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1972 PRO BOWLERS - FOOTBALL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LEN DAWSON, JOE "MEAN JOE" GREENE, KENNY HOUSTON, DAVE WILCOX, JIM OTTO, JAN STENERUD, BOB GRIESE, MERLIN OLSEN, ROGER STAUBACH, LARRY CSONKA, BOBBY BELL, CARL ELLER, MARV HUBBARD, MIKE LUCCI, PAUL WARFIELD, FRED BILETNIKOFF, PAUL KRAUSE, CHUCK HOWLEY, RAYFIELD WRIGHT, WILLIE EDWARD LANIER, RICK VOLK, FLOYD LITTLE, ANDY RUSSELL, TED HENDRICKS, BOB VOGEL, GREG LANDRY, GENE WASHINGTON, CLAUDE HUMPHREY, DICK GORDON, EMMITT THOMAS, BILL CURRY, ED FLANAGAN, JIMMY JOHNSON, BILL BRADLEY - DOCUMENT 290592

 

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1972 PRO BOWL FOOTBALL
Rawlings football signed by twenty Pro Football Hall of Famers and by the offensive and defensive MVPs of the game.
Football signed: "Bobby Bell", Fred Biletnikoff", "Larry Csonka", "Bill Curry", "Len Dawson", "Carl Eller", "Ed Flanagan", "Dick Gordon", "Joe Greene", "Bob Griese", "Ted Hendricks", Ken Houston", "Chuck Howley", "Marv Hubbard", "Claude Humphrey", "Jim Johnson", "Paul Krause", "Greg Landry", "William Lanier", "Floyd Little", "Mike Lucci", "Merlin Olsen", "Jim Otto", "Andy Russell", "Roger Staubach", "Jan Stenerud", "Emmitt Thomas", "Bob Vogel", "Rick Volk", "Paul Warfield", "Gene Washington", "Dave Wilcox", "Rayfield Wright" along with several unidentified signatures. This exquisite piece of NFL history is marked "1972" and has the score for the game, AFC- 26 and NFC- 13 written by the laces. In 1972 the second playing of the Pro Bowl in its current AFC vs. NFC format took place on January 23, 1972 in Los Angeles, California at Memorial Stadium. Jay Stenerud was awarded the game's offensive MVP award and Willie Lanier was the games defensive MVP. This ball is signed by several Hall of Famers in their prime including Larry Csonka, Fred Biletnikoff, Bobby Bell, Len Dawson, Carl Eller, Joe Greene, Bob Griese, Ted Hendricks, Ken Houston, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Krause, Floyd Little, Merlin Olsen, Jim Otto, Roger Staubach, Jan Stenerud, Emmitt Thomas, Paul Warfield, Dave Wilcox and Rayfield Wright. A postseason showcase of the league's premier talent, the Pro Bowl was a magnet for tremendous star power, evidenced by this spectacular memento. Overall, fine condition.


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1972 PRO BOWLERS   WILLIE EDWARD LANIER   RICK VOLK   FLOYD LITTLE   ANDY RUSSELL   TED HENDRICKS   BOB VOGEL   GREG LANDRY   GENE WASHINGTON   CLAUDE HUMPHREY   DICK GORDON   EMMITT THOMAS   BILL CURRY   ED FLANAGAN   JIMMY JOHNSON   BILL BRADLEY   LEN DAWSON   JOE GREENE   KENNY HOUSTON   DAVE WILCOX   JIM OTTO   JAN STENERUD   BOB GRIESE   MERLIN OLSEN   ROGER STAUBACH   LARRY CSONKA   BOBBY BELL   CARL ELLER   MARV HUBBARD   MIKE LUCCI   PAUL WARFIELD   FRED BILETNIKOFF   PAUL KRAUSE   CHUCK HOWLEY   RAYFIELD WRIGHT  


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WILLIE EDWARD LANIER
Born: August 21, 1945 in Clover, Virginia

Full Name: Willie Edward Lanier
 
High School: Maggie L. Walker (Richmond, Va.)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 25, 1986
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 2, 1986
Pro Career: 11 seasons, 149 games
Drafted: 2nd round (50th overall) in 1967 by Kansas City Chiefs
Uniform Number: 63

