Torry Holt (WR)
Holt was the other great receiver for that Rams “Turf” offense. He was unstoppable for a period of years (over 13,000 yards, 74 TDs) but also didn’t last quite as long as his teammate Bruce.
Hines Ward (WR)
The Steelers championship teams of the 2000s weren’t known for great passing attacks. It was all about defense and running the ball. Yet Ward had 12,000 yards and 85 touchdowns. Not bad.
Sam Mills (MLB)
Another of those “small” middle linebackers who were actually great. Mills went to five Pro Bowls and the crazy thing is he played a big chunk of his early career in the USFL.
Ronde Barber (CB)
Another key piece of the iconic 2002 Buccaneers defense. Barber was actually the last man standing of that core, playing 251 career games with 49 career interceptions.
Ty Law (CB)
One of the great big-game players ever at his position. Law had 59 interceptions in his career and four of them came during the Patriots’ title runs in 2001 and 2003.
Darren Woodson (S)
He was overshadowed so often not only by other great safeties of his era in the 1990s but also other players on his own team. Yet he still has three rings, five Pro Bowls, and 26 picks.
Tony Boselli (OT)
If not for a series of injuries, most believe he’d already be in the Hall of Fame. From 1995 to 2000, Boselli was the best left tackle in football. Then in 2001 he got hurt and was never the same.
Don Coryell (QB)
Many consider him to be the father of the modern passing game as we know it. Coryell was doing this in the ’70s and ’80s they’re still doing today. The problem? His defenses were bad. Really bad.
Steve Hutchinson (OG)
One of the most punishing guards for a decade. He paved the way for Shaun Alexander in Seattle and Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. Fairly good bragging rights.