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18.  Maxie Baughan
If you have an eleven-year professional football career and you make the Pro Bowl for nine of them, it can be widely assumed that you had a very productive career.  Maxie Baughan did just that, but because he spread those accomplishments across three teams, he is not specifically associated with any franchise, which may have hampered his recognition factor.

Baughan first cut his teeth with the Eagles and was a big part of their championship run in 1960.  He was easily the best defender on the Eagles, but as that team’s fortunes waned, he looked to be traded to a contender.  He took his skills to the Rams and later Washington, where at both stops he remained a perennial Pro Bowler.

Maxie Baughan was always a great player, but he was not that force of nature that other Linebackers had been.  His acrimonious departure from the Eagles has also led to him not being listed on the Eagles Honor Roll.  If Baughan can’t get sufficiently honored by any team, it makes it more difficult to see him enshrined by the league as a whole.

Should Maxie Baughan be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.2%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 2.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Forkland, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1980
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Games Played: 147
  • Notable Statistics: 18 Interceptions
    218 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdowns
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    7 Fumble Recovery Yards
    24.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    1 Punt Return
    11 Punt Return Yards
    5 Kick Returns
    27 Kick Return Yards
    111 Approximate Value

    3 Playoff Games

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Played For: Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 20th Overall in 1960
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Championship Rings (1) (Philadelphia Eagles, 1960)
    First Team All-Pro Selection (2) (1964 & 1969)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (4) (1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968)
    Pro Bowl Selections (9) (1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969)

Should Maxie Baughan be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.2%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 2.2%
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