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187. Kyle Rote
Out of SMU, Kyle Rote was the first overall Draft Pick in 1951, and the New York Giants had a lot of hope for their new Back.  Rote was off to a good start, but knee issues necessitated a change in position where he moved to End, and he would become the top Receiver for the Giants in the 1950s.  This a statement that means a lot as in the last half of the decade, New York was a perennial contender for the NFL Championship, winning it all in 1956.  Rote became a four-time Pro Bowler and would catch 300 passes for 4,797 Yards and 48 Touchdowns and added another 871 Yards on the ground.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bellevue, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1967
  • Position: Half Back, Kicker
  • Played For: New York Giants
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 1st Overall in 1951
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1956)
    Pro Bowl (1953, 1954, 1955 & 1956)
    NFL Champion (New York Giants, 1956)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (1) (1952)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (1) (1952)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Rushing Attempt (1) (1952)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (1) (1952)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (2) (1960 & 1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (2) (1955 & 1960)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (4) (1953, 1955, 1960 & 1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (1) (1953, 1954 & 1955)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (1) (1960)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (2) (1955 & 1960)

Should Kyle Rote be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 66.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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