Gene Upshaw

Guard

Gene Upshaw

15 seasons
7 All-League
307 games played
7 Pro Bowls
207 consecutive regular season starts

15

seasons

7

All-League

307

games played

7

Pro Bowls

207

consecutive regular season starts
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"Running over those defensive backs is my biggest thrill in football and that’s why I just love the sweep. If it was up to me we’d run it every play. I know football’s a team game and I know I have to sacrifice and all, but I still wish we’d just run sweeps all day.”

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(Texas A&I)...6'5'', 255...

Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. . .First who played guard exclusively to enter Hall. . .No. 1 draft pick, 1967. . .Won regular left guard job as rookie. . . Played in 307 games altogether. . .Possessed size, speed, intelligence, intensity, exceptional leadership ability. . .Extremely effective leading sweeps. . .Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. . .All-league seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times. . .Born August 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas. . .Died August 20, 2008, at age of 63.