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Jadeveon Clowney

2014 Topps Turkey Red Set (Football)

In a national television "event," Jadeveon announced on his 18th birthday that he would be attending South Carolina. The USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year justified the hoopla by starting the 2011 Gamecocks opener and going on to finish in the school's top three for tackles for loss (47.0) and sacks (24.0). As a sophomore, Clowney was the program's first defensive consensus All-America player.

Lou Groza

1955 Bowman Set (Football)

The greatest place-kicker of all time. Holder of most of the League's field goal and extra point records. His field goals have meant the difference between victory and defeat many games. In nine seasons Lou has made good on 349 of 358 conversion attempts and clicked on 111 of 201 field goal tries. His 687 points, which include one touchdown, top the Browns' all-time scoring list. Last season had 37 extra points and 16 field goals for 85 points-3rd best in League and first for Browns.

Antonio Gibson

2021 Panini Prestige Set (Football)

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.

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.

John Schweder

1953 Bowman Set (Football)

John "Bull" Schweder, now in his third year with the Steelers, came to Pittsburgh from the Baltimore Colts. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 with a degree in Marketing. While at Penn, he received All-American mention. Was chosen for East-West Shrine game and played on the 1950 All-Stars team that defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-7.

Mark Duper

1984 Topps Set (Football)

They call him "Super Duper". Mark led Dolphins in Receiving Yardage and Touchdown Catches in 1983. He gained All-Pro recognition and a trip to the Pro Bowl Game at Honolulu, 1-29-84. Mark was a world-class sprinter in college.

Mark's major in college was law enforcement.
Riley Mattson

1967 Philadelphia Set (Football)

Riley was the regular offensive tackle for the 'Skins before being traded to Chicago where a knee injury slowed him down. He will probably earn a starting spot with the Saints because of his size, speed and experience.

What has slowed Riley down?
Visco Grgich

1951 Bowman Set (Football)

Picked off a Ram pass last year and returned it 37 yards. Won All-America Conference all-league honors as guard in 1949. Named to National Conference team for NFL All-Star game, Jan. 1951. All-Service mention for 2nd Air Force, 1943, and 4th Air Force, 1944-45. Played tackle on Santa Clara freshman team in 1942. Studying for master's degree at the University of Washington.

Kevin Dyson

2002 Topps Gallery Set (Football)

Starred as defensive back at Clearfield (UT) High, as did brother Andre, now a Titans teammate... Younger brother Patrick, also a DB, is third Dyson to play at Utah... Their father, Steve, played at rival Utah State.

Reggie Brown

1996 Score Set (Football)

Reggie had one of the best workouts of any player at the Scouting Combine as he ran the 40 in 4.47, displayed a 33-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot broad jump. With those stats, he will fit in perfect ly as a speed pass rusher and cover man for the Lions' aggressive defense. Extremely active, Reggie also excels against the run.

Grady Alderman

1964 Philadelphia Set (Football)

Detroit's No. 10 draft in '60, Grady beat out 4 vets to land a spot on the squad. The Vikings got him from NFL vets' pool. He was All-Catholic All-American in '59.

What does Grady do in the off-season? He is an accountant.
Sammy Baugh

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

In 16th pro season with Redskins. One of the game's greatest passers. Holds many lifetime, season and game passing records. Stood 8th in NFL in this department in 1951. Sam's college was Texas Christian. Runs Texas ranch. Rejected a St. Louis Cards contract to make a career of football.

Boomer Esiason

1988 Topps Set (Football)

Boomer's 409 Passing Yards vs. Steelers, November 22nd, were the most by an AFC quarterback in 1987. He set a Bengal record with 5 Touchdown Passes in a 55-21 win vs. Jets, 12-21-86.

Bill Asbury

1969 Topps Set (Football)

Look for this strong fullback to make a comeback in 1969. Bill was a leading rusher for the Steelers in '66 and '67. In '66, Bill topped Pittsburgh with 544 yards and finished 2nd on the club in '67. In 1967, his 73 yard run vs. the Bears was the longest from scrimmage in the NFL.

Bill was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.
Chuck Foreman

1974 Topps Set (Football)

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.
Walter Payton

1985 Topps Set (Football)

Walter became NFL's all-time leading rusher in 1984. He surpassed the former record of 12,312 yards set by Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown from 1957 through 1965. Walter threw TD Pass in Playoffs, December 30, 1984.

Warren Sapp

2002 Topps Set (Football)

Routinely mentioned as one of the top interior linemen in the NFL, Warren was elected to his fifth straight Pro Bowl in 2001. Sapp is so dominant, opponents are forced to double-team him, which leaves his teammates free to make plays.

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.

Dainard Paulson

1964 Topps Set (Football)

Dainard proved his worth quickly to the New York Jets' coaches. Joining the club as a rookie in 1961, he adapted himself so quickly that before the year was over Dainard was tabbed "the best defensive back on the squad." At Oregon State Dainard played tailback in the single wing system. Also a top punter, he averaged 45.5 yards a kick at college. Dainard is quiet but he always seems to do his work efficiently.

Which Indian became a football great? Jim Thorpe
Tom Brady

2010 Topps Magic Set (Football)

Brady was at his best in his second Super Bowl MVP effort. On February 1, 2004, he broke the game's record for completions (32), threw for 354 yards and three TDs, and drove New England to a winning field goal against Carolina.

Who are the only two QBs ever to have led a team to more Super Bowl wins than Tom's three? Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana (four)
George Atkinson

1974 Topps Set (Football)

The AFL leader in kickoff returns with 25.1 average in 1968, George set NFL record with 205 yards in punt returns in 1968 game vs. Bills.

