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A Legendary College Football QB Reveals He Wanted To Play For A Different School

A general view of BYU's college football stadium.

PROVO, UT - NOVEMBER 12: General view of LaVell Edwards Stadium during the game between the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and the Brigham Young Cougars on November 12, 2016 in Provo Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Jim McMahon is one of the best college football quarterbacks in the modern era. The former BYU star led several dominant Cougars' teams, setting a number of passing records.

The Utah native went on to have a lengthy NFL career. He was taken No. 5 overall in the 1982 NFL Draft and played in the league until 1996.

McMahon, though, recently revealed that he wanted to play for a different college.

"I only went there because my dad wouldn't let me go to UNLV," McMahon said.

"They offered me a house, car, money, easy job at the casino... I would have been Steve Wynn if I went to Vegas, either that or dead from doing the strippers"

Things seemed to work out for him decently at BYU. He was a two-time All-American and a two-time Holiday Bowl MVP.

McMahon went on to win two Super Bowls and make the 1986 Pro Bowl in the NFL.