Harry Carson born November 26, 1953 is a former inside linebacker who performed his whole skilled career for the NFL’s New York Giants (1976-1988). Carson was inducted into the College Football Corridor of Fame in 2002 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.Born in Florence, South Carolina, Carson played at Wilson High Faculty and later at McClenaghan High Faculty, from which he graduated. Before his NFL career, Carson played school football for Willie Jeffries at South Carolina State University from 1972–1975, not missing a single recreation in 4 years. He turned the primary Mid-Japanese Athletic Convention player to win consecutive defensive participant of the yr honors, and assisted the Bulldogs to consecutive convention championships. In 1975, he was a first staff selection on the AFCA College-Division All-America workforce and set faculty data with 117 tackles and 17 sacks. With Carson as their captain, the Bulldogs protection recorded six shutouts in 1975, and held their opponents to only 29 factors, an NCAA document for a ten recreation season. Carson’s Bulldog teammates included former Pittsburgh Steelers security Donnie Shell and former Kansas Metropolis Royals first baseman Willie Mays Aikens. In 2002, Carson was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
After his school profession, Carson was drafted in the fourth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Giants. He spent all of his 13 seasons with them, main the staff in tackles for five seasons, and more impressively, served as their captain for ten. Carson was a member of the Crunch Bunch, a workforce of fierce linebackers composed of Carson, Brad Van Pelt, Brian Kelley, and Lawrence Taylor. The group is extensively thought-about probably the greatest defensive combos in NFL historical past. He was a member of the Massive Blue Wrecking Crew protection and in addition made 9 Pro Bowl appearances (1978–1979, 1981–1987) in his profession. Within the 1980s he was joined by Lawrence Taylor, another Professional Football Hall of Fame linebacker. In his 13 seasons, Carson intercepted 11 passes and returned them for a complete of 212 yards. He also recovered 14 fumbles, returning them for 36 yards and one landing. Formally, he recorded eight quarterback sacks (sacks did not develop into an official NFL statistic till 1982) however his complete is 19 sacks when the 1976-81 seasons are included. He retired at the finish of the 1988 season, two years after serving to the workforce win Super Bowl XXI, the Giants’ first, and Carson had seven tackles for the victors. Carson was one of the first practitioners of the “Gatorade shower” which is when the coach of the profitable staff is doused with a cooler of Gatorade by a number of the players following a win. The follow was started by his teammate Jim Burt in 1985 as Carson recounted in his 1987 guide Level of Assault: The Protection Strikes Again. When Bill Parcells had Carson as a player with the Giants, he would have him at his aspect in the course of the singing of the nationwide anthem for good luck.Invoice Belichick, an assistant coach for the Giants for 12 years, who as head coach, led the New England Patriots to 3 21st century Tremendous Bowl victories, thought-about Carson one of the best all-around linebacker he ever coached.Despite previously stating that on account of his frustration at not being elected he needed his identify faraway from the poll, when elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006 Carson appeared and gave an induction speech.
Throughout his Corridor of Fame speech in 2006 Harry Carson doesn’t instantly mention CTE, however he does point out that he does not assume the NFL is doing the perfect job they will to help out ex-NFL players. When he states “I would hope that the leaders of the NFL, the future commissioner, and the player association do a much better job of looking out for those individuals. You got to look out for ’em. If we made the league what it is, you have to take better care of your own” (Carson). Carson takes an aggressive stand relating to CTE and the way the NFL handles their own ex-players which might be scuffling with head trauma later in their lives. Although Harry Carson was a superb soccer player he does recommend that youngsters begin enjoying soccer due to the results that would come to them later in life. The NFL reached a concussion settlement of 765 million dollars for the previous NFL gamers that sustained head injuries on the sector. When Carson was asked concerning the settlement in a Frontline interview he says, “And so I think everyone now has a better sense of what damage you can get from playing football. And I think the NFL has given everybody 765 million reasons why you don’t want to play football” (Carson). Harry Carson thinks the large settlement is sweet for the previous players, nevertheless it also scares individuals away from enjoying football because of the probabilities of head trauma gamers might expertise later in life
Roger Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) is a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole 14-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969 until 1982. He was a seven-time Professional Bowler after enjoying school soccer on the College of Missouri, the place he was a consensus All-American and a first-round draft selection by the Cardinals in 1969. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Wehrli was born in New Level, Missouri. His mother and father have been academics and his father was a faculty district superintent. They enrolled Roger in faculty on the age of 5. Consequently, he began his freshman yr of high school at the age of 13. Missouri Corridor Of Fame Coach Richard Flanagan’s (HS Coach @ KC) stated of that Wehrli was the perfect player he ever coached–that when he obtained the ball he might move like no other and will anticipate the opposite players move earlier than he did. In 1965, Dan Devine recruited Wehrli from King Metropolis, Missouri, where he lettered in football, basketball, and monitor for the Wildkats, as well as help the varsity win the state title in monitor in 1965.
