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Vic Janowicz

1956 Topps Set (Football)

Jack of all trades, Vic masters them all with his fine running, pass catching and kicking. Last season he was the League's second Highest Scorer and topped the "Skins" in Ground Gaining. Vic played baseball 2 years with the Pirates but returned to his first love - football in 1954.

Which team gained the most yards passing last year? ANSWER: Philadelphia Eagles, 2472 yards.
Joey Bosa

2022 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

There has never been a Chargers player like him. Seriously, no player in franchise history accomplished what the defensive end did in 2021 - double-digit sacks in four of his first six NFL seasons. Bosa did it by roaring to 10.5 quarterback takedowns on the way to his fourth Pro Bowl selection.

Ted Fritsch

1951 Bowman Set (Football)

Kicked longest placekick in League in 1950 with a placement of 52 yards against the Yanks. Has been with Packers for 9 seasons. Major league scoring champion in 1946. Ranks high among Packers' all-time scorers. All-Pro fullback, 1944, 1945, 1946. Played for Stevens Point Teachers College. Plays basketball and semipro baseball. Also continuing studies at U. of Wis. Graduate School.

Jeremy Shockey

2003 Topps Set (Football)

December 28, 2002: Weekly Wrap Up: With the playoffs on the line, Shockey snared 10 receptions for 98 yards in leading the Giants to a vital 10-7 overtime triumph over Philadelphia at the Meadowlands on December 28. He tied the game at 7-7 by outwrestling Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins for a seven-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. It was his fourth catch of the 13-play drive.

Dyami Brown

2021 Panini Prestige Set (Football)

Brown didn't need a high volume of catches to go over 1,000 yards in both 2019 and 2020 at North Carolina. Just the opportunity was enough, as the pass-catcher averaged 20-plus yards a catch both years. Big-play dynamics work at any level, so Washington put the wideout on its roster via the 2021 NFL Draft.

"Red" Grange

1955 Topps All American Set (Football)

"Red" was the greatest runner in college football history. No team could stop him as he romped for 4,000 yards in 3 seasons and an all time record. In his senior year against Michigan he carried the ball only 5 times and scored 5 T.D.'s - 4 of them in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Who threw the first forward pass in football history? Walter Camp, Yale, 1876.
Hugh McElhenny

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Goes pro this year with 49ers. Hugh's rushing total for U. of Washington in 1951 was 6th best in the country. His 125 points scored was second high in major college play. All-American, 1951. All-Pacific Coast, 1949, '50, '51.

Jeff Garcia

2003 Topps Set (Football)

November 3, 2002: Weekly Wrap Up: Garcia threw for 282 yards and ran for 46 more as the 49ers won, 23-20, in overtime at Oakland on November 3. Hitting 17 of 19 passes after halftime, he led several key drives, including one of 17 plays to the winning field goal. "Being a Bay area guy and following both these teams my whole life, it has to be my most satisfying win," he said.

Jay Ajayi

2016 Donruss Set (Football)

Plan on seeing a lot more of Ajayi in the Dolphins offensive attack in 2016. "Jay is going to be a big part of what we're going to do," new Miami head coach Adam Gase said in March. That bodes well for the second-year rusher, who just two years prior led the FBS with 347 carries and 32 total touchdowns.

Terry McLaurin

2021 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

For most receivers, a 1,000-yard season is a big deal. McLaurin, who reached the milestone for the first time in 2020, was more concerned with his team's success. "As long as we're winning, I don't really care about anything else," he said. The attitude was part of the reason he was also named a captain during his second campaign.

Giovani Bernard

2013 Score Set (Football)

Bernard is a creative and slippery runner in the open field, displaying the quick footwork and moves of a Jamaal Charles. Outstanding vision allows him to find seemingly invisible creases in the defense, and his top-flight acceleration consistently fools defenders into taking bad angles of pursuit.

Charlie Adams

2006 Topps Heritage Set (Football)

Adams, undrafted in 2002, spent his first three NFL seasons developing his skills as a practice squader and very occasional special teams operative. His natural talent as a receiver began to surface in '05, as he hauled in his first 21 NFL passes while returning some kicks and punts. His explosiveness earned him five rushes on trick plays.

