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Top-flight administrator. . .Developed Vikings, Bears, Saints - all teams with losing records - into winners. . . Worked with NFL Management Council during 1974 strike. . .Long-time member of NFL competition committee . . . Serious NFL Commissioner candidate, 1989. . . Also played defensive back, quarterback for Steelers, 1949-1955. . . Born August 31, 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri. . .Died May 8, 1994, at age of 66.

Cards' No. 1 future draft pick, 1945. . .Georgia All-America, 1946. . .Played in four Chicago All-Star games as collegian. . . $100,000 signee during AAFC-NFL war, 1947. . .Final link in Cards' famed "Dream Backfield". . . Scored two TDs in 1947 NFL title win. . .All-NFL, 1948. . .Extremely versatile - played halfback five years, quarterback two years, defense two years. . .Born December 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Three-time All-America, 1948 Heisman Trophy winner. . .Played major role in Lions' successes, early 1950s. . .Ran 67 yards for winning TD in 1952 title game. . . Extremely versatile - rushed, passed, caught passes, returned punts and kickoffs, punted, placekicked and played defense in emergencies. . . Scored 534 points, won two NFL scoring titles. . .All-NFL five years. . .Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Born January 1, 1927, in Dallas, Texas. . .Died September 27, 1998, at age of 71.

Left safety stalwart on three title teams. . . All-NFL six straight years, 1952-1957. . .Played in five Pro Bowls. . . Formidable defender, return specialist. . . Foes' standard rule: "Don't pass in his area, don't punt to him". . .NFL interception leader, 1953, co-leader in 1957. . . Career marks: 46 steals for 717 yards, three TDs. . .85 punt returns for 1,084 yards, eight TDs. . .Born December 20, 1928, in Sublette, Kansas. . .Died June 29, 1986, at age of 57.

Oregon All-America, 1948. . . Rams' No. 4 draftee, 1949. . .Led NFL in passing three years, punting twice. . .Career mark: 1,553 completions for 23,611 yards, 173 TDs. . .73-yard pass gave Rams 1951 title. . . Passed for 554 yards one game, 1951. . . Generalled Eagles to 1960 NFL crown. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1960. . . Selected to nine Pro Bowl games. . .Born March 15, 1926, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. . .Died May 2, 1983, at age of 57.

All-America tackle, 1953. . .Bears' fifth-round future pick, 1953. . .Played tackle, 1954; guard, 1955-1962. . .Began shift to defensive tackle, 1962. . .Big, quick, disciplined, intelligent, durable. . .All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960. . .Played in seven straight Pro Bowls, 1956-1962. . . First to rely on weight-lifting to attain football readiness. . . Born November 24, 1931, in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Texas All-America, 1947. . .Led Lions to four divisional, three NFL titles in 1950s. . . Exceptional field leader, at best in clutch. . .Last-second TD pass won 1953 NFL title game. . . Also kicked field goals. . . All-NFL, 1952, 1956. . .Second-team All-NFL four times. . .NFL scoring champ, 1956. . . Career record: 1,814 completions for 26,768 yards, 196 TDs; 2,451 yards rushing; 372 points scored. . .Born December 19, 1926, in Santa Anna, Texas. . .Died December 1, 1986, at age of 59.

Joined Packers as 20 year-old rookie. . . Threw TD pass first pro game. . .Exceptional long passer. . .Teamed with Don Hutson for first great pass-catch combo. . .NFL passing leader, 1932, 1934, 1936. . .Triggered four Packers title teams. . .Left retirement to lead 1944 Giants to NFL Eastern crown. . .Lifetime passes gained 8,041 yards, 81 TDs. . .Born April 2, 1910, in Green Bay, Wisconsin . . .Died October 14, 1969, at age of 59.

Selected as future choice by Browns, 1957 draft. . .A tackle in college, shifted to guard as a rookie to better utilize speed. . .Lead blocker for three Hall of Fame running backs – Jim Brown, Bobby Mitchell, and Leroy Kelly. . . All-NFL five consecutive seasons, 1966-1970. . .Voted to six straight Pro Bowls. . .Browns posted 1,000-yard rusher in 9 of Hickerson’s first 10 seasons, featured league’s leading rusher seven times. . .Born February 15, 1935, in Trenton, Tennessee.

Selected in 18th round (245th player overall) by Washington, 1965 ... Integral part of dominant Redskins teams of the 1970s … Selected first-team All-NFL four times in five-season span (1972 -76) … Named All-Eastern Conference, 1968 and 1969; All-NFC six times in seven seasons (1970-76) … Voted to nine Pro Bowls ... Registered 19 career interceptions … Three career fumble recoveries for TD, NFL record at time of retirement … Born August 13, 1941 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Selected as future choice by Browns, 1957 draft ... A tackle in college, shifted to guard as a rookie to better utilize speed ... Lead blocker for three Hall of Fame running backs – Jim Brown, Bobby Mitchell, and Leroy Kelly ... All-NFL five consecutive seasons, 1966-1970 ... Voted to six straight Pro Bowls ... Browns posted 1,000-yard rusher in 9 of Hickerson’s first 10 seasons, featured league’s leading rusher seven times ... Born February 15, 1935, in Trenton, Tennessee ... Died October 20, 2008 at age of 73.

Eighth-round draft choice, 1964. . .1,000-yard rusher first three years after becoming regular in 1966. . . Won NFL rushing titles, 1967, 1968. . .Two-time punt return champion: 1965 NFL, 1971 AFC. . . All-NFL five years, named to six Pro Bowls. . .Career stats: 7,274 yards rushing; 2,281 reception yards; 2,774 return yards; 12,330 combined yards; 90 touchdowns. . .Born May 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ranked 10th all-time in coaching victories at time of retirement. . .Had overall record of 118-54-5 . . .Adopted “Future is Now” theme, made 131 trades in career. . .Never had a losing season in 12 years as NFL head coach. . . . Named Coach of the Year, 1967, 1971. . . Born April 29, 1918, in Detroit, Michigan. . .Died December 31, 1990, at age of 72.

Signed as free agent, 1948. . .Known as Giants "offense on defense," keyed famed "umbrella defense" of 1950s. . .Gained more yards (924) on interceptions, kick returns than NFL rushing leader, 1952. . . Held career marks in interceptions (79 for 1,282 yards), punt returns (262 for 2,217 yards). . .All-NFL six years. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Named NFL's all-time safety, 1969. . . Born March 29, 1925, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. . .Died July 22, 1975, at age of 50.

Phi Beta Kappa scholar, triple-threat grid star at West Virginia Wesleyan. . .NFL rushing champ, 1932, 1937. . . All-NFL choice, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937. . . Six-year career rushing - 3,511 yards. . .First to gain over 200 yards in one game, 1933. . .Scored three spectacular TDs in division-clinching win over Giants, 1937 . . .Retired after 1937 season when salary was frozen at $3,000. . .Born May 1, 1910, in Akron, Ohio. . .Died April 28, 1981, at age of 70.

Signed as free agent, 1948. . .Known as Giants "offense on defense," keyed famed "umbrella defense" of 1950s. . .Gained more yards (924) on interceptions, kick returns than NFL rushing leader, 1952. . . Held career marks in interceptions (79 for 1,282 yards), punt returns (262 for 2,217 yards). . .All-NFL six years. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Named NFL's all-time safety, 1969. . . Born March 29, 1925, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. . .Died July 22, 1975, at age of 50.

Three-time All-America, 1923-1925. . . Earned "Galloping Ghost" fame as whirling dervish runner at Illinois. . .Joined Bears on Thanksgiving Day, 1925. . .Magic name produced first huge pro football crowds on 17-game barnstorming tour. . .With manager, founded rival American Football League, 1926. . .Missed entire 1928 season with injury. . .Excelled on defense in latter years. . .Born June 13, 1903, in Forksville, Pennsylvania . . . Died January 28, 1991, at age of 87.

Truly "Mr. Everything" of pro football. . . Founded Decatur Staleys, attended league organizational meeting in 1920. . .Only person associated with NFL throughout first 50 years. . . Coached Bears for 40 seasons and six NFL titles. . . Record mark of 324 coaching wins stood for nearly three decades. . .Recorded many "firsts" in pro coaching, administration. . .Also played end for nine seasons. . . Born February 2, 1895, in Chicago. . .Died October 31, 1983, at age of 88.

One of the most versatile stars in NFL annals. . . Fullback on offense, linebacker on defense. . . Famous for head-on duels with Nagurski. . .Did everything well - ran, passed, punted, placekicked, caught passes. . . Savage blocker, vicious tackler, adept pass defender. . .All-NFL four years. . .Rushed 3,860 yards, scored 379 points, averaged 40.8 yards on punts. . .Top NFL scorer, 1938. . . Born April 10, 1909, in Toronto, Ohio. . .Died November 9, 1988, at age of 79.

Played 25 years in school, college, pro. . .1930 All-America. . .Wrote to three NFL clubs offering his services. . . Giants bid high at $150 per game. . .60-minute regular for 15 years. . .Injured only once, never missed a game. . .All-NFL eight straight years, 1933-1940. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1938. . .Flawless ball-snapper, powerful blocker, superior pass defender. . .Born August 22, 1909, in Redding, California. . .Died January 31, 1992, at age of 82.

Famed "vagabond halfback" totally unpredictable funster on and off the field. . .Assumed "Johnny Blood" alias from Valentino movie title, "Blood and Sand". . . Superb runner with breakaway speed, exceptional pass receiver. . .Scored 49 TDs, 297 points in 14 seasons with five NFL teams. . .Official All-NFL, 1931. . .Second-team All-NFL, 1929, 1930. . . Pittsburgh player-coach in 1937-1938, assistant coach 1939. . .Born November 27, 1903, in New Richmond, Wisconsin. . . Died November 28, 1985, at age of 82.

Colorado College All-America, 1928. . . Called signals, played tailback, did everything superbly well . . .Quiet, quick-thinking, exceptional team leader. . .NFL's last dropkicking specialist. . .All-NFL six of seven years. . . NFL scoring champ three years. . . Generalled Lions to 1935 NFL title. . .Scored 368 points on 42 TDs, 71 PATs, 15 FGs . . .Player-coach final two seasons. . .Born October 11, 1906, in Fowler, Colorado. . .Died August 5, 1978, at age of 71.

Bears' No. 9 pick in first NFL draft, 1936. . . At 20, became youngest starter in NFL. . .60-minute line leader, battering-ram blocker. . .Deadly tackler, genius at diagnosing enemy plays. . .First- or second-team All-NFL every season of his career. . .Phi Beta Kappa scholar at Colgate. . . Earned medical degree while playing in NFL. . . Born April 11, 1916, in Pearl River, New York. . .Died May 23, 1995, at age of 79.

Exceptionally successful coach at all levels of football. . .Organized Browns in AAFC, 1946. . .Built great Cleveland dynasty with 167-53-8 record, four AAFC titles, three NFL crowns, only one losing season in 17 years. . .A revolutionary innovator with many coaching "firsts" to his credit. . .Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame before Cincinnati Bengals tenure began. . .Born September 7, 1908 in Norwalk, Ohio. . . Died August 5, 1991, at age of 82

Virginia's first All-America, 1941. . . Steelers' No. 1 draft choice, 1942. . .Small, slow with unorthodox style, but exceptionally versatile, awesomely efficient. . .Won rare "triple crown" (NFL rushing, interception, punt return titles), 1946. . . All-NFL , 1942, 1946. . .Most Valuable Player, 1946. . .Gained 8,217 combined net yards, scored 484 points, had 23 interceptions in career. . .Born December 24, 1921, in Bluefield, Virginia.

Continually frustrated in attempts to gain NFL franchise. . . Developed idea, became driving force behind organization of rival American Football League, 1959. . . Founded Dallas Texans, 1960. . .Moved team to Kansas City, 1963, where solid club, organization provided AFL with stability, strength during AFL-NFL war. . .Spearheaded merger negotiations with NFL, 1966. . . Born August 2, 1932, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Oregon All-America, 1948. . . Rams' No. 4 draftee, 1949. . .Led NFL in passing three years, punting twice. . .Career mark: 1,553 completions for 23,611 yards, 173 TDs. . .73-yard pass gave Rams 1951 title. . . Passed for 554 yards one game, 1951. . . Generalled Eagles to 1960 NFL crown. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1960. . . Selected to nine Pro Bowl games. . .Born March 15, 1926, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. . .Died May 2, 1983, at age of 57.

Three-year end at Dartmouth. . .Left coaching job to seek tryout with Rock Island in new league, 1920. . . Converted to tackle as pro. . .Sold to Bears for $100, 1922 - first player sale in NFL. . .Became perennial All-Pro with Bears. . . Rugged, two-way star. . .Called "most versatile tackle ever" by Halas. . .Starred in Bears' long barnstorming tour after 1925 season. . . Born December 28, 1894, in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. . .Died December 9, 1978, at age of 83.

All-America at Penn State. . . Rookie year with 1926 American Football League Yankees. . . Anchored Packers championship lines, 1929, 1930, 1931. . . 60-minute workhorse who specialized in blitzing on defense . . .Pioneered idea of using fullbacks at guard to capitalize on size, speed. . .All-NFL, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935. . . First guard elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame. . .Born April 24, 1903, in Cleveland, Ohio. . .Died October 26, 1983, at age of 80.

Two-time Notre Dame All-America. . .Hero of famous Ohio State upset, 1935. . .Fierce competitor at best in crucial games. . .Caught 55-yard, 78-yard TD passes in 1937 NFL championship. . . Starred on four Redskins divisional title teams. . . Top Redskin receiver at retirement with 124 catches. . .Career interrupted by Navy service. . . Player-coach in final 1945 season. . . Born January 31, 1913, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. . .Died November 19, 1976, at age of 63.

Bears' No. 1 choice in first-ever NFL draft, 1936. . . 60-minute performer who bulwarked Bears line in famous "Monsters of the Midway" era. . .Played on five divisional and three NFL championship teams. . .Named All-NFL five straight years, 1936-1940. . .Often played without helmet early in career. . . Later coached 1950-1952 Rams, 1953-1954 Cardinals. . .Born March 17, 1912, in Kaylor, Pennsylvania. . . Died March 23, 1977, at age of 65.

All-America tailback at Duke. . . Dodgers' No. 1 draftee in 1937, but signed Philadelphia Athletics baseball contract, expecting to play pro football briefly. . .All-NFL, 1938-1940. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1940. . . Triple-threat, two-way back who paced Dodgers to their greatest seasons in 1940, 1941. . . Spearheaded Yankees to AAFC Eastern title in 1946. . .Born May 17, 1912, in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Gonzaga Little All-America, 1939. . . Multi-talented two-way performer. . .Averaged 75 yards all categories in 116 NFL games. . .Led Packers air game, 1943. . . Used as heavy-duty runner on return from service, 1946. . . Became third back to pass 1,000-yard mark in one season, 1949. . .All-NFL, 1943, 1949. . . Career record: 4,197 yards rushing, 1,642 yards passing, 186 points, 69 pass receptions. . .Born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois. . .Died November 29, 2003 at age of 84.

Bears' No. 2 future draft choice, 1951. . .One of first great middle linebackers. . .Called Bears' defensive signals eight years. . . Exceptionally astute strategist, on-the-field innovator. . .All-NFL eight years. . . Played in eight straight Pro Bowls, 1955-1962. . . Career record: 18 interceptions, 19 opponents' fumbles recovered. . .Born October 27, 1929, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. . . Died September 30, 1982, at age of 52.

Joined Chiefs as undrafted free agent, 1966. . .Amassed club-record 58 career interceptions. . .Career interception total ranks fourth all-time by pure cornerbacks. . .Led AFL with nine interceptions, 1969. . . Recorded three more interceptions during ’69 playoffs including one in Super Bowl IV victory. . .Had 12 interceptions, two shy of NFL record, 1974. . . Named to five Pro Bowls. . .All-AFL/AFC five times. . .First- or second-team All-NFL 1971, 1974, 1975. . .Born June 3, 1943 in Angleton, Texas.

NFL’s first great passer . . . Threw league record 11 touchdown passes as rookie, 1927 . . . Set another record with 20 TDs, 1929 . . . Led league in touchdown passes four consecutive years (1927-1930) . . . His 66 career touchdown passes was an NFL record for years. . . Triple-threat player, could run, pass, kick . . . Born March 18, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio . . . Died November 23, 1982, at age of 77.

Joined Bears after legendary college career at Minnesota. . .Became pro football's symbol of power, ruggedness. . . A bulldozing runner on offense, a bone-crushing linebacker on defense. . . Gained 4031 yards in 9 seasons . . .All-NFL, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937. . .His two TD passes clinched Bears' 1933 title win. . .Helped 1943 Bears to NFL crown after five-year retirement. . .Born November 3, 1908, in Rainy River, Ontario. . .Died January 7, 1990, at age of 81.

SECOND-ROUND PICK IN FIRST NFL DRAFT. . . 1936 COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME MVP. . .AGGRESSIVE, DEDICATED DO-EVERYTHING TEAM LEADER. . .PLAYER-COACH IN FINAL 1943 SEASON. . .LED NFL RUSHERS AS ROOKIE, 1936. . .ALL-NFL, 1936, 1939. . .SECOND-TEAM ALL-NFL FIVE TIMES. . .CAREER TOTALS - 3,132 YARDS RUSHING, 2,318 YARDS PASSING, 422 YARDS RECEIVING. . .HAD 25 TD PASSES, 13.8-YARD PUNT RETURN AVERAGE. . .BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1912, IN SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN. . .DIED JANUARY 19, 1979, AT AGE OF 66.

Played 25 years in school, college, pro. . .1930 All-America. . .Wrote to three NFL clubs offering his services. . . Giants bid high at $150 per game. . .60-minute regular for 15 years. . .Injured only once, never missed a game. . .All-NFL eight straight years, 1933-1940. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1938. . .Flawless ball-snapper, powerful blocker, superior pass defender. . .Born August 22, 1909, in Redding, California. . .Died January 31, 1992, at age of 82.

