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Sherrill Headrick

1969 Topps Set (Football)

The signal-caller acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs played like a tiger for the Bengals last year. Sherrill is a veteran of five All-Star games. He's a good reader of up-coming plays and hits the opposition hard.

Sherrill spent 1959 playing in Canada.
John Hadl

1964 Topps Set (Football)

Though overshadowed by veteran quarterback Tobin Rote in 1963, John is still considered one of the game's most promising youngsters. In 1962 he threw 15 touchdown passes and picked up 1632 yards through the air-waves. A runner-up for "Rookie of the Year" honors in '62, John is being groomed for a future roll as fulltime quarterback. He was the M.V.P. in his college All-Star game.

Who is a "Watch Cham Guard"? A short football guard
Eddie Price

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Eddie set a new leaque record for number of carries, 271. He was also the leading ground gainer for the year. In four games he gained more than 100 yards and against Philadelphia he carried 30 times for 171 yards. A former All-American from Tulane, and one of the game's great backs. Is in third year with Giants.

Jerry Shipkey

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Jerry, one of the best defensive backfield men in pro football, is in his fifth year with the Steelers. He came to the team from UCLA where he played football and made a new record for shotput. He is known as a dependable fullback who can get three or four yards per carry. In 1951, when Pittsburgh led the league with 30 interceptions, Jerry accounted for 6 of them, one a beautiful 58-yard return.

Joe Montana

1991 Fleer Set (Football)

Another dominating season. Another shower of post-season awards. Possibly the greatest single accomplishment of Joe Montana for 1990 was his directing of the 49ers to an NFL best 14-2 record and a Western Division Title for the 5th straight year. Joe was the third highest rated passer in the NFC. His 26 touchdowns and 3,944 yards were second in the NFC, and those yards set a single-season 49ers record. The 49ers, behind the direction of Montana and explosiveness of Jerry Rice, had the highest rated offense in the NFC, second in the NFL. Against Atlanta on October 14, he threw for an unbelievable 476 yards and six TDs. Both were personal highs and NFC 1990 single-game bests. Montana was twice named Offensive Player-of-the-Week, sharing the award once with Rice. While other quarterbacks strive for team records and personal highs, Montana continues to assert himself as the greatest in NFL history. He passed John Hadl and Jim Hart to move into third on the All-Time NFL passing yardage list with 34,998 yards. Against Tampa Bay on 11/18/90 he passed Johnny Unitas to move into third on the NFL All-Time Completions list (2,836). With a few more fourth quarter miracles, Joe finished the season with 26 career fourth quarter comebacks. On paper and on the field, he's simply the best.

Lance Alworth

1970 Topps Set (Football)

Pro football's most outstanding pass receiver, Lance once again led AFL in 1969. Holds all-time mark with receptions in 96 consecutive games going into 1970. Lance is only player in pro history to gain more than 1,000 yards in 7 consecutive seasons ('63-69). He combines speed, elusiveness & tremendous leaping ability with a great love for football.

Lance has business interests in a San Diego hotel.
John Riggins

1982 Topps Set (Football)

Among NFL's top-10 rushers.

Washington Redskins team record. Most Points, Career: 722 Mark Moseley
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.

Santana Dotson

1993 Upper Deck Set (Football)

Dotson tied with Chris Mims of the San Diego Chargers for most sacks by a rookie in 1992. The NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year, Dotson forced a fumble, recovered two and registered two broken-up pass plays.

Bob Boyd

1966 Philadelphia Set (Football)

Bob led the NFL in the interception department in '65. He made 9 grabs, running them back for 78 yards with one TD. He averaged 8.7 yards return. Bob has a lifetime record of 37 grabs for 575 yards, averaging 15.6 yards a return.

Who is this player? He is a Redskins End.
Ottis Anderson

1990 Topps Set (Football)

Ottis led Giants in Rushing Yardage and TD's in 1989.

Devonta Freeman

2016 Panini Set (Football)

Freeman is a runaway freight train when he gets the ball in his hands. The Florida State product notched four 100-yard rushing games in 2015.

Billy Ray Smith

1963 Topps Set (Football)

Billy joined the Colts in 1960, coming from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don't let Billy's weight fool you... small for an N.F.L. tackler, this boy is fast and dangerous at all times.

Which N.F.L. club drafted Billy in 1956?
Norman Van Brocklin

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Norman, who was NFL passing champion in 1950, was nosed out for that honor in 1951 by his teammate, Bob Waterfield, in a very close race. Entered pro football in 1949 from Oregon where he starred in passing and punting.

Gino Cappalletti

1964 Topps Set (Football)

Gino scored 113 points last year to lead the American Football League in scoring for the second time in his career. He went on to score 14 points in the Patriots' 26 to 8 victory in the Eastern Division playoff game. Beginning his career as a quarterback, Gino starred as a signal-caller in college and in the Army. Boston coach Mike Holovak convinced Gino to become an end in 1961.

Which club let the A.F.L. in passing defense in '63? The Houston Oilers.
Bill Brown

1969 Topps Set (Football)

Talk about "old faithful," Bill led Minnesota in rushing last year again. The powerhouse back holds the club records for career yardage in rushing and with 40 TD's scored. Bill was acquired in a trade from the Chicago Bears.

Bill was 2nd in the N.F.L. with 11 touchdowns in 1968.
Franco Harris

1974 Topps Set (Football)

Franco set Steelers touchdown rushing record of 10 in his fabulous rookie campaign of -1972. Had six straight 100-or-more-yard games.

