The St. Louis Cardinals improved their secondary by selecting Missouri All-America Roger Wehrli in the first round of the 1969 draft.
As a rookie, Wehrli led the team in punt returns and recorded three interceptions.
Roger amassed 40 career interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs.
Roger intercepted a career-high six passes in his second NFL season and earned All-Pro and All-NFC acclaim for the first time.
Roger was named to seven Pro Bowls in 14 seasons with the Cardinals.
Wehrli was named to the NFL's All-Decade team of the 1970s. He also earned first-team All-Pro recognition five times (1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977) and was named All-NFC five times.
Aside from his ability to cover receivers, Wehrli had a keen eye for finding the ball. His franchise record of 19 fumble recoveries still stands today.
Roger was recognized as part of the Class of 2007 during festivities held in Hawaii during Pro Bowl week.
Wehrli fielded questions from the media as part of a press conference during Pro Bowl week.
Roger Wehrli's Hall of Fame mural.