Class of 1986
Linebacker 6-1, 245
(Morgan State)
1967-1977 Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs' No. 2 pick, 1967 draft
Fast, agile, quick-thinking, anchor of Kansas City's vaunted defense
Nicknamed "Contact" because of ferocious tackling
Durable, missed only one game his last 10 years
Intercepted 27 passes for 440 yards, two TDs
Defensive star in Super Bowl IV upset
All-AFL/AFC eight times
Elected to two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls



Film Credits
2008 Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (in person), 2007 Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History (in person), 2006 America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (in person), 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (in person), 1974-1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1973 The Black 6 (Performer), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person)


RICK VOLK
Born: March 15, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio

Film Credits
2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2005 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1970-1978 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1969 Super Bowl III (in person), 1968 1968 NFL Championship Game (in person)


FLOYD LITTLE
Born: July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut

Full Name: Floyd Douglas Little
 
High School: James Hillhouse (New Haven, CT); Bordentown Military Academy (NJ)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 6, 2010
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 7, 2010
Pro Career: 9 seasons, 117 games
Drafted: 1st round (6th player overall) in 1967 draft by Denver Broncos
Uniform Number: #44

Class of 2010
Running Back 5-10, 196
(Syracuse)
1967-1975 Denver Broncos

Denver's first-round pick (6th player overall), 1967 
Initially used mostly as return specialist
In third year averaged league-high and career best 5.0 yards per carry rushing 
Led AFC in rushing, 1970; Broncos' first 1,000-yard rusher; won NFL rushing title, 1971 
Receiving threat 
Scored combined 32 TDs, 1971-73 
Named to five AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls 
Named All-AFL/NFL twice, All-AFC first- or second-team four straight years 
Amassed more than 12,000 all-purpose yards and 54 TDs 
Retired 7th all-time in rushing yards



Film Credits
2009 From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis (in person), 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1996 Margarita Bowl (in person), 1973-1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970 The NFL on NBC (in person)


ANDY RUSSELL
Born: October 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan

Film Credits
2003 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1976 Super Bowl X (in person), 1976 1976 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1976 1975 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1975 Super Bowl IX (in person), 1974 1974 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1972 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person)


TED HENDRICKS
Born: November 1, 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Full Name: Theodore Paul Hendricks
 
High School: Hialeah (Fla.)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 27, 1990
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 4, 1990
Pro Career: 15 seasons, 215 games
Drafted: 2nd round (33rd player overall) in 1969 by Baltimore Colts
Uniform Number: 83, (56)

Class of 1990
Linebacker 6-7, 220
(Miami - Florida)
1969-1973 Baltimore Colts, 1974 Green Bay Packers, 1975-1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Three-time All-America
No. 2 draft pick, 1969
Strong, fast, devastating tackler, used height to great advantage
Played in 215 straight games
In eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls
All-AFC seven times, All-NFC once
Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties



Film Credits
1984 Super Bowl XVIII (in person), 1984 1983 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1983 The Fall Guy (Performer), 1981 Super Bowl XV (in person), 1981 1980 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1978 1977 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 Super Bowl XI (in person), 1976 1976 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1976 1975 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1983 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person)


BOB VOGEL
Born: September 23, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio

Film Credits
1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1969 Super Bowl III (in person), 1968 1968 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1964 1964 NFL Championship Game (in person)


GREG LANDRY
Born: December 18, 1946 in Nashua, New Hampshire

Film Credits
2001 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1971-1976 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1968-1976 The NFL on CBS (in person)


GENE WASHINGTON
Born: January 14, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Film Credits
2000 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1979 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1975 Lady Cocoa (Performer), 1974 McMillan & Wife (Performer), 1974 Airport 1975 (in person), 1973 The Black 6 (Performer), 1972 Mod Squad (Performer), 1972 Black Gunn (Performer), 1972 Banacek (Performer), 1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1977 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1969-1976 The NFL on CBS (in person)


CLAUDE HUMPHREY
Born: June 29, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee

Film Credits
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (Performer), 1979 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person)


DICK GORDON
Born: January 1, 1944 in Cincinnati Ohio USA

Film Credits
1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1965-1970 The NFL on CBS (in person)


EMMITT THOMAS
Born: June 3, 1943 in Angleton, Texas

Full Name: Emmitt Earl Thomas
 
High School: Marshall (Angleton, TX)
Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 2, 2008
Pro Career: 13 seasons, 181 games

Football Hall of Fame Class of 2008
Cornerback >>> 6-2, 192
(Bishop)
1966-1978 Kansas City Chiefs

