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Nelson became the first Packer since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to post a reception of 50-plus yards and a 50-plus kickoff return in the same game in last year's Week 17 victory at Arizona. He had a 51-yard catch and a 54-yard return, both career longs.
Washington's pass rush thrived in 2020. Much of the unit's success can be attributed to Young, who lived up to the billing as a top-5 pick. The Defensive Rookie of the Year started all 15 games he played, constantly drew double-teams and finished second on the club in sacks, tallying 7.5.
Whether he's sacking a quarterback or shutting off the running play, Jack leaves no doubt in anyone's mind why he's one of pro football's most outstanding defensive ends. He has made numerous appearances on All-Pro teams and his Pro Bowl appearance last January was his 6th in a row. Jack was NFC's Defensive Player of Year in 1976.Jack owns and operates and after-dinner club.
Joe set career highs in Completions, Yardage and Touchdown Passes in 1983. He was NFC's 3rd-leading quarterback and guided the 49ers into post-season play.Joe was a 7th string QB early in his collegiate career.
Daryl recorded the Seahawks' longest pass reception of the 1984 season, an 80-yard catch from Dave Krieg. Equipped with big-play capabilities, his 10 touchdown receptions ranked among AFC's leaders last year. Daryl was an Honorable Mention All-Big 10 selection by AP as a junior and senior at Michigan State. He caught 78 passes for 1577 yards and a 20.2 average in career. Was 4-year letterman as collegian.
Learning an NFL playbook can be all-consuming, but Wilson is taking it one morsel at a time. "If you're watching TV and eating a bowl of cereal, learning the plays, the formations and the alignments is kind of like that)." Wilson said. "You're not really sitting there thinking about eating.... It just naturally happens."
Paul is considered the AFL's most valuable linebacker. Besides his deadly tackling, he led loop in punting with 40.5-yd. avg. for 43 kicks. Paul won an All-Star berth.
A participant in 6 Pro Bowl Games, Carl has been selected for All-Pro recognition 6 times. The winner of the George Halas Award in 1971 as the NFL's Best Defensive Player, he caused 6 opponents' fumbles during the 1974 season. Carl was an All-American at Minnesota where he was a two-way starter. He was a 3-year regular in the line for Minnesota and a teammate of Bobby Bell, formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs. A hard hitter and ferocious tackler.Guess the Mystery Viking. Clue 10 of 12. I have passed for over 2000 yards 14 different seasons.
Bob topped off another out standing season in 1969 by being selected to The Sporting News NFL-East All-Star team and the Hall of Fame All-Pro All-Star team. In high school Bob made All-State teams as a football end and in basketball. An All-American tackle at TCU where he was a two-time All-Southwestern Conference choice, Bob played both ways with defense his specialty. He appeared in the College All-Star game. The first round draft choice of Dallas in 1961, Bob started his career as an end and moved to tackle after first season.Bob's nickname at TCU was "The Purple Cloud".
George is a double-duty performer with the Chargers, as he is a top kicker as well as being a great defensive back. He finished third in the A.F.L. in scoring last year with 95 points. In 1962, George kicked 17 field goals in 20 attempts. This Charger has scored 258 points in his three seasons with San Diego. In college he played in the Senior, Gator and Sugar Bowls.Can a defensive player hold an offensive player without the ball? No: 15 yards penalty for holding
A master at delivering darts from the pocket, Brady dissects defenses like a mad scientist. In 2015, he completed a career-high 402 passes.
After setting UNC career records for receptions, yards and touchdowns, Nicks joins a Giants squad in need of perimeter threats. His background in a pro-style offense under Tar Heels coach Butch Davis should ease the NFL transition. "Big, strong kid," GM Jerry Reese says. "Very productive. Strong-bodied type that you like. A lot of production."
Gibson had two 100-yard games as a rookie in 2020, and both came against the rival Cowboys-a 128-yard effort in Week 7 and a 115-yard outing on Thanksgiving in Week 12. He gave Washington fans a moment to remember in the second outing when he turned and waved to a defender en route to a 23-yard TD run.
Craig developed into the Cowboy's #2 rusher last season. The speedster is used on kickoff returns, too. In 1967 in the Eastern Conference title-game, Craig scored three touchdowns. He's got the size and hands to be a top star.Craig caught 30 passes as a junior at Georgia Tech.
A perfectly built flanker, Otis is a tremendous blocker and an accomplished pass receiver. He has fine hands, elusive moves, good speed and is an exciting player to watch. Otis is the quarterback's favorite target on key third down plays.Otis led the Chiefs in pass receptions in '66 and '67.
Fran was traded to the Vikings at the end of 1971 after being NFC's 8th leading passer last year. His longest play from scrimmage was an 81-yd. touchdown pass to Rich Houston.Fran plays in the Masters Golf Tournament each Spring.
Dominic burst into the NFL in 2001 with 1,104 yards rushing as an undrafted Colts rookie free agent who replaced injured Edgerrin James for much of the year. After four subsequent seasons spent mainly as Edge's backup, he could return to a primary role in '06. His 4.5-yard career rushing average compares favorably to James's 4.2 per-carry mark.Deion Sanders is the only man to play a Super Bowl and a World Series.
