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20. Bob Dee

After two seasons with the Washington Redskins, Bob Dee left the NFL to join the Boston Patriots for the inaugural season of the American Football League.

Jumping to the AFL proved fruitful for Dee, who was now starting at Left Defensive End, and would do so for 112 consecutive games until he retired after the 1967 season.  Dee led the AFL in Fumble Recoveries (5) in 1961, earning AFL All-Star honors that year. He landed three more All-Star nods from 1963 to 1965, and from 1962 to 1965, and Dee had an even 10 in Approximate Value in those seasons.   

Dee had 33 "unofficial" Sacks over his Patriots career, and his number 89 was retired by the team.  In 1993, Dee was elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1960 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1967 Season.
  • Games Played: 112
  • Notable Statistics:

    112 Games Started
    1 Interception
    14 Interception Return Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    17.5 Quarterback Sacks
    1 Kick Return
    14 Kick Return Yards
    77 Approximate Value

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

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1962 & 1964)
    AFL All-Star (1961, 1963, 1964 & 1965)
    Most Fumble Recoveries (1961)

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