1976 Heisman Trophy winner. . .Draft-day trade made him Cowboys’ No. 1 pick, 1977. . .Played in two Super Bowls, five NFC championship games, four Pro Bowls. . . All-NFL, 1981. . . NFC rushing champion, 1982. . . Career totals: 12,739 yards rushing; 398 receptions for 3,554 yards, 16,347 combined net yards, 91 touchdowns. . . Ran record 99 yards for TD vs. Minnesota, 1983. . . Born April 7, 1954, in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Led NFL receivers first three seasons, 1948-1950. . . Top season mark: 84 catches, 1950. . .Had three TD receptions in 1950 division title game. . .Caught 73-yard pass to win 1951 NFL title. . .Caught then-record 18 passes one game, 1950. . .All-NFL, 1949, 1950. . . Career mark: 400 catches for 5,397 yards, 38 TDs. . .Precise pattern-runner, specialized in button-hook route. . . Born December 3, 1922, in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . Died January 4, 2000, at age of 77.

No. 2 draft pick, 1956. . .Lombardi called him "best player I ever coached". . .Versatile, durable, hard-working, intelligent. . . Played guard in emergencies. . . Played in 188 straight games, 1956-1971. . . All-NFL eight straight years, 1960-1967. . . Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Played on seven NFL championship teams, three Super Bowl winners. . . Born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas.

Phenomenal two-way star, a long-distance scoring threat on any play. . .Scored 234 points, gained 5,313 combined net yards, intercepted 25 passes in eight seasons. . . NFL punt return champ, 1948. . . Held career punt return average record - 12.78 yards. . . Left-handed passer, kicker. . .Pioneered use of low-cut shoes . . .All-NFL, 1941. . .Navy service came at peak of career. . . Born March 13, 1918, in Corbin, Kentucky.

No. 2 draft pick, 1950. . . Bulwarked strong Pittsburgh defense for 14 years. . .Saw spot service at offensive guard. . . Known for excellent mobility, burning desire, extreme ruggedness, unusual durability. . . All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls, winning Best Lineman Award, 1957. . .Recovered 23 opponents' fumbles, scored three safeties in career. . .Born April 20, 1925, in Prinzing-by-Cham, Bavaria. . .Died February 16, 2006, at age of 80.

Hardin-Simmons Little All-America. . .Bears' No. 1 draft pick, 1940. . .Rookie starter at age of 20 . . .Terrific blocker, superb pass defender, flawless ball-snapper. . .Had halfback speed. . . Led NFL with eight interceptions, 1942. . .Stole 17 passes in career. . .All-NFL seven times. . .Anchored four NFL championship teams. . . Intercepted four passes in five NFL title games. . .Born March 10, 1919, in Plains, Texas. . .Died October 30, 1998, at age of 79.

1986 TOPPS 389 BRUCE SMITH

Bills’ first-round draft pick (1st player overall), 1985 NFL Draft. . .Considered one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. . .His 200 career sacks is NFL all-time record. . .Recorded 10 or more sacks in an NFL record 13 seasons. . .NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1990 and 1996. . .Named to NFL’s All Decade Teams of the 1980s and 1990s . . .First- or second-team All-Pro 11 times. . .Selected to 11 Pro Bowls. . .Born June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia.

15th-round draft pick, 1956. . . Played Army football prior to joining 1958 Browns. . .Career turning point came with 1960 trade to Green Bay, where he became a defensive standout. . . Had speed, agility, size. . . Great team leader, dedicated, intelligent. . . All-NFL five seasons. . . In five Pro Bowls, six NFL title games, two Super Bowls. . . Didn't miss a game in 12-year, 162-game career. . .Born July 24, 1934, in Lisbon, Louisiana.

Led NFL receivers first three seasons, 1948-1950. . . Top season mark: 84 catches, 1950. . .Had three TD receptions in 1950 division title game. . .Caught 73-yard pass to win 1951 NFL title. . .Caught then-record 18 passes one game, 1950. . .All-NFL, 1949, 1950. . . Career mark: 400 catches for 5,397 yards, 38 TDs. . .Precise pattern-runner, specialized in button-hook route. . . Born December 3, 1922, in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . Died January 4, 2000, at age of 77.

Signed as free agent, 1970. . .Became starter, played every offensive down in perfect 1972 season, when he needed help on just three of 500 blocking assignments. . .Lauded for "professional, no frills" demeanor . . .Hard-working, quick, low-driving blocker. . .Rarely made mistake. . .All-Pro and All-AFC five straight years. . . Played in three AFC title games, three Super Bowls, six Pro Bowls. . . Born May 16, 1948, in Little Falls, Minnesota.

Alabama All-America, 1934. . . NFL's first "super end". . .Also placekicked, played safety. . . NFL receiving champ eight years. . .Topped scorers five times. . .All-NFL nine years. . .Most Valuable Player, 1941, 1942. . .Had 488 catches for 7,991 yards, 99 TDs. . . Scored 811 points. . .Held 18 major NFL records at time of retirement. . . Named NFL's all-time end, 1969. . . Born January 31, 1913, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. . .Died June 26, 1997, at age of 84.

No. 1 draft pick, 1939. . .Columbia tailback who became first great "T" quarterback as pro. . . Performance in 73-0 title win, 1940, started mass rush to T-formation. . .Superb signal-caller, ballhandler. . .All-NFL five times, Most Valuable Player, 1943. . . Threw seven TD passes one game, 1943. . .Had five TD passes, 1943 title game. . . Career passing: 14,686 yards, 137 TDs. . .Born November 21, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York. . .Died July 5, 1998, at age of 81.

No. 1 draft pick, 1944. . .All-NFL six straight years. . .Provided Eagles a battering-ram punch. . . Won NFL rushing title four times. . .1944 punt return, 1945 kickoff return champ. . . Scored only TD in 7-0 title win, 1948 . . . Rushed for then-record 196 yards in 1949 finale. . .Career mark: 5860 yards rushing, 464 points scored. . .Surpassed 1,000 yards in rushing twice. . .Born December 28, 1920, in La Ceiba, Honduras.

Signed as free agent, 1960. . .Soon developed into premier free safety. . .Played in six NFL championships, Super Bowls I, II, eight Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL six times. . .50-yard interception return key play in Super Bowl I. . . Career record: 48 interceptions, 699 yards, 2 TDs; 187 punt returns, 1,391 yards, 2 TDs. . .Led NFL in punt returns (1961), interceptions (1962). . .Born December 23, 1936, in Washington, D.C.

Two-time TCU All-America. . .No. 1 draft choice, 1937. . .Split career between tailback, T-quarterback. . . Premier passer who influenced great offensive revolution. . .All-NFL seven years. . . NFL passing, punting, interception champ, 1943. . .Six-time NFL passing leader. . . Career records: 21,886 yards, 187 TDs passing, 45.1-yard punting average, 31 interceptions. . .Born March 17, 1914, in Temple, Texas. . .Died December 17, 2008, at age of 94.

Compiled 80-37-5 coaching record. . .Won four Eastern division, two NFL titles with Redskins, two AAFC divisional crowns with Yankees. . . Introduced behind-the-line screen pass in 1937 NFL title game. . .Two-platoon system with one rushing, one passing unit also a Flaherty first. . .Played end with Los Angeles Wildcats (first AFL), New York Yankees, New York Giants. . . All-NFL, 1928, 1932. . .Born September 1, 1903 in Spokane, Washington. . . Died July 19, 1994, at age of 90.

Compiled 80-37-5 coaching record. . .Won four Eastern division, two NFL titles with Redskins, two AAFC divisional crowns with Yankees. . . Introduced behind-the-line screen pass in 1937 NFL title game. . .Two-platoon system with one rushing, one passing unit also a Flaherty first. . .Played end with Los Angeles Wildcats (first AFL), New York Yankees, New York Giants. . . All-NFL, 1928, 1932. . .Born September 1, 1903 in Spokane, Washington. . . Died July 19, 1994, at age of 90.

All-America at both Holy Cross, Notre Dame. . .New York Giants' No. 1 draft pick, 1946. . .Rights traded to Boston Yanks and then to Bears. . .All-NFL at three positions - offensive tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker. . . All-NFL five years. . .Two-way performer throughout career. . .First of big, fast, agile linebackers. . . Exceptional at diagnosing enemy plays. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games, 1950-1953. . . Born January 21, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. . .Died March 31, 2003, at age of 78.

Joined Rams as free agent after four years in Army. . .Set NFL interception record (14) as rookie, 1952. . . All-NFL six years. . .Named to seven Pro Bowls. . .Selected all-time NFL cornerback, 1969. . . Career interception record: 68 for 1,207 yards, five TDs. . .Gambler on field who made spectacular plays. . .Deadly open-field tackler. . .Very fast, agile, aggressive. . .Born April 16, 1928, in Austin, Texas. . . Died January 29, 2002, at age of 73.

Joined Rams as free agent after four years in Army. . .Set NFL interception record (14) as rookie, 1952. . . All-NFL six years. . .Named to seven Pro Bowls. . .Selected all-time NFL cornerback, 1969. . . Career interception record: 68 for 1,207 yards, five TDs. . .Gambler on field who made spectacular plays. . .Deadly open-field tackler. . .Very fast, agile, aggressive. . .Born April 16, 1928, in Austin, Texas. . . Died January 29, 2002, at age of 73.

Pittsburgh All-America, 1952. . . Lions' No. 7 draft pick, 1953. . .Mastered new middle linebacking position which evolved in the 1950s. . .A superb field leader. . . Exceptional at diagnosing foe's plays. . .All-NFL ten years . . . Elected to Pro Bowl ten straight years, 1955-1964. . .Team captain nine years. . .Lions' MVP four times. . . Had 24 career interceptions. . .Born January 18, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Major contributor to three Lions championships. . . 11-year fixture at right safety, exceptional punter, long-distance threat on kick returns. . .Lifetime marks show 50 interceptions, 44.3-yard punting average, three NFL punting crowns, three TDs on punt returns. . .All-NFL five years. . .In nine Pro Bowls. . .Third-round pick, 1952. . . Career interrupted by army service. . .Born November 24, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas.

1989 SWELL GREATS 111 DOUG ATKINS

All-America tackle at Tennessee. . . Browns No. 1 draft pick, 1953. . .Ring-leader of powerful Bears defensive units for 12 years. . .Exceptionally strong, agile, earned legendary acclaim as devastating pass rusher. . .Often leap-frogged blockers to get at passer. . . Scrimmage-line regular for then-record 17 years, 205 games. . .All-NFL four years. . . Played in eight Pro Bowls. . . Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Typified superior line play of Bears' greatest era. . .60-minute star, specialized in big play as middle guard on defense. . . Started at $90-per-game tackle on offense, switched to guard in fifth year. . . First to win All-NFL at two positions - tackle (1935), guard (1937). . . Inspirational team leader, captained Bears nine seasons. . . Played in seven NFL championship games. . .Born April 8, 1910, in Collinsville, Illinois. . . Died September 5, 2000, at age of 90.

Typified superior line play of Bears' greatest era. . .60-minute star, specialized in big play as middle guard on defense. . . Started at $90-per-game tackle on offense, switched to guard in fifth year. . . First to win All-NFL at two positions - tackle (1935), guard (1937). . . Inspirational team leader, captained Bears nine seasons. . . Played in seven NFL championship games. . .Born April 8, 1910, in Collinsville, Illinois. . . Died September 5, 2000, at age of 90.

Innovative coach, dynamic administrator. . . Recognized as leading authority on passing theories, tactics . . .18-year pro record: 123-104-7. . .First to win divisional titles in both NFL, AFL. . . Won 1963 league, five division crowns in AFL's first six years. . .Major factor in developing AFL's image, impetus, respect. . .AFC Coach of the Year, 1974 . . .Played in first College All-Star game, 1934. . .Born October 26, 1911, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . .Died January 3, 2003, at age of 91.

One of first defensive players to captivate the masses. . .Big, extremely fast with lateral mobility, great ability to diagnose plays. . .Began pro play in AAFC, moved to NFL with 1950 merger. . .Played two ways in AAFC, exclusively on defense in NFL. . . Became the dominant defensive tackle of his time. . .All-AAFC, 1949. . . All-NFL, 1950-1953. . .Named to four Pro Bowls. . .Born March 23, 1923, in Rhein, Saskatchewan. . .Died June 29, 2000, at age of 77.

Anchored powerful offensive line during Browns' dominant years in AAFC, NFL. . .Strong, consistent, exceptional pass blocker who never missed a game or practice in high school, college or pro football. . . Played in 11 championship games in 12 years with his teams winning eight times. . .Played as linebacker early in career. . .All-NFL four years. . .Played in 1956 Pro Bowl. . .Born March 18, 1919, in Farmington, West Virginia. . .Died November 22, 2005, at age of 86.

One of original founders of American Football League. . .During tenure as Bills owner, team won two AFL Championships and unprecedented four straight AFC championships. . .Bills 103 regular season wins, second most in NFL during 1990s. . . Helped lead AFL through early years making tough decisions that were necessary for league’s survival. . . Began talks with Carroll Rosenbloom, then owner of NFL’s Colts in January 1965, that eventually resulted in AFL-NFL merger. . .Born October 17, 1918 in Columbus, Ohio.

Only coach to win world championships in both NFL, AFL. . .His 1958, 1959 Colts won NFL crowns, 1968 Jets AFL, Super Bowl III titles. . .Took first pro head coach job at age of 47. . . Led both Colts, Jets to championships with patient, effective building programs paced by brilliant quarterbacks. . .Possessed great ability to judge, handle young talent. . .Coached 130 career wins. . . Born May 6, 1907, in Richmond, Indiana. . .Died November 17, 1998, at age of 91.

Free-agent signee with 1967 Chargers. . . Traded to Miami, 1969. . .Immediately won starting right guard job. . . Epitome of powerful Dolphins rushing game of 1970s. . .Fast, quick on pass protection - awesome, intimidating as pulling guard on sweeps. . . All-Pro six years. . .Five-time Pro Bowl pick. . .Three-time NFLPA pick as AFC offensive lineman of year. . .Started in three Super Bowls. . .Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia.

NFL coaching tenure began in 1967. . .NFL record: 168-108-5. . .Led Vikings to 11 divisional championships in 1968 through 1971, 1973 through 1978, 1981. . .Won 1969 NFL championship, NFC titles in 1973, 1974, 1976. . .Nine-letter athlete at Minnesota. . .Played in NBA, NFL, CFL before embarking on coaching career in Winnipeg. . . Born May 20, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Heisman Trophy winner, 1968. . .No. 1 NFL draft pick, 1969. . .Career highlighted by 2,003 yards rushing, 1973. . . Unanimous All-Pro, topped 1,000 yards rushing, 1972-1976. . .Won four NFL rushing titles. . . Career record: 11,236 yards rushing, 203 receptions, 990 yards kickoff returns, 14,368 combined net yards. . .In 1969 AFL All-Star game, five Pro Bowls. . .1973 Pro Bowl Player of the Game. . . Born July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California.

Spent entire adult life with Giants. . . Assistant to the President and Treasurer, 1937; Secretary, 1938-1940; Vice-President and Secretary, 1945-1958; Vice-President, 1959-1965; President, 1966-1990; President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, 1991-2005. . . With Mara’s extensive experience in organization, player personnel, trading and drafting, Giants won 16 divisional (including two after his induction), four NFL titles including two Super Bowls. . .Served on several league committees. . .NFC President, 1984-2005 . .Born August 14, 1916, in New York, New York...Died October 25, 2005, at age of 89.

Oilers’ first-round draft pick, eighth player overall and first offensive lineman selected, 1982 . . . Earned starting left guard position, rookie season. . .Devastating blocker, anchored Oilers line that helped team perennially rank near top of NFL’s offensive statistical categories. . .Equally effective as pass or run blocker. . . Named first- or second-team All-Pro ten times. . .All-AFC seven times. . .Elected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Born March 5, 1960, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Bears’ No. 1 pick, fourth player overall, 1979 NFL Draft. . . Nicknamed “Danimal” for ferocious style of play. . .Immediate impact player as a rookie. . .A versatile player, played both DT and DE positions . . .Named first- or second-team All-Pro choice six times as either DE or DT. . . Elected to four Pro Bowls. . . Born September 19, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Oilers' third-round draft pick, 1968 . . .At time of retirement, held three team records relating to service: most seasons (16), most career regular season games played (210), most consecutive regular season games played (135) . . .Although not an official NFL statistic until 1982, unofficial 105-career sack total still ranks as team best, as are the 16 sacks in 1973. . .Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls. . .All-AFC and All-Pro (second team) four times. . . Born March 1, 1946 at Trenton, New Jersey.

First round pick by Washington, 28th overall, 1983 ... Intercepted pass in NFL record 19 straight seasons ... Known for great speed ... Intercepted 54 career passes for 621 yards, 6 TDs ... Also returned 51 punts for 611 yards ... Holds team record for longest fumble return, 78 yards ... Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s ... Selected to seven Pro Bowls ... Named All-Pro in 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991 ... Born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas.

Thirteenth-round AFL draft pick, 1962. . . Made immediate impact with Patriots. . . Played in five AFL All-Star Games with Patriots, one with Dolphins. . .Following AFL-NFL merger, named to two Pro Bowls. . . Driving force behind Miami’s famed “No-Name Defense”. . .Played in three Super Bowls. . .Named first team All-AFL/AFC eight times. . .Voted to All-Time AFL team, 1969. . .Born December 15, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Began pro career with CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, winning five straight Grey Cups. . . Signed with NFL’s Houston Oilers, 1984... Completed 3,988 of 6,823 passes for 49,325 yards, 291 touchdowns, 233 interceptions in 17-season NFL carer. . .Nine 3,000-yard passing seasons was third in league history. . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .Had four 4,000-yard passing seasons. All-Pro, 1990…First or second team All-AFC 1988, 1989, 1990…Born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.

Second-round draft pick, 1974. . . Prototype middle linebacker - intense, intelligent, fast, quick, durable. . .Noted for vicious tackling, great range, superior pass defense. . .Two-time NFL Defensive Player of Year. . . All-Pro eight times. . .In nine straight Pro Bowls, 1976-1984. . .In six AFC title games, four Super Bowls. . .had 28 interceptions, 17 fumble recoveries. . . Born July 8, 1952, in Mantua, Ohio.

