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Encyclopedia > Jack Lambert (American football player)
Jack Lambert
Date of birth July 8, 1952 (1952-07-08) (age 55)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Mantua, Ohio
Position(s) Middle linebacker
College Kent State
NFL Draft 1974 / Round 2/ Pick 46
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983,
1984
Awards 1976 AP Defensive P.O.Y.
1974 AP Defensive R.O.Y.
Honors NFL 75th Anniversary
All-Time Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1974-1984 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pro Football Hall of Fame, [[{{{HOFYear}}} in sports|{{{HOFYear}}}]]

John Harold "Jack" Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. He played football with Kent State, winning two-year All-Mid-American Conference linebacker honors. He won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers and established himself as one of the best linebackers in the history of the NFL. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mantua is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1976 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 26, 1976 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1977 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 17, 1977 at Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1978 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 23, 1978 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. ... The 1979 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1979 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1980 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1981 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1981 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1982 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 31, 1982 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1983 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 1983 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1984 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1984 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mantua is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football...


Playing career

He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft He wore the infamous number 58, and In the 1974 draft, many pro football coaches and scouts thought Lambert was too small to play linebacker in the NFL (Lambert played quarterback at Crestwood HS and at Kent State) He was reported to be 6'4" 220-Lbs. and never lifted weights during his college years. Regardless, the Steelers drafted him anyway and soon enough Lambert won a starting position as a rookie, supplanting Pro Bowl middle linebacker Henry Davis, and went on to earn the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award as the Steelers went to and won their first Super Bowl Super Bowl IX over the Minnesota Vikings. Lambert played like a veteran. He then went on to revolutionize the middle linebacker position and became one of the best in the history of the game. He had 28 career interceptions. Jack Lambert recorded over 1500 tackles in his 11 year career with the steelers He played with the Steelers for 11 years, starting at linebacker for all eleven years. In his second season, the Steelers again won the Super Bowl and Lambert was named All-NFL and to the Pro Bowl. In the Super Bowl X against the Dallas Cowboys, Lambert came to the aid of kicker Roy Gerela who had missed a field goal and was being blatantly taunted by Cowboys' all-pro safety Cliff Harris, by throwing Harris to the ground. Jack Lambert was not thrown out of the game. There was no flag thrown on the play. The referee at the time saw the entire action and broke it up right there. Like a good official he allowed Lambert to administrer a bit of "street justice" In 1976, Lambert became the leader of the Steelers as defensive tackle "Mean Joe" Greene missed several games due to a chronic back injury. The Steelers 1976 defense is often considered the greatest defense of all time. See [1]. After quarterback Terry Bradshaw went down with an injury, and with the Steelers struggling with a record of 1-4, the Steelers defense led by Jack Lambert took over. Over a nine-game span, the Steelers defense allowed only two touchdowns. They shut out opponents five times. In fact, opponents were held to an average of just 3 points per game. The Steelers won all of their remaining regular season games and finished at 10-4. The defense gave up only 138 points for the entire season. Eight of the eleven defensive starters on the Steelers made the Pro Bowl that year, and ten of the eleven starters made the Pro Bowl at some point in their careers (all except DT Ernie Holmes, and he led the team in sacks that year). Lambert was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year following in the footsteps of his teammates Joe Greene (1972 and 1974) and Mel Blount (1975). The Steelers crushed the Baltimore Colts in the opening round of the playoffs but lost to Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship game as both of their starting running backs Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier and kicker Roy Gerela were unable to play. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... The 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... Date January 12, 1975 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Franco Harris, Running back Favorite Steelers by 3 National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Bernie Ulman Halftime show Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University Band Attendance 80,997... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Date January 18, 1976 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver Favorite Steelers by 6 National anthem Tom Sullivan Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Up with People presents 200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to Americas Bicentennial Attendance 80... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roy Gerela (born April 2, 1948, Sarrail, Alberta) is a former American football placekicker best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he won three Super Bowl rings. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946), is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he quickly developed into the most dominant defensive player the NFL had ever seen. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Ernie Holmes was an American Football player who was most famous as a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Franco Harris (b. ... Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... Roy Gerela (born April 2, 1948, Sarrail, Alberta) is a former American football placekicker best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he won three Super Bowl rings. ...


Lambert was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1974. In a nine year span, he was named to nine straight Pro Bowls and was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1976. He led the Steelers' "Steel Curtain" defense to four Super Bowls, all won by the Steelers. He was also known for having a gap where his two front teeth should be and his gritty defensive style. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ...


Lambert played until 1984 when a severe toe injury sidelined him, after which he retired. He played in four Super Bowls, was selected to nine Pro Bowls, was a All-Pro 8 times, and was widely considered the best middle linebacker of his time, if not the history of the NFL. Lambert was an integral part of the famed "Steel Curtain" defense, which included defensive Pro Football Hall of Famers: Jack Ham, Mean Joe Greene, Mel Blount, and Hall of Fame finalist L.C. Greenwood. Offensive Hall of Famers from that team include: Terry Bradshaw, Mike Webster, Franco Harris, John Stallworth, and Lynn Swann. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood was an American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ...


Honors

In 2004, the Fox Sports Net series The Sports List named Lambert as the toughest football player of all time. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... The Sports List is a Sports television show hosted by Summer Sanders. ...


