Football Page #6

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People may remember when John Elway refused to report the Baltimore Colts when he was selected first overall in 1983.  Baltimore traded him to Denver, but it wasn’t all bad for the Colts as they received a future seven time Pro Bowler in return.
Making four consecutive Pro Bowls and a First Team All Pro Selection, Asante Samuel was an integral part of a pair of Super Bowl Championships by the New England Patriots. Samuel would lead the National Football League in Interceptions twice, and would become one of the more recognized Defensive Backs in the NFL.
Generally, non Quarterbacks don’t have spectacular seasons in their 30’s, but Henry Ellard did.  In fact, he really didn’t become a star in the National Football League until he turned 27.
Jimmy Smith was a great Wide Receiver but is he truly one of the elite, or is he just one of many in an inflated offensive age of Football.  The answer to that question will determine whether he will get into to the Hall of Fame.
A member of the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team, Joey Porter had a very productive run in the National Football League, especially with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he won a Super Bowl Ring.  The member of the NFL 2000’s All Decade Team, Porter would fall two Sacks shy of the 100 mark and would be regarded as one of the dirtiest…
Undrafted in 1999 out of North Texas, Brian Waters defied the odds to become a successful Offensive Guard in the National Football League, most notably with the Kansas City Chiefs where he was named to five Pro Bowls (plus one more with New England) and made two First Team All Pros. The 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner…
Although he became known for the sexual assault case in 2014 (which alleged that he was a serial rapist), Darren Sharper was known mostly on the gridiron for his defensive skills and for leading the National Football League in Interception Return Yards three times.
Although Derrick Mason produced strong career statistics and had multiple seasons tabulating over 1,000 Receiving Yards, it is hard to make the strong case for Mason to receive a Hall of Fame induction. Mason would be the star receiver for both Tennessee and Baltimore, though he played in an era where the game opened up and there were stars that…