William Perry (born December 16, 1962) is a former professional American football player and brother of former professional football player Michael Dean Perry. He is best known for his years as a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. In reference to his large size, he was popularly known as “The Refrigerator” or, abbreviated, “The Fridge”.
James Robert "Jim" McMahon, Jr. (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a former American football player. He played collegiately at Brigham Young University, where he was a two-time All-American and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers.
Jeffrey Jason "Jeff" Garcia (born February 24, 1970, in Gilroy, California) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Calgary Stampeders as an undrafted free agent in 1994. He played college football at San Jose State University. A four-time CFL All-Star and four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Garcia has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders.
Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr (born May 20, 1927) is the longtime former American football head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for eighteen seasons. Grant was the second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach of the team. In addition to coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ten seasons.
Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. (born October 18, 1939 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania), also known as "Iron Mike", is a former American football NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for 3 years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win Super Bowls as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach.
Thomas Dempsey (born January 12, 1947 in Milwaukee) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints (1969–1970), Philadelphia Eagles (1971–1974), Los Angeles Rams (1975–1976), Houston Oilers (1977) and Buffalo Bills (1978–1979). He attended high school at San Dieguito High School and played college football at Palomar College.
Gerald John Philbin (born July 31, 1941 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is a former American collegiate football defensive tackle and four year starter from the University at Buffalo where he earned several honors including Second- team All-American, Little All-America, and All-American Academic team.
Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He has been the Eagles franchise quarterback since 1999. McNabb played college football for Syracuse University. The Eagles selected him as the second overall pick of the 1999 NFL Draft.
Terrell Eldorado Owens (born on December 7, 1973) is an American football wide receiver. He is currently a free agent . A six-time Pro Bowl selection, and former holder of the league single-game reception record, Owens has been one of the dominant receivers of his era. As productive as he has been, Owens has been equally controversial, creating firestorms with almost every team he has played for as a professional.
David Roy Akers (born December 9, 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American football placekicker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 1997. He played college football at Louisville. Akers has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins and Berlin Thunder.
William Earl Bergey (born February 9, 1945) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football player. He played collegiately for Arkansas State University and for the American Football League's Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Philadelphia Eagles.
Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last two-way player in the National Football League.
Rod Smart (born January 9, 1977 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former professional American football player in the NFL. He played in Super Bowl XXXVIII for the Carolina Panthers as a kick returner/running back, and has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles. He had also been on the roster of the San Diego Chargers, and, most recently, the Oakland Raiders. Smart has played for the Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos, and infamously for the short-lived XFL Las Vegas Outlaws.
James Herbert Parrish, Jr. (May 19, 1968 – March 10, 2004) was a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League and a member of the Super Bowl XXVIII champion Dallas Cowboys. The 6'6", 320-pound tackle out of Temple University played for the Indianapolis Colts, the San Diego Chargers, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Jets, the Chicago Bears, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reginald Howard "Reggie" White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player who played defensive end for 15 seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers becoming one of the most decorated players in NFL history. He also played for two seasons in the United States Football League for the Memphis Showboats.
Houston J. Antwine (born April 11, 1939 in Louise, Mississippi) is a former college and professional American football player from Southern Illinois University. He was drafted by the American Football League's Houston Oilers, then traded to the Boston Patriots in 1961. He is in the Southern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame. A former NAIA wrestling champion, as a defensive tackle, the stocky "Twine" was nearly impossible to move out of the middle.
Herschel Junior Walker (born March 3, 1962) is a professional MMA fighter, and former American football running back in the United States Football League for the New Jersey Generals and in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants. Walker attended and played college football at the University of Georgia, where he was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1982. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Randall W. Cunningham (born March 27, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former American football quarterback. After playing college football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was selected in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he remained through the 1995 season. He announced his retirement from football following the end of that season, taking a job as an analyst for TNT in 1996. The following year, however, he resumed his playing career.
Norman Mack "Norm" Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983), nicknamed "The Dutchman", was an American football player and coach. He was also a first rate punter in college and in the NFL. Van Brocklin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Herbert Dorsey Levens (born May 21, 1970) is a retired American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame and later Georgia Tech. In his career, Levens also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. While playing for the Packers, he rushed for 1,000 or more yards twice and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1997 season.
Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. His playing career included stints with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles (twice), and the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first season in 1995, Douglas was named Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Hugh was cut by the Eagles prior to the 2005 season, but was re-signed to the front office position of "Good-Will Ambassador" shortly after.
James Arthur "Art" Monk is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Monk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He is a distant relative of jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk.