Joe Willie to Dan Marino

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.

 

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