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196. John Niland
John Niland won the starting job at Left Guard for good in his second season in the NFL (1967) with the Dallas Cowboys, and would then go on to stake a claim as one of the elite Offensive Guards in the National Football League.  Niland would be named to the next six Pro Bowls and landed a pair of First Team All-Pros in the process (1971 & 1972).  The former Iowa Hawkeye would win a Super Bowl with the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1981
  • Position: Left Guard
  • Games Played: 138
  • Notable Statistics: 124 Games Started
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    1 Fumble Recovery Yard
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    91 Approximate Value

    15 Playoff Games
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles
  • College: Indiana
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 5th Overall in 1966
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (1) (Dallas Cowboys VI)
    First Team All-Pro (2) (1971 & 1972)
    Pro Bowl (6) (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973)

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1971)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: None

Should John Niland be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 58.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.3%
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