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Rudy Ruettiger played one defensive snap in his Notre Dame career in the final game of his senior season against Georgia Tech – the final snap of the game – and sacked the quarterback. He was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.

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Joe Jacoby, an NFL All-Decade selection for the 1980s, will enter his 20th and final season of eligibility as a modern-era candidate in 2018.

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There were 11 NFL all-decade performers among the modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Seven failed to muster enough support for a bust in Canton.

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New England didn’t start winning Lombardi Trophies until 2002 – but according to last week’s Talk of Fame Network poll, the Patriots have already played in the three greatest Super Bowls.

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The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.

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A look at the Hall of Fame case of Terrell Owens and why it’s not the slam-dunk candidacy many believe it to be.

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Lamar Hunt came up with the idea that the title game carry Roman numerals in order to give the championship “a bit of class to our ‘unclassy’ name,”

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Tony Romo is on the Dallas books in 2017 for $24.7 million, a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback. So it’s been speculated Romo will be either traded or released this offseason — which makes Houston a likely landing spot.

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John Lynch brought attitude both in coverage and run support. He played 15 seasons and amassed 1,051 tackles, including three 100-tackle seasons. He was voted to nine Pro Bowls. The only safety in history who ever went to more was Hall of Famer Ken Houston with 12.

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Tony Romo turns 37 in 2017. He has battled a variety of injuries that have cost him starts since 2012. But he still believes he can play – and wants the chance.

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Brian Dawkins was a first-team NFL all-decade selection for the 2000s. He intercepted 37 passes, recovered 16 fumbles and sacked 26 quarterbacks in a 16-year career, proving himself a playmaker on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

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There are at least nine players who are worthy of the Hall of Fame who will not be elected to the Class of 2017. And therein lies the problem with this process — there are too many qualified candidates and too few slots.

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In addition to LaDainian Tomlinson, there are six other first-time finalists on the ballot of 15 modern-era candidates. Five of them were named to NFL all-decade teams.

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We asked our listeners and readers which of the eight NFL team in the conference semifinal round would go on to win the Super Bowl – and Dallas won going away with almost 78 percent of the vote. For once, our Talk of Fame Network poll got it wrong.

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The New England Patriots are the AFC East champions and AFC top seed with a 14-2 record. The coach (Bill Belichick) and quarterback (Tom Brady) have been to six Super Bowls and won four of them.

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