Joined Chiefs as undrafted free agent, 1966
Amassed club-record 58 career interceptions
Career interception total ranks fourth all-time by pure cornerbacks
Led AFL with nine interceptions, 1969
Recorded three more interceptions during '69 playoffs including one in Super Bowl IV victory
Had 12 interceptions, two shy of NFL record, 1974
Named to five Pro Bowls
All-AFL/AFC five times
First- or second-team All-NFL 1971, 1974, 1975



Film Credits
2008 NBC Sunday Night Football (in person), 1996 NFL on FOX (in person), 1995-2000 ESPN's Sunday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1999 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1967 1966 AFL Championship Game (in person)


BILL CURRY
Born: October 21, 1942 in College Park, Georgia

Film Credits
2011 Roll Tide/War Eagle (in person), 2010-2013 Mike & Mike (in person), 2010 Boys of Fall (in person), 2006 The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (in person), 2005 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl (in person), 2004 City Confidential (in person), 2004 2004 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl (in person), 2003 2003 Wyndham New Orleans Bowl (in person), 2003 2003 Outback Bowl (in person), 2003 2003 AXA Liberty Bowl (in person), 2002 2002 Insight Bowl (in person), 2001 2001 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (in person), 2000-2004 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1998 1998 Insight.com Bowl (in person), 1990 Follies, Crunches and Highlights (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1969 Super Bowl III (in person), 1968 1968 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1967 1966 NFL Championship Game (in person)


ED FLANAGAN
Born: February 23, 1944 in San Bernardino, California

Film Credits
2001 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1975 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person)


JIMMY JOHNSON
Born: March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas

Full Name: James Earl Johnson
 
High School: Kingsburg (Calif.)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 29, 1994
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1994
Pro Career: 16 seasons, 213 games
Drafted: 1st round (6th player overall) in 1961 by San Francisco 49ers
Uniform Number: 37

Class of 1994
Cornerback 6-2, 187
(UCLA)
1961-1976 San Francisco 49ers

49ers' No. 1 draft pick, 1961
Played on offense, at safety before moving to cornerback permanently, 1963
Blessed with outstanding speed, leaping ability
Named All-Pro four times
Selected to five Pro Bowls
Career record: 47 interceptions, 615 yards (both were 49ers records)
Opposition passers avoided throwing in his area
Played in two NFC title games



Film Credits
1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1972 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1970 The NFL on CBS (in person)


BILL BRADLEY
Born: January 24, 1947 in Palestine, Texas

Film Credits
1972-1976 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person)


LEN DAWSON
Born: June 20, 1935 in Alliance, Ohio

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 8, 1987
 
Career:
High School: Alliance (OH)
Pro Career: 19 seasons, 211 games
Drafted: 1st round (5th overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers
Uniform Number: 16, (18)
Class of 1987
Quarterback 6-0, 190
(Purdue)
1957-1959 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1960-1961 Cleveland Browns, 1962 Dallas Texans, 1963-1975 Kansas City Chiefs

Awards and Achievements:
Pittsburgh's No. 1 draft pick, 1957
Led 1962 Texans, 1966, 1969 Chiefs to AFL titles
AFL Player of Year, 1962
Won four AFL passing crowns
MVP, Super Bowl IV
Selected to six AFL All-Star games, 1972 Pro Bowl
Pin-point passer, astute field general
Career passing stats: 28,711 yards, 239 touchdowns, 82.6 rating
Rushed for 1,293 yards, 9 TDs



Film Credits
2011 I Am a World Champion (in person), 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (in person), 2007 The States (in person), 2007 Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History (in person), 2006 Super Bowl XL (in person), 2006 America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (in person), 2005 Costas Now (in person), 2001 Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy (in person), 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2000 Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner vs. Coyote (in person), 1982 Personal Best (Performer), 1982 1982 Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1980 1980 Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1979 1979 Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1978 1977 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 Inside the NFL (in person), 1975 The Love Butcher (Performer), 1971 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1974 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1967 1966 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1962 1962 AFL Championship Game (in person)


JOE GREENE
Born: September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas

Full Name: Charles Edward Greene
 
High School: Dunbar (Temple, TX)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 24, 1987
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 8, 1987
Pro Career: 13 Seasons, 181 games
Drafted: 1st round (4th player overall) in 1969 by Pittsburgh Steelers
Uniform Number: 75

