Hall of Famers


Hall of Famers

Howie Long

Position: Defensive lineman

Teams: Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders, 1981-1993

Size: 6 feet 5, 270 pounds

Skinny: Second-round draft choice of the Raiders from Villanova in 1981, became a starter in 1982 and was voted to eight Pro Bowls. ... Key member of the team that won the Super Bowl over Washington in January 1984. ... Was ferocious run-stopper and had 91 1/2 sacks in his career. ... A first- or second-team All-Pro selection five times. ... Played both end and tackle and usually commanded double-team blocking. ... Moved directly from Raiders to television and is pre-game host for Fox as well as an actor.

Ronnie Lott

Position: Defensive back

Teams: San Francisco, 1981-1990; Los Angeles Raiders, 1991-1992; New York Jets, 1993-1994

Size: 6-0, 205

Skinny: First-round draft pick (8th overall) of 49ers from Southern California in 1991. ... Played on four Super Bowl winners with San Francisco. ... Started as cornerback, then became one of game's top safeties. ... Had 63 career interceptions and was named to 10 Pro Bowls and the NFL's 75th anniversary team. ... Considered the hardest-hitting defensive back of his era. A fierce competitor who once had part of his little finger amputated

Joe Montana

Position: Quarterback

Teams: San Francisco, 1979-1992; Kansas City, 1993-1994

Size: 6-2, 200

Skinny: Selected by San Francisco in the third round of the 1979 draft from Notre Dame. Fourth quarterback chosen after Jackie Thompson, Phil Simms and Steve Fuller, all taken in first round. ... Became a full-time starter in 1981 and led San Francisco to its first Super Bowl title, throwing winning TD pass to Dwight Clark in final minute of NFC title game with Dallas. ... Won four Super Bowls, and elected game's MVP three times. Only time he didn't win MVP, led 49ers on 92-yard drive capped by 10-yard TD pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds left to give 49ers a 20-16 victory over Bengals. ... Threw for 40,551 yards and 273 touchdowns.

Dave Wilcox

Position: Linebacker

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, 1964-1974

Size: 6-3, 241

Skinny: Third-round pick of San Francisco in 1964, 29th overall pick. ... Drafted as middle linebacker, moved to the outside, where he was so disruptive that opponents usually ran to the opposite side. ... Voted to seven Pro Bowls in 11-year career and missed just one game. ... Had 14 interceptions in his career. ... In 1973, 49ers coaches gave him 1,306 rating for the season

Dan Rooney

Position: President, Pittsburgh Steelers

Skinny: His father, Art Rooney, is also a Hall of Fame member who founded the Steelers. The younger Rooney was in charge when the team won four Super Bowls in six seasons during the '70s, building a team considered perhaps the NFL's best ever. Is also one of the most active owners in league and helped mediate and settle strikes in 1982 and '87 and obtain the collective bargaining agreement in use today.

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