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19. Bill Stanfill

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19. Bill Stanfill

When Bill Stanfill played at the University of Georgia, he helped the Bulldogs win the Cotton Bowl, and as a Senior he was an All-American and the winner of the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman in college football.  The Miami Dolphins would land him with the 11th Overall Pick in 1969, and Stanfill would be a part of the budding defense that would become a National Football League power.

Stanfill made the AFL All-Star Game as a rookie, and from 1971 to 1974, he was a perennial Pro Bowl Selection.  The Defensive End was absolutely dominant in this time frame, and he was a vital cog in the machine that won Super Bowl VII & Super Bowl VIII.  His career would stall as knee and neck ailments reduced his productivity in 1975 and 1976, and he would retire before he turned 30.

While Sacks were not official when Stanfill played, he is believed to have secured 69.5 in his career.  The Dolphins placed him in their Honor Roll in 2010.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 11th Overall in the NFL Draft 1/28/69.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1976 Season.
  • Games Played: 109
  • Notable Statistics:

    95 Games Started
    2 Interceptions
    32 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    8 Fumble Recoveries
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    69.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    72 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (VII & VIII)
    Pro Bowl (1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    AFL All-Star (1969)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1973)*

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

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