Chris Hogan

2019 Score Set (Football)

Sure hands, sure routes, sure thing. That's an honest day's work for Hogan in the precision Patriots offense, catching passes that help produce W's. "Winning football games is why we're in this business, the seventh-year veteran said in 2018. "For me, it really just comes down to doing my job."

Patrick Mahomes, II

2017 Panini Classics Set (Football)

Foreshadowing his career in the league, Mahomes showed he looked good in an NFL stadium in the 2016 season finale against Baylor. Playing in AT&T Stadium, the signal-caller threw six touchdown passes, including three on one-play drives in the first half. He eclipsed 5,000 passing yards on the season during the contest.

Dick Alban

1953 Bowman Set (Football)

Second season. Played every minute of defense last year and was considered one of NFL's outstanding rookies. Named on most All-Midwest and All-Big Ten teams at Northwestern, where he played both offense and defense. Shone defensively in East-West Shrine game in San Francisco and Senior Bowl in Mobile. Born in Hanover, Pa., one of seven children.

Officials Signals: Touchdown, Field Goal or Successful Try: Both arms extended above head.
Dexter Manley

1987 Topps Set (Football)

Since the QB Sack became an official statistic in 1982, Dexter has compiled 64 1/2, more than anyone in the NFL. He was credited with 18 1/2 Sacks in 1986 to set new Redskins' club record. Dexter was accorded Pro Bowl recognition and saw action in Classic at Honolulu, 2-1-87. A flamboyant performer, he played with a unique "Mohawk-style" haircut in '83.

Otis Armstrong

1977 Topps Set (Football)

One of the most outstanding ball carriers in pro football, in 1974 he became only the 5th player in history to average over 100 yards per game. Has great speed and ability to change directions at full speed with tremendous leg strength and acceleration. Led Broncos with 39 receptions, '76.

Attended Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. Finished collegiate career at Purdue holding every school rushing record.
Kyle Rote

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Bonus selection of New York Giants for 1951. One of his most spectacular feats in college was in final game of 1949 when he scored three touchdowns for Southern Methodist against Notre Dame. Everyone's All-American, '49.

John Isola

1935 National Chicle Set (Football)

Watch Dell Isola, former Fordham University and present New York Giants centre, as he prepares to snap the ball. Dell's right hand grasps the ball much as a forward passer would do, gripping his fingers over the laces. His left hand, a little to the rear of the ball and under, serves only to steady his passes, which are made almost entirely with the right hand, enabling his fingers to impart the spiral as it is snapped to the backfield. In this day of direct passing, instead of having the quarterback crouched just behind the centre, accuracy and a complete knowledge of signals and backfield assignments is essential for every centre.

Herb Adderley

1969 Topps Set (Football)

Green Bay's first draft choice in 1961, Herb turned out to be an excellent selection. The athlete has turned into one of the best defensive backs in professional football. Herb holds an NFL record, having scored six TDs on interceptions.

Herb let the Packers in kickoff returns in '68.
Jerry Simmons

1968 Topps Set (Football)

Quick moves and good hands enabled Jerry to haul down 23 passes, averaging 13.6 yards per reception. He was obtained from the Saints.

Brett Favre

1996 Topps Set (Football)

Doing his best Bart Starr imitation, Brett earned league MVP honors in '95 en route to guiding Green Bay to the NFC title game. His NFL-leading 38 TD passes were third-highest total in league history. Favre's 4,413 passing yards paced NFL, while his 99.5 passer rating topped NFC.

Abner Haynes

1960 Fleer Set (Football)

One of the greatest backs ever produced at North Texas State, a school which has gained consider able renown for producing topflight professionals, Abner Haynes was the Missouri Valley Conference's "Back of the Year" in both 1958 and 1959. A quick, elusive running back, 1890 yards on 347 carries, Haynes excelled also as a receiver, 46 receptions for 579 yards, and as a defender. He scored a total of 158 points during his three seasons at North Texas.

Jeff Garcia

2001 Topps Gallery Set (Football)

Teamed with pro wrestler The Rock on CFL'S Calgary Stampeders in 1994...Calls "Braveheart" his favorite movie... Played for father, Bob, at Gavilan Junior College... Served as Gavilan's ball boy while in grade school.

