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    <table border="0" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" width="203" align="center"> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td><img src="http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0422/nfl_g_montana3panel_480.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="left"><font size="1" style="line-height: 1em">Getty Images</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="left"><font size="1"><strong>Joe Montana, Danny Abramowicz and Walter Payton were pretty good buys.</strong></font><br /> </td> </tr> </table> <p><em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em></p> <p>A rookie receiver on a rookie franchise in 1967, Danny Abramowicz was halfway through the preseason when coach Tom Fears sent The Turk for him.</p> <p>Defiantly, Abramowicz went to the meeting but violated the protocol.</p> <p>The contract he got as a 17th-round pick out of Xavier was worth $17,000 and when he joined the team he had sought out Fears.</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" width="203" align="right"> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td><img src="http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0417/nfl_g_jrice1_200.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="300" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="left"><font size="1" style="line-height: 1em">Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="left"><font size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>Wide receiver Jerry Rice provided pretty good value for being picked 16th in the 1985 draft.</strong></font><br /> </td> </tr> </table> <p>"When I reported to training camp, I said 'Coach, I know you don't even know who I am, but all I am asking for is a fair chance,'" Abramowicz remembered in a recent phone chat from his home in Steubenville, Ohio. "He said O.K. In those days we played six exhibition games. Three games into the exhibition season I was on special teams and never got to play a down at receiver.</p> <p>"The Turk knocked on my door and said, 'bring the playbook' and I did not bring the playbook. I went downstairs into coach Fears' office and I said, 'Coach, you didn't give me a chance, I'm not leaving.' He said, 'You're serious, aren't you?' And I said, 'I'm as serious as a heart attack.' So he said, 'OK, go back to your room, I'm going to give you a chance.' I walked out the door and wiped my brow and said, 'Wow, that worked.'"</p> <p>Abramowicz played receiver in the next game and played well, becoming a staff favorite. In the regular season, an injury to a starter got him his next big chance, and he wound up his first season with 50 catches for 721 yards and six touchdowns. Two years later he was a first-team All-Pro.</p> <p>"He caught everything he ever touched," said Eddie Khayat, the defensive line coach for those Saints. "He had great hands, he could go deep, he was so tough. And I don't think I've ever been with a coaching staff that pulled so hard for a guy to make the team, because he was all-out all the time and tough on special teams."</p> <p>We break from the form for this blog entry, which includes no significant AFC South hook.</p> <p>Ryan McCrystal of ESPN Research and Mark Francescutti of ESPN Stats & Information worked through a formula and came up with our list of the 50 All-Time Best Buys in the draft and we jumped at a chance to write about it.</p> <p> Receiver Jerry Rice of the 49ers, the 16th player selected overall in the 1985 draft, tops the list. His teammate quarterback Joe Montana, the 82nd player selected overall selected in 1979, ranks second.</p> <p>Only three players represent the AFC South division: <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1428" target="_blank">Peyton Manning</a>, one of just five overall No. 1 picks on the list; running back <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=548">Marshall Faulk</a>, who started out as a Colts' first-rounder; and Billy (White Shoes) Johnson of the Houston Oilers.</p> <table border="0" width="200" height="100" align="right"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="200" bgcolor="#e6e6e6"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="100%"> <tr> <td bgcolor="#196120"><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#ffffff"><strong>The Formula</strong></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ebebeb"><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">Here is a complete listing of the point system used in the calculations:</font> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>MVP</strong>: 15 pts for each award</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>AP All-Pro</strong>: 15 pts (a one-time value for appearing on a 1st or 2nd team)</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>1st Team All-Pro</strong>: 5 pts for each year</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>SB Wins</strong>: 5 pts for each win</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>SB loss</strong>: 2.5 pts for each loss</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; <strong>Rookie of the Year</strong>: 3 points</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">&bull; </font><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>Pick Value</strong>: Takes the average slot at which the first player at each position is chosen and subtracts it from the pick where each individual player was selected. This value is then divided by 10. For example, the first quarterback comes off the board on average at pick 10.6, therefore <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1428">Peyton Manning</a>'s "pick value" is (1-10.6)/10.</font></p> <p><em><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em">-- Ryan McCrystal, ESPN Research</font></em></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <p>And the best stories are of guys like No. 33 Cleveland defensive back Ben Davis (439th in 1967), No. 30 Dallas defensive tackle Larry Cole (drafted 428th overall in 1968), and No. 25 Abramowicz.</p> <p>Told he ranks ahead of Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Joe Greene, O.J. Simpson, <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=49">Deion Sanders</a> and Terry Bradshaw, Abramowicz wondered about the criteria, which factors in draft position and is explained fully with the in the box to the right.</p> <p>"That must be a stacked deck, how did I get in there?" Abramowicz said. "That's awesome. I think the world of all those guys, they were great players."</p> <p>Five Cowboys are on the list. NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt was Dallas' long-time chief personnel man and easily recalled the stories of four All-Time Best Buys (he left the Cowboys before they drafted Emmitt Smith, No. 9 on this list), including No. 14, guard Herb Scott, drafted 330th out of Virginia Union in 1975.</p> <p>Brandt said Scott had a bad body coming out of college -- not unlike Alabama's Andre Smith right now -- but film showed he never got beat in games. According to Brandt, scout Dick Mansperger deserved the credit for finding Scott. At that time, Mansperger focused exclusively on traditionally black universities.</p> <p>The guard ranked 50th on the Cowboy's board, they drafted him 280 spots later and he was a two-time first team All Pro who played in three Super Bowls and won one. How's that for value?</p> <p>"Coach [Tom] Landry called me in during training camp and he said, 'I want to trade John Niland,'" Brandt said, referring to the guard who'd been to six Pro Bowls. "I started laughing. He said, 'Herb Scott is an unbelievable football player. If we can trade Niland now coming off a Pro Bowl year...' Well, we traded him and that enabled us to get [receiver] Tony Hill, who was a very good player for us."</p> <p>Abramowicz went on to coach for Mike Ditka in Chicago and New Orleans. Now, he's part of "<a href="http://www.crossingthegoal.com/" target="_blank">Crossing the Goal</a>", a program that airs on the Catholic Network EWTN, and he's written a book, "Spiritual Workout of a Former Saint." Married for 43 years, he's got three kids and four grandchildren.</p> <p>During his best year in 1969, the Saints called on him as a fill-in punt returner, even though he'd not done it since he played at St. Peter's grade school. He fair caught the first one as he was instructed, then got brave and decided he could return the next one. He wound up hit "like a truck over a rooster," his front teeth smashed in, the start of dental issues that the 63-year old said has included 14 root canals.</p> <p>But he was a quick learner when it came to NFL survival. Stitched up and sent out for a third punt in that game, he made the prudent play.</p> <p>"Before the ball got through the cheeks of the center's rear end," he said, "I had both hands up in the air."</p> <table border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="565" bgcolor="#c0c0c0"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" width="100%"> <tr> <td colspan="9" bgcolor="#196120"><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#ffffff"><strong>Draft Pick Value Rankings</strong> </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Player</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Pos.</strong></font></td> <td bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>School</strong></font></td> <td bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Team</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Rd.</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Overall</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Yr.</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>SB<br /> W-L</strong></font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Score</strong></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1. Jerry Rice</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Miss. Valley St.