Winningest coach in NFL history. . . Regular-season record: 328-156-6, .676. . .Overall record: 347-173-6, .665. . . Became head coach at age 33. . .Led Colts to seven straight winning records. . .In 26 years in Miami, experienced only two seasons below .500. . .Coached in six Super Bowls. . .Won Super Bowls VII, VIII. . . Completed only 17-0 perfect season in NFL history, 1972. . .Played seven season as defensive back/halfback with Browns, Colts, Redskins. . . Born January 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio.

Now Raiders owner. . . As AFL commissioner, forced quick merger with NFL, 1966 . . .Davis-led Raiders had best record in pro sports, 1963-1991, won Super Bowls XI, XV, XVIII. . .AFL Coach of the Year, 1963. . .Only person to serve in pros as personnel assistant, scout, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner, team owner/chief executive officer. . .Born July 4, 1929, in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Third-round draft pick, 1953. . .Had size, speed, intelligence, love of hitting. . .Excelled as both running, passing blocker. . . Played on goal line defense, superb on special teams. . . Blocked 10 field goals, 1956. . . All-NFL four years. . . Starter in five Pro Bowls. . .49ers team captain. . .Nicknamed "Geek" by teammates because of flamboyant lifestyle. . .Born February 18, 1931, in San Francisco, California.

NAIA All-America at Grambling. . .First player selected in 1963 AFL Draft. . .Possessed speed, size, determination, durability. . .Missed only one game in 13 years. . .Excelled at intimidating passer, batted down 16 passes, 1967. . .Four-time All-AFL, All-AFC in 1970, 1971. . .Led Chiefs defensive efforts in Super Bowl I, IV. . .Played in six AFL All-Star games, two AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . . Born September 10, 1940, in Gainesville, Alabama. . .Died July 16, 1992, at age of 51.

Phenomenal two-way star, a long-distance scoring threat on any play. . .Scored 234 points, gained 5,313 combined net yards, intercepted 25 passes in eight seasons. . . NFL punt return champ, 1948. . . Held career punt return average record - 12.78 yards. . . Left-handed passer, kicker. . .Pioneered use of low-cut shoes . . .All-NFL, 1941. . .Navy service came at peak of career. . . Born March 13, 1918, in Corbin, Kentucky. . .Died March 4, 2009, at age of 90.

Surprise choice to replace Bert Bell, 1960. . . Generally recognized as premier commissioner of all professional sports. . .Created, maintained NFL's image of stability, integrity. . . Negotiated first league-wide TV contract, 1962. . .Skillfully handled AFL-NFL "war" plus merger, league restructuring that followed. . Developed Super Bowl into premier attraction. . .Born March 1, 1926, in South Gate, California. . .Died December 6, 1996 at age of 70.

Two-time TCU All-America. . .No. 1 draft choice, 1937. . .Split career between tailback, T-quarterback. . . Premier passer who influenced great offensive revolution. . .All-NFL seven years. . . NFL passing, punting, interception champ, 1943. . .Six-time NFL passing leader. . . History's top punter. . .Career records: 21,886 yards, 187 TDs passing, 45.1-yard punting average, 31 interceptions. . .Born March 17, 1914, in Temple, Texas.

All-America at both Holy Cross, Notre Dame. . .New York Giants' No. 1 draft pick, 1946. . .Rights traded to Boston Yanks and then to Bears. . .All-NFL at three positions - offensive tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker. . . All-NFL five years. . .Two-way performer throughout career. . .First of big, fast, agile linebackers. . . Exceptional at diagnosing enemy plays. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games, 1950-1953. . . Born January 21, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. . .Died March 31, 2003, at age of 78.

First full-time offensive lineman named to Pro Football Hall of Fame. . .Exceptional blocker, specialized in protecting quarterback. . .All-NFL eight straight years, 1958-1965. . . Played half of 11-year career at tackle, half at guard. . . Played in eight Pro Bowl games. . . No. 1 draft choice in 1957. . . Two-time All-America, Outland Trophy winner at Ohio State. . . Born April 3, 1934, in Macon, Georgia. . .Died July 18, 2005, at age of 71.

Fourth player overall, 1989 draft. . . Defensive Rookie of the Year. . . Led NFL with team record 20 sacks; including NFL record seven sacks in one game, 1990 . . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .Accumulated most sacks in NFL during 1990s. . .Recorded 126.5 career sacks. . .All-NFL three times. . .All-AFC seven times. . .Born January 1, 1967 in Miami, Florida. . .Died February 8, 2000, at age of 33.

Fourth player overall, 1989 draft. . . Defensive Rookie of the Year. . . Led NFL with team record 20 sacks; including NFL record seven sacks in one game, 1990 . . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .Accumulated most sacks in NFL during 1990s. . .Recorded 126.5 career sacks. . .All-NFL three times. . .All-AFC seven times. . .Born January 1, 1967 in Miami, Florida. . .Died February 8, 2000, at age of 33.

Three-time All-America, 1948 Heisman Trophy winner. . .Played major role in Lions' successes, early 1950s. . .Ran 67 yards for winning TD in 1952 title game. . . Extremely versatile - rushed, passed, caught passes, returned punts and kickoffs, punted, placekicked and played defense in emergencies. . . Scored 534 points, won two NFL scoring titles. . .All-NFL five years. . .Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Born January 1, 1927, in Dallas, Texas. . .Died September 27, 1998, at age of 71.

Selected fourth overall in 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft. . .Recorded more sacks (124) than games played (121) in eight seasons with Eagles. . .Became Packers’ all-time sack leader with 68.5. . .Recorded 12 seasons with 10-plus sacks. . . NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987, 1991, 1998. . . Elected to 13 straight Pro Bowls. . .Named All-Pro 13 of 15 seasons including 10 as first-team selection. . .Born December 19, 1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. . .Died December 26, 2004 at age of 43.

Patriots’ second round pick, 1982. . .Established team record 18.5 sacks, 1984. . .Led AFC with 16.5 sacks, named AFC Defensive Player of the Year during Patriots Super Bowl season, 1985. . .Recorded AFC-leading 12.5 sacks, 1987. . .At time of retirement, held team marks for career sacks, sacks in a season, opponent fumbles recovered. . .Five straight Pro Bowls. . .Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s. . .Born December 27, 1959 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Rams’ third-round draft pick, 1976. . . Played 20 seasons, 259 games. . .Retired tied for third most seasons played. . .Games played were most ever by offensive lineman at time of retirement . . . Blocked for seven different 1,000-yard rushers. . .Named first- or second- team All-Pro five times. . . First- or second- team All-NFC seven times. . . Named to seven Pro Bowls. . .Born May 27, 1954, in Jackson, Mississippi.

Noted for impassive, sideline demeanor. . . Perfected flex defense, multiple offense, revived shotgun (spread) offense. . .29-year tenure with one team tied NFL record. . .Career record: 270-178-6. . .270 wins third most ever. . .Had 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super Bowl wins. . . Defensive back, punter with Yankees (AAFC), Giants (NFL), 1949-1955. . .Born September 11, 1924, in Mission, Texas . . .Died February 12, 2000, at age of 75.

Regular season record: 103-32-7. . .Post-season record: 9-7. . .Overall record: 112-39-7. . .His .759 winning percentage during regular season ranks as highest ever among coaches with 100 career victories. . .One of youngest head coaches in history when Raiders hired him in 1969 at age 32. . .AFL Coach of the Year, 1969. . .Under Madden, Oakland never suffered losing record. . .Led Raiders to Super Bowl XI. . .Team won 17 straight games between 1976-1977 seasons, one short of NFL record at time. . .Born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota.

No. 2 draft pick, 1950. . .Primarily an offensive lineman, used on defense in short-yardage situations . . .Flamboyant, versatile, strong blocker. . . Workhorse, played in 165 straight games (includes preseason, regular season and playoffs), 1950-1958. . .All-NFL guard, 1951, 1952. . .All-NFL tackle, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957. . .Selected for eight Pro Bowls, twice as guard, six times as tackle. . . Played on three Lions NFL title teams. . . Born January 22, 1927, in Hopelawn, New Jersey. . .Died July 5, 2009, at age of 82.

Pittsburgh All-America, 1952. . . Lions' No. 7 draft pick, 1953. . .Mastered new middle linebacking position which evolved in the 1950s. . .A superb field leader. . . Exceptional at diagnosing foe's plays. . .All-NFL ten years . . . Elected to Pro Bowl ten straight years, 1955-1964. . .Team captain nine years. . .Lions' MVP four times. . . Had 24 career interceptions. . .Born January 18, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bills’ second round pick in 1988 NFL Draft. . .Led NFL in total yards from scrimmage a record four consecutive seasons. . .NFL’s Most Valuable Player, 1991. . .Rushed for 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons. . .Career numbers include 12,074 yards rushing and 16,532 all-purpose yards. . .Selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls. . .First- or second-team All-Pro five straight years. . .All-AFC 1989-1993, All-AFC Second Team 1994. . . Born on May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas.

No. 1 draft pick, 1939. . .Columbia tailback who became first great "T" quarterback as pro. . . Performance in 73-0 title win, 1940, started mass rush to T-formation. . .Superb signal-caller, ballhandler. . .All-NFL five times, Most Valuable Player, 1943. . . Threw seven TD passes one game, 1943. . .Had five TD passes, 1943 title game. . . Career passing: 14,686 yards, 137 TDs. . .Born November 21, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York. . .Died July 5, 1998, at age of 81.

All-America at Purdue. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Poised leader of classic ball-control offense. . . Led Miami to three AFC titles, Super Bowl VII, VIII wins. . . NFL Player of the Year, 1971. . .All-Pro twice, All-AFC three times. . .Played in two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . .Career Stats: 25,092 yards, 192 TDs, 77.1 rating passing; 994 yards, 7 TDs rushing. . .Born February 3, 1945, in Evansville, Indiana.

All-state prep quarterback, All-America tackle at Minnesota. . .Big early prize in AFL-NFL war. . .All-AFL/AFC nine times. . .All-time AFL choice, 1969. . . Extremely versatile, determined, rugged, fast, smart. . . Played in last six AFL All-Star games, first three AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . .Scored nine career touchdowns, one on onside kickoff return, two on fumble returns. . . Had 26 interceptions for 479 yards, six TDs. . .Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina.

Raiders’ second-round draft pick, 1974. . . Nicknamed “The Ghost,” earned starting tight end spot in 1976, finished season with impressive 53 catches for 691 yards, 10 touchdowns. . . Named All-Pro and All-AFC four consecutive years, 1976-1979. . . Outstanding blocker as well as receiver. . . Career record: 378 receptions, 5,216 yards, 52 touchdowns. . . Named to five Pro Bowls. . .Born February 2, 1952 in Bemidji, Minnesota

First who played guard exclusively to enter Hall. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Won regular left guard job as rookie. . . Played in 307 games altogether. . .Possessed size, speed, intelligence, intensity, exceptional leadership ability. . .Extremely effective leading sweeps. . .Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-league seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times. . .Born August 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas. . .Died August 20, 2008, at age of 63.

WASHINGTON ALL-AMERICAN ... 49ERS' NO. 1 DRAFT PICK, 1952 ... SCORED 40-YARD TD ON FIRST PRO PLAY ... HAD PHENOMENAL FIRST SEASON, WINNING ALL-NFL, ROOKIE OF YEAR HONORS ... PLAYED IN SIX PRO BOWLS ... MVP OF 1958 PRO BOWL ... GAINED 11,375 COMBINED NET YARDS IN 13 YEARS ... RECORD INCLUDES 5,281 YARDS RUSHING, 264 PASS RECEPTIONS, 360 POINTS ... NICKNAMED "THE KING" ... BORN DECEMBER 31, 1928, IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

Selected by Green Bay in 1st round (6th player overall) of 1978 NFL Draft. . .A deep-threat receiver, possessed both speed and great hands. . .recorded more than 50 receptions in a season nine times. . .First NFL player to score a touchdown in 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. . .In 16 seasons, he caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards - an NFL record at the time of his retirement. . .Named All-Pro four times, All-NFC three times, selected to play in eight Pro Bowls. . .Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, California.

Ninth-round pick, 1967 draft. . . Traded to Redskins for five players, 1973. . .Acclaimed NFL's premier strong safety of 1970s. . .Excellent speed, quickness, size, punishing tackler. . .Intercepted 49 passes for 898 yards, nine TDs. . .Also scored on blocked FG, fumble, punt return. . .Named to two AFL All-Star games, 10 Pro Bowls. . . All-Pro or All-AFC/NFC eight of nine years, 1971-1979. . .Born November 12, 1944, in Lufkin, Texas.

1961 Arkansas All-America. . .First AFL star to be enshrined. . .All-AFL seven times, 1963-1969 . . .Played in seven AFL All-Star games. . .Caught passes in 96 straight games . . . AFL receiving leader three years. . . Scored first Dallas TD in Super Bowl VI win. . .Nicknamed "Bambi" for smooth, graceful, spectacular moves. . .Career record: 542 receptions, 10,266 yards, 85 TDs. . . Born August 3, 1940, in Houston, Texas.

No. 1 draft choice, 1956. . .Rookie of Year, 1956. . .Started as a flanker, moved to running back in 1961. . . Amassed 12,451 combined net yards, 5,174 yards rushing, 363 receptions for 6,039 yards. . .Scored 113 TDs, 678 points. . .All-NFL five years. . . Played in seven Pro Bowls. . .NFL Player of the Year and Comeback Player of Year, 1964. . .Scored touchdowns in record 18 straight games, 1963-1965. . .Born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Deadly pass blocker, peerless runner on Browns' famed trap play. . .Also played linebacker early in career. . .All-time AAFC rushing champ. . .Top NFL rusher, 1950. . .All-AAFC four years, All-NFL in 1950. . .Lifetime rushing: 828 carriers, 4,720 yards. . .5.7-yard career average all-time record. . .Caught 85 passes, scored 234 points in nine years. . .Played in 1951 Pro Bowl. . .Born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia. . . Died June 27, 1999, at age of 79.

Patriots’ No. 1 draft pick, first defensive back selected overall, 1976. . .Sensational rookie season with eight interceptions, AFC-high 608 punt return yards. . .Career stats: 46 interceptions for 688 yards, two TDs; 112 punt returns for 1,168 yards, two TDs. . .Started, intercepted pass, Super Bowl XVIII. . .Selected to nine Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro four times. . .All-AFC eight times. . .Born July 1, 1953, in Denison, Texas.

College tailback, switched to T-quarterback in pros. . .Guided Browns to 10 division or league crowns in 10 years. . . Topped AAFC passers four years, NFL two years. . . All-league nine of 10 years. . .Four TD passes in 1950 NFL title win. . .Had three TDs running, three TDs passing in 1954 NFL title game. . .Career passes for 23,584 yards, 174 TDs. . .Scored 276 points on 46 TDs. . .Born December 6, 1921, in Waukegan, Illinois. . .Died December 17, 2003 at age of 82.

1963 Heisman Trophy winner. . . Four-year Navy service preceded pro play. . .Noted for last-minute heroics, guided Dallas to four NFC titles, Super Bowl VI, XII wins. . .MVP in Super Bowl VI. . .All-NFC five years . . .Career stats: 22,700 yards, 153 TDs passing; 2,264 yards, 20 TDs rushing. . .83.4 NFL passer rating best ever at time of retirement. . .Four-time NFL passing leader. . . Born February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Chiefs' No. 2 pick, 1967 draft. . .Fast, agile, quick-thinking, anchor of Kansas City's vaunted defense. . . Nicknamed "Contact" because of ferocious tackling. . .Durable, missed only one game his last 10 years . . .Intercepted 27 passes for 440 yards, two TDs. . . Defensive star in Super Bowl IV upset. . .All-AFL/AFC eight times. . . Elected to two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . .Born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.

Rams' 19th-round draft pick, 1951. . .On winning team 13 of 14 years. . .In eight NFL title games, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL seven years, two with Rams, five with Giants. . . Named NFL's top player by Maxwell Club, 1962. . . Exceptionally smart, quick, strong. . . Superb pass rusher. . . Recovered 22 opponents' fumbles in career . . . Missed only one game in 14 years. . . Born December 6, 1925, in Stamford, Connecticut.

First Colt to enter Pro Football Hall of Fame. . .Began NFL play as 26-year-old rookie in 1950 . . .Vital part of Baltimore's climb to powerhouse status in 1950s. . .All-NFL, 1954 through 1958. . .Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Great morale builder on Colts teams. . . Son of famous boxing referee of same name. . . Played at Boston College after World War II Marines service. . .Born June 5, 1925, in Bronx, New York.

Blessed with exceptional speed, balance, faking ability. . .Split career as Browns halfback, Redskins flanker. . . Noted for spectacular long-distance scoring plays. . .Amassed 14,078 combined net yards. . . Scored 91 touchdowns, caught 521 passes, had eight kick return TDs. . .Topped NFL receivers, 1962. . . Surpassed 50 catches six years. . . All-NFL three times. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games. . .Born June 6, 1935, at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Two-time Pennsylvania All-America ... Eagles' bonus draft choice, 1949 ... NFL's last "iron man" star ... Rugged, durable, bulldozing blocker, bone-jarring tackler ... Missed only three games in 14 years ... Nine times All-NFL ... Played in eight Pro Bowls, MVP in 1954 game ... Named NFL's all-time center, 1969 ... Played 58 minutes, made game-saving tackle, 1960 NFL title game ... Born May 1, 1925, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

No. 1 draft pick, 1972. . .Provided big-back power to Steelers offense. . .All-Pro, 1977, All-AFC three times. . .In eight Pro Bowls. . .158 yards rushing, MVP in Super Bowl IX . . .Rushed 1,000 yards eight seasons, 100 yards, 47 games. . .Career record: 12,120 yards, 91 TDs rushing; 2,287 yards, 9 TDs receiving; 14,622 combined net yards. . . 1,556 yards rushing in 19 post-season games. . . Born March 7, 1950, in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

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Kansas All-America. . .Exceptional break-away runner. . .Scored rookie record 22 TDs, 132 points, 1965. . .Led NFL rushers, 1966, 1969. . .Named all-time NFL halfback, 1969. . . All-NFL five straight years. . .Player of Game in three Pro Bowls. . .Career totals: 9,435 combined net yards, 4,956 yards rushing, 336 points. . . NFL lifetime kickoff return leader. . .Born May 30, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas.

