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Encyclopedia > Ronnie Lott
Ronnie "Funny Johnson" Lott
Date of birth May 8, 1959 (1959-05-08) (age 48)
Place of birth Flag of United States Albuquerque, New Mexico
Position(s) DB
College Southern California
NFL Draft 1981 / Round 1 / Pick 8
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984,
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,
1990, 1991
Honors NFL 75th Anniversary
All-Time Team
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
Retired #s San Francisco 49ers #42
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1981-1990
1991-1992
1993-1994
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Raiders
New York Jets
College Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2000

Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott (born May 8, 1959) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is most well known for his hard hits on opposing players, rivaling fellow safeties Steve Atwater and Jack Tatum as the hardest hitter of all time. A Pro Bowler at both cornerback and safety, Lott is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ... 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Early life

Ronnie Lott was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His family moved frequently when he was a child. Lott moved from Albuquerque to Washington D.C. and later to Rialto, California. As a child, Ronnie was highly involved in community football programs. He attended Eisenhower High School in Rialto, and graduated in 1977 at the same time as Frank Sauceda. Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... City of Rialto Logo Rialto is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Rialto Eagles Eisenhower High School (est. ...


College career

Lott graduated from the University of Southern California in 1981 with a degree in public administration. During his years of play as a safety at USC (1977-1980), he helped the team to a share of the 1978 national championship and played in the 1979 and 1980 Rose Bowls. Lott was a unanimous All-American and team captain in 1980. He was inducted in 2002 as one of 15 new members (I-A class) of the College Football Hall of Fame, and was also a 1995 inductee to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan in June 2006. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Public administration can be broadly described as the study and implementation of policy. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


Upon entering USC, Lott and teammate and future NFL star Marcus Allen were both considered for the tailback and safety positions. After much consideration, head coach John Robinson asked Lott to play defense because he was a better tackler than Allen. Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... John Robinson is an American football coach best-known for his two stints as Head Coach for the University of Southern California (USC) football team and for his tenure as Head Coach of the Los Angeles Rams, an NFL football team. ...


Professional career

After college, Lott was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (8th overall pick) of the 1981 NFL Draft. The level of skill demonstrated by the 6-foot, 203-pound standout was instantly recognized, and from the very beginning of training camp he had the job as the 49ers' starting left cornerback. In his first season, he recorded seven interceptions, helped the 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI, and also became only the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns. His outstanding play resulted in his finishing second for Rookie of the Year honors, behind New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Results of the 1981 National Football League Draft. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ...


Lott switched to the safety position in 1985. A 1986 injury sidelined him for the season's last two games, but he still led the league with a career-best 10 interceptions while recording 77 tackles, three forced fumbles, and two quarterback sacks. In his ten years with the 49ers, he helped them to win eight division titles and four Super Bowls: XVI (1981 season), XIX (1984), XXIII (1988), and XXIV (1989). He is one of five players to play for the 49ers on all four of their Super Bowl wins during the 1980's. The other four are QB Joe Montana, LB Keena Turner, CB Eric Wright, and WR Mike Wilson. See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... A fumble in American football and Canadian football occurs when an offensive player such as the quarterback or a running back drops the ball while it is still in play. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV...


After his career with San Francisco, Lott signed as a free agent in 1991 with the Los Angeles Raiders, and in 1993 with the New York Jets. In 1991 he led the league in interceptions(8) for a second time. In 1995 Lott signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, but was injured in the preseason. He returned to the 49ers in 1995, but the injuries he had suffered over the previous four seasons continued to plague him, and he announced his retirement before the season began. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility, and was also named to the NFL's 75th anniversary team. See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... 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... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing...


In his 14 seasons, Lott recorded 8.5 sacks and 63 interceptions, which he returned for 730 yards and five touchdowns. He recovered 17 fumbles, returned them for 43 yards, and gained 113 yards on kickoff returns. Lott also played in 20 postseason games, recording nine interceptions, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two touchdowns. He was also named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once.


Lott turned to broadcasting following his retirement, serving as an analyst on Fox NFL Sunday in 1996-97 and working on that network's game coverage in 1998. NFL on FOX logo. ...