Class of 1987
Defensive Tackle 6-4, 275
(North Texas State)
1969-1981 Pittsburgh Steelers

Consensus All-America, 1968 
No. 1 draft pick, 1969 
Became "cornerstone of franchise" that dominated the NFL in 1970s 
Exceptional team leader, possessed size, speed, quickness, strength, determination 
NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1972, 1974 
All-Pro or All-AFC nine years 
Played in four Super Bowls, six AFC title games, 10 Pro Bowls



Film Credits
2007 America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (in person), 2004 World's Funniest & Cleverest Commercials (Other), 2003 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1995 Super Bowl XXIX (in person), 1982 SCTV Network (in person), 1981 The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (in person), 1981 ...All the Marbles (in person), 1980 Super Bowl XIV (in person), 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II (in person), 1980 Good Morning America (in person), 1980 Fighting Back (Performer), 1980 1979 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1979 Super Bowl XIII (in person), 1979 1978 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1976 Super Bowl X (in person), 1976 1976 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1976 1975 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 Super Bowl IX (in person), 1975 Lady Cocoa (Performer), 1974 Horror High (Performer), 1974 1974 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1973 The Black 6 (Performer), 1972 1972 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1978 NFL Monday Night Football (in person)


KENNY HOUSTON
Born: November 12, 1944 in Lufkin, Texas

Full Name: Kenneth Ray Houston
 
High School: Dunbar (Texarkana, Texas)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 25, 1986
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 2, 1986
Pro Career: 14 seasons, 196 games
Drafted: 9th round (214 player overall) in 1967 by Houston Oilers  
Uniform Number: 27, 29

Class of 1986
Strong Safety 6-3, 197
(Prairie View A&M)
1967-1972 Houston Oilers, 1973-1980 Washington Redskins

Ninth-round pick, 1967 draft
Traded to Redskins for five players, 1973
Acclaimed NFL's premier strong safety of 1970s
Excellent speed, quickness, size, punishing tackler
Intercepted 49 passes for 898 yards, nine TDs
Also scored on blocked FG, fumble, punt return
Named to two AFL All-Star games, 10 Pro Bowls
All-Pro or All-AFC/NFC eight of nine years, 1971-1979



Film Credits
1974-1976 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1978 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1967 1967 AFL Championship Game (in person)


DAVE WILCOX
Born: September 29, 1942 in Ontario, Oregon

Full Name: David Wilcox
 
High School: Vale Union (OR)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 29, 2000
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 29, 2000
Pro Career: 11 seasons, 153 games
Drafted: 3rd round (29th overall) by San Francisco 49ers
Uniform Number: 64

Football Hall of Fame Class of 2000
Linebacker 6-3, 241
(Boise Junior College, Oregon)
1964-1974 San Francisco 49ers

Third round draft pick, 1964
Also drafted by Houston (AFL)
Nicknamed "The Intimidator" for aggressive style of play
Considered by many to be finest outside linebacker of his era
Particularly effective at keeping tight ends from getting off line
Prided himself on not allowing opponents to block him
All-NFL five times, second-team All-NFL three other times
Named All-NFC three times
Elected to seven Pro Bowls



Film Credits
2012/IV Hush (Other), 1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1973 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1970 The NFL on CBS (in person)


JIM OTTO
Born: January 5, 1938 in Wausau, Wisconsin

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1980
Center 6-2, 255
(Miami - Florida)
1960-1974 Oakland Raiders

Anchored Raiders' offensive line for 15 years
Noted for pride, dedication, leadership, intelligence
Sure-handed ball-snapper, superior blocker with wide range
Overcame numerous injuries to play 308 games, including six AFL/AFC title games, Super Bowl II, 12-all-star contests
Named all-league 12 straight years, 1960-1971, second-team All-NFL, 1972
AFL's only all-league center
Named to all-time AFL team, 1969
Also All-AFC in 1970, 1971, 1972



Film Credits
2013 Frontline (in person), 2003 Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s (in person), 1974 1974 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1970-1974 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1969-1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1968 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1968 1968 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 1967 AFL Championship Game (in person)


JAN STENERUD
Born: November 26, 1942 in Fetsund, Norway

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1991
Placekicker 6-2, 187
(Montana State)
1967-1979 Kansas City Chiefs, 1980-1983 Green Bay Packers, 1984-1985 Minnesota Vikings