Wehrli was assigned to defense by College of Missouri coach Dan Devine. Regardless of enjoying on protection, Wehrli was capable of get his palms on the ball typically enough to be an offensive menace. Wehrli was a two-time All-Massive Eight participant and was the Huge 8 Defensive Participant of the Yr as a senior. That very same yr, he was a unanimous All-America choice. Roger had ten profession interceptions, with seven coming in his senior season, additionally returning kickoffs and punts. In 1968, his 40 punt returns and 12-yard return common led the nation. To complete off an 8-3 season, Wehrli had a decisive interception to assist lead the Missouri to a 35-10 victory over the University of Alabama in the Gator Bowl.
At the time of his College Corridor of Fame induction he held faculty data for career punt returns, punt return yards in a recreation, season, and profession. He performed in the Senior Bowl and was named to the 50-year Anniversary All-Senior Bowl staff. Wehrli was a member of the first class of inductees into the Missouri Sports Corridor of Fame, situated in Springfield. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Wehrli is the 13th individual with ties to the University of Missouri to be inducted into the College Hall of Fame. In 1990, Wehrli was voted a charter member of the College of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
Wehrli’s outstanding attribute was his velocity. Originally expected to be taken in the third round, he ran a 4.5 40 yard sprint and vaulted into the primary spherical. Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach has referred to as Wehrli the perfect cornerback he performed towards, and claims that the time period “shutdown corner” originated as a description of Wehrli. In his profession, Wehrli had 40 profession interceptions for 309 yards and recovered 19 fumbles. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. When inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, he turned the second Missouri participant to be elected, joining former tight finish Kellen Winslow, who was enshrined in 1995. Wehrli was inducted into the Cardinals Ring of Honor on October 14, 2007. An All-Rookie selection in 1969, Wehrli was voted All-Pro in 1970 and was a consensus All-NFC choice together with being voted to the Pro Bowl. In 1971, Wehrli was 2nd group All-Pro by the NEA and once more was a consensus All-NFC selection and was chosen to his second Pro Bowl. In 1972 Wehrli was moved to security by the Cardinals coaching employees the place he performed alongside Corridor of Famer Larry Wilson. He returned to proper cornerback in 1973.
In 1974 Wehrli was once more All-Pro and he made his third Professional Bowl and was a consensus All-NFC selection. The following yr, 1975 although 1977, he was a consensus All-pro and consensus All-NFC participant and a Pro Bowler. In 1978 Wehrli’s solely post-season honor was being honorable mention All-NFC by UPI as his Cardinal staff struggled underneath new coach Bud Wilkinson. In 1979 Wehrli had a wonderful season and was a consensus All-NFC decide and made his seventh Professional Bowl. In 1981, after 12 seasons as right cornerback (apart from 1972), Wehrli switched to the left aspect. In his first start at the other corner, he broke up two passes and made four tackles as the Playing cards shut out the Buffalo Bills, 24-Zero. In his 14 seasons, Wehrli performed in 193 video games. Along with his starting defensive back duties, he was the holder on the place-kicks. In that position he scored a landing in 1982 on a pretend area aim
Artwork Shell born November 26, 1946 is a former collegiate and professional deal with in the American Football League and later in the NFL, a Corridor of Fame offensive deal with, and a two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He holds the excellence of turning into the third-ever African American head coach in the historical past of professional football, and the second in the game’s trendy era. Shell was drafted by the American Football League’s Oakland Raiders from Maryland State College. Enjoying offensive deal with, Shell participated in 24 playoff contests, including Super Bowls XI and XV, and was named to eight Pro Bowls. Shell was elected to the Pro Football Corridor of Fame in 1989. In 1999, he was ranked quantity 55 on The Sporting Information’ listing of the 100 Biggest Football Gamers. By way of Al Davis, Shell is a member of the Sid Gillman teaching tree. As coach of the Raiders (at the time situated in Los Angeles), Shell compiled a report of 54 wins, 38 losses, and was named AFC Coach of the Yr in 1990, when the Raiders gained the AFC West division with a 12-4 report, and superior to the AFC championship recreation in the playoffs, turning into the first African-American coach to steer the staff to the Convention Championship recreation. Al Davis, owner of the Raiders, fired Shell after a 9-7 season in 1994, a transfer Davis later referred to as “a mistake”. After leaving the Raiders, Shell went on to teaching positions with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, earlier than serving as a senior vice chairman for the NFL, in cost of soccer operations. Shell was officially re-hired by the Raiders as head coach on February 11, 2006. After leading the workforce to its worst document (2 wins, 14 losses) since 1963, Shell was fired for the second time as Head Coach of the Raiders on January 4, 2007. Shell attended Bonds-Wilson Excessive Faculty in North Charleston, South Carolina. The varsity is not in existence. Shell is an alumnus of Maryland State College, now generally known as The University of Maryland Japanese Shore, situated in Princess Anne, Maryland. Shell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 2013 he was inducted into the College Football Corridor of Fame. He hosts an annual superstar golf event.
