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187. Nate Newton

Nate Newton was so big, that he was called the “Kitchen," in reference to that he was a more massive player than William "The Refrigerator" Perry.  Newton went undrafted from Florida A&M but found a home in the USFL, where he played two years with the Tampa Bay Bandits and would be named to the All-USFL Team.

Now a seasoned professional, Newton signed with the Dallas Cowboys but continued to struggle with his weight.  In his 30’s, Newton would be at his best, going to six Pro Bowls and two First Team All-Pros, and was a large (literally) part of the superb O-Line that help Emmitt Smith rush his way to the Hall of Fame.  Big Nate would win three Super Bowl Rings with the Cowboys, and we are guessing that his ring size may have been the largest one ever created.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2005
  • Position: Left Tackle, Right Guard
  • Games Played: 198
  • Notable Statistics: 180 Games Started
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Reception
    2 Receiving Yards
    109 Approximate Value

    16 Playoff Games
  • Played For: Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys
  • College: Syracuse
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1983
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (3) (Dallas Cowboys XXVII, XXVIII & XXX)
    First Team All-Pro (2) (1994 & 1995)
    Pro Bowl (6) (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1998)

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1995)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Nate Newton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%
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