Personal

Lott's son, Ryan Nece, is a linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sean Taylor who plays for the Washington Redskins is Lott's second cousin. Ryan Clint Nece (born February 24, 1979 in San Bernardino, California) is a professional American football player who plays for the NFLs Tampa Bay Buccaneers as one of their starting linebackers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... Sean Michael Taylor is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Washington Redskins of the NFL and is one of the biggest hitters in the league. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Other facts

  • 10-time Pro Bowl selection (1981-84, 1986-91)
  • The 49ers retired his uniform number 42 in 2003
  • The Lott Trophy, recognizing college football's defensive impact player, is named in his honor.
  • He had the tip of his left pinky finger amputated late in the 1985 season so he wouldn't risk injuring it in the future and miss more football games.
  • He serves on the national advisory board of Positive Coaching Alliance.
  • He is one of the few players to receive the award of 'All Pro' at three different positions (FS, SS, CB)
  • In 1999, he was ranked number 23 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. This makes him the highest-ranked safety, the second-ranked defensive back behind Night Train Lane, and the highest-ranked player to have played for the New York Jets, but only the third-ranked player to have played for the 49ers, behind Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.
  • Quoted as saying that Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams is his favorite player to watch.

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He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews is an American former NFL offensive lineman. ... Randall McDaniel was an offensive guard in the NFL. He began his pro career in 1988 after being drafted by the VIkings, and played with them until 1999, when he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Larry Christopher Allen, Sr. ... Stephen Adam Wisniewski (born April 7, 1967, in Rutland, Vermont) is a former professional American football player. ... Dermontti Dawson (born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American NFL center, who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Chris Doleman is a former American Football player who played Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings (1985 through 1993, 1999), Atlanta Falcons (1994 through 1995), and the San Francisco 49ers (1996_1998). ... Neil Smith (born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive end in the NFL who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San Diego Chargers in 2000. ... Cortez Kennedy (born August 23, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas) is a former NFL defensive tackle who played his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks. ... John Randle (born December 12, 1967) is a former NFL defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. ... Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional football player for the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ... Bryant Colby Young (Born January 27, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. College Career At the University of Notre Dame, Bryant Young was a three-year starter. ... Kevin Darwin Greene (born July 31, 1962 in Schenectady, New York) is a former American football linebacker who played in the NFL for 15 years and who retired after the 1999 NFL season. ... Junior Seau [SAY-ow] (born Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Derrick Vincent Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000) was an NFL linebacker who played his entire professional career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Hardy Otto Nickerson was a linebacker in the NFL. He earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. ... Lorenzo Levon Kirkland (born February 16, 1969) was an all-pro linebacker in the NFL. A second-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, he went on to play 11 years in the NFL including 9 seasons with the Steelers, and one each for the Seattle Seahawks and... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a former professional American football player. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // He attended Lutheran High School North in St. ... LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... Carnell Lake was a defensive back in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Darren Bennett (born January 9, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian who had a moderately successful career in Australian Rules football, followed by a far more substantial career in American football as a punter. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... 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. ... Mel Gray (born March 16, 1961) was a kick returner in the NFL. He played with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael Bates (born December 19, 1969) is an American former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a four-time Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ...

National Football League | NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team

Joe Montana | Dan Fouts | Walter Payton | Eric Dickerson | Roger Craig | John Riggins | Jerry Rice | Steve Largent | James Lofton | Art Monk | Kellen Winslow | Ozzie Newsome | Anthony Muñoz | Jim Covert | Gary Zimmerman | Joe Jacoby | John Hannah | Russ Grimm | Bill Fralic | Mike Munchak | Dwight Stephenson | Mike Webster | Reggie White | Howie Long | Lee Roy Selmon | Bruce Smith | Randy White | Dan Hampton | Keith Millard | Dave Butz | Mike Singletary | Lawrence Taylor | Ted Hendricks | Jack Lambert | Andre Tippett | John Anderson | Carl Banks | Mike Haynes | Mel Blount | Frank Minnifield | Lester Hayes | Ronnie Lott | Kenny Easley | Deron Cherry | Joey Browner | Nolan Cromwell | Sean Landeta | Reggie Roby | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Eddie Murray | Billy Johnson | John Taylor | Mike Nelms | Rick Upchurch | Bill Walsh | Chuck Noll 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. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... Ozzie Newsome Jr. ... Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958 in Ontario, California), is a former offensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... James Paul Jimbo Covert (born March 22, 1960 in Conway, Pennsylvania) was an All-Pro offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. ... Gary Zimmerman was born Dec. ... Joe Jacoby was a Washington Redskins Tackle/ Guard from 1981 through his retirement in 1993. ... John Allen Hog Hannah (born April 4, 1951) is an American former football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985). ... Russ Grimm (May 2, 1959) was an All-American center at the University of Pittsburgh and a Pro Bowl guard for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Grimm played 11 seasons for the Redskins and was a first team selection to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. ... Bill Fralic (born October 31, 1962), in Pittsburgh, PA was an offensive guard in the NFL. He played for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in College, and the Atlanta Falcons for most of his career in the NFL, but also wrestled at WrestleMania 2. ... Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6, 1960, Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a former American Football guard who played for the Houston Oilers. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... 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. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Howard Michael Howie Long (born January 6, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... 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. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... 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. ... 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. ...


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