Keenan Allen

2022 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

You know you're awesome when the franchise records you break already belonged to you in the first place. Allen truly outdid himself (emphasis on "himself") in 2021 by setting a Chargers single-season mark with 106 receptions. The wide receiver held the previous team standard with 104 in 2019.

Antonio Gibson

2021 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

A running back and wide receiver at Memphis, Gibson showed off his array of skills as a rookie with Washington in 2020. The rising star posted 795 rushing and 247 receiving yards, becoming the seventh first-year player in franchise history with 1,000 yards from scrimmage and the first since Alfred Morris in 2012.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

2021 Panini Prestige Set (Football)

Not many men could propose marriage at a McDonald's and live to tell about it but that's where Fitzpatrick and his wife became engaged during his rookie year. "I was looking at her in the eye, she was doing the sweet and sour sauce everywhere, licking her fingers," he said. "So the ring slid right on. It was wonderful."

John Badaczewski

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

"Baddie" is playing his fourth season with the Redskins, his seventh in pro football. He was with the Boston Yanks two seasons and the Chicago Cardinals one year. At Western Reserve University he was a star athlete, captaining both the football and track teams in 1943. He was named All-Ohio quard and tackle in both '41 and '42. Also named on All Service team in '43-'44'-'45 while acting as a chief peffy officer in the Navy. Badaczewski is an automobile salesman in off-season and has also done some teaching of commercial geography and American history in his home town.

James Brooks

1991 Pro Line Portraits Set (Football)

"To get to Hawaii (for the Pro Bowl), you have to be disciplined. you bave to believe in yourself, and you have to bave some skill. There are a lot of guys around like that, but I think I've been so successful because I catch the ball, I run the ball well, and I block well. There are running backs who block, but can't run. There are running backs who run well, but don't catch the ball. I'm fortunate because I do all three things. That's why I've been so successful."

Rob Johnson

1995 Score Set (Football)

A superb athlete who also was drafted to pitch for the Twins, Rob is extremely accurate on short-and medium-range passes. Big, smart and strong, he has a quick release and a nice, soft touch.

Willie Parker

2005 Topps Heritage Set (Football)

Parker is shaping up as a great find. Never his team's rushing leader at UNC, he went undrafted but won a shot with the 2004 Steelers and produced (including a 102-yard game in the finale) whenever handed the ball. He had a rush of 10 yards or longer in every game where he had at least one carry.

Rod Bernstine

1993 Fleer Set (Football)

Denver finally got a big running back when it signed Rod as a free agent in 1993. San Diego converted him from tight end to running back, and his size and speed gave defenses fits. Bernstine has averaged almost five yards per carry in his career.

Bobby Layne

1953 Bowman Set (Football)

Probably the player most responsible for the Lions' championship win in 1952. A great all-around performer. Ranked seventh in passing statistics but was second in scoring passes (19) and third in yards-gained passing (1999). Ninth best ball carrier in League, Named to AP All-Pro team in 1952 and directed National Conference All-Stars to 27-7 triumph in Pro Bowl game.

Vince Costello

1959 Topps Set (Football)

Vince is one good reason why the Cleveland ground game was so successful last year. His blocks permitted Jimmy Brown to thunder across for record breaking yardage.

What is known as "pay dirt"?
Ben Davidson

1967 Topps Set (Football)

The huge defensive end has rapidly developed into one of football's finest defensive players. Ben is best noted for the tremendous rush that he puts on the quarterback. He uses his 6' 8" frame to great advantage as he knocks aside potential blockers and gets to his man.

QUESTION: Who scored the most touchdowns for Oakland in '66? ANSWER: Art Powell - 11 T.D.'s.
Frank Gifford

1962 Topps Set (Football)

Frank returns to the active ranks in '62. He is the all-time Giant point scorer.

Who kicked the most field goals in one game? ANS: Bob Waterfield and Ernie Nevers. 5 field goals.
Eli Manning

2011 Topps Set (Football)

Eli continues to build a résumé befitting the family name: franchise records for completions and completion percentage in 2010, as he became the first Giants quarterback with two 4,000-yard seasons.