Who was the most feared linebacker ever to play the game?
Dick Butkus – Went to the Pro Bowl each of his first eight seasons before a knee injury prematurely ended his career after nine years. Intercepted 22 career passes and recovered 25 fumbles.
Jack Lambert – Went to nine consecutive Pro Bowls and owns four Super Bowl rings. Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year with 28 career interceptions and 17 fumble recoveries in 11 seasons.
Ray Lewis – Went to 13 Pro Bowls and was credited with 1,562 tackles for his career. NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 when Ravens won Super Bowl. Intercepted 31 career passes with 20 fumble recoveries.
Lawrence Taylor – One of only two defenders ever named NFL MVP in 1986. Went to 10 Pro Bowls, won two Super Bowls and a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Became the prototype edge rusher with his 132 ½ career sacks.