First who played guard exclusively to enter Hall. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Won regular left guard job as rookie. . . Played in 307 games altogether. . .Possessed size, speed, intelligence, intensity, exceptional leadership ability. . .Extremely effective leading sweeps. . .Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-league seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times. . .Born August 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas. . .Died August 20, 2008, at age of 63.

Washington All-America. . . 49ers' No. 1 draft pick, 1952. . .Scored 40-yard TD on first pro play. . . Had phenomenal first season, winning All-NFL, Rookie of Year honors. . . Played in six Pro Bowls. . .MVP of 1958 Pro Bowl. . . Gained 11,375 combined net yards in 13 years. . .Record includes 5,281 yards rushing, 264 pass receptions, 360 points. . . Nicknamed "The King". . . Born December 31, 1928, in Los Angeles, California.

Anchored Raiders' offensive line for 15 years. . . Noted for pride, dedication, leadership, intelligence . . .Sure-handed ball-snapper, superior blocker with wide range. . .Overcame numerous injuries to play 308 games, including six AFL/AFC title games, Super Bowl II, 12-all-star contests. . .Named all-league 12 straight years, 1960-1971, second-team All-NFL, 1972. . .AFL's only all-league center. . . Named to all-time AFL team, 1969. . .Also All-AFC in 1970, 1971, 1972. . .Born January 5, 1938, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

No. 7 draft choice, 1953. . .All-Pro status preceded Packers dynasty years. . .All-NFL seven times . . .Played in 10 Pro Bowls, three NFL championship games. . .Small for offensive lineman, but quick, determined, intelligent, superb team leader. . . Excellent down-field blocker, pass protector. . .Ignored numerous injuries to start in then-record 182 straight games, 1954-1967. . .Born November 21, 1931, in Orange, New Jersey.

Spotted playing service football by pro scouts. . .Signed as free agent by 49ers. . . Extremely quick runner who earned nickname "The Jet". . . First to gain over 1,000 yards two straight years, 1953-1954. . .Career record: 12,532 combined net yards, 9,723 yards rushing, 260 receptions, 513 points. . . Played in three Pro Bowls. . .Born January 22, 1927, in Stevens, Arkansas.

No. 2 draft pick, 1963. . .Prototype tight end with breakaway speed, ability to avoid tackles, strong blocker. . .Long-distance threat who scored six TDs over 50 yards, 1966. . .Caught deflected pass for 75-yard TD, Super Bowl V. . .Career record: 331 catches, 5,236 yards, 38 TDs. . .Three-time All-NFL, played in five Pro Bowls. . .Second tight end to enter Hall. . .Born September 24, 1941, in New York, New York.

Two-way star at Utah, No. 7 draft pick, 1960. . . Cat-like defender, exceptional team leader. . . Became NFL's top free safety, made "safety blitz" famous. . . All-NFL six times. . . Played in eight Pro Bowl games. . .Had steals in seven straight games, led NFL interceptors, 1966. . .Once intercepted pass with both hands in casts. . . Had 52 career interceptions. . .Born March 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho.

.Second-round draft pick, 1967. . . NFL interception co-leader, defensive Rookie of Year, 1967 . . .Fifth cornerback to enter Hall. . .Returned kicks, emergency punter. . . Career record: 1,077 yards on 56 interceptions, 1,312 yards on punt returns, 1,274 yards on kickoff returns. . .Scored 11 career touchdowns. . .In seven Pro Bowls, All-NFL/NFC four times. . .Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Two-time Minnesota All-America. . . 49ers' first-ever NFL draft choice, 1950. . .Played every 49ers game for 14 seasons, 174 regular-season and 266 pro games in all. . .Excellent defensive pass rusher, bulldozing offensive blocker. . .All-NFL six times, two years on offense, four years on defense. . .Named NFL's all-time defensive tackle. . . Played in 10 Pro Bowl games. . .Born June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy. . .Died October 17, 2000, at age of 76.

Last of "original" Browns to retire. . . Regular offensive tackle, 1947-1959. . .Back injury forced layoff, 1960. . . Kicking specialist only, 1961-1967. . .All-NFL tackle six years. . . NFL Player of Year, 1954. . .In nine Pro Bowls . . .Last-second field goal won 1950 NFL title game. . . Scored 1,608 points in 21 years. . . Played in four AAFC, nine NFL title games. . .Born January 25, 1924, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. . .Died November 29, 2000, at age of 76.

Third-round draft pick, 1970. . . Prototype cornerback of his era with superior speed, strength, intelligence. . .All-Pro four years. . .NFL defensive MVP, 1975. . .Played in four Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls, 200 of 201 regular-season games. . .Career totals: 57 interceptions, 736 yards, 13 opponents' fumble recoveries. . .Had key interception in Super Bowl IX. . .Born April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia.

Consensus All-America, 1960. . . Bears' No. 1 pick, 1961. . .First tight end elected to Hall. . . Fast, rugged, outstanding blocker, great competitor. . .Big-play star of Bears' 1963 title team. . . Scored final touchdown in Cowboys' Super Bowl VI win. . .Rookie of the Year, 1961. . . All-NFL four years, in five straight Pro Bowls. . .Career record: 427 receptions, 5,812 yards, 43 TDs. . . Born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Patriots’ No. 1 draft pick, first defensive back selected overall, 1976. . .Sensational rookie season with eight interceptions, AFC-high 608 punt return yards. . .Career stats: 46 interceptions for 688 yards, two TDs; 112 punt returns for 1,168 yards, two TDs. . .Started, intercepted pass, Super Bowl XVIII. . .Selected to nine Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro four times. . .All-AFC eight times. . .Born July 1, 1953, in Denison, Texas.

Drafted by 1951 New York Yanks. . .Played in first of six Pro Bowls as a rookie. . .In U.S. Army, 1952-1953. . .Traded to Browns in 15-player deal while in service. . .Played defensive middle guard, 1954 Browns . . .Stole ball to set up key Browns TD, 1954 NFL title game. . .Excelled as offensive right tackle for eight years, 1955-1962. . .Equally adept as rushing blocker, pass protector. . . Born June 21, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois.

Steelers’ fifth-round draft pick, 1974. . . Became full-time regular, third season. . .Played every game 10 consecutive years, 1976-1985. . .Durable, missed only four games first 16 seasons.. . .Started 150 consecutive games. . .Steelers’ captain nine seasons. . . Played in four Super Bowls, six AFC championship games. . . All-Pro seven years. . . All-AFC five times. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls. . .Born March 18, 1952, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin . . .Died September 24, 2002, at age of 50.

College tailback, switched to T-quarterback in pros. . .Guided Browns to 10 division or league crowns in 10 years. . . Topped AAFC passers four years, NFL two years. . . All-league nine of 10 years. . .Four TD passes in 1950 NFL title win. . .Had three TDs running, three TDs passing in 1954 NFL title game. . .Career passes for 23,584 yards, 174 TDs. . .Scored 276 points on 46 TDs. . .Born December 6, 1921, in Waukegan, Illinois. . .Died December 17, 2003 at age of 82.

Redskins’ No. 2 draft pick, 1964. . . Outstanding rookie year, led league with 12 interceptions, named All-Pro. . .Retired as history’s all-time interception leader with 81. . . Traded to Vikings for player and draft pick, 1968. . .Played in eight Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL four times. . .All-Eastern Conference 1964, 1965. . .All-NFC five times. . . Started at free safety in four Super Bowls, five NFL/NFC championship games. . .Born February 19, 1942, in Flint, Michigan.

First punter ever selected in first round, Raiders 1973 (23rd player overall) ... Averaged under 40 yards only once in NFL career ... Only three of 1,049 punts blocked ... Career average was 42.4 yards ... All-Pro six straight seasons, 1973-1978 ... All-AFC seven times ... Played in seven Pro Bowls, seven AFC championship games, three Super Bowls ... First punter to hit Louisiana Superdome scoreboard, 1977 Pro Bowl ... Born December 22, 1949, in Swainsboro, Georgia.

Three-time All-America. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1969. . .Strong, fast, devastating tackler, used height to great advantage. . . Played in 215 straight games. . .In eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls . . .All-AFC seven times, All-NFC once. . .Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties. . .Born November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Undrafted, cut by Oilers, joined 1963 Broncos, All-AFL in second season. . .Traded to Raiders, 1967. . . Fast, mobile, aggressive. . .All-AFL/AFC seven times. . .All-time AFL team, 1969. . . Played in five AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, nine AFL/AFC title games, two Super Bowls. . .Career totals: 54 interceptions, 472 yards, two TDs. . .Scored on 75-yard interception, Super Bowl XI. . . Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

AAFC Rookie of Year, 1948. . . Joined 49ers in 1951 after Colts disbanded. . .Career record: 2,427 completions, 33,070 yards, 242 TDs, 13 games over 300 yards passing. . .Paced 1961, 1962, 1963 Giants to division titles. . . Threw 33 TD passes in 1962, 36 in 1963. . . NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1961, 1963. . .All-NFL, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963. . . Elected to seven Pro Bowls. . .Born October 24, 1926, in Marshall, Texas.

Two-time Pennsylvania All-America ... Eagles' bonus draft choice, 1949 ... NFL's last "iron man" star ... Rugged, durable, bulldozing blocker, bone-jarring tackler ... Missed only three games in 14 years ... Nine times All-NFL ... Played in eight Pro Bowls, MVP in 1954 game ... Named NFL's all-time center, 1969 ... Played 58 minutes, made game-saving tackle, 1960 NFL title game ... Born May 1, 1925, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Led College All-Stars upset of Rams, 1946. . . Became key part of Rams' revolutionary "three-end" offense, 1949. . . Led NFL in receiving, scoring, 1951. . .10 of 17 TD catches, 1951, were long-distance "bombs". . .Mixed sprinter speed with halfback elusiveness. . . Named all-time NFL flanker, 1969. . .Career record: 387 catches for 7,029 yards, 60 TDs; 399 points scored. . .Born June 17, 1923, in Wausau, Wisconsin. . .Died January 28, 2004 at age of 80.

No. 3 draft pick, 1958. . .First Green Bay defender from 1960s to be enshrined. . . Exceptional team leader, tough, strong, fast. . .Savage defender on rushes, cat-like quick against passes. . . Named NFL's all-time top linebacker, 1969. . .All-NFL three years. . . Intercepted pass for TD in 1964 Pro Bowl. . .Had 25 career interceptions. . . MVP in 1962 NFL title game. . .Born December 29, 1936, in Elmwood Park, Illinois. . . Died March 8, 1998, at age of 61.

Consensus All-America, 1966. . .First-round pick, 1967. . .Extremely fast, strong with cat-like reflexes . . .Played in 236 straight games, including four Super Bowls. . .Named NFL Most Valuable Player, 1971. . . NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1971, 1973. . .All-NFL six times, second-team All-NFL three other times. . .All-conference ten times. . .Elected to nine straight Pro Bowls. . .Career marks: 23 opponent fumble recoveries, 28 blocked kicks, 173 sacks . . .Born August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio.

No. 3 draft pick, 1968. . .Possessed size, speed, agility, intelligence, strength to be premier offensive tackle. . .Mild-mannered, hard working, great team player. . .Equally adept on running, passing plays. . . Starred in Super Bowl XI vs. Vikings. . . Played in 207 regular-season, 23 post-season games, eight Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977. . . All-AFC six times. . .Born November 26, 1946, in Charleston, South Carolina.

1997 UPPER DECK LEGENDS AL-102 CARL ELLER

Selected in 1st round of NFL draft by Minnesota and AFL draft by Buffalo, 1964. . .Quickly established himself at left defensive end on the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" defensive line. . .Excellent at stopping run, devastating pass rusher. . .Amassed 44 sacks, 1975-1977. . .Named first- or second-team All-NFL each season, 1967-1973. . .Played in six Pro Bowls. . .Born January 25, 1942, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Third round pick by Lions, 1968. . .Combined great leaping ability, big hands, strength, speed and elusiveness. . .Seven Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL three straight seasons. . .Recorded 30 or more receptions seven times, 500-plus receiving yards six seasons. . .Lions’ all-time reception leader (336) at time of retirement. . .Team’s leader or co-leader in receptions six of his 10 seasons. .Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s. . .Born August 25, 1946 in Richlands, North Carolina.

1997 UPPER DECK LEGENDS AL-169 DWIGHT STEPHENSON

Dolphins’ second-round draft pick, 1980. . . Exceptionally quick blocker with explosive charge off snap. . . Recognized as the premier center of his time. . .All-Pro, All-AFC five straight years, 1983-1987. . . Elected to five consecutive Pro Bowls. . . Started at center in Super Bowls XVII, XIX and 1982, 1984, 1985 AFC championship games. . .Dolphins’ offensive captain. . .Career cut short by severe knee injury. . . Born November 20, 1957, in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

Led College All-Stars upset of Rams, 1946. . . Became key part of Rams' revolutionary "three-end" offense, 1949. . . Led NFL in receiving, scoring, 1951. . .10 of 17 TD catches, 1951, were long-distance "bombs". . .Mixed sprinter speed with halfback elusiveness. . . Named all-time NFL flanker, 1969. . .Career record: 387 catches for 7,029 yards, 60 TDs; 399 points scored. . .Born June 17, 1923, in Wausau, Wisconsin. . .Died January 28, 2004 at age of 80.

First who played guard exclusively to enter Hall. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Won regular left guard job as rookie. . . Played in 307 games altogether. . .Possessed size, speed, intelligence, intensity, exceptional leadership ability. . .Extremely effective leading sweeps. . .Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-league seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times. . .Born August 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas.

Consensus All-America, 1970. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1971. . .Won starting left linebacker job as rookie. . . Had speed, intelligence, exceptional ability to diagnose plays. . . Gained reputation as big-play defender. . . Career record: 25 1/2 sacks, 21 opponents' fumbles recovered, 32 interceptions. . .All-AFC or All-Pro seven years, 1973-1979. . .Named to eight straight Pro Bowls. . .Born December 23, 1948, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

10th-round draft pick, 1963. . . Talented receiver, punishing blocker, fierce competitor, excellent runner. . . Played in five Pro Bowls, 1967-1971. . . All-NFL, 1967, 1969. . .Had 40 or more catches seven seasons. . . Played in 210 games. . . Leading tight end receiver at retirement with 480 receptions, 7,918 yards, 40 TDs. . . Played in Super Bowl XIII with Cowboys. . .Born February 23, 1940, in Columbia, Mississippi.

Entered college on skiing scholarship, joined football team as junior. . .First "pure" placekicker to enter Hall. . .Career totals: 1,699 points on 580 PATs, 373 field goals. . .Scored 100 or more points seven seasons. . .Kicked three field goals in Super Bowl IV win. . . Played in six Pro Bowls, Outstanding Offensive Player in 1972 Pro Bowl. . .All-League six years. . . Had 17 field goals over 50 yards. . .Born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway.

Consensus All-America, 1968. . . No. 1 draft pick, 1969. . .Became "cornerstone of franchise" that dominated the NFL in 1970s. . .Exceptional team leader, possessed size, speed, quickness, strength, determination . . .NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1972, 1974. . . All-Pro or All-AFC nine years. . .Played in four Super Bowls, six AFC title games, 10 Pro Bowls. . .Born September 24, 1946, in Temple, Texas.

No. 1 draft choice, 1956. . .Rookie of Year, 1956. . .Started as a flanker, moved to running back in 1961. . . Amassed 12,451 combined net yards, 5,174 yards rushing, 363 receptions for 6,039 yards. . .Scored 113 TDs, 678 points. . .All-NFL five years. . . Played in seven Pro Bowls. . .Comeback Player of Year, 1964. . .Scored touchdowns in record 18 straight games, 1963-1965. . .Born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

No. 2 draft pick, 1964. . .College All-America, super track man. . .Started as safety, finished as cornerback. . . Return specialist early in career. . .Earned Pro Bowl berth first 10 years. . .All-Pro five years, All-conference seven times. . .Career record: 52 interceptions, 842 punt return yards, 2,246 kickoff return yards. . . Led NFL in interceptions, 1969, punt and kickoff returns, 1964. . .Born December 30, 1941, in Houston, Texas.

No. 3 draft pick, 1958. . .First Green Bay defender from 1960s to be enshrined. . . Exceptional team leader, tough, strong, fast. . .Savage defender on rushes, cat-like quick against passes. . . Named NFL's all-time top linebacker, 1969. . .All-NFL three years. . . Intercepted pass for TD in 1964 Pro Bowl. . .Had 25 career interceptions. . . MVP in 1962 NFL title game. . .Born December 29, 1936, in Elmwood Park, Illinois. . . Died March 8, 1998, at age of 61.

Picked AFL over Colts, who drafted him No. 1. . . All-AFL tackle eight times, once as guard. . .In eight AFL All-Star, five AFL title games. . .Consistent, finely-conditioned, intense with excellent speed, strength. . .Noted for quick charge, accomplished blocking on both passing, running plays. . .Had only two holding penalties in 10 years . . .Nicknamed "The Intellectual Assassin". . . Born March 10, 1938, in Los Angeles, California.

All-America guard at West Virginia. . .No. 3 draft pick, 1956. . .Inspirational leader, brilliant diagnostician with great speed, tackling ability. . .Noted for hard-hitting duels with premier running backs. . .Had 30 career interceptions. . . Played in six NFL title games, five Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL three years. . .Top NFL linebacker, 1959. . . Redskins player-coach, 1969. . .Born October 4, 1934, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Eagles’ third-round draft pick, 1957. . . Career statistics: 495 receptions, 8,410 yards, 84 touchdowns. . . Selected to six Pro Bowls. . .Scored 56 touchdowns in 63 games, 1958-1962. . .Career ratio of touchdowns to receptions 1 to 5.9. . .Led NFL in reception yardage and touchdowns, 1961. . .Ranked sixth all-time in receptions, fourth in yards receiving and second in touchdown catches at time of retirement. . . Born July 26, 1934, in Roy, New Mexico.

