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Class of 2011 Semifinalists: Career capsules

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11/28/2010

JEROME BETTIS
Running Back
(Notre Dame)
1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Drafted: 1st round (10th overall) of 1993 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Rams
Seasons: 13
Games: 192
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: 3,479 carries for 13,662 yards, 91 touchdowns; 200 receptions for 1,449 yards, 3 touchdowns.
Notable: At the time of his retirement Bettis ranked 5th in rushing yards


TIM BROWN

Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
(Notre Dame)
1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall) of 1988 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Raiders
Seasons: 17
Games: 255
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 9
Career Stats: 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns.
Notable: Brown had 80 or more receptions in nine seasons over a 10-year span. He also was lethal return man, his 19,682 all-purpose yards still ranks fifth all-time.


CRIS CARTER

Wide Receiver
(Ohio State)
1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings; 2002 Miami Dolphins
Drafted: 4th round of 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Eagles
Seasons: 16
Games: 234
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 TDs
Notable: Retired as the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver. Three times Carter led the NFL in touchdown catches.


DON CORYELL

Head Coach
(Washington)
1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals; 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Seasons: 14
Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Division Titles: 5
Career Record: 114 wins, 89 losses, 1 tie including playoffs
Notable: Under Coryell’s direction, the Chargers led the NFL in passing seven out of eight seasons.


ROGER CRAIG

Running Back
(Nebraska)
1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers; 1991 Los Angeles Raiders; 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
Drafted: 2nd round (49th overall) of 1983 NFL Draft by San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 11
Games: 165
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: 1,991 carries for 8,189 yards, 56 touchdowns; 566 receptions for 4,911 yards, 17 touchdowns.
Notable: At the time of his retirement, Craig ranked in the Top 20 career leaders in both receptions and rushing yards.


TERRELL DAVIS

Running Back
(Long Beach State; Georgia)
1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Drafted: 6th round (196th overall) of 1995 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos
Seasons: 7
Games: 78
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 3
Career Stats: 1,655 carries for 7,607 yards, 60 touchdowns
Notable: Significantly increased yardage total each season until he suffered knee injury. In 1998, he became the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.



DERMONTTI DAWSON

Center
(Kentucky)
1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Drafted: 2nd round (44th overall) of 1988 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh Steelers
Seasons: 13
Games: 184
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: Started 144 career games.
Notable: Preeminent center of his era, Dawson was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. He started a string of 171 consecutive games played before injury in 12th season interrupted the streak.


EDWARD DeBARTOLO, JR.

Owner
(Notre Dame)
1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 23
Division Titles: 13
Conference Titles: 5
Super Bowl Titles: 5
Notable: DeBartolo transformed the 49ers into one of the most dominant dynasties in NFL history.


RICHARD DENT
Defensive End
(Tennessee State)
1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Drafted: 8th round (203rd overall) of 1983 NFL Draft by Chicago Bears
Seasons: 15
Games: 203
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: Amassed 137.5 sacks. 8 interceptions for 89 yards, 1 touchdown. Also had one safety and one fumble recovery for TD.
Notable: Recorded double-digit sack totals eight times over a 10-season span that included career-high 17.5 sacks in 1984 and a league-leading 17.0 sacks during the 1985 Super Bowl season. He ranked third all-time in sacks behind only Reggie White and Bruce Smith when he retired.


CHRIS DOLEMAN

Defensive End/Linebacker
(Pittsburgh)
1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by Minnesota Vikings
Seasons: 15
Games: 232
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: Amassed 151 quarterback sacks. Also had one fumble recovery for TD; two safeties; and 8 interceptions for 121 yards, 2 TDs.
Notable: Had eight seasons with double-digit sack totals included a career-high 21 during the 1989 season.


MARSHALL FAULK

Running Back
(San Diego State)
1994-98 Indianapolis Colts; 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams
Drafted: 1st round (2nd overall) of 1994 NFL Draft by Indianapolis Colts
Seasons: 12
Games: 176
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 2,836 carries for 12,279 yards, 100 touchdowns; 767 receptions for 6,875 yards, 36 touchdowns.
Notable: Faulk was the first player in NFL history to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive seasons.


KEVIN GREENE

Linebacker/Defensive End
(Auburn)
1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Drafted: 5th round (113th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Rams
Seasons: 15
Games: 228
All-Pro:
2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Amassed 160 sacks. Also had 5 interceptions for 53 yards, 1 TD; 3 Safeties, and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns.
Notable: Greene twice led the NFL in sacks, the first time in 1994 with the Steelers and again two years later in Carolina. He had 10 or more sacks in a season 10 times during his career.


