TED HENDRICKS

TED HENDRICKS

Class of 1990
Linebacker >>> 6-7, 220
(Miami - Florida)
1969-1973 Baltimore Colts, 1974 Green Bay Packers, 1975-1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Theodore Paul Hendricks ... Three-time All-American ... No. 2 draft pick, 1969 ... Strong, fast, devastating tackler, used height to great advantage ... Played in 215 straight games ... In eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls ... All-AFC seven times, All-NFC once ... Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties ... Born November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

A three-time All-America as a linebacker and defensive end at the University of Miami, Ted Hendricks began his 15-season pro football career as the second-round pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 AFL-NFL Draft.

Surprisingly, after five seasons the Colts traded Ted to the Green Bay Packers. The bigger surprise came, however, when the Packers allowed Hendricks to play out his option and sign with the Oakland Raiders after just one and possibly his finest season. That year he had five interceptions, blocked seven kicks, and scored a safety. He went on to play nine seasons with the Raiders before retiring after the 1983 season.

The 6-7, 220-pound Hendricks was deceivingly effective. Tall and comparatively skinny, he was strong, fast and a devastating tackler who specialized in blocking punts, field goals and extra point attempts. He was the kind of player that could totally disrupt an offense.

In his career, he intercepted 26 passes, which he returned for 332 yards and a touchdown. He also recovered 16 opponents' fumbles and scored a record-tying four safeties. Hendricks scored touchdowns on an interception, a fumble return, and a blocked punt.

Seemingly indestructible, Hendricks played in 215 straight regular-season games and also participated in eight Pro Bowl games, seven AFC championships and four Super Bowls (V with the Colts, XI, XV, XVIII with the Raiders). Ted was named All-Pro as a Colt in 1971, as a Packer in 1974, and as a Raider in 1980 and 1982. He also earned second-team All-Pro accolades five other times.

Hendricks was selected All-AFC seven times and All-NFC once. He began his career as a right linebacker but moved to the left side in the latter half of his pro tenure. In his final pro game, Hendricks was the starting left linebacker in the Los Angeles Raiders' 38-9 trouncing of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.

Year
Team
G
Int
Yds.
Avg.
TD
FumRec.
Yds.
TD
1969 Baltimore
14
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
1970 Baltimore
14
1
31
31.0
0
0
0
0
1971 Baltimore
14
5
70
14.0
0
1
31
1
1972 Baltimore
14
2
13
6.5
0
0
0
0
1973 Baltimore
14
3
33
11.0
0
4
0
0
1974 Green Bay
14
5
74
14.8
0
1
0
0
1975 Oakland
14
2
40
20.0
0
0
0
0
1976 Oakland
14
1
9
9.0
0
0
0
0
1977 Oakland
14
0
0
0.0
0
1
0
0
1978 Oakland
16
3
29
9.7
0
2
0
0
1979 Oakland
16
1
23
23.0
1
0
12
0
1980 Oakland
16
3
10
3.3
0
4
4
0
1981 Oakland
16
0
0
0.0
0
1
0
0
1982 L.A. Raiders
9
0
0
0.0
0
1
6
0
1983 L.A. Raiders
16
0
0
0.0
0
1
0
0
Career Total
215
26
332
12.8
1
16
53
1
Additional Career Statistics: Kickoff Returns: 1-0; Sacks: 9
Full Name: Theodore Paul Hendricks

Birthdate: November 1, 1947

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

High School: Hialeah (Fla.)

Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame:
January 27, 1990

Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 4, 1990

Presenter: Al Davis, Pres. of the general partner, Raiders

Other Members of Class of 1990: Buck Buchanan, Bob Griese, Franco Harris, Jack Lambert, Tom Landry, Bob St. Clair

Pro Career: 15 seasons, 215 games

Drafted: 2nd round (33rd player overall) in 1969 by Baltimore Colts

Uniform Number: 83, (56)

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