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The all-time Alabama NFL team

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NFL finds wide receivers, not quarterbacks, at Ohio State

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DeMarcus Ware: A small-school pass rusher who played big

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Former San Francisco 49ers’ star Dwight Clark is the latest football player diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. So what does this mean for him and others in the NFL? We asked an expert.

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Alabama has had 17 players drafted this decade, six more than any other school. Alabama has had at least one first-round pick in eight consecutive drafts. That’s twice as long a streak as the next best schools (Florida and Florida State).

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Ohio State has three Hall of Fame wide receivers: Dante Lavelli, Paul Warfield and Cris Carter. Warfield and Carter are among the eight wide receivers from the school drafted in the first round.

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DeMarcus Ware leaves the NFL with the 11th most sacks in history at 138 ½ but the second-most by an outside linebacker, trailing only Kevin Greene at 160. But Greene played three more seasons and 50 more games than Ware.

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How did Hall-of-Famer Paul Hornung win the 1956 Heisman when his Notre Dame football team couldn’t win, period? He tells us on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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Green Bay great Paul Hornung calls the failure of former teammate Jerry Kramer to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame “the greatest injustice I’ve ever seen in the NFL.”

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Former NFLPA president Tom Condon, today one of the most powerful player representatives in professional sports, explains why he would support the Hall-of-Fame candidacy of Paul Tagliabue.

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Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes is more than last season’s NCAA passing leader. He’s a first-round draft choice waiting to happen, with numerous mock drafts having the former Texas Tech star moving up their boards. “The more I look at him,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, “the more I push him higher.” And why not? In …

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Former defensive tackle Richard Seymour says he “always wanted to be known and considered as one of the best.” Well, here’s his chance. He is up for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Hall-of-Fame general manager Bill Polian made it clear which receiver he would choose when it comes to the Randy Moss vs. Terrell Owens debate. “I take neither,” he said.

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There’s only one thing left for Paul Tagliabue’s Hall-of-Fame candidacy, and it’s not what his supporters want to hear, but … time. It’s what he and his candidacy need plenty of before making another run at Canton.

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Until or unless the Hall of Fame changes its voting, coaches like Don Coryell, Clark Shaughnessy and Tom Flores won’t get in. So change the voting.

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Berne Custis was the first black quarterback to start in pro football and major college football but few remember his name.

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Some New England Patriots are refusing to go to the White House to celebrate Super Bowl LI, and critics are not amused. But what they do not understand is that those players are only exercising the freedom that this country gives them.

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Bob Gain was one of the greatest defensive linemen in Cleveland Browns history yet he has been forgotten. Time to remember him, folks.

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