RAY GUY

Punter
(Southern Mississippi)
1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Drafted: 1st round (23rd overall) of 1973 NFL Draft by Oakland Raiders
Seasons: 14
Games: 207
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 1,049 career punts for 44,493 yards and a 42.4 average. 209 punts landed inside the 20-yard line
Notable: Guy had a span of 619 punts without a block during his career, 2nd in NFL history when he retired. He was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team in 1994.


CHARLES HALEY

Defensive End/Linebacker
(James Madison)
1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Drafted: 4th round (96th overall) of 1986 NFL Draft by San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 12
Games: 169
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Recorded 100.5 sacks. Had one safety and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Notable: Haley holds the NFL record for most Super Bowl victories by a player. He won three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XVIII, XXX) and two with San Francisco (XXIII, XXIV).


LESTER HAYES

Cornerback
(Texas A&M)
1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Drafted: 5th round (126th overall) of 1977 NFL Draft by Oakland Raiders
Seasons: 10
Games: 149
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: 39 interceptions for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Notable: Stole 13 passes in 1980 to lead the NFL in interceptions. The mark was one shy of the NFL record set by Dick “Night Train" Lane in 1952.


CORTEZ KENNEDY
Defensive Tackle
(Northwest Mississippi Comm. College; Miami - FL)
1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Drafted: 1st round (3rd overall) of 1990 NFL Draft by Seattle Seahawks.
Seasons: 11
Games: 167
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 58.0 sacks; three interceptions for 26 yards and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Notable: Kennedy was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. That year he had 14.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, 92 tackles, a fumble recovery and two batted down passes.


CURTIS MARTIN
Running Back
(Pittsburgh)
1995-97 New England Patriots; 1998-2005 New York Jets
Drafted: 3rd round (74th overall) of 1995 NFL Draft by New England Patriots
Seasons: 11
Games: 168
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: 3,518 carries for 14,101 yards, 90 touchdowns; 484 receptions for 3,329 yards, 10 touchdowns.
Notable: Martin started his career with a record-tying 10 consecutive 1,000-yards rushing seasons.


ART MODELL

Owner
1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Notable: Modell worked closely with former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to establish NFL Films and became its first chairman. He also was an important negotiator with ABC to launch Monday Night Football.


 

ANDRE REED
Wide Receiver
(Kutztown)
1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Drafted: 4th round (86th overall) in 1985 NFL Draft by Buffalo Bills
Seasons: 16
Games: 234
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns.
Notable: Reed had 50 or more receptions in 13 seasons, which rank him second all-time behind only Jerry Rice. Also, at the time of his retirement his 951 career receptions ranked third all-time.


WILLIE ROAF

Tackle
(Louisiana Tech)
1993-2001 New Orleans Saints; 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
Drafted: 1st round (8th overall) of 1993 NFL Draft by New Orleans Saints
Seasons: 13
Games: 189
All-Pro: 7
Pro Bowls: 11
Notable: Roaf was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s.


ED SABOL
Founder
(Ohio State)
NFL Films
Notable: In 1991 Sabol was honored with the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Award for long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.


DEION SANDERS

Cornerback/Kick Returner/Punt Returner
(Florida State)
1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons; 1994 San Francisco 49ers; 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys; 2000 Washington Redskins; 2004-05 Baltimore
Drafted: 1st round (5th overall) of 1989 NFL Draft by Atlanta Falcons
Seasons: 14
Games: 188
All-Pro: 9
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 53 interceptions for 1,331 yards and 9 touchdowns; 155 kickoff returns for 3,523 yards, 3 touchdowns; 212 punt returns for 2,199, 6 touchdowns.
Notable: Sanders was honored as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.


SHANNON SHARPE

Tight End
(Savannah State)
1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
Drafted: 7th round (192nd overall) in 1990 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos
Seasons: 14
Games: 204
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns.
Notable: Sharpe retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end. He is also a three-time Super Bowl champion, winning twice with the Broncos and once with the Ravens.


PAUL TAGLIABUE
Commissioner 1989-2006
(Georgetown, New York University)
Notable: In 17 years as commissioner of the NFL Tagliabue grew the league from 28 to 32 teams and supported the construction of 20 new stadiums. He also created a league-wide internet network and the NFL Network.


AENEAS WILLIAMS
Cornerback/Safety
(Southern University)
1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
Drafted: 3rd round (59th overall) of 1991 NFL Draft by Phoenix Cardinals
Seasons: 14
Games: 211
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 55 interceptions for 807 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Notable: At the time of his retirement, Williams ranked tied with Hall of Famer Ken Houston for second on the NFL’s all-time list of interception returns for touchdowns with nine.


GEORGE YOUNG
Contributor
(Bucknell University, Johns Hopkins, Loyola)
1968-1974 Baltimore Colts; 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins; 1979-1997 New York Giants; 1998-2001 National Football League
Division Titles:  6
Conference Titles: 4
Super Bowl Titles: 3
Notable: Young was honored as the NFL’s Executive of the Year five times (1984, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997).

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