Entered college on skiing scholarship, joined football team as senior 
First "pure" placekicker to enter Hall 
Career totals: 1,699 points on 580 PATs, 373 field goals 
Scored 100 or more points seven seasons 
Kicked three field goals in Super Bowl IV win 
Played in six Pro Bowls, Outstanding Offensive Player in 1972 Pro Bowl 
All-League six years 
Had 17 field goals over 50 yards



Film Credits
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1983 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970-1976 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person)


BOB GRIESE
Born: February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana

Full Name: Robert Allen Griese
 
High School: Rex Mundi (Evansville, Ind.)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 27, 1990
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 4, 1990
Pro Career: 14 seasons, 161 games
Drafted: 1st round (4th player overall) in 1967 by Miami Dolphins
Uniform Number: 12

Class of 1990
Quarterback 6-1, 190
(Purdue)
1967-1980 Miami Dolphins

All-America at Purdue
No. 1 draft pick, 1967
Poised leader of classic ball-control offense
Led Miami to three AFC titles, Super Bowl VII, VIII wins
NFL Player of the Year, 1971
All-Pro twice, All-AFC three times
Played in two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls
Career Stats: 25,092 yards, 192 TDs, 77.1 rating passing; 994 yards, 7 TDs rushing



Film Credits
2013 Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story (in person), 2010 2010 Texas Bowl (in person), 2010 2010 Outback Bowl (in person), 2009 Mike & Mike (in person), 2008 Rome Is Burning (Other), 2008 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl (in person), 2008 2008 Champs Sports Bowl (in person), 2007 2007 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl (in person), 2007 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl (in person), 2007 2007 Capital One Bowl (in person), 2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2005 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII (in person), 2002 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl (in person), 2000 2000 FedEx Orange Bowl (in person), 1998 1998 Rose Bowl (in person), 1996 1996 Rose Bowl (in person), 1995 1995 Rose Bowl (in person), 1994 1994 Rose Bowl (in person), 1991 1991 Rose Bowl (in person), 1991 1991 Army-Navy Game (in person), 1989 Super Bowl XXIII (in person), 1989 1989 Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl (in person), 1988 1988 USF&G Sugar Bowl (in person), 1987 1987 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1987 1986 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1986 Super Bowl XX (in person), 1986 1985 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1985 1985 Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1984 1984 Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1974 Super Bowl VIII (in person), 1973 Super Bowl VII (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1972 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1978 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1979 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1969-1979 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1967 1967 Rose Bowl (in person), 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person)


MERLIN OLSEN
Born: September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah
Died: March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California


Full name: Merlin Jay Olsen
 
High School: James Logan (Logan, UT)
Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 23, 1982
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 7, 1982
Pro Career: 15 Seasons, 208 Games
Drafted: 1st round (3rd player overall) in 1962 by Los Angeles Rams. Also drafted in 1st round, (2nd player overall) in 1962 by Denver Broncos, AFL.
Uniform Number: #74

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1982
Defensive Tackle 6-5, 270
(Utah State)
1962-1976 Los Angeles Rams

All-America, Outland Trophy winner, Phi Beta Kappa at Utah State 
Rams' No. 1 draft pick, 1962 
Big, fast, agile, smart 
Stabilizing leader of famed "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line 
All-NFL, 1964, 1966-1970 
All-Western Conference six times, All-NFC twice 
Rookie of Year, 1962 
Picked on Rams' all-time team, 1970 
Played in 208 games, last 198 in a row



