Number 33 on the NFL Network’s “Top 100” is Sid Luckman. Sid Luckman was a premier quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He is remembered for being the first quarterback to lead the T-Formation.
Sid Luckman was drafted in 1939 out of Columbia as the second pick in the first round. He played 12 seasons and during that 12-year career he played in 128 games.
Luckman led the Bears to a 73-0 win over the Washington Redskins using the T-Formation and is also remembered for throwing seven touchdown passes in one game. He threw a touchdown pass for every seven passes. Luckman still holds most of the records for a Bears’ quarterback.
Sid Luckman’s career stats include 14,686 yards and 137 touchdowns.
Surprisingly Sid Luckman has no fan ranking. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965.
Number 32 on the NFL Network’s “Top 100” is Colts’ Offensive tackle Jim Parker. Jim Parker was the eighth pick in the first round out of Ohio State. He was the Outland Trophy Winner.
Parker played 135 games in 11 seasons. He spent half of those years as an offensive tackle and half as the offensive guard.
Parker played at a time when offensive players couldn’t use their hands at all and still he was great. He protected legend Johnny Unitas on passing plays and as a guard he pulled and ran interference for Lenny Moore.
Jim Parker did not have a fan ranking either again because of the era in which he played.
Jim Parker played in eight straight Pro-Bowls. He was humble and Colts’ Head Coach Weeb Ewbank had a lot of confidence in him. It was thought that he would play defense when he first came to the Colts.
Jim Parker played in “The Game.” This was the 1958 Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants that the Colts won in overtime. They won that game on a run by Alan Ameche. It turned out that Jim Parker opened the hole for the Colts’ fullback.
Jim Parker was the first offensive player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973.
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