Chiefs' No. 2 pick, 1967 draft. . .Fast, agile, quick-thinking, anchor of Kansas City's vaunted defense. . . Nicknamed "Contact" because of ferocious tackling. . .Durable, missed only one game his last 10 years . . .Intercepted 27 passes for 440 yards, two TDs. . . Defensive star in Super Bowl IV upset. . .All-AFL/AFC eight times. . . Elected to two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . .Born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.

Deadly pass blocker, peerless runner on Browns' famed trap play. . .Also played linebacker early in career. . .All-time AAFC rushing champ. . .Top NFL rusher, 1950. . .All-AAFC four years, All-NFL in 1950. . .Lifetime rushing: 828 carriers, 4,720 yards. . .5.7-yard career average all-time record. . .Caught 85 passes, scored 234 points in nine years. . .Played in 1951 Pro Bowl. . .Born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia. . . Died June 27, 1999, at age of 79.

First-round pick, 1975 draft. . . Quickly established himself as super star. . .Retired as all-time leader in rushing, combined net yards. . . Career stats: 16,726 yards, 110 TDs rushing; 492 receptions for 4,538 yards; 21,803 combined net yards, 125 touchdowns. . .All-Pro seven times. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Held single-game rushing record of 275 yards. . . Had 77 games over 100 yards rushing. . .Born July 25, 1954, in Columbia, Mississippi. . . Died November 1, 1999, at age of 45.

Almost instant star with four TD passes, first game, 1961. . .Moved to New York (1967), back to Vikings (1972) in stunning trades. . .At retirement led lifetime passers in attempts (6,467), completions (3,686), yards (47,003), touchdowns (342). . .Exciting, elusive scrambler. . . Rushed for 3,674 yards, 32 TDs. . .Led Vikings to three Super Bowls. . .Two-time All-NFL. . .Pro Bowl selection nine times. . . Born February 3, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia.

College tailback, switched to T-quarterback in pros. . .Guided Browns to 10 division or league crowns in 10 years. . . Topped AAFC passers four years, NFL two years. . . All-league nine of 10 years. . .Four TD passes in 1950 NFL title win. . .Had three TDs running, three TDs passing in 1954 NFL title game. . .Career passes for 23,584 yards, 174 TDs. . .Scored 276 points on 46 TDs. . .Born December 6, 1921, in Waukegan, Illinois. . .Died December 17, 2003 at age of 82.

Last of "original" Browns to retire. . . Regular offensive tackle, 1947-1959. . .Back injury forced layoff, 1960. . . Kicking specialist only, 1961-1967. . .All-NFL tackle six years. . . NFL Player of Year, 1954. . .In nine Pro Bowls . . .Last-second field goal won 1950 NFL title game. . . Scored 1,608 points in 21 years. . . Played in four AAFC, nine NFL title games. . .Born January 25, 1924, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. . .Died November 29, 2000, at age of 76.

Led College All-Stars upset of Rams, 1946. . . Became key part of Rams' revolutionary "three-end" offense, 1949. . . Led NFL in receiving, scoring, 1951. . .10 of 17 TD catches, 1951, were long-distance "bombs". . .Mixed sprinter speed with halfback elusiveness. . . Named all-time NFL flanker, 1969. . .Career record: 387 catches for 7,029 yards, 60 TDs; 399 points scored. . .Born June 17, 1923, in Wausau, Wisconsin. . .Died January 28, 2004 at age of 80.

Drafted by 1951 New York Yanks. . .Played in first of six Pro Bowls as a rookie. . .In U.S. Army, 1952-1953. . .Traded to Browns in 15-player deal while in service. . .Played defensive middle guard, 1954 Browns . . .Stole ball to set up key Browns TD, 1954 NFL title game. . .Excelled as offensive right tackle for eight years, 1955-1962. . .Equally adept as rushing blocker, pass protector. . . Born June 21, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois.

Two-time Minnesota All-America. . . 49ers' first-ever NFL draft choice, 1950. . .Played every 49ers game for 14 seasons, 174 regular-season and 266 pro games in all. . .Excellent defensive pass rusher, bulldozing offensive blocker. . .All-NFL six times, two years on offense, four years on defense. . .Named NFL's all-time defensive tackle. . . Played in 10 Pro Bowl games. . .Born June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy. . .Died October 17, 2000, at age of 76.

First who played guard exclusively to enter Hall. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Won regular left guard job as rookie. . . Played in 307 games altogether. . .Possessed size, speed, intelligence, intensity, exceptional leadership ability. . .Extremely effective leading sweeps. . .Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-league seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times. . .Born August 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas.

All-America tackle at Ohio State. . . Played two ways, but excelled as defensive middle guard. . . Lightning quickness his constant trademark that earned him job in first pro scrimmage. . . Touchdown-saving tackle against Giants preserved Browns' 1950 NFL title drive. . .All-AAFC three years. . .All-NFL, 1950-1953. . .In three NFL Pro Bowls. . .Born October 5, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio. . .Died November 27, 2007, at age of 86.

Played only three college games, served in U.S. Infantry before turning pro. . .Top AAFC receiver as rookie, scored winning TD in title game, 1946. . . Caught 11 passes in 1950 NFL championship. . .All-AAFC, 1946-1947. . .All-NFL, 1951, 1953. . . In three Pro Bowls. . . Caught 386 passes for 6,488 yards, 62 TDs. . . Had record 24 catches in six NFL title games. . .Nicknamed "Gluefingers". . .Born February 23, 1923, in Hudson, Ohio.

Two-time All-America. . .First-round draft pick, 1973. . .Possessed size, speed, competitiveness . . .Hard worker who played in spite of injuries. . .Excelled as pass protector, run blocker, pulling guard on sweeps. . . Renowned as premier guard of era. . .All-Pro 10 years, 1976-1985. . .Elected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Four-time NFLPA Offensive Lineman of Year. . .Born April 4, 1951, in Canton, Georgia.

15th-round draft pick, 1956. . . Played Army football prior to joining 1958 Browns. . .Career turning point came with 1960 trade to Green Bay, where he became a defensive standout. . . Had speed, agility, size. . . Great team leader, dedicated, intelligent. . . All-NFL five seasons. . . In five Pro Bowls, six NFL title games, two Super Bowls. . . Didn't miss a game in 12-year, 162-game career. . .Born July 24, 1934, in Lisbon, Louisiana.

Anchored powerful offensive line during Browns' dominant years in AAFC, NFL. . .Strong, consistent, exceptional pass blocker who never missed a game or practice in high school, college or pro football. . . Played in 11 championship games in 12 years with his teams winning eight times. . .Played as linebacker early in career. . .All-NFL four years. . .Played in 1956 Pro Bowl. . .Born March 18, 1919, in Farmington, West Virginia. . .Died November 22, 2005, at age of 86.

First full-time offensive lineman named to Pro Football Hall of Fame. . .Exceptional blocker, specialized in protecting quarterback. . .All-NFL eight straight years, 1958-1965. . . Played half of 11-year career at tackle, half at guard. . . Played in eight Pro Bowl games. . . No. 1 draft choice in 1957. . . Two-time All-America, Outland Trophy winner at Ohio State. . . Born April 3, 1934, in Macon, Georgia. . .Died July 18, 2005, at age of 71.

Syracuse All-America, 1967. . . No. 1 draft pick, 1968. . .Powerhouse runner, excellent blocker, receiver. . . Only 21 fumbles in 1,891 carries. . . Surpassed 1000 yards rushing three seasons. . . Four-time All-AFC, picked for five Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro 1971, 1972, 1973. . .MVP in Super Bowl VIII. . .Made great comeback with 1979 Dolphins. . .Career stats: 8,081 yards rushing, 106 receptions, 68 touchdowns. . .Born December 25, 1946, in Stow, Ohio.

Indiana All-America, 1943. . .Fifth-round draft pick in 1945 even though he couldn't play until 1947 . . .60-minute star on Eagles title teams, 1948-1949. . . Caught winning TD pass in 1949 NFL championship. . .All-NFL six times in nine seasons, once at defensive end, 1952. . .Played in six Pro Bowls. . . Three-time NFL receiving champ, 1953-1955. . . Career record: 373 catches for 5,619 yards, 378 points. . .Born October 22, 1923, in Orlando, Florida.

Innovative coach, dynamic administrator. . . Recognized as leading authority on passing theories, tactics . . .18-year pro record: 123-104-7. . .First to win divisional titles in both NFL, AFL. . . Won 1963 league, five division crowns in AFL's first six years. . .Major factor in developing AFL's image, impetus, respect. . .AFC Coach of the Year, 1974 . . .Played in first College All-Star game, 1934. . .Born October 26, 1911, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . .Died January 3, 2003, at age of 91.

49ers' No. 1 draft pick, 1961. . . Played on offense, at safety before moving to cornerback permanently, 1963. . . Blessed with outstanding speed, leaping ability. . .Named All-Pro four times. . .Selected to five Pro Bowls. . .Career record: 47 interceptions, 615 yards (both were 49ers records). . .Opposition passers avoided throwing in his area. . .Played in two NFC title games. . .Born March 31, 1938, in Dallas, Texas.

NFL Coach of Year, 1982, 1983, 1991. . .Noted for motivational skills, work ethic. . .Had 124-60-0 regular season record, 16-5-0 in post-season. . .Won 1982 NFC title, four NFC East crowns. . . Won Super Bowls XVII, XXII, XXVI with three different quarterbacks. . . Lost Super Bowl XVIII to Raiders. . .Won 10 or more games eight times . . . Assistant coach with Cardinals, Buccaneers, Chargers. . . Born November 25, 1940, in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Steelers' No. 2 draft pick, 1953. . . Joined 49ers in 1954 after year in Canada. . .Completed "Million Dollar Backfield" with McElhenny, Perry, Tittle in San Francisco. . .Powerful runner, superior blocker. . .Had best years in Pittsburgh, surpassing 1,000 yards rushing in 1962, 1964. . .Career stats: 6,803 yards, 48 touchdowns rushing; 186 receptions for 1,478 yards, 7 TDs. . .Born November 24, 1929, in Waterproof, Louisiana.

No. 2 draft pick, 1950. . .Primarily an offensive lineman, used on defense in short-yardage situations . . .Flamboyant, versatile, strong blocker. . . Workhorse, played in 165 straight games, 1950-1958. . .All-NFL guard, 1951, 1952. . .All-NFL tackle, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957. . .Selected for eight Pro Bowls, twice as guard, six times as tackle. . . Played on three Lions NFL title teams. . . Born January 22, 1927, in Hopelawn, New Jersey.

All-America, Outland Trophy winner, Phi Beta Kappa at Utah State. . .Rams' No. 1 draft pick, 1962. . . Big, fast, agile, smart. . .Stabilizing leader of famed “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line. . . All-NFL, 1964, 1966-1970. . . All-Western Conference six times, All-NFC twice. . . Rookie of Year, 1962. . .Picked on Rams' all-time team, 1970. . .Played in 208 games, last 198 in a row. . .Born September 15, 1940, in Logan, Utah.

Exceptional passer, superb team leader, intelligent, determined, competitive, poised against pass rush. . .Career 82.625 passing rating. . .Won three NFL individual passing titles. . .Surpassed 3,000 yards in five seasons, 300 yards in 25 games, 400 yards in five games. . .Career totals: 2,433 completions, 32,224 yards, 255 touchdowns. . .Excelled in spite of numerous injuries. . . Born August 23, 1934, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Cowboys president-general manager, 1960-1989. . .His Dallas teams had 20 straight winning seasons, 1966-1985. . . Significant force in AFL-NFL merger, 1966. . . Promoted six-division, wild-card playoff concepts for merged NFL. . .NFL competition committee chairman, 1966-1988. . .Major advocate of instant replay, special field markings, offense-enhancing rules changes. . . Born June 2, 1920, in San Gabriel, California. . .Died July 15, 2003, at the age of 83.

Signed as free agent, 1960. . .Soon developed into premier free safety. . .Played in six NFL championships, Super Bowls I, II, eight Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL six times. . .50-yard interception return key play in Super Bowl I. . . Career record: 48 interceptions, 699 yards, 2 TDs; 187 punt returns, 1,391 yards, 2 TDs. . .Led NFL in punt returns (1961), interceptions (1962). . .Born December 23, 1936, in Washington, D.C.

Led 49ers to three Super Bowl wins (XVI, XIX, XXIII) in 10 years. . .Overall record: 102-63-1. . . Got first head coaching job at age 47. . .Led 49ers to first-ever NFL title in just three years. . . Won six NFC Western division titles, three NFC championships. . .NFL Coach of Year, 1981; NFC Coach of Year, 1984. . .Widely recognized as passing offense expert with keen ability to evaluate talent. . . Born November 30, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. . .Died July 30, 2007, at age of 75.

Famous for last-minute heroics in five straight 1970 games. . .Scored then-record 2,002 points. . .Held or tied for 21 title game, 16 regular-season marks. . .Passed for 7 TDs one game, 36 in season, 1961. . . 1961 AFL, 1970 AFC Player of the Year. . .Career passing totals: 4,007 attempts, 26,920 yards, 236 TDs. . . 26-season, 340-game career longest ever. . .Played until age 48. . . Born September 17, 1927, in Youngwood, Pennsylvania.

LSU All-America, 1957. . .Packers' No. 2 draft pick, 1958. . .1,000-yard rusher five straight years, 1960-1964. . .Rushed for 8,597 yards, caught 225 passes, amassed 10,539 combined net yards, scored 558 points. . .Led NFL rushers, scorers, had record 19 TDs rushing, 1962. . .Excelled in 1962 NFL title game. . . Ferocious runner, rugged blocker, prime disciple of "run to daylight" doctrine. . .Born September 20, 1935, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Eighth-round draft choice, 1964 ... 1,000-yard rusher first three years after becoming regular in 1966 ... Won NFL rushing titles, 1967, 1968 ... Two-time punt return champion: 1965 NFL, 1971 AFC ... All-NFL five years, named to six Pro Bowls ... Career stats: 7,274 yards rushing; 2,281 reception yards; 2,774 return yards; 12,330 combined yards; 90 touchdowns ... Born May 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Virginia's first All-America, 1941. . . Steelers' No. 1 draft choice, 1942. . .Unorthodox style, but exceptionally versatile, awesomely efficient. . .Won rare "triple crown" (NFL rushing, interception, punt return titles), 1946. . . All-NFL , 1942, 1946. . .Most Valuable Player, 1946. . .Gained 8,217 combined net yards, scored 478 points, had 23 interceptions in career. . .Born December 24, 1921, in Bluefield, Virginia. . .Died February 4, 2010, at age 88.

Selected by 49ers in first round (16th player overall), 1985 … Set NFL record with 22 TD receptions, 1987 … Led NFL in receiving yards and touchdown receptions six times … Record 1,848 yards receiving, 1995 … Owns virtually every significant receiving mark including receptions (1,549); receiving yards (22,895); most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14) … Had record 208 total touchdowns; 23,546 combined net yards … Super Bowl XXIII MVP… Named first-team All-Pro 11 consecutive seasons … 13 Pro Bowls … Born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Bengals’ first-round draft pick, third player overall, 1980 draft. . .All-Pro 11 consecutive years, 1981-1991. . . Elected to 11 straight Pro Bowls. . . Great agility, exceptional straight-on blocker. . . Caught seven passes and scored four touchdowns on tackle-eligible plays. . .NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year 1981, 1987, 1988. . . Selected to NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1994. . .Started at tackle in Super Bowls XVI, XXIII. . .Born August 19, 1958, in Ontario, California.

Defensive Rookie of the Year. . . Led NFL with team record 20 sacks; including NFL record seven sacks in one game, 1990 . . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .Accumulated most sacks in NFL during 1990s. . .Recorded 126.5 career sacks. . .All-NFL three times. . .All-AFC seven times. . .Born January 1, 1967 in Miami, Florida. . .Died February 8, 2000, at age of 33.

Selected by Rams in 1st round (10th player overall) in 1993 … Earned Rookie of Year honors ... Finished second in rushing, third in total yards from scrimmage first season ... Leading rusher for Rams three seasons, Steelers eight times … Eight 1,000-plus yard seasons tied for third-best in NFL history at retirement … His 13,662 ranked fifth all-time in career rushing yards … Six Pro Bowls … All-Pro: 1993, 1996; All-Pro second-team 1997 … Born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan.

Rams’ No. 1 draft pick, 1971. . .Became starting left defensive end, 1973. . . Rugged, determined, durable. . .Played in team-record 201 consecutive games. . .Suffered fractured left fibula in 1979 first-round playoff but played every defensive down in title game, Super Bowl XIV. . .Played in five NFC championship games. . . All-Pro five times. . .All-NFC seven times. . .Played in seven straight Pro Bowls. . . Born January 26, 1950, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Steelers’ fourth-round draft pick, 1974 . . . Played in six AFC championship games, four Super Bowls. . . Scored winning TD on 73-yard reception, Super Bowl XIV. . . Career statistics: 537 receptions for 8,723 yards, 63 TDs. . .All-Pro, 1979. . .All-AFC, 1979, 1984. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games. . . Two-time Steelers MVP. . Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

First-ever draft pick of Buccaneers, 1976. . .Soon recognized among elite NFL defenders. . .Career stats: 78 1/2 sacks, 380 quarterback pressures, forced 28 1/2 fumbles, recovered 10. . . Key member of Tampa Bay's NFC Central title teams, 1979, 1981. . . All-Pro 1979, 1980, 1982. . .All-NFC five times. . .Elected to six Pro Bowls. . .NFL Defensive Lineman of Year, 1979. . .Born October 20, 1954, in Eufaula, Oklahoma.

Third-round draft pick, 1970. . . Prototype cornerback of his era with superior speed, strength, intelligence. . .All-Pro four years. . .NFL defensive MVP, 1975. . .Played in four Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls, 200 of 201 regular-season games. . .Career totals: 57 interceptions, 736 yards, 13 opponents' fumble recoveries. . .Had key interception in Super Bowl IX. . .Born April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia.

