* 7 time Pro Bowl selection (1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997)
* 4 All-Pro selection (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991)
* 2 Super Bowl Champion (XXII, XXVI)
* NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
* 1996 Walter Payton Man of the Year
* 1997 Bart Starr Award
* Redskins' Ring of Fame
* Record 19 Seasons with at least 1 Interception
* Record 20 Seasons with 1 NFL Team (tied with Jackie Slater)
With the 61st pick... D-Shark has no choice but to draft an offensive weapon.
* 8x Pro Bowl selection (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999)
* 4x First-Team All-Pro selection (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
* Second-Team All-Pro selection (1991)
* NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
* 3x Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
* 1993 NFL MVP
* 1990 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
* Super Bowl XXVIII MVP
* 2x NEA NFL MVP, (1991, 1992)
* 1993 PFWA NFL MVP
* Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
* 1993 Bert Bell Award
* 5x Galloping Gobbler Award
* 1989 SEC Player of the Year
* Gator Football Ring of Honor
* Florida High School All-Century Team
* Florida High School Athletic Association Player of the Century
* 18,355 career rushing yards
* 164 career rushing TD's
* 78 100+ yards rushing games
Has 141 total touchdowns (139 receiving), 14,122 receiving yards, 951 receptions, and 183 rushing yards
Averaged one touchdown per game in 2001, 2004, and 2007
Has had nine 1,000 yard seasons, including five consecutive (2000–2004)
Holds NFL record 20 receptions in a single game against the Bears
Reached 100 catches in only 14 games in 2002
Led League in receiving touchdowns in 2001, 2002, and 2006
Second all-time in receiving touchdowns behind Jerry Rice
He was the Pittsburgh Steelers second Round draft pick (34th overall) in the 1971 NFL Draft out of Penn State, where he was an All-American. He won the starting left linebacker job as a rookie. He was First-team All-Pro six years and was named to eight straight Pro Bowls. He was named the greatest outside linebacker of all time by a consortium of professional sports writers, beating Lawrence Taylor for this honor. Rick Korch again raised this question in his book "The Truly Great, The 200 Best Football Players Of All Time", published in 1993. Korch gave the nod to Lawrence Taylor but by the narrowest of margins. Jack Ham was blessed with tremendous quickness, according to Steeler's coach Chuck Noll and teammate Andy Russell he was the "fastest Steeler for the first ten yards, including wide receivers and running backs", this was on a team which included John Stallworth, Lynn Swann and Frank Lewis. He was one of the few outside linebackers who could play pass defense as well as the NFL's top safeties. Although he was a ferocious hitter, he was known as a player who couldn't be fooled and was seldom out of position. Maxie Baughan, the great former NFL linebacker said of Ham, "He was one of the more intelligent players to ever play that position. He was able to diagnose plays. You couldn't ever fool him."
Ham's career statistics include 25 sacks, 21 fumbles recovered, and 32 interceptions As these numbers indicate, Ham had a flair for the big play, guided by some of the best football instincts ever found in a linebacker.
Ham won 4 Super Bowl titles during his 12 year career, all of it spent with the Steelers.
8× Pro Bowl selection (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
6× First-team All-Pro selection (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1973, 1980)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
4× Super Bowl Champion (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979)
With the 65th pick in the OTC All-Time NFL draft, RBA selects...
Drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Long would play 13 seasons for the club wearing the number 75. His very rare combination of size, strength and quickness made him a fearsome force on the Raiders defensive line, earning eight Pro Bowl selections. Long had high aspirations early in his career. He told Football Digest in 1986 that he wanted "Financial security, and I want to be in the Hall of Fame...That's my goal...and I'd like to win a few more Super Bowls." Along the way, he was also named All-Pro three times (in 1983, '84, and 1985 All-Pro Team|'85) and second-team All-Pro twice (in 1986 and 1989). The fact that he was often, if not usually, double-teamed by opponents makes these honors that much more remarkable. He was selected by John Madden to the All-Madden teams in 1984 and 1985 and was named to the 10th Anniversary All-Madden team in 1994.
Long was voted both the NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year and the NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1985. He capped off a stellar 1985 season earning the George S. Halas Trophy for having been voted the NEA's co-NFL Defensive Player of the Year (along with Andre Tippett). Additionally he was named the Seagrams' Seven Crown NFL Defensive Player of the year. The following year, 1986, Long was voted the Miller Lite NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year. (Both those awards were taken by polls of NFL players). In 1986 Long was voted to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl and was key in helping the Raiders record 63 sacks and being the number one defense in the AFC. From 1983-86 the Radiers defense recorded 249 sacks, which tied with the Chicago Bears for tops in the NFL over that span.
Long collected 91½ sacks during his career (7½ are not official, as sacks were not an official statistic during his rookie year). His career high was in 1983 with 13 sacks, including a career-high 5 against the Washington Redskins on October 2, 1983. He also intercepted 2 passes and recovered 10 fumbles during his 13-year career. At the time of his retirement, he was the last player still with the team who had been a Raider before the franchise moved to Los Angeles. He won a Super Bowl title with the Raiders in 1984 (following the 1983 season). Long's signature defensive move was the "rip," which employed a quick, uppercut-like motion designed to break an opposing blocker's grip.