Film Credits
2010 The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (Other), 1997 Michael Landon (in person), 1997 E! True Hollywood Story (in person), 1991 The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1991 One on One with John Tesh (in person), 1991 Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (in person), 1990 Hee Haw (in person), 1990 Children's Miracle Network Telethon (in person), 1990 1990 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (in person), 1989 Super Bowl XXIII (in person), 1989 1989 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl (in person), 1989 1988 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1988 Circle of Love (Performer), 1988 Aaron's Way (Performer), 1988 1988 Rose Bowl (in person), 1988 1987 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1987 1987 Rose Bowl (in person), 1987 1986 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1986 Super Bowl XX (in person), 1986 NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (in person), 1986 Fathers and Sons (Performer), 1986 1986 Rose Bowl (in person), 1986 1985 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1985 1985 Rose Bowl (in person), 1985 1984 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1984 Time Bomb (Performer), 1984 1984 Rose Bowl (in person), 1984 1983 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1983 Super Bowl XVII (in person), 1983 Champions of American Sport (in person), 1983 Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (in person), 1983 1983 Rose Bowl (in person), 1983 1982 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1982 The Juggler of Notre Dame (Performer), 1982 1982 Rose Bowl (in person), 1982 1981 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1981-1983 Father Murphy (Performer), 1981 Walking Tall (Performer), 1981 Super Bowl XV (in person), 1981 Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still (in person), 1981 1981 Rose Bowl (in person), 1981 1980 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (Performer), 1980 CHiPs (in person), 1980 1980 Rose Bowl (in person), 1980 1979 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1979 Super Bowl XIII (in person), 1979 1979 Orange Bowl (in person), 1979 1978 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1978 A Fire in the Sky (Performer), 1978 1978 Orange Bowl (in person), 1977-1981 Little House on the Prairie (Performer), 1976 1976 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1976 1975 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 Mitchell (Performer), 1973 Kung Fu (Performer), 1972 The Brian Keith Show (in person), 1971 Something Big (Performer), 1971 One More Train to Rob (Performer), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1976 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1970 Petticoat Junction (Performer), 1969 The Undefeated (Performer), 1967-1968 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1967 NFL Films Presents (in person), 1965 Shindig! (in person)


ROGER STAUBACH
Born: February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1985
Quarterback 6-3, 197
(New Mexico Military Institute, Navy)
1969-1979 Dallas Cowboys

1963 Heisman Trophy winner
Four-year Navy service preceded pro play
Noted for last-minute heroics, guided Dallas to four NFC titles, Super Bowl VI, XII wins
MVP in Super Bowl VI
All-NFC five years
Career stats: 22,700 yards, 153 TDs passing; 2,264 yards, 20 TDs rushing
83.4 NFL passer rating best ever at time of retirement
Four-time NFL passing leader



Film Credits
2015 Hail Mary: The Drew Pearson Roger Staubach Story (Writer), 2012 Head Games (in person), 2012 A Football Life (in person), 2011 SLANT 45: The Movie (Producer), 2010-2013 Mike & Mike (in person), 2008 NFL Classics (in person), 2006 Super Bowl XL (in person), 2006 Dancing with the Stars (in person), 2005-2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2005 Fox NFL Sunday (in person), 2004 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1990 Follies, Crunches and Highlights (in person), 1982 Blue Angels in Razor Sharp (in person), 1982 All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (in person), 1981 Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth (in person), 1981 1981 Cotton Bowl (in person), 1979 Super Bowl XIII (in person), 1979 1978 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1978-1980 Good Morning America (in person), 1978 Super Bowl XII (in person), 1978 Dinah! (in person), 1978 1977 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! (in person), 1976 Super Bowl X (in person), 1976 Super Bowl (in person), 1976 1975 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 The NFL Today (in person), 1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1973 1973 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1972 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1978 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1979 NFL Monday Night Football (in person)


LARRY CSONKA
Born: December 25, 1946 in Stow, Ohio

Full Name: Lawrence Richard Csonka
 
High School: Stow (OH)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 24, 1987
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 8, 1987
Pro Career: 11 Seasons, 146 games (does not include seven games played with the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League in 1975 before league folded.)
Drafted: 1st round (8th player overall) in 1968 by Miami Dolphins
Transactions: Mar. 31, 1974 – signed with Toronto Northmen (who later became Memphis Southmen) of the World Football League to start play in 1975. | April 7, 1976 – signed as free agent with the New York Giants. | Feb. 22, 1979 – signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins.
Uniform Number: 39

Class of 1987
Fullback 6-3, 237
(Syracuse)
1968-1974, 1979 Miami Dolphins, 1976-1978 New York Giants

Syracuse All-America, 1967 
No. 1 draft pick, 1968 
Powerhouse runner, excellent blocker, receiver 
Only 21 fumbles in 1,891 carries 
Surpassed 1000 yards rushing three seasons 
Four-time All-AFC, picked for five Pro Bowls 
All-Pro 1971, 1972, 1973 
MVP in Super Bowl VIII 
Made great comeback with 1979 Dolphins 
Career stats: 8,081 yards rushing, 106 receptions, 68 touchdowns



Film Credits
2013 Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story (in person), 2006 Super Bowl XL (in person), 2005 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII (in person), 1993 Nurses (in person), 1992 Family Matters (in person), 1990 Follies, Crunches and Highlights (in person), 1990 1st & Ten: The Championship (Performer), 1989-1993 American Gladiators (in person), 1989 Snake Eater (Performer), 1979 Billy (in person), 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1976 Midway (Performer), 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (Performer), 1974-1975 Dinah! (in person), 1974 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (in person), 1974 Super Bowl VIII (in person), 1974 Emergency! (Performer), 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1973 Super Bowl VII (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1972 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1978 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1979 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1970-1979 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person)


BOBBY BELL
Born: June 17, 1940 in Shelby, North Carolina

Full Name: Bobby Lee Bell, Jr.

