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."
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.
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,
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