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Who was the best NFL player ever to come out of the CFL?

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Cameron Wake played two seasons in the CFL and led the league in sacks both times, collecting 16 in 2007 and 23 in 2008. That earned him a return to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He has played the last nine seasons for the Dolphins, collecting 92 sacks.

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Carl Peterson built a USFL champion and saw all there was to see in the spring league. Now 30 years dormant, we asked the former GM of the Philadelphia Stars to pick his all-time All-USFL team for us.

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Doug Flutie and Nate Newton may have played for different USFL teams, but they share the same opinion on Donald Trump — former USFL owner. Flutie, Newton and former USFL executives Bill Polian and Bill Kuharich join the latest Talk of Fame broadcast to relive the spring league that could have made it … but didn’t.

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There’s no need to ask former USFL stars Nate Newton and Doug Flutie where they stand on Donald Trump as a political candidate. We already did. And it’s not in Trump’s corner. “Ain’t no way in the world I’d vote for this dude,” said Newton.

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Seven CFL quarterbacks went on to have successful NFL careers — but only Warren Moon earned a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Former receiver Darren Flutie played a little in the NFL and a lot in the CFL … and he was so good north of the border he’s a CFL Hall of Famer and one of the 50 greatest CFL players in history. So he’s something of an authority on the league, and what he thinks about CFL football is that it’s “a more exciting brand of football,”

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