Pro Football Weekly (PFW) named Long as one of the ends on its All-time 3-4 defensive front, along with Lee Roy Selmon, Curley Culp, Lawrence Taylor, Andre Tippett, Randy Gradishar, and Harry Carson. PFW based its "Ultimate 3-4" team on the vote of over 40 former NFL players, coaches, and scouts.
With the 66th pick in the All time NFL Draft, IlliniFan selects:
The best tight end in NFL history:
Kellen Winslow Sr.
The majority of players, coaches and fans of the NFL, since its inception, recognizes Winslow as the best tight end in NFL history. Like several others, Winslow was responsible for revolutionizing the tight end position forever.
The San Diego Chargers selected Winslow with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1979 NFL draft and the 6-5, 250-pound tight end played for the team 1979 to 1987.
Although Winslow played in five Pro Bowls, his career was shortened by a series of devastating knee injuries. However, he still managed to amass 541 receptions for 6,741 yards and 45 touchdowns in just nine National Football League seasons.
Winslow, a consensus All-Pro in 1980, 1981, 1982, had his most memorable performance in 1981 in the Chargers 41-38 overtime playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins when he caught 13 passes for 166 yards and blocked a field goal with four seconds to play to send the game into overtime.
That game has been voted as the best game in NFL history by several football-related media – and it is a game I remember watching myself, being the lifelong Dolphin fan that I am.
I maintain, until this day, that Winslow’s performance that day may be the singular best postseason performance by any individual in NFL history. His statistics may not rival some of the others in this list, but when it comes to picking the best tight ends in NFL history, I firmly believe that Winslow is at the head of the class.
* 5x Pro Bowl selection (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987)
* 4x All-Pro selection (1980, 1981, 1982, 1987)
* Chargers Hall of Fame
* NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
* NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
* 1981 Co-Pro Bowl MVP
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Holds the NFL record for receptions in a single season with 143, set in 2002. *
Currently Harrison is averaging 86 receptions per season, which is an all time record. He is ahead of second place Sterling Sharpe who averaged 85 receptions per season. He had previously been averaging 93 per season until 2007, where he missed the majority of games with a knee injury, resulting in a 20 reception season.
Only player to have 4 consecutive 100 or more reception seasons in NFL history.
Only player to have 4 consecutive seasons with at least 1,400 receiving yards in NFL history.
Only player to 50 or more receptions in his first 11 seasons in NFL history.
Became the only player ever in the history of the NFL to have six double digit reception games in one single season in the 2002 regular season.
Became the only player in NFL history to have 12 games with 8 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning hold the record for most receptions between a Quarterback and a Wide receiver with 956 receptions.
Harrison trails only Jerry Rice in 1,500 or more receiving yard seasons. He has 3 such seasons, Jerry Rice had 4.
Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the NFL record in receiving touchdowns between a QB and WR with 109 as the end of the 2007 season.
With 59 career 100 yard receiving games, Marvin Harrison now ranks #2 all time behind Jerry Rice and his 76 career 100 yard receiving games.
With 8 straight seasons of 1,000 yards or more and 10 or more receiving TD's, Marvin Harrison has now set an NFL record passing Jerry Rice.
Second-fastest player to achieve 100 receiving touchdowns.
As of December 31, 2006, Marvin Harrison has caught a pass in every game in his career (170), a record for any player to start his career.
On December 10, 2006, made his 1000th reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is among only 4 other players in NFL history to have over 1000 receptions. The other 3 being Jerry Rice, Cris Carter, and Tim Brown. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in just 167 career games.
Most receptions in a 2 season period (252, 2001-2002).
Most receptions in a 3 season period (354, 2000-2002).
Most receptions in a 4 season period (469, 1999-2002).
Most receptions in a 5 season period (563, 1999-2003).
Most receptions in a 7 season period (731, 1999-2005).
Most receptions in an 8 season period (826, 1999-2006).
8 straight seasons with at least 82 receptions.
On December 18, 2006, Marvin Harrison and Indianapolis Colts teammate Reggie Wayne became the only NFL wide receiver tandem to catch 75 receptions and 1,000 yards in 3 straight seasons. The game was on Monday Night and was played against the Cincinnati Bengals.
On December 28, 2008, Marvin Harrison moved into second place for most receptions all time, trailing only Jerry Rice
with the 68th pick in the draft TEAM Dirtbag selects future HOF TE:
Facts and records
Since 2004, only Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison and New England Patriots wide-receiver Randy Moss have caught more touchdowns than Gates.
In 2005 and 2006 Antonio Gates was selected as the NFL's All-Pro
Gates also holds the single season touchdown reception record for tight ends with 13.
To lead my defense I select one of the best defensive leaders of his era. I ****ing love this guy, he's one of my favorite players, I had to make sure he was on my team.
* 7× Pro Bowl selection (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
* 5× First-Team All-Pro selection (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
* Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
* 20/20 Club
In 2002 in a game versus the Houston Texans he became the first player in NFL history to record a sack, an interception, forced fumble, and touchdown reception in a single game. During the 2008 season he became the tenth member of the 20/20 Club