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37. Wilber Marshall

Wilber Marshall was a key component of the Chicago Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl Championship team, and the season after he led the NFL in Approximate Value with 23.  Marshall proved himself to be an upper-end Linebacker, and he signed with the Washington Redskins as a Free Agent in 1988.

Marshall might not have had a 20-plus AV as a Redskin, but he still proved to be a valuable contributor to Washington's success.  Marshall helped Washington win Super Bowl XXVI, and he was a Second Team All-Pro.  In the following season, Marshall had his best season as a Redskin with a First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowl honor.  Marshall had a career-high 138 Tackles that year, also was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year.

Marshall departed Washington for Houston, and he recorded 621 Tackles, 24.5 Sacks, and 12 Interceptions in a Redskins uniform.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent before the 1988 Season.
  • Departed: Signed after the 1992 Season.
  • Games Played: 80
  • Notable Statistics:

    79 Games Started
    12 Interceptions
    180 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    13 Forced Fumbles
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    45 Fumble Recovery Yards
    24.5 Quarterback Sacks
    621 Combined Tackles
    61 Approximate Value

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

    Super Bowl Champion (XXVI)
    First Team All-Pro (1992)
    Second Team All-Pro (1991)
    Pro Bowl (1992)

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