Donovan McNabb Biography

Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He attended Syracuse University. He is also known as "D-Mac", "Run-DMC", or simply as "Five."

Early life
Donovan grew up in Dolton, Illinois and was a standout quarterback at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago's south side. He helped Mount Carmel to win the 1991 State Championship as a sophomore. Mount Carmel has produced such athletes as current Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, Chicago Bears tackle Steve Edwards, Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker, and former Cy Young Award-winning Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain.

Personal life
McNabb and his college sweetheart, Raquel "Roxy" Nurse, were married in June 2003. His daughter Alexis was born in September 23, 2004. His other loves include his two dogs, Sinbad and Diego and his parakeet named Tudy. They reside in Moorestown, New Jersey.

McNabb's parents, Sam and Wilma McNabb, have gained fame appearing as themselves in the Campbell's Chunky Soup commercial series. Wilma is also a vice president of the NFL Mother's Association, the executive director of the Donovan McNabb Foundation, and runs McNabb Unlimited, which oversees Donovan's endorsements.

In 2002, he was named to the Syracuse University Board of Trustees; the youngest to do so.

He has a degree in speech communications.

He throws the football with his right hand but he writes with his left hand.

In 2006, he released a clothing line which he designed, called Super Five.