Joe Namath – Joe Willie completed 16 of 28 passes for 206 yards in Super Bowl III. A modest production, but the win was soooo big.
Red Grange – In one game, Grange raced 90 yards for a score on the opening kickoff, and then galloped 65 yards to paydirt on the very first play of the next University of Ilinois possession.
John Elway – In 1996, Elway became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 and rush for 3,000 yards in a career.
Gale Sayers – Sayers was named the best halfback in the NFL’s firt 50 years in 1969.
Walter Payton – Payton rushed for 1200 or more yards in ten out of eleven seasons.
Barry Sanders – When Sanders retired, he had ten 1,000 – yard seasons, which tied him for the league record.
Emmitt Smith – Smith played on three Super Bowl champions (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX), and he was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII.
Dick Butkus – In 1970, a panel of coaches voted Butkus the player they would prefer most if they were building a new team.
Lawrence Taylor – Taylor was the only defensive player in NFL history to win the MVP Award. He did it in 1986.
Billy Sims – The knock on Sims was always his lack of speed, but he did still manage to win the Heisman at Oklahoma in 1978. He also went on to be a three-time all-pro with the Detroit Lions.
Earl Campbell – He amassed 1,934 yards in 1980. It was the third highest total of all-time. The strong, powerful runner played in six Pro Bowls and scored 47 touchdowns. He played for New Orleans and Houston.
Dan Marino – The 6’4″, 225 pound Marino played for the Miami Dolphins for seventeen years and managed to re-write the record book with 20 records, including the all-time leading passer in NFL history.