football player.

He appears as himself in Operation: Broken Feather where he appears at the antiquities auction. When Jake catches the perp he accidentally breaks Theismann's left leg which leads him to exclaim "My leg! My leg! You broke my other leg." in reference to an injury that ended his NFL career.


  • Is one of only two guest stars to play themselves, the other is Adam Sandler who coincidentally guest starred in the same episode (Operation: Broken Feather) and shares a birthday with Theismann (September 9).
  • His guest appearance in Operation: Broken Feather premiered on FOX on February 2, 2014 immediately following Superbowl XLVIII.