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As a member of the San Francisco 49ers fabled "Million Dollar" backfield, "The King" was All-Pro and Rookie of the Year in 1952, quickly paying off as the 49ers first pick of the 1952 NFL draft. A six-time Pro Bowler, McElhenny had over 5,000 yards both rushing and receiving during his career.
Blanda's career spand 4 decades, playing a NFL record 26 seasons. His best years were spent with the AFL Houston Oilers, Which he lead to the first two AFL league titles. He threw a record 36 TD's in the 1961 season which stood in either the NFL or AFL. It wasn't surpassed till Marino in 1984 (48). Also holds record for most points in a career 3,418 (not an offical stat).
One of the meanest toughest SOB to ever play the game. With his signature head slap he was feared by all. An unofficial stat at the time Deacon is know for being the real all time sack leader.
A 12,000 yd career rusher, he was the first in history with a NFL record 99 yard td run. Dorsett won the Heisman in 76 and is consider one of the greatest college running backs ever.
"JOE COOL" The Sporting News ranks Montana the #1 quarterback of all time. A 4 time Super Bowl champion, the only 3 time Super Bowl MVP. Never threw a interception in the big game, and he was the best I've ever seen in the clutch. Definitely my #1. Face it, Marino & Elway fans.
One of my favorite Niners. Terrorizing the backfield with his vicious hit's Lott lead the niners to 4 Super Bowl Championships. In the 85 season he had his finger amputated, rather than miss the playoff's. This guy is close to my heart.
The Niners get back to back HOF QB's. Steve Young got the monkey of his back in Super Bowl XXIX when he threw for a record 6 TD's and won the MVP. He retired with the highest career passer rating in NFL history, 96.8.
Rice is referred to as the "GOAT" greatest of all time, around the NFL, and by NFL commentators. THE best receiver in NFL history. Here are some of his NFL records. 1549 catches (447 more than #2 Marvin Harrison), 22,895 yds (7961 more than #2 Tim Brown), Most TD's in a career 197 (65 more than #2 Terrell Owens) 274 consecutive games with a catch, 76 games of 100 yards or more, 14 seasons with 1000 yards, 1848 yards in one season, 22 TD catches in a year (12 games, not 16).