Theodore Paul “Ted” Hendricks (November 1, 1947-) spent 15 seasons as an NFL linebacker. Dubbed “The Mad Stork” for his thin physique while playing at the University of Miami, the Baltimore Colts tapped Hendricks in the 2nd round of the 1969 AFL-NFL Draft. Making the starting lineup midway through his rookie season in Baltimore (1969-1973), he went out to become a key factor in the team’s victorious Super Bowl V season, recording 67 tackles and 1-1/2 sacks during the year. The Stork continued to be a powerhouse for the Colts, managing 99 tackles and 6 sacks in 1972 and 86 tackles and 4 sacks in 1973 before surprisingly being traded to the Green Bay Packers (1974). While with the Pack, Hendricks realized one of his greatest seasons of his gridiron career, including five interceptions, seven blocked kicks two sacks, 75 tackles, and two knocked down passes. Traded to the Oakland (later the Los Angeles) Raiders (1975-1983), he helped take the team to their first championship season in Super Bowl XI – one of four Super Bowl rings he would receive in his career. Hendricks was selected for eight Pro Bowls, as well as being a four-time first-team All-Pro and five-time second-team All-Pro, and being chosen as a seven-time first-team All-Conference and three-time second-team conference. He also played in played in 215 straight regular-season games before his retirement, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.