Franco was a weightlifting champ.
Tyreek Hill

2019 Score Set (Football)

Skying high for catches and streaking down the field on his way to six points, Hill made sure to keep the Chiefs offense in perpetual motion during the 2018 season. The Pro Bowl wideout contributed with 1,479 receiving yards, breaking the franchise record of 1,391 set by Derrick Alexander in 2000.

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.
"Ken" Strong

1935 National Chicle Set (Football)

Though there have been many men who could punt and drop, or place kick, the writer advises young players to specialize in one type of kicking. The arc of the leg's swing for punting is different than the swing for the drop kick. In punting the foot meets the ball well out in front and several feet above the ground, being struck with the instep. In drop kicking the foot just skims the ground and the toe catches the ball a split second after it rebounds from the turf. It is better to accustom the leg to the "groove" of one style of kicking. Don't try to be a punter and a field goal kicker. Better be good at one than poor at both. Ken Strong, New York Giants, New York University, All League Half back 1934. Home is in N. Y. 6 ft. tall, 202 pounds, 28 years old.

Dick Bass

1968 Topps Set (Football)

2 years ago, Dick was voted the league's "Comeback Player of the Year" as well as the Ram's M.V.P. In '66, he was 3rd in NFL in rushing.

Dick scored 109 touchdowns in high school.
Brad Johnson

2002 Topps Set (Football)

Brad set a host of Tampa Bay records in 2001, including those for completions, attempts and completion percentage. His 2.0% interception rate was the NFC's best.

Vita Vea

2022 Score Set (Football)

Vea controls the line of scrimmage, taking up double teams, plugging gaps and creating lanes for linebackers Lavonte David and Devin White to fly through and stuff ball-carriers. "His presence on the defensive front has played a major role in our ability to consistently rank among the league leaders in rush defense," said Buccaneers GM Jason Licht.

Zach Wilson

2021 Donruss Set (Football)

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."

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."

John Elway

1997 Topps Set (Football)

John's No. 1 in 4th quarter game-winning drives: 41.

Mike Ditka

1967 Philadelphia Set (Football)

Although Mike has been slowed by a foot injury, he remains a great threat as a receiver. Last season he caught 32 passes for 378 yards and 2 TDs. He is a feared blocker and a major factor in making the running game go.

Was Mike's first year in the N.F.L. a good one?
Thomas Landry

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

When Landry captained the Texas team, he starred both on offense and defense. Now, in his third year with the Giants (his 4th in pro ball), he is being used mostly on defense. In 1951 he recovered an opponent's fumble and returned it 9 yards for a touchdown. Was one of three players in league to score two touchdowns from intercepted passes.

Buck Lansford

1959 Topps Set (Football)

Durable Buck played every game during his three year college career and continued his iron man tactics when he joined the Eagles. A trade brought him to the Rams in '58.

Which team lost the most yards via penalties in a playoff game?
Colin Kaepernick

2012 Topps Magic Set (Football)

Emerged as Alex Smith's backup in 2012, also appearing in change-of-pace role emphasizing his rushing ability... Scored first NFL TD on 7-yard run versus Jets on Sept. 30... Was limited to brief action in two games as rookie in '11... Accounted for 142 TDs during four-year run at U. of Nevada.

Besides Colin, who are the two other NCAA QBs with seasons of 20 TDs both passing and rushing? Tim Tebow & Cam Newton
"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.
Al Denson

1965 Topps Set (Football)

Al was the Bronco's sixth draft choice in 1963. His tremendous speed and agility makes him a threat to score everytime he has the ball. With glue on his fingertips, he is a favorite target for Denver signal callers. Playing for Florida A & M, Al was All-Conference from 1961 to 1963.

Al runs the 100 yard dash in 9.6 seconds.
Brian Cushing

2011 Score Set (Football)

Born and raised on the Jersey shore, Cushing provided a serious situation for opposing offenses to deal with week in and week out in 2010. A honing device targeted to the ball carrier, he tallied five or more tackles in 10 of his 12 starts and finished the season fourth on the Texans in total tackles.

Frank Gifford

1952 Bowman Set (Football)

Comes to the Giants from Southern California where he was Colliers' All-American, All-Pacific Coast, co-captain of West in East-West game, co-captain of North in Senior Bowl game. Giants' number 1 draft choice.

Arthur Donovan

1956 Topps Set (Football)

Art was picked for the Pro Bowl Game last season for the 3rd straight year. The popular, powerful Colt lineman is one of the smartest competitors in the League. Art spends most of the game in the enemy's backfield scattering ball carriers and dumping passers for big losses. He comes from an athletic family - Art's grandfather was World's Middleweight Champ and his dad was a famous boxing referee. In '54 and '55 he was All-League Tackle.

Dave Whitsel

1969 Topps Set (Football)

In 1967, Dave had his best year as a professional as he snared 10 passes to lead the NFL in interceptions. The New Orleans Saints honored Dave by naming him as their Most Valuable Player.

Last year, Dave led the Saints in pass interceptions.
Alex Webster

1956 Topps Set (Football)

After making a great reputation for himself in Canadian Football, Alex came to New York last season. He proved to be the top Giant running back and placed 3rd in the N.F.L. in Average Yards Gained. Alex does double duty as a ball carrier and helps on the defense as a linebacker.