Who Are Some Famous Pro Football Players?


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Some famous pro football players are Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Jim Brown, Walter Payton and Joe Montana. Other notable pro football players are Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Lawrence Taylor, Johnny Unitas and Brett Favre.

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Jerry Rice was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers during the 1980s and 1990s. He helped the 49ers win three Super Bowls. Rice still holds several receiving records, as of 2015, and is thought of as one of the best football players of all time. Joe Montana was the 49ers' quarterback for the first half of Rice's career. Montana is famous in his own right for running the West Coast offense with extraordinary efficiency.

Barry Sanders was a running back for the Detroit Lions during the 1990s. Despite playing for a bad team, Sanders became famous for his elusiveness. Jim Brown, a running back for the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s and 1960s, was famous for his power and speed. At the time, Brown held many rushing records. Walter Payton was a running back for the Chicago Bears in the 1970s and 1980s. Payton was famous for refusing to run out of bounds or escape from tackles. He broke several of Jim Brown's records.

Tom Brady is the quarterback of the New England Patriots and has led the Patriots to four Super Bowl wins as of 2015. Brady is also famous for being married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Peyton Manning was a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos in the 2000s and 2010s. Manning holds several passing records, and won one Super Bowl with the Colts.

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