Jan Stenerud born November 26, 1942 is a former kicker for the American Football League’s Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (1967–1969), and the NFL’s Chiefs (1970–1979), Green Bay Packers (1980–1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984–1985). He is at present the one pure placekicker to be inducted in the Professional Football Corridor of Fame. Born in Fetsund, in the county of Akershus, Norway, Stenerud came to the USA as a university scholar, on a ski leaping scholarship to Montana State University in Bozeman. Within the fall of 1964, Stenerud was training for the upcoming ski season by operating the stadium steps of Gatton Subject, the football venue by means of 1971, instantly south of Romney Health club. That day, he was cooling down from a workout by kicking a soccer with injured halfback Dale Jackson. Stenerud had performed soccer as a youth in Norway, and his right leg’s prowess was noticed by basketball head coach Roger Craft, whereas he walked to the nearby Fieldhouse. Craft notified football head coach Jim Sweeney of the Norwegian ski jumper’s kicking talents, and Sweeney provided him a tryout, which was profitable. Though ineligible for soccer competition that season, Sweeney encouraged Stenerud to go well with up with the group for the final residence recreation of 1964, to assist him higher understand the unfamiliar American recreation. Following the ski season, Stenerud joined the soccer workforce for spring drills in 1965 and as a junior that fall he kicked a 59-yard area objective, then a university soccer document, in a 24–7 residence win over rival Montana. In 2013, Stenerud recalled that he had a big tail-wind aiding him on that kick in Bozeman; the following kick-off went over the end-zone bleachers at Gatton Subject, whose elevation exceeded Four,900 ft above sea degree. He was named an All-American by The Sporting News as a senior in 1966, and was also an All-American in ski jumping and a three-time Massive Sky champion.
Stenerud was one of the first skilled soccer players for use as a devoted kicker, due to his wonderful “sharpshooting” ball-kicking performance. He was one of many first placekickers to use the “soccer style”, a way the Hungarian-born Pete Gogolak had lately introduced in the AFL. During his first three years as skilled, the last seasons for the AFL, Stenerud hit 70% of his area objectives, in contrast with a 53% average for the opposite kickers in the AFL and NFL. The Chiefs have been the final AFL champions in 1969, they usually met the NFL Champion Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in New Orleans. The underdog Chiefs gained 23-7, and Stenerud kicked three area objectives, scoring the first 9 factors of the game. His first, a 48-yarder, was the longest subject objective in a Super Bowl for 24 years, exceeded by Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills in Tremendous Bowl XXVIII in January 1994. On Christmas Day 1971, the Chiefs hosted the Miami Dolphins in an AFC divisional playoff recreation. In maybe his hardest day as a pro, Stenerud made a 24-yard subject aim in the first quarter, but then missed from 29 and 32 yards, the latter with 35 seconds remaining in regulation, and had a 42-yarder blocked three minutes into additional time. The Dolphins gained 27–24 in double extra time on a 37-yard area objective by Garo Yepremian. By means of 2013, the sport stays the longest in NFL history at 82 minutes, 40 seconds of enjoying time, and was additionally the final football recreation in Municipal Stadium. Stenerud’s identify in the Chiefs’ ring of honor at Arrowhead Stadium
Stenerud retired after the 1985 season, his 19th (Three AFL, 16 NFL). He converted 373 out of 558 subject objectives (67 %) and 580 out of 601 additional factors (97%) for a complete of 1,699 points scored. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-tenured (19 years) professional soccer player to have performed in the AFL. The final former AFL participant was Charlie Joiner (Houston Oilers, 1969), who retired from the San Diego Chargers after the 1986 season. Enshrined in 1991, Stenerud, together with George Blanda and Lou Groza is one in every of only three kickers in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and is the only one who did not play another place (Blanda performed quarterback, Groza was a deal with). The Chiefs retired Stenerud’s jersey number Three in his honor. In 1994, he was selected to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Staff. In recent times, Stenerud has been concerned in a Kansas Metropolis agency concerned in designing stadiums and sports activities arenas. He also labored as a commentator for Scandinavian TV channel TV3’s Super Bowl Sunday coverage in the 1990s, and still maintains robust ties together with his native Norway. The street where he grew up, in the municipality Fetsund, was renamed in his honor.
Ernie Smith (November 26, 1909 – April 25, 1985) was a deal with underneath coach Howard Jones of the University of Southern California. He also dealt with the placekicking and kickoff duties for the lads of Troy. He performed outstanding roles in the Trojan Rose Bowl triumphs over Tulane College as a junior and towards College of Pittsburgh as a senior. Whereas in school, he was a member of the Spirit of Troy as a trombone player. He played professionally from 1935 to 1939 for the Inexperienced Bay Packers. He was assistant football coach at Southern California two years, was a Major in america Air Drive between 1940 and 1945, and have become an insurance underwriter. He labored with the Boy Scouts, was on the Rose Bowl Committee, an officer of the Southern California Symphony, and president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Nationwide Football Basis. He was elected to the College Football Corridor of Fame in 1970.