Sipe was a gritty player who willed the Browns to wins. In March 1991, at the marriage to his fourth wife, Kathy, he couldn't walk a straight line. Hannah was strong and fierce and played for 12 seasons while battling the Dolphins, Jets, Colts and Bills for the AFC East Division. And he does not look like he will be slowing down any time soon. Henry starred in three Tarzan films in the ‘60s. Olsen’s football career went just a bit better than Johnson’s or Reynolds’. A good runner on some really bad teams in New Orleans and then made his way to San Diego. Bubba Smith – It was difficult to keep him out of the top 10, but the Police Academy movies really were bad. One of the toughest receivers ever to play. Alzado estimated that at least 75 percent of the players he played with or against used steroids. Mills was also a coach before he passed away after a long battle with cancer. As a linebacker for the Dolphins and Jets, Cox played liked a crazed man who would stalk and attack opponents. & Company,” the movie referenced in Quentin Tarantino’s ode to old Hollywood. When Singletary locked in on a player, it was all over. Jackson played on decent teams under Jim Mora, when it was cool to root for them, long before the success they are enjoying now. 6. Mean looking with a hard-hitting attitude. 7.
Eller was menacing on the field and was as relentless as any other defensive linemen in the NFL during the 1970s. Kreutz just played the game as he saw fit and with a style that was relentless. Greene was an animal on the field and a kindhearted sort off it.
Bonus beard points: Matuszak and his beard went on to a strong acting career, including a lead role in “Caveman” and as the prosthetics-covered Sloth in “The Goonies.” 3.
And he had as much to do with the Steelers success in the decade as anyone else on that squad. He teamed with Dan Hampton to form a mean end tandem on the Bears 1985 Super Bowl team. It was here that Alzado began using steroids. It seemed like all the ingredients for a C+ action movie star were there. Marinaro played at Cornell, but this was long enough ago when you could play at Cornell and finish as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Alzado had one child, Justin, who was born in 1982. This is a list of 100 of the toughest players to play the game.
– Cameo appearances don’t carry much weight. And it probably wasn’t a stretch to play himself in Paper Lion. I was often the go-to-guy when it came to lists, especially when they involved historical significances. At only 5'9", he was the heart and soul of the Saints and then the Panthers' linebacking corps. Simms took a knocking in the NFL before he solidified himself as one of the best. Thankfully, that didn’t end up happening.
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With big arms and hands and pretty good speed, he was a nightmare for quarterbacks.
Former NFL defensive linesman who played with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos from 1971 through to 1991. A month later, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Never mind the criteria we established, or the fact that he hadn’t done anything in a long time, the top spot was always reserved. 2.
He also played Junior, the son of Jackie Gleason’s Buford T. Justice, in “Smokey and the Bandit.”. He could break away from defenders and catch the ball in traffic. He and Michael Haynes formed a tough duo in the Raiders secondary. But at least I didn’t need to horse trade or appease any in-studio guests. When many players tried to avoid playing on special teams, Steve Tasker welcomed it and became a star. Kimbrough is an old-school name.
had a Hall of Fame-level career, even rushing for over 2,000 yards in one season.
He once threw a chair at a newspaper reporter and said his only regret was that he missed hitting him. With the Raiders leading 14-3 and 12 seconds remaining before halftime, Theismann attempted a screen pass to running back Joe Washington. He was another cog in the circus in Oakland that won the 1980 Super Bowl. Some disappear into a regular life and some turn to being commentators or analysts on TV, but others become acting. At least 48 regular-season games played during 2020-21 season? Small and diminutive in size, but not in heart. He flirted with the idea of becoming a pro boxer and in July 1979, he went eight rounds with heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in an exhibition.
Another poor quarterback who took his licks and looked like he was fighting for his life every week. Vick gets injured but comes right back to surprise us.
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", The Redskins believed a penalty should have been called. He and Lyle Alzado were partners in crime on the 1980 Super Bowl team. He spent time along Arnold Schwarzenegger’s side in Predator before starring in the the title role of Action Jackson.
To help support his mother and four siblings, Alzado worked while in high school. Forty-six years ago today, arguably the greatest professional football player ever retired from the sport at the age of 29. But once you saw his kickass mustache on screen, it was just awesome. “Hammer.”. He played at San Diego State in college and then got a cup of coffee with the Raiders. Washington was a running back at Morehouse, but his only taste of the NFL was on a practice squad.