Arguably the greatest defensive player ever, revolutionizing the linebacker position. .. Ranks sixth all-time with 132 1/2 career sacks, not including 9 1/2 in 1981 before the sack was an official statistic. ... Named to the NFL's 75th anniversary All-time Team and its All-1980s Team. Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982 and 1986. Voted All-Pro from 1981-89 and to a record 10 consecutive Pro Bowls. ... Named NFL MVP in 1986 after recording a career-high 20 1/2 sacks, 105 tackles, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. ... The second-overall pick in the 1981 draft. Consensus All-America and ACC Player of the Year at North Carolina in 1980. ... Outstanding rookie season included career-high 133 tackles, 9 1/2 sacks, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception. ... Born in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Set single-season NFL records for rushing yards (2,105), 100-yard rushing performances (12) and combined yards from scrimmage (2,244) in 1984. ... Ranks third in NFL history in career rushing yardage (13,259). ... Recorded a then-record seven consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing. ... Holds NFL rookie-season records for most rushing attempts (390) most yards rushing (1,808) and rushing touchdowns (18). ... Rushed for a playoff-record 248 yards in 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game. ... Named NFL Player of the Year in 1984, NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1986 and All-Pro from 1983-1984 and 1986-1988. ... Played in six Pro Bowls. ... In 1987, he was dealt from the Rams to the Colts in a blockbuster deal involving the Buffalo Bills. ... The second-overall pick by the Rams in the 1983 draft. ... Rushed for 4,450 yards in four years at Southern Methodist, where he made up oe-half of the "Pony Express" with running back Craig James. ... Born in Sealy, Texas.
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First all-time in NFL among tight ends with 662 receptions. Amassed 7,980 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns. ... Had consecutive 89-catch seasons in 1983 and 1984. ... All-Pro in 1979 and 1984, Pro-Bowl choice in 1982 and 1985-1986. ... Did not fumble in his last 557 carries or receptions. ... Had 18 career rushes for 135 yards and two TDs. ... Long-time Browns offensive captain. ... One of five Browns to play in three decades. ... Played in 197 consecutive games, competed in three AFC championship games. ... Had 150-game streak with at least one reception -- second longest in NFL history at that time. ... Caught 50 or more passes six seasons. ... Won NFL Players Association Whizzer White Award for community service in 1990. ... All-America at Alabama in 1977. ... First-round draft pick in 1978. ... Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
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Three-time NFL Pro-Bowler, eight-time AFC-NFC Pro-Bowler, including seven starts, All-Pro from 1970-71 and 1973-74, All-NFL in 1969, All-NFC from 1970-75 and 1977-78. ... Coach George Allen selected him in the first round -- second overall pick -- out of Michigan in the 1966 draft. ... Played in 184 consecutive games for Rams, third in franchise history behind Jack Youngblood (201) and Merlin Olsen (198). ... Never missed a game in 13-year career. ... Although the unit's youngest player, Mack was the leader and most proficient member of Rams' strong offensive lines throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. ... One of only two Rams rookies on a veteran-oriented team to finish 1966 season. Started eight games when regular guard Don Chuy was injured. .. All-America as senior at Michigan. ... Born in Cleveland.
Was team captain for eight seasons. ... Named to pro football's All-Decade Team of the 1960s and All-Time AFL Team. ... Named first-team All-AFL from 1962-66 and second-team All-AFL 1962, 1968 and 1969. Selected to play in eight AFL All-Star Games. ... Driving force of Buffalo's offensive unit, which emphasized the run, but but was equally adept at pass blocking. ...
From 1962-64, the Bills ranked second, third and fourth, respectively in franchise history for most rushing touchdowns in a season. ... Played on Bills' championship teams in 1964 and 1965. ... Second-round pick out of Georgia Tech in the 1961 AFL draft. Also drafted by Dallas in the NFL. ... Played in Gator, Senior, Shrine North-South, Coaches All-America and Coaches All-Star games as a tackle. ... Born in Natchez, Mississippi.