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Encyclopedia > Ted Hendricks
Ted Hendricks
Position(s):
Linebacker
Jersey #(s):
83
Born: November 1, 1947 (1947-11-01) (age 60)
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala
Career Information
Year(s): 1969-1983
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
College: Miami
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Sacks     9
Interceptions     26
Touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947) is a former American football linebacker who logged 15 NFL seasons for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article relates to sports. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or, informally, Guate) is the capital and largest city of Guatemala. ... 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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...

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University of Miami

Hendricks played his college football at the University of Miami. He played defensive end for the University of Miami during the 1966 through 1968 seasons. The 6’7”, 220 pound (100 kg) Hendricks was one of the greatest defensive players in the history of college football. He was a three-time All-American and finished fifth in the 1968 Heisman Trophy voting. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Brennan redirects here. ...


Born in Guatemala, where his father was employed at the time, Hendricks was a physics major at UM and was well-known for relaxing by doing math problems. A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ...


Collegiate records and accolades

While playing for UM, Hendricks made 327 total tackles (the most ever by a UM defensive lineman). He also led UM with the most solo tackles by a defensive lineman with 139. Hendricks also recovered 12 fumbles during his UM playing career.


It was at UM that the tall, thin Hendricks gained the nickname “The Mad Stork.” It was a nickname that would follow him through his professional football career. Hendricks' UM jersey was retired in 1997. He also was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in honor of his University of Miami football accomplishments. College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


NFL career

Baltimore Colts

Hendricks began his 15-season pro football career as the second-round pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 AFL-NFL Draft. He was initially listed as a defensive end, which is why he had the unusual number (for a linebacker) of 83. After coach Don Shula converted him to linebacker, he entered the starting lineup halfway through his rookie 1969 season. He played a key role in the Colts' 1970 Super Bowl winning season and was chosen to the first of four All-Pro selections in 1971. Surprisingly, after five seasons with the Colts, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Packers redirects here. ...


Green Bay Packers

After Hendricks was traded to the Packers, he signed a 'future contract' with the nascent World Football League. Hendricks was then in the option year of his NFL contract, and had one of his greatest seasons-five interceptions, seven blocked kicks and a safety, two sacks while again earning All-Pro honors. With the WFL bankrupt, owner Al Davis of the Raiders sent two first round draft choices to the Packers for the rights to Hendricks, signing him as a limited free agent. He went on to play nine seasons with the Raiders before retiring after the 1983 season. WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... For other persons named Al Davis, see Al Davis (disambiguation). ...


Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders

In his first year on the Raider team, coach John Madden used him sparingly, partly as a result of a feud he had with Al Davis. However, Madden eventually had him starting by the end of the 1975-6 season. The next year, with Hendricks as a full time player, he helped the Raiders win Super Bowl XI, the first in franchise history. John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified...


By the end of the 1979 season, it appeared that "Kick 'em in the Head Ted"'s (his Raider nickname) career was over. A vote among Raider coaches showed that all of them had voted to release Hendricks at season's end. However, Davis insisted on keeping Hendricks, and it turns out he was right. Hendricks responded with three straight Pro Bowl appearances, including All-Pro honors in 1980 and 1982 as he helped the Raiders to their win in Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl VXIII. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC...


Hendricks was at his best over nine seasons with the Raiders. The Raiders gave him the freedom to roam the line, blitz on impulse, read the play and react. Opposing players had great difficulty keying on him. He could disrupt the other team's offense like few others. His 6'7" frame and long arms made him hard to pass against, and helped him in tackling and reaching the quarterback quicker on blitzes.


NFL accomplishments

Hendricks' height was a major passing-lane obstacle for quarterbacks and his long arms pulled down errant passes (26 career interceptions as a pro) with amazing grace and also made him the most feared kick-blocker of his era -25 blocked field goals or PATs, the unofficial NFL record. Hendricks also recovered 16 opponent's fumbles and registered four safeties. He scored touchdowns on an interception, a fumble return, and a blocked punt. Also, although sacks were unofficial until Hendricks' last two seasons, he unoffically recorded 64-1/2 career sacks with a career high of 8-1/2 in 1980. Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ...


Hendricks was a member of four Super Bowl-winning teams (three with the Raiders and one with the Colts) and was a Pro Bowl selection eight times, at least once with each of his three NFL teams. He is the first player in NFL history to have four Super Bowl rings and never play for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, the three teams with five Super Bowl titles. 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). ...


The seemingly indestructible Hendricks played in 215 straight regular-season games. He also participated in eight Pro Bowl games, seven AFC championships and four Super Bowls (V with the Colts, XI, XV and XVIII with the Raiders). Hendricks was named All-Pro as a Colt in 1971, as a Packer in 1974, and as a Raider in 1980 and 1982. He also earned second-team All-Pro accolades five other times (1972, '73, '76, '77, '78). He also earned All-conference honors in 1971, '72, '74, '76, '80, '81 and '82, while being named 2nd-team All-AFC in 1973, '78 and '83.


Hendricks was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, his second year of eligibility. In 1999, he was ranked number 64 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


He currently works on behalf of ex-players as part of the Hall of Fame Player's Association. He also was named as one of the members of the NFL's all time 75th anniversary team in 1994.


External links

  • Ted Hendricks Official Web Site.
  • Ted Hendricks at Pro Football Hall of Fame Web Site.

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