High School: Cleveland (Shelby, NC)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 29, 1983
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1983
Pro Career: 12 seasons, 168 games
Drafted: 7th round (56th overall) in 1963 by Dallas Texans, AFL
Uniform Number: 78

Class of 1983
Linebacker-Defensive End 6-4, 228
(Minnesota)
1963-1974 Kansas City Chiefs

All-state prep quarterback, All-America tackle at Minnesota
Big early prize in AFL-NFL war
All-AFL/AFC nine times
All-time AFL choice, 1969
Extremely versatile, determined, rugged, fast, smart
Played in last six AFL All-Star games, first three AFC-NFC Pro Bowls
Scored nine career touchdowns, one on onside kickoff return, two on fumble returns
Had 26 interceptions for 479 yards, six TDs



Film Credits
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1967 1966 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1962 1962 Rose Bowl (in person)


CARL ELLER
Born: February 25, 1942 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Full Name: Carl Lee Eller
 
High School: Atkins (Winston-Salem, NC)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 31, 2004
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 8, 2004
Pro Career: 16 seasons, 225 games
Drafted: 1st round (6th player overall) in 1964 by Minnesota Vikings; also selected in the 1st round (5th overall) of the AFL draft by the Buffalo Bills
Transactions: July 30, 1979 – Eller and No. 8 draft pick (1980 – Vic Minor, DB, Northeast Louisiana, 204th overall) traded from Minnesota Vikings to Seattle Seahawks in exchange for defensive tackle Steve Niehaus.
Uniform Number: #81, #71

Class of 2004
Defensive End 6-6, 247
(Minnesota)
1964-1978 Minnesota Vikings, 1979 Seattle Seahawks

Selected in 1st round of NFL draft by Minnesota and AFL draft by Buffalo, 1964 
Quickly established himself at left defensive end on the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" defensive line 
Excellent at stopping run, devastating pass rusher 
Amassed 44 sacks, 1975-1977 
Named first- or second-team All-NFL each season, 1967-1973 
Played in six Pro Bowls



Film Credits
1981 The Fall Guy (Performer), 1978 1977 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 Super Bowl XI (in person), 1976 1976 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 Super Bowl IX (in person), 1974 Super Bowl VIII (in person), 1974 Busting (Performer), 1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1973 The Black 6 (Performer), 1973 1973 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1977 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1969 The NFL on CBS (in person)


MARV HUBBARD
Born: May 7, 1946 in Salamanca, New York
Died: May 4, 2015 in Salamanca, New York




Film Credits
2003 Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s (in person), 1976 1975 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1974 1974 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1975 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person)


MIKE LUCCI
Born: December 29, 1939 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania

Film Credits
2001 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1968 Paper Lion (in person)


PAUL WARFIELD
Born: November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio

Full Name: Paul Dryden Warfield
 
High School: Warren G. Harding (Warren, Ohio)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 29, 1983
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1983
Pro Career: 13 seasons, 157 games
Drafted: 1st round (11th player overall) in 1964 by Cleveland Browns
Uniform Number: 42

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1983
Wide Receiver 6-0, 188
(Ohio State)
1964-1969, 1976-1977 Cleveland Browns, 1970-1974 Miami Dolphins

Drafted by both Browns, Bills, 1964
Cleveland fixture before 1970 trade to Miami
Key element in Dolphins offenses
Mere presence on field forced defensive adjustments
Fast, super-smooth, precise pattern runner, sure-handed, excellent blocker
Caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards, 85 touchdowns
Had sensational 20.1-yard per catch average
All-NFL six years
Named to eight Pro Bowls



Film Credits
2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2005 The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (in person), 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII (in person), 2002 Jim Brown: All American (in person), 2000-2005 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 1974 Super Bowl VIII (in person), 1973 Super Bowl VII (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1972 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971-1974 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1971 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1976 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1970 1969 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1968 1968 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1966 1965 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1964 1964 NFL Championship Game (in person)


