Jessica Elway: John Elway’s Daughter Played Basketball At College

By CannonPublished on: February 20, 2024 Updated on: February 21, 2024
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Jessica Elway is the daughter of former prolific football quarterback John Elway. Like her father who played for the Denver Broncos throughout his NFL career, her mother, Janet Elway, is also a sports lover. She is a former swimming star. Following in the footsteps of her parents, Jessica likewise played basketball at Stanford, the same college both her mom and dad graduated from. 

At present, Elway works for hospitals and health care in California. To know more about her life, read the following article!

Jessica Elway’s Parents and Their Marriage

She was born on October 17, 1985, to John and Janet Elway, in  Englewood, Colo, the United States. Her parents first met when they were at Stanford and got married in 1984.

John's daughter Jessica Elway as a young
John’s daughter, Jessica Elway as a young.

However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2003, after about 19 years of marital relationship. Following their divorce, Jessica’s mother, Janet, got involved in a couple of relationships, but neither of them became long-lasting.

On the other hand, her father, John, went on to marry his second wife, Paige Green, in August 2009.

Her Ethnicity and Family Background

Jessica is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, Norwegian, and Dutch descent from her father’s side. Moving into her family background, Elway’s paternal grandfather was Jack Elway. He was also a former football player and coach. He played professional football for Washington State as a quarterback before stepping into coaching. He first became the head coach at Port Angeles High School, followed by  Stanford University, California State University, and more.

Jack, sadly, passed away on 15th April 2001, at 69 in Palm Springs, California. He died of a heart attack.

Elway Grew Up With Her Three Siblings

Jessica has three younger siblings: a brother, Jack Elway, and two sisters, Jordan and Juliana Elway. Her sister, Jordan, was born in June 1987. She is a University of Virginia graduate and a former lacrosse player.

Her brother, Jack, born on August 1st, 1989, is also a player. He played football as a quarterback at Arizona State. The youngest Elway sibling is Juliana, who was born in March 1991. She is a socialite.

Jessica Elway Is a Stanford University Graduate

John’s first-born child, Jessica, went to Cherry Creek High School in her hometown in Colorado. She later graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in Elementary Education and Teaching.

She Played Basketball At School and College

Jessica, who belongs to a family deeply rooted in sports, is a former basketball player. She first played basketball at Cherry Creek High School and also captained her team for three years. She led her high school to a second-place finish in the 2004 state tournament, winning honors like Second-Team All-State, All-Tournament Team, and First-Team All-Centennial League.

The four-time letter winner also became the Most Valuable Player of the Deep South Classic Tournament.

Jessica playing basketball in college
Jessica playing basketball at Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California.

Following her marvelous high school seasons, John’s daughter became a part of the women’s basketball team at Stanford, leading her squad to the final game of the 2004 5A Colorado Tournament. While playing for the team, Elway won All-Centennial League First Team honors in her junior and senior years.

Furthermore, the standout athlete also appeared in events such as the All-Colorado All-Star Game and the Adidas All-American Camp, playing in the All-Star game there.

What is Jessica Doing Now?

After her successful basketball career in both school and college, Jessica has now focused on different fields. She is currently a director at the Capitol Family Medical Associates Inc. in California. She has been working there since Jan 2022.

Prior to that, Elway was a Director of Ascend at Bonds of Union from September 2016 to July 2022. She also worked as an associate director of training and development at Success Academy Charter Schools.

Before that, Jessica held various tutoring positions at Aspire Public Schools between 2009 and 2015. From being a kindergarten teacher to serving as a K-5 instructional coach, Elway successfully managed a variety of tasks.

Jessica Elway Is The Mother of One Kid With Her Husband

Elway is a married woman who tied the knot with her husband, Jimmy Delgadill, on February 7, 2016. Their indoor wedding in Mexican style was attended by their family members and friends. The beautiful wedding gown of Jessica was actually the idea of her sister, Jordan, who found it two years before her nuptial.

Jessica and her husband in their wedding.
Jessica along with her hubby, Jimmy, at their wedding.

Coming up to 2024, they have been married for over 8 years and their matrimonial relationship has still been going smoothly.

They also have a daughter named Gwendolyn.

Details On Her Husband, Jimmy

He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in New York. He currently practices medicine in California and works with the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Delgadill previously took medical training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital from 2015 to 2019.

Some Other Facts About Jessica

  • She currently resides in the Greater Sacrament area with her hubby and kid.
  • She is active on Instagram but has kept her account private.
  • Jessica is now 38 years old.
  • Her height is 5ft 10 in.

About Author: Cannon

Cannon, a seasoned NFL content writer with a strong passion for the game, boasts years of experience in the field. His expertise extends to capturing the essence of NFL stars, their WAGs, parents, and beyond, providing in-depth insights that truly resonate with football enthusiasts.