George likes to shoot pool.
Lewis McFadin

1957 Topps Set (Football)

By displaying tremendous ability throughout the season, Lou was elected to the Pro Bowl Team in '56. He's a defensive 'Rock of Gibraltar' and is one of the toughest men in the league to tangle with. In '53 and '54 he was sidelined with painful injuries that threatened his career. But Lou bounced back and in '55 was All Pro.

Lew was the Most Valuable Player in the '51 College All-Star game. He has starred in 2 straight Pro Bowl contests.
Jamal Lewis

2000 Topps Set (Football)

Some backs had bigger college numbers, but Jamal showed all the tools to be an NFL star. One of the nation's top frosh in 1997, his sophomore season was cut short by a knee injury. The Ravens, however, saw enough of Lewis in '99 to be convinced that he was fully healthy, using the No. 5 overall draft pick to make him the first back chosen. "Jamal is a rarity in that he combines sheer size, power and incredible speed," coach Brian Billick said.

Randy Beisler

1975 Topps Set (Football)

Randy served as backup guard and tackle in his first season with the 49ers but took over as a starting guard in 1970. Very strong with good quickness and speed, he was a defensive tackle for three seasons at Philadelphia after having been the Eagles first round draft selection in 1966. Randy was dealt to the 49ers in trade involving quarterback George Mira, 9-8-69. He attracted AllAmerica attention as defensive end in college.

Dick Stanfel

1958 Topps Set (Football)

An All-Pro lineman, Dick is one of the most highly regarded players in the NFL. With Dick leading the way, Redskin backs usually find good holes to go through for big gains. He will bowl over anybody who gets in his way with a jolting shoulder block. When the Redskins call for a pass, Dick helps give the quarterback protection by blasting linemen out of the play.

What is the nickname of the University of Nebraska? Cornhuskers
Chip Myrtle

1973 Topps Set (Football)

Chip became starter at outside linebacker for Broncos in 1971 and responded with most consistent job on club. Chip started as a defensive end at Univ. of Maryland.

How many players were drafted from Oklahoma in the 1973 draft? 22
Bobby Humphrey

1989 Topps Update "Traded" (Football)

A smooth, elusive runner with game-breaking speed, Bobby was a 2-time All-American and one of nation's premier rushers at Alabama. Has excellent cutting ability.

John Abraham

2006 Topps Heritage Set (Football)

In his final season in with the Jets, Abraham reached double figures in sacks for the fourth time in his six-year career - a team-leading total of 10.5. He also popped loose six fumbles (his career high and the third-best total in the NFL in 2005) including two against the Raiders (12/11). His season-high 13 tackles came vs. the Jaguars (9/25).

Jim Taylor

1962 Topps Set (Football)

Jim led the N.F.L. and the world-champion Packers with 15 rushing touchdowns.

What club completed the most passes in one game? ANS: New York Giants - 36 completions in 1948.
Von Miller

2015 Score Set (Football)

The pass-rushing beast helped the Broncos run away from the rest of the AFC West by tallying seven sacks during an impressive four-game winning streak from Weeks 5-8. Miller, who finished with 14 sacks, was an integral piece of a Denver defense that was three points stingier per game in 2014 than 2013.

Hines Ward

2005 Topps Heritage Set (Football)

Hines's decline in receptions in 2004 was deceptive, since he led the NFL by catching passes on 71% of the 113 times he was targeted. The only four-time Pro Bowl receiver in Steelers history, he has topped them in catches six straight years.

Harvey Martin

1977 Topps Set (Football)

Considered to be one of the meanest men in pro football, he goes after everyone in an enemy jersey. He carries the nickname "Too Mean," which comes from the only way he knows how to play the game, giving 100% effort at all times. His forte is overpowering opponents with his great quickness and technique, with one of his most potent weapons being the headslap. Is annually among Cowboys' club leaders in quarterback sacks, and has yet to reach his peak as All-Pro.

Attended East Texas State Univ., Commerce, Texas. Was All-Conference for 2 years at East Texas State and teammate of Dwight White.
Ronnie Lott

2016 Panini Classics Set (Football)

It's rare that a list detailing the NFL's hardest hitter or its most-feared tackler fails to feature Lott's name. The 10-time Pro Bowl selection developed a formidable reputation during his career and helped the 49ers claim four Super Bowl titles during his 10-year stay in San Francisco.

Tom Brookshier

1960 Topps Set (Football)

Tom is a ball hawk who can pluck passes out of the air and scamper off fast. Last season he intercepted 3 tosses and batted down countless others. Tom is also a deadly tackler.

Derrick Alexander

2001 Topps Gallery Set (Football)

Earned $38,150 in championship of NFL Players Week on "Wheel of Fortune"...Donated money to his foundation which supports Solace House, a home for grieving families...Lost brother, Garrell, to lung failure in 1996.

Maurice Jones-Drew

2018 Panini Classics Set (Football)

As a rookie in 2006, Jones-Drew joined veteran Fred Taylor to form one of the most potent one-two punches in the NFL. The UCLA product displayed a knack for finding his way into the end zone right out of the gates, producing 13 rushing scores and two receiving touchdowns in his debut campaign.

Maurice returned to UCLA in 2013 to earn his bachelor's degree.
Larry Csonka

1969 Topps Set (Football)

The #1 draft choice of the Miami Dolphins in 1968, Larry is a hard-running, rough-blocking fullback. At Syracuse, he eclipsed school rushing records held by former collegians such as Jim Brown, Floyd Little and the late Ernie Davis.

In college, Larry gained 216 yds. in a game vs. West Virginia.