Browns’ first round draft pick, 1978. . . Nicknamed “Wizard of Oz”. . .Became instant team leader. . . Retired as all-time leading tight end receiver, fourth among all receivers. . . Career stats: 662 receptions 7,980 yards, 47 TDs. . .Recorded career-best 89 catches in 1983, repeated feat in 1984. . .Caught pass in 150 consecutive games. . .All-Pro, 1979, 1984. . .Named to three Pro Bowls. . .Born March 16, 1956, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Formed exceptional pass-catch team with Johnny Unitas. . .Caught then-record 631 passes for 9,275 yards, 68 touchdowns. . .All-NFL in 1958, 1959, 1960. . .Elected to six Pro Bowl games. . .Set NFL title game mark with 12 catches for 178 yards in 1958 overtime game. . .Colts' 20th-round future choice in 1954 . . .Born February 27, 1933, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Three-time All-America. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1969. . .Strong, fast, devastating tackler, used height to great advantage. . . Played in 215 straight games. . .In eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls . . .All-AFC seven times, All-NFC once. . .Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties. . .Born November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Ninth-round pick, 1967 draft. . . Traded to Redskins for five players, 1973. . .Acclaimed NFL's premier strong safety of 1970s. . .Excellent speed, quickness, size, punishing tackler. . .Intercepted 49 passes for 898 yards, nine TDs. . .Also scored on blocked FG, fumble, punt return. . .Named to two AFL All-Star games, 10 Pro Bowls. . . All-Pro or All-AFC/NFC eight of nine years, 1971-1979. . .Born November 12, 1944, in Lufkin, Texas.

No. 1 draft choice, 1956. . .Rookie of Year, 1956. . .Started as a flanker, moved to running back in 1961. . . Amassed 12,451 combined net yards, 5,174 yards rushing, 363 receptions for 6,039 yards. . .Scored 113 TDs, 678 points. . .All-NFL five years. . . Played in seven Pro Bowls. . .NFL Player of the Year and Comeback Player of Year, 1964. . .Scored touchdowns in record 18 straight games, 1963-1965. . .Born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

First player to spend entire career in AFL to be elected to Hall of Fame. . .Two-way collegiate player . . . Drafted by Cowboys (NFL) and Bills (AFL). . .Chose Bills to play on offensive line. . . Equally adept at pass blocking and run blocking. . .Driving force behind offensive unit that led Buffalo to back-to-back AFL titles in 1964, 1965. . .All-AFL five times. . .Named to eight All-Star games. . . Born December 15, 1938 in Natchez, Mississippi.

First player to spend entire career in AFL to be elected to Hall of Fame. . .Two-way collegiate player . . . Drafted by Cowboys (NFL) and Bills (AFL). . .Chose Bills to play on offensive line. . . Equally adept at pass blocking and run blocking. . .Driving force behind offensive unit that led Buffalo to back-to-back AFL titles in 1964, 1965. . .All-AFL five times. . .Named to eight All-Star games. . . Born December 15, 1938 in Natchez, Mississippi.

First-round pick by Washington, 1980 NFL Draft. . . Caught 58 passes to earn All-Rookie honors, 1980. . .Had 50 or more receptions, nine seasons. .Gained 1,000 yards five times. . .Set then-NFL records for catches in a season (106), most consecutive games with at least one reception (164), and career receptions (820). . .Finished career with 940 catches. . .Named to three Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro choice twice. . .Born December 5, 1957 in White Plains, New York.

4th-round pick, 1969 draft. . .Played 18 seasons, 239 games, most ever for wide receiver at time of retirement. . .Career record: 750 catches, 12,146 yards, 65 TDs. . .Caught 586 passes as Charger. . . Key element in vaunted "Air Coryell" offense. . . Surpassed 50 catches seven years. . . 100-yard receiver 29 games. . .Intelligent, smart, calculating. . .Played in three Pro Bowls. . .Durable, missed one game last 13 years. . .Born October 14, 1947, in Many, Louisiana.

Third-round draft pick, 1973. . . Played major role in transforming Chargers from also-ran to three-time AFC West champions. . .Third player ever to pass for more than 40,000 yards. . .Career stats: 43,040 yards, 254 touchdowns passing; 476 yards, 13 TDs rushing. . .Six-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro. . .NFL Most Valuable Player, 1982. . . AFC Player of Year, 1979, 1982. . . Born June 10, 1951, in San Francisco, California

First signee of 1960 AFL Titans. . . Caught career-high 72 passes, 1960. . .Went over 50 catches, 1,000 yards receiving five different seasons. . . Named to all-time AFL team, 1969. . . Played in three AFL All-Star games. . .Teamed with Joe Namath to form dynamic pass-catch duo. . .Career stats: 633 receptions for 11,834 yards, 18.7-yard average, 88 TDs, 532 points. . .Born January 25, 1935, in Crosbyton, Texas.

First player taken in 1978 NFL Draft. . . Texas All-America, Heisman Trophy winner. . .NFL rushing champion, Player of Year, All-Pro, Pro Bowl choice, 1978, 1979, 1980. . .Career high 1,934 yards rushing including four 200-yard rushing games, 1980. . . Career stats: 9,407 yards, 74 TDs rushing, 121 receptions, 806 yards. . . Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Born March 29, 1955, in Tyler, Texas.

Denver’s first-round pick (6th player overall), 1967 … Initially used mostly as return specialist ... In third year averaged league-high and career best 5.0 yards per carry rushing … Led AFC in rushing, 1970; Broncos’ first 1,000-yard rusher; won NFL rushing title, 1971 … Receiving threat … Scored combined 32 TDs, 1971-73 … Named to five AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls … Named All-AFL/NFL twice, All-AFC first- or second-team four straight years … Amassed more than 12,000 all-purpose yards and 54 TDs … Retired 7th all-time in rushing yards ... Born July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Pittsburgh's No. 1 draft pick, 1957 . . .Led 1962 Texans, 1966, 1969 Chiefs to AFL titles. . .AFL Player of Year, 1962. . . Won four AFL passing crowns. . . MVP, Super Bowl IV. . . Selected to six AFL All-Star games, 1972 Pro Bowl. . .Pin-point passer, astute field general. . . Career passing stats: 28,711 yards, 239 touchdowns, 82.6 rating. . .Rushed for 1,293 yards, 9 TDs. . . Born June 20, 1935, in Alliance, Ohio.

Bears’ second-round draft pick, 1981. . .Finished as team’s first or second leading tackler each of last 11 seasons. . . Career statistics: 1488 tackles (885 solo), 51 passes defensed, 12 fumble recoveries, 7 interceptions. . .All-Pro eight times, 1983-1989, 1991. . .All-NFC selection nine straight years, 1983-1991. . .Selected to ten consecutive Pro Bowls. . .Defensive Player of the Year, 1985, 1988. . . Born October 9, 1958, in Houston, Texas.

Drafted by both Browns, Bills, 1964. . . Cleveland fixture before 1970 trade to Miami. . .Key element in Dolphins offenses. . . Mere presence on field forced defensive adjustments. . . Fast, super-smooth, precise pattern runner, sure-handed, excellent blocker. . .Caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards, 85 touchdowns. . .Had sensational 20.1-yard per catch average. . .All-NFL six years. . Named to eight Pro Bowls. . . Born November 28, 1942, in Warren, Ohio.

Two-time Illinois All-America. . . First-round draft pick, 1965. . .Exceptional defensive star with speed, quickness, instinct, strength. . .Great leader, tremendous competitor, adept at forcing fumbles. . .Had 22 lifetime interceptions, 27 fumble recoveries. . .Serious knee injury ended brilliant career. . .All-NFL six years. . .In eight straight Pro Bowls. . .Born December 9, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois.

Denver’s first-round pick (6th player overall), 1967 … Initially used mostly as return specialist ... In third year averaged league-high and career best 5.0 yards per carry rushing … Led AFC in rushing, 1970; Broncos’ first 1,000-yard rusher; won NFL rushing title, 1971 … Receiving threat … Scored combined 32 TDs, 1971-73 … Named to five AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls … Named All-AFL/NFL twice, All-AFC first- or second-team four straight years … Amassed more than 12,000 all-purpose yards and 54 TDs … Retired 7th all-time in rushing yards ... Born July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Bears’ second-round draft pick, 1981. . .Finished as team’s first or second leading tackler each of last 11 seasons. . . Career statistics: 1488 tackles (885 solo), 51 passes defensed, 12 fumble recoveries, 7 interceptions. . .All-Pro eight times, 1983-1989, 1991. . .All-NFC selection nine straight years, 1983-1991. . .Selected to ten consecutive Pro Bowls. . .Defensive Player of the Year, 1985, 1988. . . Born October 9, 1958, in Houston, Texas.

1999 UPPER DECK RETRO INKREDIBLE SL STEVE LARGENT

Acquired in pre-season trade with Houston, 1976. . .Had 54 receptions as rookie. . .Career stats: 819 catches, 13,089 yards, 100 TDs. . .Caught passes in 177 straight games. . .Had 70 or more receptions six seasons, 50 or more 10 years. . .Led NFL in receiving yards, 1979, 1985. . .All-Pro, 1983, 1985, 1987. . . Picked for seven Pro Bowls. . .Missed only four games with injuries first 13 seasons. . . Born September 28, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Played in more games (296) than any positional player in NFL history at time of retirement. . .Played at every position on line. . .Named to first of record-tying 14 consecutive Pro Bowl teams (9 at guard, 5 at center) following 1988 season. . .All-Pro 9 times and All-AFC 12 times. . .Selected as guard on NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. . .Born August 8, 1961 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Blessed with exceptional speed, balance, faking ability. . .Split career as Browns halfback, Redskins flanker. . . Noted for spectacular long-distance scoring plays. . .Amassed 14,078 combined net yards. . . Scored 91 touchdowns, caught 521 passes, had eight kick return TDs. . .Topped NFL receivers, 1962. . . Surpassed 50 catches six years. . . All-NFL three times. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games. . .Born June 6, 1935, at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Second-round draft pick, 1974. . . Prototype middle linebacker - intense, intelligent, fast, quick, durable. . .Noted for vicious tackling, great range, superior pass defense. . .Two-time NFL Defensive Player of Year. . . All-Pro eight times. . .In nine straight Pro Bowls, 1976-1984. . .In six AFC title games, four Super Bowls. . .had 28 interceptions, 17 fumble recoveries. . . Born July 8, 1952, in Mantua, Ohio.

Little All-America pick as a senior at Texas A&I. . .Signed by Vikings as an undrafted free agent. . . Recorded 137.5 career sacks. . .Had eight consecutive seasons (1992-99) with 10-plus sacks and a ninth in 2001. . .In 1997 had career best and league leading 15.5 sacks. . .Named first-team All-Pro/All-NFC six consecutive years (1993-98) and once All-AFC with Seahawks (2001). . .Named to seven Pro Bowls. . . Born December 12, 1967 in Hearne, Texas.

Third-round draft pick, 1970. . . Prototype cornerback of his era with superior speed, strength, intelligence. . .All-Pro four years. . .NFL defensive MVP, 1975. . .Played in four Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls, 200 of 201 regular-season games. . .Career totals: 57 interceptions, 736 yards, 13 opponents' fumble recoveries. . .Had key interception in Super Bowl IX. . .Born April 10, 1948, in Vidalia, Georgia

Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award winner at Maryland. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1975. . .Possessed quickness, balance, toughness, ability, desire, intelligence. . . Played in 209 games. . . Missed only one game in 14 years. . .Co-Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl XII. . .Played in three Super Bowls, six NFC title games. . .All-Pro nine years. . .Elected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Born January 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME AUTOGRAPHS ART DONOVAN

First Colt to enter Pro Football Hall of Fame. . .Began NFL play as 26-year-old rookie in 1950 . . .Vital part of Baltimore's climb to powerhouse status in 1950s. . .All-NFL, 1954 through 1958. . .Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Great morale builder on Colts teams. . . Son of famous boxing referee of same name. . . Played at Boston College after World War II Marines service. . .Born June 5, 1925, in Bronx, New York.

2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME AUTOGRAPHS JIM OTTO

Anchored Raiders' offensive line for 15 years. . . Noted for pride, dedication, leadership, intelligence . . .Sure-handed ball-snapper, superior blocker with wide range. . .Overcame numerous injuries to play 308 games, including six AFL/AFC title games, Super Bowl II, 12-all-star contests. . .Named all-league 12 straight years, 1960-1971, second-team All-NFL, 1972. . .AFL's only all-league center. . . Named to all-time AFL team, 1969. . .Also All-AFC in 1970, 1971, 1972. . .Born January 5, 1938, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Has spent 50-plus seasons in various capacities with family-owned Steelers. . .Appointed team president, 1975. . . Implemented a philosophy and management style that emphasizes open, practical and efficient management. . .Joins father Art Rooney as the second father-son combination in the Hall of Fame. . . Integral part of one of modern era’s most successful franchises. . .Team won four Super Bowls. . .Serves on many influential league committees. . . Born July 20, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Third round draft pick, 1964. . .Also drafted by Houston (AFL). . .Nicknamed “The Intimidator” for aggressive style of play. . . Considered by many to be finest outside linebacker of his era. . .Particularly effective at keeping tight ends from getting off line. . .Prided himself on not allowing opponents to block him. . .All-NFL five times, second-team All-NFL three other times. . . Named All-NFC three times. . .Elected to seven Pro Bowls. . . Born September 29, 1942, in Ontario, Oregon.

First round draft pick, 1981. . .Started at left cornerback position as rookie. . .Switched to safety, 1985. . . Earned All-Pro honors at three different positions (cornerback, free safety, strong safety). . . Hard-hitting, versatile. . .Recorded 100-plus tackles five times. . .Led NFL in interceptions twice, 1986, 1991. . .Driving force on defense during 49ers’ four Super Bowl seasons. . .63 career interceptions for 730 yards, 5 TDs. . . Born May 8, 1959, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Consensus All-America at Texas Christian. . . Cowboys' first-ever draft choice (1961), first Hall of Famer (1980). . . Foundation of great Dallas defensive units. . .Had unusual speed, strength, intelligence, recovery ability . . .All-NFL/NFC eight years. . . Named to 11 Pro Bowls. . .Played in five NFL/NFC title games, two Super Bowls. . . Missed just one game in 14 years. . .Born July 26, 1939, in Olney, Texas.

Syracuse All-America, 1967 ... No. 1 draft pick, 1968 ... Powerhouse runner, excellent blocker, receiver ... Only 21 fumbles in 1,891 carries ... Surpassed 1000 yards rushing three seasons ... Four-time All-AFC, picked for five Pro Bowls ... All-Pro 1971, 1972, 1973 ... MVP in Super Bowl VIII ... Made great comeback with 1979 Dolphins ... Career stats: 8,081 yards rushing, 106 receptions, 68 touchdowns ... Born December 25, 1946, in Stow, Ohio.

Cowboys' first round pick in 1988 draft. . .Led league with 1,523 yards on 93 catches, 1991. . .Selected to five straight Pro Bowls. . . Recorded 1,000-yard seasons in all but one year from 1991-1998 . . . Set NFL record eleven 100-yard games, 1995. . 750 career receptions for 11,904 yards, 65 TDs. . .Named to NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s . . . Born March 5, 1966 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Syracuse All-America, 1967. . . No. 1 draft pick, 1968. . .Powerhouse runner, excellent blocker, receiver. . . Only 21 fumbles in 1,891 carries. . . Surpassed 1000 yards rushing three seasons. . . Four-time All-AFC, picked for five Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro 1971, 1972, 1973. . .MVP in Super Bowl VIII. . .Made great comeback with 1979 Dolphins. . .Career stats: 8,081 yards rushing, 106 receptions, 68 touchdowns. . .Born December 25, 1946, in Stow, Ohio.

At retirement, all-time leading receiver with 649 catches for 9,110 yards, 79 TDs. . .Other career stats: 10,803 combined net yards, 90 TDs, 540 points. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1964. . . Rookie of Year running back, 1964. . . Shifted to split end, 1966. . . NFL receiving champion, 1966, 1967. . .Had 50 or more catches seven seasons. . .All NFL once, second-team All-NFL five times. . .Played in eight Pro Bowls. . .Born September 28, 1941, in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Second round draft pick, 1981. . . Moved into starting role in fifth game of second season. . . Recorded career best 13 sacks in 1983 including five in one game. . .Career sack total of 84 does not include 7.5 recorded as a rookie before sack was official NFL stat. . . All-Pro 1983, 1984, 1985. . .Named All-AFC four times, 1983-1986. . . Selected to eight Pro Bowls. . . Born January 6, 1960, in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Syracuse All-America, 1956. . . Browns' No. 1 draft pick, 1957. . .Awesome runner, led NFL rushers eight years. . .All-NFL eight of nine years. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1957, 1958, 1965. . . Rookie of the Year, 1957. . . Played in nine straight Pro Bowls. . .Career marks: 12,312 yards rushing, 262 receptions, 15,459 combined net yards, 756 points scored. . .Born February 17, 1936, in St. Simons, Georgia.

Selected by Bills in 1st round, 1983 draft…Passed for more than 3,000 yards in season eight times…Mastered Bills' "no huddle" offense…Guided Buffalo to eight post-season appearances, unprecedented four straight Super Bowls…Named to five Pro Bowls…Career stats: 35,467 yards, 237 touchdowns, 84.4 passer rating…Led NFL with 101.2 rating, 1990…Born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES JM JOE MONTANA

Third round draft pick, 1979 . . .Master of come-from-behind victories. . .Led 49ers to four Super Bowl wins. . . Named Super Bowl MVP three times. . . Orchestrated 92-yard winning drive in closing seconds, Super Bowl XXIII. . .All-NFL three times, All-NFC five times. . . Missed entire 1991 season with injury. . . Selected to eight Pro Bowls. . .Career statistics: 3,409 completions, 40,551 yards, 273 TDs, 92.3 passer rating. . . Born June 11, 1956, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES JN JOE NAMATH

Celebrated $400,000 signing coup of 1965 AFL New York Jets. . .Backed up "guarantee" of victory by engineering stunning 16-7 upset of Colts in Super Bowl III. . .Passed for 27,663 yards, 173 TDs. . .First to pass more than 4,000 yards one season. . . Three TD passes in 1968 AFL title game. . .Named to AFL all-time team. . .1968 AFL Player of Year. . .Elected to four AFL All-Star games, one AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. . .Born May 31, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Kansas All-America. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1971. . .Career record: 11,352 yards, 104 TDs rushing; 2,090 yards receiving; 13,442 combined net yards, 116 TDs. . .Most Valuable Player with 166 rushing yards, 43-yard winning touchdown, Super Bowl XVII. . .Had five 1,000-yard rushing seasons. . .Played in 1976 Pro Bowl. . .All-NFL, 1983 . . .Voluntarily sat out 1980 season. . .Born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas.

