Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Warren Sapp, left, and former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter react after being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Warren Sapp POSITION: Defensive tackle CAREER: 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders (13 seasons, 198 games) NOTABLE: First-year eligible. ... Selected in first round (12th player overall) by Tampa Bay in 1995 NFL Draft. ... Instant starter. ... Named to All-Rookie Team, 1995. ... Amassed 96.5 career sacks despite playing on interior of defensive line. ... Recorded double-digit sack totals four times. ... Had more than one sack in a game 23 times. ... Named 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping lead Tampa Bay to first division title in 18 years. ... Registered 12.5 sacks, 54 tackles, three forced fumbles, and recovered two fumbles, 1999. ... Recorded career-high 16.5 sacks, 2000. ... Started in two NFC championship games, one Super Bowl. ... Recorded two tackles, one sack, two passes defended, and forced fumble in Bucs
Larry Allen POSITIONS: Guard/tackle CAREER: 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers (14 seasons, 203 games) NOTABLE: First-year eligible. ... Selected by Cowboys in second round (46th player overall) of 1994 draft. ... Versatile, played every position on offensive line except center during 12 seasons with Dallas. ... Led way in second season for Emmitt Smith who set Cowboys' franchise record with 1,773 yards. ... Started at right guard in two NFC championship games and the 1996 Super Bowl. ... Named NFL Alumni's Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1997 and the NFL Players Association NFC Lineman of the Year twice (1996-97). ... Named first-team All-Pro seven straight years. ... First-team All-NFC six times, second-team once. ... Moved to tackle late in 1997 and entire 1998 season, earned All-Pro honors at position. ... First season with 49ers led way for Frank Gore who set team single-season rushing record (1,695 yards). ... Elected to 11 Pro Bowls. ... Named to NFL All-Decade Teams of 1990s and 2000s.
Cris Carter POSITION: Wide receiver CAREER: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins (16 seasons, 234 games) NOTABLE: Selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round of the 1987 Supplemental Draft. ... Played a full 16-game season in 13 of his 16 seasons. ... In 2000, became only the second player in NFL history to catch 1,000 career passes. ... Recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight straight years. ... Broke the 100-yard receiving plateau 42 times during his career. ... Ranks second on the NFL's all-time list for total receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130). ... His 130 TD receptions came from 13 different passers. ... Caught 70-plus passes in 10 seasons. ... His 122 receptions in 1994 was a then-NFL single-season-record. ... Named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s and received the 1999 NFL Man of the Year Award. ... Was first- or second-team All-Pro 1994, 1995, and 1999. ... Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls (1994-2001).
Jonathan Ogden POSITION: Tackle CAREER: 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens (12 seasons, 177 games) NOTABLE: First-year eligible. ... First-ever draft pick by Ravens. ... Taken in first round (fourth player overall) in 1996 draft. ... Won Outland Trophy Award as top lineman in college. ... Instant starter for Baltimore, earned All-Rookie honors. ... Leader of offensive line that helped Ravens amass more than 5,000 yards of offense in back-to-back seasons, 1996-97. ... Noted as strong pass protector as well as effective run blocker. ... Led way for running back Jamal Lewis who became fifth player in NFL history to rush for 2000 yards in a season, 2003. ... Key blocker for Lewis.
Bill Parcells COACHING CAREER: 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys NOTABLE: Reversed the fortunes of four NFL teams in 19 seasons as a head coach. ... Regular season record: 172-130-1. ... Postseason record: 11-8. ... Overall record: 183-138-1. ... Experienced just five losing seasons. ... Led Giants to Super Bowls XXI and XXV victories. ... Guided Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI appearance. ... Had best two-year turnaround of 1-15 team when led Jets to 9-7 record in 1997 and a 12-4 record in 1998. ... First to coach four different teams into the playoffs. ... Parcells-led teams finished in either first or second place in their division 11 times. ... NFL Coach of the Year 1986 and 1994.
Curley Culp POSITION: Defensive tackle CAREER: 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-1980 Houston Oilers, 1980-81 Detroit Lions (14 seasons, 179 games) NOTABLE: Senior nominee. ... Selected in second round (31st player overall) in 1968 draft by Denver Broncos. ... Denver attempted to switch him to offense before trading him to Chiefs during training camp. ... Fit in perfectly with Chiefs.
Dave Robinson POSITION: Linebacker CAREER: 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins (12 seasons, 155 games) NOTABLE: Senior nominee. ... Selected in first round (14th player overall) by Packers in 1963 NFL Draft. ... Chosen in third round (17th player overall) by San Diego Chargers in AFL Draft. ... Signed with Green Bay and quickly built reputation as big-play performer on Vince Lombardi-coached Packers dynasty. ... Started at left outside linebacker in three straight NFL championship wins, 1965-67. ... Starting OLB in Packers victories in Super Bowls I and II. ... Recorded two tackles, five assisted tackles, one fumble recovery and pass defended in Green Bay