Actually, by our calculations, Norm Chow has called over 21,000 plays.
Chow says that he has called every play everywhere he has coached since 1982 (30 seasons).
We figure an average of 11 games per season, 65 plays per game (current national average is 70), 30 seasons...just over 21,000 play calls. Can you even imagine that?
A couple of the quarterbacks that Chow has tutored include Steve Young, Jim McMahon, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Ty Detmer and Matt Leinart (those last three won the Heisman).
On the subject of calling that many plays, Chow laughingly said, "I don't know if that is something to brag about or complain about."