Cut by 1955 Steelers, free agent with 1956 Colts, soon became legendary hero. . .Exceptional field leader, thrived on pressure. . .Led Colts to 1958, 1959 NFL crowns, Super Bowl V victory. . .All-NFL six seasons, Player of Year three times . . .MVP three times in 10 Pro Bowls. . . Completed 2,830 passes for 40,239 yards, 290 TDs. . .Threw at least one TD pass in 47 straight games. . .Had 26 games over 300 yards passing. . .Born May 7, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. . .Died September 11, 2002, at age of 69.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES MA MARCUS ALLEN

Selected by Raiders in first round, 1982 draft. . .1981 Heisman Trophy winner. . . NFL Rookie of the Year, 1982. . .Super Bowl XVIII MVP. . .NFL MVP in 1985. . .First player in NFL history to rush for 10,000-plus yards and catch passes for 5,000 more. . .Career totals: 12,243 yards rushing, 5,411 yards receiving, 145 TDs. . .All-Pro 1982, 1985. . .All-AFC four times . . .Named to six Pro Bowls. . .Born March 26, 1960, in San Diego, California.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES PH PAUL HORNUNG

Heisman Trophy winner, All-America at Notre Dame. . .Bonus draft pick, 1957. . .Multi-talented clutch player, at best inside 20-yard line. . .NFL Player of Year, 1960, 1961. . .Led NFL scorers three years with record 176 points in 1960. . .Career stats: 3,711 yards rushing, 130 receptions, 760 points. . .Tallied record 19 points in 1961 NFL title game. . . Played in two Pro Bowls. . .Born December 23, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES SY STEVE YOUNG

Bucs' first round pick of 1984 supplemental draft. . .Traded to 49ers, 1987. . .Tied with legendary Sammy Baugh as only QBs to win six NFL passing titles. . .Set then-record 112.8 paser rating, 1994. . .Threw 6 TDs, named Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl XXIX. . .Career statistics include 33,124 yards and 232 TDs passing, also rushed for 43 TDs. . .All-Pro four times, NFL MVP twice, seven Pro Bowls. . .Born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

First player in NFL draft, 1970. . . Excellent throwing arm, called own plays. . .Led Steelers to eight AFC Central, four Super Bowl titles. . .MVP in Super Bowls XIII, XIV. . .Held Super Bowl records: nine TDs, 932 yards; post-season records: 30 TDs, 3,833 yards. . . Career stats: 27,989 yards, 212 TDs passing, 2,257 yards, 32 TDs rushing. . .NFL MVP, 1978. . .Born September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Miami's first round pick, 1983. . .Most prolific passer in NFL history – career statistics include 4,967 completions, 8,358 attempts for 61,361 yards, and 420 touchdowns. . .First player ever to pass for 5,000 yards in a season, threw then-record 48 TDs, 1984. . .Recorded thirteen 3,000-yard seasons. . .First or second team All-Pro eight times. . .All-AFC six times. . . . .Selected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Born September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2001 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES TB TERRY BRADSHAW

First player in NFL draft, 1970. . . Excellent throwing arm, called own plays. . .Led Steelers to eight AFC Central, four Super Bowl titles. . .MVP in Super Bowls XIII, XIV. . .Held Super Bowl records: nine TDs, 932 yards; post-season records: 30 TDs, 3,833 yards. . . Career stats: 27,989 yards, 212 TDs passing, 2,257 yards, 32 TDs rushing. . .NFL MVP, 1978. . .Born September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

All-America at USC. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1952. . .Starred on both offense, defense, 1953. . .All-NFL four years. . . NFL Player of Year, 1956. . .In seven Pro Bowls, playing defensive back, halfback, flanker. . .Retired in 1961, came back as flanker, 1962. . .Totaled 9,862 combined yards. . .Record includes 3,609 yards rushing, 367 receptions, 484 points. . .Born August 16, 1930, in Santa Monica, California.

Eagles’ third-round draft pick, 1957. . . Career statistics: 495 receptions, 8,410 yards, 84 touchdowns. . . Selected to six Pro Bowls. . .Scored 56 touchdowns in 63 games, 1958-1962. . .Career ratio of touchdowns to receptions 1 to 5.9. . .Led NFL in reception yardage and touchdowns, 1961. . .Ranked sixth all-time in receptions, fourth in yards receiving and second in touchdown catches at time of retirement. . . Born July 26, 1934, in Roy, New Mexico.

Selected as a future pick by Cowboys, seventh round, 1964 NFL Draft. . .Also drafted as future choice by Denver (AFL). . .Won a pair of gold medals in the 1964 Olympic Games earning him the title “World’s Fastest Human”. . .Four times was named first- or second-team All-NFL. . .. Three times led the Cowboys in receptions. . . Career stats include 7,414 receiving yards and 71 TDs. . .Born December 20, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. . .Died September 18, 2002, at age of 59.

OBSCURE 14TH-ROUND DRAFT PICK, 1961 ... AMONG FIRST OF FAST, TOUGH, MOBILE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN ... NOTED FOR CLEAN, BUT HARD-HITTING PLAY ... SPECIALIZED IN QUARTERBACK "SACKS", A TERM HE INVENTED ... INNOVATIVE, QUICK-THINKING, FLAMBOYANT ... UNANIMOUS ALL-LEAGUE SIX STRAIGHT YEARS, 1965-1970 ... PLAYED IN EIGHT PRO BOWLS ... NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR, 1967-1968 ... BORN DECEMBER 9, 1938, IN EATONVILLE, FLORIDA ... DIED JUNE 3, 2013, AT AGE OF 74.

Rams’ first-round draft pick, second player overall, 1983 draft. . .Rushed for NFL-record 2,105 yards, 1984. . . Gained 1,800 or more rushing yards three of first four seasons. . . Retired as the second all-time leading rusher with 13,259 yards on 2,996 carries. . .Named to six Pro Bowls. . .All-Pro five times. . .Led the league in rushing three times with Rams, once with Colts. . .Born September 2, 1960, in Sealy, Texas.

Giants’ first round pick, second player overall, 1981 draft. . .Great intensity, speed, strength fueled attack style. . . Redefined the way outside linebacker position was played. . . Named All-Pro first nine seasons. . . All-NFC ten times. . .10 Pro Bowls. . .NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1981, 1982, 1986. . . Second all-time in career sacks at retirement. . .Named to NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team, 1994. . .Born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virgini

Raiders’ second-round draft pick, 1974. . . Nicknamed “The Ghost,” earned starting tight end spot in 1976, finished season with impressive 53 catches for 691 yards, 10 touchdowns. . . Named All-Pro and All-AFC four consecutive years, 1976-1979. . . Outstanding blocker as well as receiver. . . Career record: 378 receptions, 5,216 yards, 52 touchdowns. . . Named to five Pro Bowls. . .Born February 2, 1952 in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Florida State All-America. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1965. . .Career record: 589 receptions, 8,974 yards, 76 TDs. . . Had 40 or more catches 10 straight years. . .Durable with fluid moves, deceptive speed, great hands. . . All-AFL/AFC four times. . . 1971 NFL receiving champion. . .Played in two AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, eight AFL/AFC title games, two Super Bowls. . .MVP in Super Bowl XI. . . Born February 23, 1943, in Erie, Pennsylvania

Obscure 14th-round draft pick, 1961. . . Among first of fast, tough, mobile defensive linemen. . . Noted for clean, but hard-hitting play. . .Specialized in quarterback "sacks", a term he invented. . .Innovative, quick-thinking, flamboyant. . .Unanimous all-league six straight years, 1965-1970. . .Played in eight Pro Bowls. . . NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1967-1968. . .Born December 9, 1938, in Eatonville, Florida.

No. 1 draft pick, 1972. . .Provided big-back power to Steelers offense. . .All-Pro, 1977, All-AFC three times. . .In eight Pro Bowls. . .158 yards rushing, MVP in Super Bowl IX . . .Rushed 1,000 yards eight seasons, 100 yards, 47 games. . .Career record: 12,120 yards, 91 TDs rushing; 2,287 yards, 9 TDs receiving; 14,622 combined net yards. . . 1,556 yards rushing in 19 post-season games. . . Born March 7, 1950, in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

N.Y.U. All-America, 1928. . . Excelled in every phase of game - blocking, running, passing, punting, placekicking, defense. . .Scored 17 points to pace Giants to 1934 title in famous "Sneakers" game. . .All-NFL, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934. . . Scored 64 points to top NFL, 1933. . . Served as placekicking specialist only, 1944-1947. . . Led NFL in field goals, 1944. . . Scored 484 points in 12 NFL years. . . Born April 21, 1906, in West Haven, Connecticut. . . Died October 5, 1979, at age of 73.

2002 SP LEGENDARY CUTS CUT SIGNATURE LC-AW ALEX WOJCIECHOWICZ

Two-time Fordham All-America, center of famed "Seven Blocks of Granite" line. . . Lions' No. 1 draft pick, 1938. . .Played four games first week as pro. . .Authentic "iron man" for 8 1/2 years with Lions. . . Joined Eagles as defensive specialist strictly. . . Known for exceptionally wide center stance. . . Outstanding pass defender with 19 lifetime interceptions. . .Born August 12, 1915, in South River, New Jersey. . .Died July 13, 1992, at age of 76.

N.Y.U. All-America, 1928. . . Excelled in every phase of game - blocking, running, passing, punting, placekicking, defense. . .Scored 17 points to pace Giants to 1934 title in famous "Sneakers" game. . .All-NFL, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934. . . Scored 64 points to top NFL, 1933. . . Served as placekicking specialist only, 1944-1947. . . Led NFL in field goals, 1944. . . Scored 484 points in 12 NFL years. . . Born April 21, 1906, in West Haven, Connecticut. . . Died October 5, 1979, at age of 73.

2002 SP LEGENDARY CUTS CUT SIGNATURE LC-RB MORRIS "RED" BADGRO

Three-sport star at USC. . .Rookie with Red Grange-led 1927 Yankees. . .In pro baseball with St. Louis Browns two years, returned to NFL, 1930. . . Superior defender, excellent blocker, big-play receiver. . . Tied for NFL pass-receiving title, 1934. . . First- or second-team All-NFL 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934. . .Scored first TD in NFL championship game series, 1933. . .Oldest player ever elected to Hall. . . Born December 1, 1902, in Orillia, Washington. . .Died July 13, 1998, at age of 95.

2002 SP LEGENDARY CUTS CUT SIGNATURE LC-VL VINCE LOMBARDI

Began head coaching career at age 45. . .Transformed Green Bay into winner in two seasons . . .Acclaimed NFL Man of the Decade in the 1960s. . .Gave Packers 89-29-4 record, five NFL titles, first two Super Bowl crowns in nine years. . . Led 1969 Redskins to first winning record in 14 years. . .Noted taskmaster, never had a losing season. . .Born June 11, 1913, in Brooklyn, New York. . . Died September 3, 1970, at age of 57.

No. 2 draft pick, 1971. . .Michigan All-America. . .Possessed size, speed, quickness, discipline, intelligence, consistency. . . Equally effective as passing, rushing blocker. . .Right tackle who anchored line that led NFL three years, NFC five years in fewest sacks allowed. . . All-Pro five years. . .Played in six Pro Bowls. . .Named best blocker three years by NFL Players Association. . . Born June 29, 1949, in Canton, Ohio.

Two-time Mississippi All-America. . . Dodgers' third-round draft pick, 1938. . .Small for tackle position, but tough, aggressive, fast, durable. . .Out with injuries only once. . . 60-minute performer. . .Outstanding blocker, smothering tackler. . . First man to earn both All-NFL, All-AAFC honors. . .All-NFL, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944. . . All-AAFC, 1946. . . All-service, 1945. . .Born October 23, 1914, in Pelahatchie, Mississippi. . .Died September 7, 1985, at age of 70.

Most feared lineman of his time. . . Rookie star with Giants' great defensive team, 1927. . . Played end with Giants, switched to tackle with Packers. . . Anchored line for Packers' title teams, 1929-1931. . .Excelled as a blocker, backed up line on defense. . . Extremely fast, strong. . .All-NFL six years, 1928-1933. . . Named NFL's all-time offensive tackle, 1969. . .Born October 31, 1900, in Keytesville, Missouri. . .Died October 17, 1977, at age of

2003 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES BA BARRY SANDERS

Detroit's first-round draft pick, 1989. . .Electrifying running style. . .First player to rush for 1,000 yards his first 10 seasons. . .Led NFL in rushing four times. . .NFL's MVP, 1997. . .Gained 2,053 yards including record 14 straight 100-yard games, 1997. . .Career rushing record: 15,269 yards, 99 TDs. . .First- or second-team All-NFL each of his 10 seasons. . .Selected to 10 Pro Bowls. . .Born July 16, 1968, in Wichita, Kansas.

17th-round draft pick, 1956. . . Precision passer, poised team leader. . .Led Packers to six division, five NFL, two Super Bowl titles. . .NFL Most Valuable Player, 1966. . . MVP in Super Bowls I, II. . .Three-time NFL passing champion. . . In four Pro Bowls. . .Career passing totals: 24,718 yards, 152 TDs, 57.4 completion percentage. . .Born January 9, 1934, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Cowboys’ first-round draft pick (1st player overall), 1989. . .Led team to three Super Bowl wins. . .Winningest starting quarterback of any decade with 90 of 94 career wins occurring in 1990s. . .Held or tied 47 Dallas passing records. . .Posted 13 regular season and four playoff 300-yard passing games. . .Named to six Pro Bowls, All-Pro 1993, All-NFC Second Team 1994, 1995. . .Born November 21, 1966, in West Covina, California.

2003 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES JB JIM BROWN

Syracuse All-America, 1956. . . Browns' No. 1 draft pick, 1957. . .Awesome runner, led NFL rushers eight years. . .All-NFL eight of nine years. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1957, 1958, 1965. . . Rookie of the Year, 1957. . . Played in nine straight Pro Bowls. . .Career marks: 12,312 yards rushing, 262 receptions, 15,459 combined net yards, 756 points scored. . .Born February 17, 1936, in St. Simons, Georgia.

Steelers’ first-round draft pick, 1974. . .Caught game-winning touchdown in AFC championship as rookie. . .Became starting receiver second season, led NFL with 11 touchdown receptions. . . MVP, Super Bowl X. . . Graceful moves, tremendous leaping ability led to superlative catches that highlighted career. . .Career record: 336 receptions, 5,462 yards, 51 touchdowns. . .All-Pro, 1975, 1977, 1978. . .Played in three Pro Bowls. . . Born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee.

Saints’ first-round pick, first offensive linemen selected in 1993 draft … Started at right tackle as rookie, never missed an offensive snap … Switched to left tackle, 1994 … 11 Pro Bowls … Named first-team All-Pro seven times (four times with New Orleans, three with Kansas City)… All-NFC six times, All-AFC three times … Member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s … Born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

2004 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES SOTJE JOHN ELWAY

First overall pick of 1983 draft by Colts, traded to Broncos. . .Led Denver to record 47 fourth quarter comebacks. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1987. . .Named All-Pro, 1987, second-team All-NFL three times. . .All-AFC four times. . .Elected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Career stats: 51,475 yards, 300 touchdowns. . .Started five Super Bowls. . .MVP, Super Bowl XXXIII. . .Born June 28, 1960, in Port Angeles, Washington.

Chargers first-round draft pick, 1979. . .Became premier tight end of his era. . .Had 89 catches, 1980. . .Also had two 88-reception seasons, 1981, 1983. . .Had 13 catches, blocked field goal in 1981 playoff win over Miami. . . Consensus All-Pro, 1980, 1981, 1982. . . All-AFC four times. . . Played in five Pro Bowls. . .Career record: 541 receptions, 6,741 yards, 45 TDs. . .Born November 5, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Detroit's first-round draft pick, 1989. . .Electrifying running style. . .First player to rush for 1,000 yards his first 10 seasons. . .Led NFL in rushing four times. . .NFL's MVP, 1997. . .Gained 2,053 yards including record 14 straight 100-yard games, 1997. . .Career rushing record: 15,269 yards, 99 TDs. . .First- or second-team All-NFL each of his 10 seasons. . .Selected to 10 Pro Bowls. . .Born July 16, 1968, in Wichita, Kansas.

2004 SP AUTHENTIC SIGN OF THE TIMES SOTRS ROGER STAUBACH

1963 Heisman Trophy winner. . . Four-year Navy service preceded pro play. . .Noted for last-minute heroics, guided Dallas to four NFC titles, Super Bowl VI, XII wins. . .MVP in Super Bowl VI. . .All-NFC five years . . .Career stats: 22,700 yards, 153 TDs passing; 2,264 yards, 20 TDs rushing. . .83.4 NFL passer rating best ever at time of retirement. . .Four-time NFL passing leader. . . Born February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Weathered heavy financial losses as Eagles owner, 1933-1940, Steelers co-owner, 1941-1946. . . Built NFL image to unprecedented heights as commissioner, 1946-1959. . . Generalled NFL's war with AAFC. . .Set up far-sighted television policies. . . Established strong anti-gambling controls. . . Recognized NFL Players Association. . . Born February 25, 1895, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. . . Died October 11, 1959, at age of 64.

Selected by Bills in first round, 1973 draft. . .All-America at Michigan State. . . Won All-Rookie honors . . .Durable, played in 185 consecutive games. . . Anchored Bills' famed "Electric Company" offensive line. . .Best known as lead blocker for O. J. Simpson, NFL's first 2000-yard rusher, 1973. . .Selected All-Pro and All-AFC 1975 through 1980 . . .Named to six Pro Bowls. . .Named to NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team. . .Born March 16, 1951 at Detroit, Michigan.

Selected in 3rd round, 1981 NFL Draft . . .Immediate starter on Redskins offensive line that earned nickname "The Hogs" . . .Speed and strength crucial to Redskins dominating running attack. . .Selected to four straight Pro Bowls . . . Named All-Pro and All-NFC, 1983-1986. . . Appeared in five NFC championship games and four Super Bowls. . .Elected to NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team . . .Born May 2, 1959 in Scottdale, Pennsylvania.