External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile
  • Lambert58.com, Jack's official memorabilia company [2]
AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winners
1971: A. Page1972: J. Greene1973: D. Anderson1974: J. Greene1975: M. Blount1976: J. Lambert1977: H. Martin1978: Ra. White/R. Gradishar1979: L. Selmon1980: L. Hayes1981: L. Taylor1982: L. Taylor1983: D. Betters1984: K. Easley1985: M. Singletary1986: L. Taylor1987: Re. White1988: M. Singletary1989: K. Millard1990: B. Smith1991: P. Swilling1992: C. Kennedy1993: R. Woodson1994: D. Sanders1995: B. Paup1996: B. Smith1997: D. Stubblefield1998: Re. White1999: W. Sapp2000: R. Lewis2001: M. Strahan2002: D. Brooks2003: R. Lewis • 2004: E. Reed2005: B. Urlacher2006: J. Taylor
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Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954 in Eufaula, Oklahoma) is a former NFL football defensive lineman and the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Randy Lee White (born January 15, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an All-American football player with the University of Maryland in 1974, and was the Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick in 1975. ... Daniel Oliver Hampton (Born September 19, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) to Robert and Joan Hampton. ... Keith Millard is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played with the Minnesota Vikings (1985-1990), Green Bay Packers (1992), Seattle Seahawks (1992), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Andre Bernard Tippett (born December 27, 1959, in Birmingham, Alabama), is a former American football linebacker who played for the New England Patriots of the NFL. He went to the University of Iowa, where he was an All-American. ... Roger John Anderson (born February 14, 1956, Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a former American football player who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1978-89. ... Carl Banks (Born August 29, 1962) was a former National Football League linebacker who played for three teams from 1984 to 1995, the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. ... Michael James Haynes (born July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Frank Minnifield (born January 1, 1960, Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American football player who played defensive back for the Cleveland Browns from 1984-92. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kenny Mason Easley Jr. ... Deron Leigh Cherry (born September 12, 1959) is a former professional American football strong safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 to 1991. ... Joey Browner (born May 15, 1960 in Warren, OH) is a former American Football strong safety for the Minnesota Vikings from 1983 until 1991. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Reginald Henry Roby (born July 30, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa — died February 22, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee,) was an American-born National Football League punter and a three-time Pro Bowler. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker who played for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons and is currently a free agent. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Edward Peter Eddie Murray (born August 29, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a retired American football kicker. ... William Arthur Johnson, aka White Shoes, (born January 27, 1952) was a pro football player from 1974 through 1988. ... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) is a former American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Michael Nelms (born April 8, 1955) is a former American Football defensive back and kick returner who played five seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... Rick Upchurch(Born in 1952) is former professional American Football player who played Wide Receiver for the Denver Broncos(1975-1983) in the National Football League. ... William Ernest Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and the inventor of the West Coast Offense. ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ...

National Football League | NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team

Terry Bradshaw | Ken Stabler | Roger Staubach | Earl Campbell | Franco Harris | Walter Payton | O.J. Simpson | Harold Carmichael |
Drew Pearson | Lynn Swann | Paul Warfield | Dave Casper | Charlie Sanders | Dan Dierdorf | Art Shell | Rayfield Wright | Ron Yary |
Joe DeLamielleure | John Hannah | Larry Little | Gene Upshaw | Jim Langer | Mike Webster | Carl Eller | L.C. Greenwood | Harvey Martin | Jack Youngblood | Joe Greene | Bob Lilly | Merlin Olsen | Alan Page | Bobby Bell | Robert Brazile | Dick Butkus | Jack Ham | Ted Hendricks | Jack Lambert | Willie Brown | Jimmy Johnson | Roger Wehrli | Louis Wright | Dick Anderson | Cliff Harris | Ken Houston | Larry Wilson |
Garo Yepremian | Jim Bakken | Ray Guy The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Drew Pearson is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... David John Casper (born February 2, 1952, Bemidji, Minnesota) played at the University of Notre Dame, earning him All-American in 1972 and 1973. ... Charles Alvin Sanders (born August 25, 1946, Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Anthony Ronald Ron Yary (born July 16, 1946) in Chicago, IL, and was a former professional American football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Joseph Michael DeLamielleure (born March 16, 1951, Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. ... John Allen Hog Hannah (born April 4, 1951) is an American former football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985). ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) was a professional American football player in the National Football League from 1964 through 1979. ... L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Harvey Banks Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; died December 24, 2001) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946), is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he quickly developed into the most dominant defensive player the NFL had ever seen. ... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is a former American football player and photographer. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former professional American football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings as a member of the Purple People Eaters, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving... Robert Lee Bell, Jr (Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American Football linebacker/defensive end who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Robert Brazile was a linebacker in the NFL. Categories: | ... Dick Buttkiss (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... William Ferdie Brown (Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American Football cornerback and is currently on the staff of the Oakland Raiders. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, USA) was a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Roger Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) was a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole 14-year career with the St. ... Louis Donnel Wright (born January 31, 1953 in Gilmer, Texas) is a former American Football cornerback who played his entire NFL career for the Denver Broncos for 12 seasons from 1975 to 1986. ... Richard Paul Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the American Football Leagues and NFLs Miami Dolphins, where he played for his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... Ken Houston (born November 12, 1944) was an American college and professional football defensive back with a 14 year professional career. ... Lawrence Frank Wilson (born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American football free safety who played for the St. ... Garabed Garo Sarkis Yepremian (born June 2, 1944) is a former National Football League placekicker. ... James LeRoy Bakken (born November 2, 1940, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American football punter and placekicker for the St. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ...


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