Congratulations to Michael Phelps on his amazing record of 22 Gold Olympic Medals. The number 22 has played a significant part in Pro Football history.
In of honor of Michel Phelps’ 22 Gold Medals, here is a look at the number 22 in pro football history.
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- The #22 is tied for the second most worn number by a Hall of Famer. #80 is the first.
- Emmitt Smith recorded 22 carries or more in 99 games during his 15-season career
- The Miami Dolphins defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in sudden-death overtime in an AFC Divisional Playoff game, Dec. 25, 1971. Garo Yepremian kicked a 37-yard field goal for the Dolphins after 22 minutes, 40 seconds of overtime, as the game lasted 82 minutes, 40 seconds overall, making it the longest game in history.
- The Kansas City Chiefs’ defense forced 5 turnovers against the Houston Texans in 2016 en route to the franchise’s first postseason win in 22 years.
- Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers set a rookie record for most touchdowns with 22 in 1965
- Gold Jacket Jerry Rice held the record for most touchdowns in a season with 22 until Randy Moss broke the record in 2007.
- Rice holds the record for most touchdowns in the postseason with 22
- Hall of Famer Michael Strahan set an NFL record when he recorded 22.5 sacks in a season
- Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy holds the record for most punts in the postseason with 111. He reached this record in 22 games
- Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl most valuable player for a record third time. Montana completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and a Super Bowl-record 5 touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIV
- Rookie running back Timmy Smith was the Super Bowl XXII leading rusher with 22 carries for a Super Bowl-record 204 yards, breaking the previous mark of 191 yards by Marcus Allen of the Raiders in Game XVIII
- There were 22 running backs selected in the 2016 NFL Draft
- Jameis Winston passed for 22 touchdowns in his rookie season
- Chiefs led the league with 22 interceptions in 2016