</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Francisco</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">16</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1985</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">88.07 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2. Joe Montana</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Notre Dame</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Francisco</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">82</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1979</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">87.14 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3. Brett Favre</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Miss.</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Atlanta</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">33</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1991</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">84.74 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4. Peyton Manning</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Tennessee</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Indianapolis</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1998</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">84.04 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5. Lawrence Taylor</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">North Carolina</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">N.Y. Giants</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1981</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">82.30 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">6. Jack Lambert</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Kent State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">46</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1974</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">76.70 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">7. Terrell Davis</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Georgia</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Denver</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">6</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">196</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1995</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">73.90 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">8. Tom Brady</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Michigan</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">New England</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">6</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">199</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2000</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">71.34 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9 .Emmitt Smith</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Florida</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Dallas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">17</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1990</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">69.00 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">10. L.C. Greenwood</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DE</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Arkansas AM&N</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">10</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">238</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1969</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">68.19 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">11. Shannon Sharpe</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Savannah State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Denver</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">7</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">192</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1990</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">68.17 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">12. Mike Webster</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">C</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Wisconsin</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">125</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1974</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">68.13 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">13. Karl Mecklenburg</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Minnesota</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Denver</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">12</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">310</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1983</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">67.60 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">14. Jack Ham</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Penn State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">34</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1971</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">67.50 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">15. Brian Sipe</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Diego State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Cleveland</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">13</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">330</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1972</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">66.94 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">16. Alan Page</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Notre Dame</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Minnesota</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">15</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1967</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">65.34 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">17. Mark Moseley</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">K</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Steph. F. Austin</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Philadelphia</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">14</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">346</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1970</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">65.20 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">18. Herb Scott</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">G</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Virginia Union</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Dallas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">13</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">330</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1975</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">65.14 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">19. Anthony Munoz</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">OT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Cal</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Cincinnati</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1980</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">64.57 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">20. Ronnie Lott</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Cal</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Francisco</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">8</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1981</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">64.54 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">21. Rayfield Wright</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Fort Valley St </font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Dallas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">7</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">182</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1967</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">64.54 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">22. Bruce Smith</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DE</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Virginia Tech</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Buffalo</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1985</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">64.49 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">23. Barry Sanders</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Oklahoma State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Detroit</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1989</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">62.60 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">24. Rocky Bleier</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Notre Dame</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">16</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">417</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1968</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">61.00 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">25. Dan Abramowicz</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Xavier</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">New Orleans</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">17</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">420</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1967</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">60.97 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">26. Larry Brown</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Kansas State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Washington</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">8</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">191</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1969</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">60.90 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">27. Rod