4th-round pick, 1969 draft. . .Played 18 seasons, 239 games, most ever for wide receiver at time of retirement. . .Career record: 750 catches, 12,146 yards, 65 TDs. . .Caught 586 passes as Charger. . . Key element in vaunted "Air Coryell" offense. . . Surpassed 50 catches seven years. . . 100-yard receiver 29 games. . .Intelligent, smart, calculating. . .Played in three Pro Bowls. . .Durable, missed one game last 13 years. . .Born October 14, 1947, in Many, Louisiana.

Redskins’ No. 2 draft pick, 1964. . . Outstanding rookie year, led league with 12 interceptions, named All-Pro. . .Retired as history’s all-time interception leader with 81. . . Traded to Vikings for player and draft pick, 1968. . .Played in eight Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL four times. . .All-Eastern Conference 1964, 1965. . .All-NFC five times. . . Started at free safety in four Super Bowls, five NFL/NFC championship games. . .Born February 19, 1942, in Flint, Michigan

Two-time All-America. . .First-round draft pick, 1973. . .Possessed size, speed, competitiveness . . .Hard worker who played in spite of injuries. . .Excelled as pass protector, run blocker, pulling guard on sweeps. . . Renowned as premier guard of era. . .All-Pro 10 years, 1976-1985. . .Elected to nine Pro Bowls. . .Four-time NFLPA Offensive Lineman of Year. . .Born April 4, 1951, in Canton, Georgia.

Earned starting role as rookie. . . Led or tied for lead in interceptions for Cardinals four times. . .Amassed 40 career interceptions, recovered franchise record-tying 19 fumbles. . . Picked off career-high six passes, 1970 and 1975. . .Named to NFL's All-Decade Team of 1970s. . .All-Pro and All-NFC five times. . .Selected to seven Pro Bowls. . .Born November 26, 1947 in New Point, Missouri.

2005 PLAYOFF CONTENDER LEGENDARY CONTENDERS LC-5 DON SHULA

Winningest coach in NFL history. . . Regular-season record: 328-156-6, .676. . .Overall record: 347-173-6, .665. . . Became head coach at age 33. . .Led Colts to seven straight winning records. . .In 26 years in Miami, experienced only two seasons below .500. . .Coached in six Super Bowls. . .Won Super Bowls VII, VIII. . . Completed only 17-0 perfect season in NFL history, 1972. . .Played seven season as defensive back/halfback with Browns, Colts, Redskins. . . Born January 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio.

Selected by Bills in 1st round, 1983 draft…Passed for more than 3,000 yards in season eight times…Mastered Bills' "no huddle" offense…Guided Buffalo to eight post-season appearances, unprecedented four straight Super Bowls…Named to five Pro Bowls…Career stats: 35,467 yards, 237 touchdowns, 84.4 passer rating…Led NFL with 101.2 rating, 1990…Born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

At retirement, all-time leading receiver with 649 catches for 9,110 yards, 79 TDs. . .Other career stats: 10,803 combined net yards, 90 TDs, 540 points. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1964. . . Rookie of Year running back, 1964. . . Shifted to split end, 1966. . . NFL receiving champion, 1966, 1967. . .Had 50 or more catches seven seasons. . .All NFL once, second-team All-NFL five times. . .Played in eight Pro Bowls. . .Born September 28, 1941, in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Giants’ fourth-round draft pick, 1976 draft. . .Became Giants’ starting middle linebacker halfway through rookie season. . .Earned All-Rookie honors. . .Led Giants defenders in tackles five seasons. . .Ferocious run stopper. . . Had 14 career fumble recoveries. . .Selected to nine Pro Bowls, including seven straight (1982-1988). . . All-Pro (first-team) 1981, 1984; Second-team All-Pro five times. . .All-NFC five times. . .Born November 26, 1953, in Florence, South Carolina.

First-round draft pick, 1961, as offensive back. . .Switched to cornerback late in rookie season. . .Played in five NFL, two NFC title games, four Super Bowls. . .Had 60-yard TD interception in Super Bowl II. . .All-NFL five times, played in five Pro Bowls, seven College All-Star games. . .Career record: 48 interceptions for 1,046 yards, 7 TDs; 120 kickoff returns for 3,080 yards, 2 TDs. . . Born June 8, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

San Francisco defensive All-America. . .U.S. Olympic medal winner in track, 1952. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1952. . .All-NFL four years, 1954-1957. . .Traded to Rams for nine players, 1959. . .Career ledger: 12,884 combined net yards, 5,173 yards rushing, 222 receptions, 438 points, nine TDs on punt, kickoff returns. . . Elected to six Pro Bowl games. . .MVP in 1956 Pro Bowl. . .Born May 1, 1930, in Trinity, Texas.

Rams’ first round draft pick, second player overall in 1966 NFL draft. . .One of only two rookies on veteran-laden team. . . Earned starting role as rookie and held left guard position for next 13 seasons. . .Extremely durable, never missed a game during 184-game career. . .Named to 11 Pro Bowls. . .All-NFL five times. . . All-Western Conference once, All-NFC eight times. . .Born November 1, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio.

First-round draft pick (2nd overall), 1964 draft. . .Aggressive blocker who utilized great size and strength. . .Battled knee injury for much of career. . .Named first-team All-NFL seven times. . .Earned NFL/NFC offensive lineman of the year three times. . .Elected to six Pro Bowls – three with Eagles, two with Rams, and one with Raiders. . . Named to the NFL's All-Decade team of the 1960s. . .Born December 8, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Only coach to win four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, XIV). . .23-year record: 209-156-1 in all games . . .Took over team that had never won title of any kind, 1969. . .Building program stressed annual player draft. . . First team finished 1-13. . .Steelers won first-ever championship (AFC Central), 1972. . .Won nine AFC Central titles. . . Guard-linebacker for Cleveland Browns, 1953-1959. . .Born January 5, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Named top defensive end of NFL's first 50 years. . . New York Yanks' No. 2 draftee, 1952 - franchise moved to Dallas for Gino's rookie season. . . Selected for then-record 11 straight Pro Bowls but missed one game because of injury suffered in 1958 NFL overtime title game. . .All-NFL nine years, 1956-1964. . .All-around great defender, best known for vicious pass rushing. . .Born January 2, 1927, in Smithers, West Virginia.

Selected in the second round in 1975 draft by Chargers. . .Played linebacker in college. . .Quickness, speed, strength made him a feared pass rusher. . .Career sack total near 100, but unofficial since sacks were not an official NFL statistic until 1982. . .Career best 17.5 sacks, 1983. . .Named All-Pro in 1980 and 1981, All-AFC twice, All-NFC twice. . .Named to four Pro Bowls. . .Born February 24, 1952 in Arcadia, Louisiana.

Black All-America at Morgan State, 1951-1952. . . Giants' 27th pick in 1953 draft. . .Joined Giants as green 20-year old. . . Quickly won starting role, held it for 13 seasons. . .Excellent downfield blocker, classic pass protector, fast, mobile. . .All-NFL eight straight years, 1956-1963. . .Played in nine Pro Bowl games. . .Named NFL's Lineman of Year, 1956. . . Born October 20, 1932, in Charlottesville, Virginia. . .Died June 9, 2004, at age of 71.

Stanford All-America, 1925 Rose Bowl hero. . .Lured from pro baseball career by Eskimos. . . Truly a do-everything iron man, playing 1714 of 1740 minutes in 29-game 1926 season. . .Missed 1928 with injuries, returned with Cardinals, 1929. . . Scored record 40 points in one game against Bears, 1929. . .All-league all five NFL seasons. . . Player-coach one year in Duluth, two in Chicago. . .Born June 11, 1903, in Willow River, Minnesota . . .Died May 3, 1976, at age of 72.

Turned pro after one year at Notre Dame. . .First center to play for Staleys (Bears). . .60-minute star, excelled on defense. . . First center to rove on defense. . .First to snap ball with one hand. . . Colorful, aggressive, smart. . .Defiantly wore No. 13. . . Nicknamed "The Brute". . .Named top NFL center of the 1920s. . . Born December 6, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois. . .Died September 5, 1971, at age of 74.

No. 2 draft pick, 1950. . . Bulwarked strong Pittsburgh defense for 14 years. . .Saw spot service at offensive guard. . . Known for excellent mobility, burning desire, extreme ruggedness, unusual durability. . . All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls, winning Best Lineman Award, 1957. . .Recovered 23 opponents' fumbles, scored three safeties in career. . .Born April 20, 1925, in Prinzing-by-Cham, Bavaria. . .Died February 16, 2006, at age of 80.

Cleveland Rams' No. 5 future draft pick, 1944. . .NFL's Most Valuable Player as rookie, 1945 . . .Two TD passes keyed Rams' 1945 title win. . .All-NFL three years, NFL passing champ twice. . . Career marks include 11,849 yards, 97 TDs passing; 573 points on 13 TDs, 315 PATs, 60 FGs; 42.4-yard punting average. . .Also played defense first four years, intercepted 20 passes. . .Born July 26, 1920, in Elmira, New York. . .Died March 25, 1983 at age of 62.

Extensive college coaching career preceded entry into NFL in 1941. . .Quickly built second-division Eagles into a contender. . . Produced three straight Eastern Division crowns and NFL championships in 1948 and 1949. . . Both NFL titles came by shutout scores. . .Using an assumed name, played end with the pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs. . .Born November 5, 1891, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. . . Died November 2, 1973, at age of 81.

Almost instant star with four TD passes, first game, 1961. . .Moved to New York (1967), back to Vikings (1972) in stunning trades. . .At retirement led lifetime passers in attempts (6,467), completions (3,686), yards (47,003), touchdowns (342). . .Exciting, elusive scrambler. . . Rushed for 3,674 yards, 32 TDs. . .Led Vikings to three Super Bowls. . .Two-time All-NFL. . .Pro Bowl selection nine times. . . Born February 3, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia.

No. 1 draft pick, 1972. . .Provided big-back power to Steelers offense. . .All-Pro, 1977, All-AFC three times. . .In nine Pro Bowls. . .158 yards rushing, MVP in Super Bowl IX . . .Rushed 1,000 yards eight seasons, 100 yards, 47 games. . .Career record: 12,120 yards, 91 TDs rushing; 2,287 yards, 9 TDs receiving; 14,622 combined net yards. . . 1,556 yards rushing in 19 post-season games. . . Born March 7, 1950, in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

AAFC Rookie of Year, 1948. . . Joined 49ers in 1951 after Colts disbanded. . .Career record: 2,427 completions, 33,070 yards, 242 TDs, 13 games over 300 yards passing. . .Paced 1961, 1962, 1963 Giants to division titles. . . Threw 33 TD passes in 1962, 36 in 1963. . . NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1961, 1963. . .All-NFL, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963. . . Elected to seven Pro Bowls. . .Born October 24, 1926, in Marshall, Texas.

All-America at Purdue. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Poised leader of classic ball-control offense. . . Led Miami to three AFC titles, Super Bowl VII, VIII wins. . . NFL Player of the Year, 1971. . .All-Pro twice, All-AFC three times. . .Played in two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. . .Career Stats: 25,092 yards, 192 TDs, 77.1 rating passing; 994 yards, 7 TDs rushing. . .Born February 3, 1945, in Evansville, Indiana.

Steelers first-round draft pick (10th player overall), 1987 NFL Draft. . .Member of NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team and NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. . . NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1993. . . Intercepted 71 passes in career. . . Is NFL’s all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483). . .Six-time first-team All-Pro choice. . .Earned All-Pro honors as cornerback, kick returner, safety. . .Named to 11 Pro Bowls. . .Born March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Colorado College All-America, 1928. . . Called signals, played tailback, did everything superbly well . . .Quiet, quick-thinking, exceptional team leader. . .NFL's last dropkicking specialist. . .All-NFL six of seven years. . . NFL scoring champ three years. . . Generalled Lions to 1935 NFL title. . .Scored 368 points on 42 TDs, 71 PATs, 15 FGs . . .Player-coach final two seasons. . .Born October 11, 1906, in Fowler, Colorado. . .Died August 5, 1978, at age of 71.

Overall record: 136-100-10. . .Assistant coach at University of Miami when hired as first head coach of Dallas Texans, (Texans moved to Kansas City, renamed Chiefs, 1963) of new American Football League, 1960. . .Won 1962, 1966, 1969 AFL championships. . .Led Chiefs to two Super Bowl appearances. . .Devised "two tight end offense" and "stack defense". . .Named AFL Coach of the Year in 1968…Born January 3, 1923 at Chicago, Illinois. . .Died July 4, 2005, at age of 82.

VERY AGILE, LARGE FOR HIS DAY. . . PIONEERED MORE SOPHISTICATED DEFENSIVE PLAY WITH SHIFTING, SLIDING STYLE. . .STARRED ON FOUR TITLE TEAMS: 1922-1923 CANTON, 1924 CLEVELAND, 1933 BEARS. . . JOINED BEARS FOR BARNSTORMING TOUR AFTER 1925 SEASON. . .PLAYED ON ONLY ONE LOSING TEAM IN 16 SEASONS OF COLLEGE, PRO BALL. . .BORN NOVEMBER 30, 1898 IN TABLE ROCK, NEBRASKA. . .DIED DECEMBER 28, 1972, AT AGE OF 74.

Giants’ fourth-round draft pick, 1976 draft. . .Became Giants’ starting middle linebacker halfway through rookie season. . .Earned All-Rookie honors. . .Led Giants defenders in tackles five seasons. . .Ferocious run stopper. . . Had 14 career fumble recoveries. . .Selected to nine Pro Bowls, including seven straight (1982-1988). . . All-Pro (first-team) 1981, 1984; Second-team All-Pro five times. . .All-NFC five times. . .Born November 26, 1953, in Florence, South Carolina.

Consensus All-America, 1970. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1971. . .Won starting left linebacker job as rookie. . . Had speed, intelligence, exceptional ability to diagnose plays. . . Gained reputation as big-play defender. . . Career record: 25 1/2 sacks, 21 opponents' fumbles recovered, 32 interceptions. . .All-AFC or All-Pro seven years, 1973-1979. . .Named to eight straight Pro Bowls. . .Born December 23, 1948, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Second-round draft pick, 1967. . . NFL interception co-leader, defensive Rookie of Year, 1967 . . .Fifth cornerback to enter Hall. . .Returned kicks, emergency punter. . . Career record: 1,077 yards on 56 interceptions, 1,312 yards on punt returns, 1,274 yards on kickoff returns. . .Scored 11 career touchdowns. . .In seven Pro Bowls, All-NFL/NFC four times. . .Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi.

All-America, Outland Trophy winner, Phi Beta Kappa at Utah State ... Rams' No. 1 draft pick, 1962 ... Big, fast, agile, smart ... Stabilizing leader of famed “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line ... All-NFL, 1964, 1966-1970 ... All-Western Conference six times, All-NFC twice ... Rookie of Year, 1962 ... Picked on Rams' all-time team, 1970 ... Played in 208 games, last 198 in a row ... Born September 15, 1940, in Logan, Utah ... Died March 11, 2010, at age of 69.

First player selected overall, 1968 draft. . . Possessed speed, agility, hard-work ethic. . . Extremely durable, missed only two games in career due to injury. . .Became regular starter at right tackle in second season. . .All-Pro six straight seasons, 1971-1976. . .All-NFC eight straight years, 1970-1977. . .Played in seven Pro Bowls . . .Started in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, XI and five NFL/NFC championship games. . .Born July 16, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois.

First round draft pick, 1981. . .Started at left cornerback position as rookie. . .Switched to safety, 1985. . . Earned All-Pro honors at three different positions (cornerback, free safety, strong safety). . . Hard-hitting, versatile. . .Recorded 100-plus tackles five times. . .Led NFL in interceptions twice, 1986, 1991. . .Driving force on defense during 49ers’ four Super Bowl seasons. . .63 career interceptions for 730 yards, 5 TDs. . . Born May 8, 1959, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Acquired in pre-season trade with Houston, 1976. . .Had 54 receptions as rookie. . .Career stats: 819 catches, 13,089 yards, 100 TDs. . .Caught passes in 177 straight games. . .Had 70 or more receptions six seasons, 50 or more 10 years. . .Led NFL in receiving yards, 1979, 1985. . .All-Pro, 1983, 1985, 1987. . . Picked for seven Pro Bowls. . .Missed only four games with injuries first 13 seasons. . . Born September 28, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Began pro career with CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, winning five straight Grey Cups. . . Signed with NFL’s Houston Oilers, 1984... Completed 3,988 of 6,823 passes for 49,325 yards, 291 touchdowns, 233 interceptions in 17-season NFL career. . .Nine 3,000-yard passing seasons was third in league history. . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .Had four 4,000-yard passing seasons. All-Pro, 1990…First or second team All-AFC 1988, 1989, 1990…Born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.

Bills’ first-round draft pick (1st player overall), 1985 NFL Draft. . .Considered one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. . .His 200 career sacks is NFL all-time record. . .Recorded 10 or more sacks in an NFL record 13 seasons. . .NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1990 and 1996. . .Named to NFL’s All Decade Teams of the 1980s and 1990s . . .First- or second-team All-Pro 11 times. . .Selected to 11 Pro Bowls. . .Born June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Bills’ second round pick in 1988 NFL Draft. . .Led NFL in total yards from scrimmage a record four consecutive seasons. . .NFL’s Most Valuable Player, 1991. . .Rushed for 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons. . .Career numbers include 12,074 yards rushing and 16,532 all-purpose yards. . .Selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls. . .First- or second-team All-Pro five straight years. . .All-AFC 1989-1993, All-AFC Second Team 1994. . . Born on May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas.

Selected by Saints in 2nd round (51st player overall), 1981 … Made immediate impact as rookie when led team with franchise rookie record eight sacks and was leading tackler … Six double-digit sack totals in career … Six Pro Bowls … All-Pro four times … Jackson finished NFL career as defensive end with 49ers … 128 career sacks does not include rookie total since sack did not become official statistic until 1982 … Born March 20, 1958 in Pahokee, Florida.