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33. Mike Bass

Mike Bass was a late-round pick in 1967, and after playing for the Detroit Lions briefly, he was signed by the Washington Redskins for the 1969 Season, which would be the team where he established himself as a bona fide NFL player.

Bass became Washington's starting Right Cornerback the first season he arrived in the Capital City, and this was the occupation he held until he left the game after the 1975 Season.  Bass had four consecutive years (1971-74), where he had an Approximate Value of at least 11 and peaked at 18 in 1974 and was fifth overall in the league.

The Cornerback had an even 30 Interceptions over his career, all of which while playing in Washington.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent before the 1969 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1975 Season.
  • Games Played: 100
  • Notable Statistics:

    98 Games Started
    30 Interceptions
    478 Interception Return Yards
    3 Interception Return Touchdowns
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    8 Fumble Recovery Yards
    0.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    8 Kick Returns
    105 Kick Return Yards
    60 Approximate Value

    6 Playoff Games
    1 Interception
    28 Interception Return Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery
    49 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown

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

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1974)

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