Tiki has emerged as one of the league's great role players, leading the NFL in receptions off the bench last season. Barber, whose twin brother, Ronde, is a cornerback with Tampa Bay, also began returning punts in 1999 and was an instant smash, leading the NFC in return yardage. He saved the best for a Monday night game against Dallas when he scored on an 85-yard, fourth quarter punt return and set up the winning field goal with a 56-yard reception.
Art was headed for collegiate fame at No. Carolina State when the war interrupted his career. Returning from servIce Faircloth concluded his college career at Little Guilford College in North Carolina where he was an All-State and All-Conference Selection. Joined the Giants last year for the last 3 games after having served apprenticeship with the Jersey City Giants. Led the league with Jersey City in both passing and punting. Married, has a child.
"Choo Choo" Charley's brilliant passing and sensational running gave the Tar Heels 4 great seasons. In his first year he paced the team to 9 wins in 10 contests and into the Sugar Bowl game. In addition to his great running and passing, he was one of the South's best quick kickers with his long punts.What happens if a player helps a runner advance? 15 yard penalty from the spot of the foul.
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."
The AFC's second leading rusher in 1972, Larry set new Dolphin rushing record for 2nd consecutive season. Also a fine receiver, caught 21 passes in '69.What was the name of Buffalo's first Football Team? The Buffalo All-Americans in 1920.
Derrick ships out to Baltimore in 2005 after an eight-year career in Tennessee, where he posted two of the four 95-catch-or-better seasons in team history. Since '02, only Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt and Hines Ward have more receptions.Derrick's favorite sports hero is Jerry Rice.
Playing at the end of a tumultuous week that included the birth of his first child and the death of his mother in an auto accident, Kabeer played brilliantly against the Vikings on December 8, 2002. "I think he had one of the best games I've ever seen a defensive lineman have," Packers safety Darren Sharper said. "He seemed like a guy who was just focused to play well."
It was announced on January 3, 1974 that Chuck was named by Associated Press as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 1973 season.Chuck was MVP of North-South game.
Jumped in NFL scoring from 8th place in 1949 to second place in 1950. Recorded 109 points on 11 touchdowns running. Made 34 extra points out of 35 attempted and 3 field goals out of 5 tries. Top NFL rookie, 1948. All-American quarterback, Notre Dame, 1946-47. Brilliant field general, forward passer, handler, runner. Heisman Award winner. Served in the Navy, Jan. 1944 to 1946.
Lewis was always in line for a massive performance. The Hall of Fame linebacker won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week Award eight times, including during the first game of his career (Week 1 of 1996). In that contest he made seven tackles and intercepted a pass during a 19-14 win over Oakland.
Ted has been named on the all-time 49er team. A fast thinker, Ted knows how to open up a hole in the opposition's defense. At Tulsa, he was a topnotch college tackle.What was Ted's ambition in high school?
A sure-handed acquisition for the Falcons in 1989, Keith didn't fumble in 52 rushing attempts, 41 receptions, and 23 returns. He led the Falcons with 6 touchdowns.
Often playing at less than 100 percent health-wise (or not playing at all), Joseph's numbers took a hit in 2008. He is, however, only one year removed from a season in which he made the Pro Bowl and became the first player in Colts annals to amass 100 yards apiece rushing and receiving in the same game (Nov. 4, 2007, versus New England).
Turk Edwards of the Boston Redskins is one of the mighty men of the pro game, a tackle who is surprisingly supple for his large size and weight. Tackles are the "key men" of the line, who take the brunt of defensive line play. Notice Edwards low, squatting stance, which enables him to get under opposing players and thus lift them with his charge. Feet are spread, though not too far apart, to meet a shock from any angle. One hand is on the ground to keep an even forward balance. Line men should not spraddle out on all fours, but should be evenly poised and well anchored.
The best blocking tight end Bills have ever had, Jawn possesses excellent attitude and football sense. He took over as starting tight end in his rookie season.Before the Eagles moved to Philadelphia, what was their name? Frankford Yellow Jackets.
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.
Three years with Yanks as a standout break-away runner, safety man, blocker and pass receiver. Led 1949 Yanks in rushing with 495 yards and in scoring with 48 points. Returned 20 kicks 487 yards, and caught 12 passes for 171 yards. All-American, U. of Illinois, 1944. Former NCAA and NAAU sprint champ. Holds world record, 45-yard dash.
The second quarterback to eclipse 5,000 yards (Dan Marino). Brees played with amazing consistency all year. He surpassed 300 yards on 10 occasions and registered 11 multi-touchdown games.
Including the postseason, Brady enters the 2007 campaign with an almost incomprehensible record of 82-26 as a starting quarterback. He also led the NFL in passing yards in 2005.
JOHN RIGGINS IS SUPER WITH 166 YARDS RUSHING. Pasadena, California, January 30, 1983: Redskins' John Riggins set Super Bowl record by rushing for 166 yards today vs. Dolphins. The former Super Bowl standard was 158 yards by Steelers' Franco Harris vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975.