Here are the answers to the trivia questions from our most recent edition of the Insider
Test your knowledge on how well you know members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008 – Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett and Gary Zimmerman.
1. True or false? The Class of 2008 represents the most defensive players ever enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the same year.
True. The four defensive players – Dean, Green, Thomas and Tippett – are the most inducted in the same class in the Hall’s 45-year history.
2. Which NFL team drafted Gary Zimmerman?
a. Denver Broncos
b. Minnesota Vikings
c. New York Giants
d. Philadelphia Eagles
Zimmerman was selected by the Giants in the first round of the 1984 supplemental draft and then traded to the Vikings.
3. Which member of the Class of 2008 writes poetry and loves to read Shakespeare.
a. Fred Dean
b. Darrell Green
c. Art Monk
d. Emmitt Thomas
e. Andre Tippett
f. Gary Zimmerman
Fred Dean, an accomplished singer, also writes poetry and loves to read.
4. How many seasons did Darrell Green play cornerback in the National Football League?
Green played for 20 seasons and a total of 295 games in his career.
5. On December 10, 1994, Art Monk broke the NFL record for most consecutive games with a reception. Whose record did he break?
a. Don Hutson
b. Charlie Joiner
c. Steve Largent
d. Ozzie Newsome
e. John Stallworth
While with the New York Jets, Art Monk broke Steve Largent’s record of 177 consecutive games with a reception when he caught a five-yard pass from Boomer Esiason in a game against the Detroit Lions.
6. Emmitt Thomas began his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 1966. How many undrafted free agents are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Emmitt Thomas is one of 13 free agents inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
7. How many times did Andre Tippett lead his team in sacks?
Andre Tippett led the New England Patriots in sacks a total of seven times. He finished his career with 100 sacks, a team record.
8. Fred Dean played seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. How many long-time Chargers are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Fred Dean is one of seven long-time Chargers inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the first since Charlie Joiner in 1996.
9. Which year was Darrell Green a first round pick in the NFL draft?
Darrell Green was drafted in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. His is one of six members of the Hall of Fame drafted in the first round that year.
10. What was Emmitt Thomas single-season career-high in interceptions?
In 1974, Emmitt Thomas led the NFL with 12 interceptions, two shy of the NFL record.
11. True or False? Gary Zimmerman was selected to two NFL All-Decade teams?
True. Gary Zimmerman is one of only a few NFL players to earn All-Decade honors twice.
12. In 1984, Art Monk recorded 106 receptions to set a new single-season NFL record. Whose record did he break?
a. Don Hutson
b. Billy Howton
c. Charley Hennigan
d. Dante Lavelli
e. Paul Warfield
Art Monk broke the record of Houston Oilers receiver Charley Hennigan who recorded 101 receptions in 1964.
13. Fred Dean set the NFL record for most sacks in a game with six on November 13, 1983 versus the New Orleans Saints. Who broke his record?
a. Charles Haley
b. Mike Singletary
c. Michael Strahan
d. Lawrence Taylor
e. Derrick Thomas
Fred Dean’s single-season sack record stood for seven seasons until Derrick Thomas logged seven against the Seattle Seahawks in 1990.
14. How many combined Super Bowls has the Class of 2008 appeared in?
The Class of 2008 has appeared in a combined total of 13 Super Bowls, winning a combined nine.
15. Darrell Green and Art Monk are the 16th and 17th long-time members of the Washington Redskins to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Who is this famous Washington Redskins quarterback who is the only current living member from the Hall’s charter Class of 1963?
“Slingin’” Sammy Baugh revolutionized the NFL’s passing game during his career with the Washington Redskins from 1937 to 1952.
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