Football - Pro Football Hall of Fame Rookie Players: Art's HOFers Image Gallery
One of the greatest players to ever hit the gridiron. Baugh's quarterbacking was a evolution in the game, he made the forward pass a threat. He also excelled at 3 positions QB, D.B., & punter.
Motley was among the first to break the color barrier into pro football. He was one of the earliest powerback, with his 6'1 232 frame, he was also know for his pass blocking and played linbacker.
One of the top 5 greatest QB's of all time. Graham played 10 years with the Brown's. In the All American conference for 4 seasons, and then they joined the NFL, were he played 6 more seasons. In all 10 yrs he led the Brown's to the Championship game winning 7 out of 10 league titles. He also won a Championship with the Rochester Royals now the Sacremento Kings in his one season of professional basketball. Graham is one of the greatest winning players in professional sports history.
The "Dutchman" win's championship's with two NFL franchise becoming the only man to hand the Packer's a championship loss in the Lombardi era. During his Career he delivered the ball to what would become 3 HOF receiver's.
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).
A great nickname, This hard hitter's tackle's were usually high around the neck or head often called the "NIGHT TRAIN NECKTIE". In his rookie season he had a NFL record 14 interception which still stands.
"The Golden Boy" considered by many to be the best short yardage runner ever. A legendary Notre Dame player were he won the Heisman. Lead the NFL in scoring for 3 consective years. Held the NFL record for most point's scored in a season till 2006.
Regarded as one of the greatest QB's of all time. Tarkenton retired holding career records for most pass attempts 6,467, compeltions 3,686, yardage 47,003, TD's 342, rushing yards for a QB 3,674, & win for a starting QB 125 regular season. Like Marino the Super Bowl ring eluded him.
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.
Griese led the Dolphins to 3 consecutive Super Bowl's. Winning 2 of the 3 including the undefeated season. What is amazing is he was legally blind in his right eye and played his first 9 season's till the soda bottle glasses appeared on the field. Now you can catch him doing college football game for ESPN and ABC.
The "Diesel". One of the all time great powerbacks. The highlight of his career was carrying the Redskins through the playoffs to Super Bowl XVII. Were he rushed for a then record 166 yds and Super Bowl MVP.
His leaping ability and focus on the ball with a denfender right on him lead to spectacular catches that Swann WOWed the fans with. He was the First wide receiver to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
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).