All-Time Greatest NFL Players By Jersey Numbers: 31-40
Here's the fourth installment!
31: Jim Taylor
He rushed for 8,597 yards, 83 touchdowns, averaged 4,4 yards per carry, and won 4 NFL championships.
32: Jim Brown
He only played for 9 seasons, but is still considered the greatest player in NFL history.
33: Sammy Baugh
It was a close race between him and Tony Dorsett. He was one of the first great quarterbacks. He led the Washington Redskins to 2 championship victories and was a member of the inaugural class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
34: Walter Payton
He's one of the 2 greatest halfbacks of all time, along with Emmitt Smith. He retired as the league's All-Time leading rusher. He was NFL MVP and went to 9 Pro Bowls.
35: Bill Dudley
He spent 3 seasons with the Steelers, 3 seasons with the Lions, and 3 seasons with the Redskins, but he was also NFL MVP, punted for 7,304 yards, 23 interceptions, 3,057 rushing yards, 1,383 receiving yards, and is one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
36: Jerome Bettis
There's a good chance he'll get into the Hall of Fame next year, his first year of eligibility. He's 5th all-time in rushing yards, scored 94 touchdowns, and averaged 3.9 yards per carry.
37: Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson, not the coach, went to 5 Pro Bowls, was a member of the 1970s All-Decade team, and made 47 interceptions.
38: Arnie Herber
Before Bart Starr, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers, there was Arnie Herber. He was All-Pro for 3 years, was a member of the 1930s All-Decade team, and led the Packers to 4 NFL championship victories. He's also in the Hall of Fame.
39: Larry Csonka
The Syracuse product rushed for 64 touchdowns, 8,081 yards, helped the Dolphins win back-to-back Super Bowls, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.
40: Gale Sayers
In a 7-year career, Sayers rushed for 4,956 yards, 39 touchdowns, and was a 3-time Pro Bowl MVP.