FRED BILETNIKOFF
Born: February 23, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania

Full Name: Frederick S. Biletnikoff

High School: Erie Tech (PA)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 30, 1988
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1988
Pro Career: 14 seasons, 190 games
Drafted: 2nd round by Oakland Raiders, AFL
Uniform Number: 25, (14)

Class of 1988
Wide Receiver 6-1, 190
(Florida State)
1965-1978 Oakland Raiders

Florida State All-America
No. 2 draft pick, 1965
Career record: 589 receptions, 8,974 yards, 76 TDs
Had 40 or more catches 10 straight years
Durable with fluid moves, deceptive speed, great hands
All-AFL/AFC four times
1971 NFL receiving champion
Played in two AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, eight AFL/AFC title games, two Super Bowls
MVP in Super Bowl XI



Film Credits
2006 Super Bowl XL (in person), 1982 Matt Houston (Performer), 1979 Vega$ (Performer), 1978 The Norseman (Performer), 1978 1977 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 Super Bowl XI (in person), 1976 1976 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1974 A Knife for the Ladies (Performer), 1974 1974 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1973 1973 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 AFC Championship Game (in person), 1970-1977 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 The NFL on CBS (in person), 1970 1969 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1968-1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1968 AFL-NFL World Championship Game (in person), 1968 1968 AFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 1967 AFL Championship Game (in person)


PAUL KRAUSE
Born: February 19, 1942 in Flint, Michigan

Full Name: Paul James Krause
 
High School: Bendle (Burton, MI)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 24, 1998
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 1, 1998
Pro Career: 16 seasons, 226 games
Drafted: 2nd round (18th overall) in 1964 by Washington Redskins.
Uniform Number: #26 with Redskins; #22 with Vikings
Transactions: Traded by Washington to Minnesota for linebacker Marlin McKeever and a 7th round draft choice, July 4, 1968.

Class of 1998
Safety 6-3, 200
(Iowa)
1964-1967 Washington Redskins, 1968-1979 Minnesota Vikings

Redskins' No. 2 draft pick, 1964
Outstanding rookie year, led league with 12 interceptions, named All-Pro
Retired as history's all-time interception leader with 81
Traded to Vikings for player and draft pick, 1968
Played in eight Pro Bowls
All-NFL four times
All-Eastern Conference 1964, 1965
All-NFC five times
Started at free safety in four Super Bowls, five NFL/NFC championship games



Film Credits
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (in person), 1978 1977 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1977 Super Bowl XI (in person), 1976 1976 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1975 Super Bowl IX (in person), 1974 Super Bowl VIII (in person), 1973 The NFL on NBC (in person), 1973 1973 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1970-1977 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1970 Super Bowl IV (in person), 1970 1969 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1969 The NFL on CBS (in person)


CHUCK HOWLEY
Born: June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia

Film Credits
2006 Super Bowl XL (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1967 1967 NFL Championship Game (in person), 1967 1966 NFL Championship Game (in person)


RAYFIELD WRIGHT
Born: August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia

Full Name: Larry Rayfield Wright

High School: Fairmont (Griffin, GA)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 4, 2006
Pro Career: 13 seasons, 166 games
Drafted: 7th round (182nd player overall) in 1967 by Dallas Cowboys

Football Hall of Fame Class of 2006
Tackle 6-6, 255
(Fort Valley State)
1967-1979 Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys' seventh round pick, 1967 NFL Draft
Earned permanent starting right tackle position, 1970
Known as "Big Cat," earned first- or second-team All-NFL honors six consecutive times (1971-1976)
Selected to play in Pro Bowl following each of those seasons
Started in six NFC championship games and played in five Super Bowls
Named to NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s



Film Credits
2013 The Drew Pearson Show (in person), 2006 Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story (in person), 1979 Super Bowl XIII (in person), 1979 1978 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1978 Super Bowl XII (in person), 1976 Super Bowl X (in person), 1976 Super Bowl (in person), 1976 NFL Monday Night Football (in person), 1976 1975 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1973 1973 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 Super Bowl VI (in person), 1972 1972 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1972 1971 NFC Championship Game (in person), 1971 Super Bowl V (in person), 1971 1971 NFL Pro Bowl (in person), 1971 1970 NFC Championship Game (in person)


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