Martin</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Cal</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Oakland</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">12</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">317</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1977</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">60.80 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">28. Mike Wagner</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Western Illinois</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">11</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">268</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1971</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">60.54 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">29. Walter Payton</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Jackson State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Chicago</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1975</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">59.70 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">30. Larry Cole</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Hawaii</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Dallas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">16</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">428</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1968</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-3</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">59.57 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">31. Randy White</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Maryland</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Dallas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1975</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">59.04 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">32. Charles Haley</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DE</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">James Madison</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Francisco</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">96</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1986</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">58.99 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">33. Ben Davis</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Defiance</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Cleveland</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">17</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">439</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1967</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">58.20 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">34. Mike Singletary</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Baylor</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Chicago</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">38</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1981</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">57.90 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">35. Ted Hendricks</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Miami, Fla.</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Baltimore Colts</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">33</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1969</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">57.40 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">36. Joe Greene</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">North Texas St.</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1969</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">57.24 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">37. Larry Brooks</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Virginia State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">L.A. Rams</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">14</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">355</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1972</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">56.84 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">38. Robert Holmes</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Kansas City</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">14</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">375</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1968</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">56.80 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">39. Billy Johnson</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Widener</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Houston Oilers</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">15</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">365</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1974</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">55.47 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">40. Marshall Faulk</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Diego State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Indianapolis</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1994</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">55.00 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">41. Rod Woodson</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Purdue</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">10</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1987</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1-2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.74 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">42. Zach Thomas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">LB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Texas Tech</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Miami</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">154</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1996</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.50 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">43. O.J. Simpson</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Cal</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Buffalo</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1969</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-0 </font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.40 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">44. Ron Yary</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">OT</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Southern Cal</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Minnesota</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1968</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.37 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">45. Deion Sanders</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Florida State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Atlanta</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1989</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.24 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">46. Terry Bradshaw</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">QB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Louisiana Tech</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1970</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">54.04 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">47. Dwight Clark</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Clemson</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Francisco</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">10</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">249</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1979</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">53.87 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">48. Cliff Branch</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">WR</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Colorado</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Oakland</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">98</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1972</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3-0</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">53.77 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">49. Thurman Thomas</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">RB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Oklahoma State</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Buffalo</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">40</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1988</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">0-4</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">53.30 </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">50. Rodney Harrison</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">DB</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Western Illinois</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Diego</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">5</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">145</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">1994</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">2-2</font></td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">53.24</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>MVPs</strong>: Manning and Favre won three. Montana won two. Taylor, T. Davis, Brady, E. Smith, Page, Moseley, B. Sanders, Sipe, Gannon, L. Brown, Faulk, Payton, Simpson, Bradshaw and T. Thomas won one.</font> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>All-Pro teams</strong>: All except Bleier and Cole were named first- or second-team All-Pro. </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.2em"><strong>Rookie of the Year</strong>: Taylor, Lambert, E. Smith, B. Sanders, Faulk and Greene earned ROY honors.</font></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table>

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