Lawrence Taylor – When he played for the University of north Carolina, he was, perhaps the most fearsome pass-rushing threat in college football history. As the leader of the Tarheels, he was the main reason North Carolina went 11-1 in 1980.
Jimmy Brown – He averaged 5.2 yards per carry during his pro career. Brown was a sensational lacrosse player at Syracuse.
Johnny Unitas – He was cut from his first pro team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.The Steeler coach said he wasn’t intelligent enough to be a quarterback. The Baltimore Colts signed him for $7,00 in 1956 and the rest is history.
Bronco Nagurski – He rushed for over 4,000 yards during his pro career. He was also a pro wrestler, and he won 300 matches.
Dan Marino – He had a lightning quick arm a la Joe Namath, and was the first NFL quarterback to record six 4,000 yard seasons.
Walter Payton – He missed just one game during his brilliant thirteen year NFL career. He had a great work ethic and ran steep hills near his home during the off season.
Tom Landry – He introduced the flex defense, and he brought back the shotgun offense. The year (1988) Dallas fired him, the Cowboys were 3-13.