Greatest Linebackers

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“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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Dick Butkus
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Richard J.Butkus "Dick", was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 1942. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a two time All- American line backer. A first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, Dick played for them from 1965-1973, and was named All-Pro linebacker seven times. Mr...
 
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Ray Nitschke
Ray Nitschke was born in Elmwood Park, Illinois. His Father passed away when he was 3, and his Mother passed away when he was 13. He grew up a Chicago Bears fan, but quickly learn to hate them after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of 1958. He played for 15 seasons before retiring in 1972.
 
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“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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Junior Seau
Junior Seau, was a native of Oceanside, CA. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Parade magazine named him to its High School All-American team simply as an athlete and refused to specify a particular sport. In 2010, Junior was inducted into the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame...
 
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Derrick Thomas
Derrick Vincent Thomas was born January 1, 1967. The son of Robert Thomas (US Air Force Captain) and Edith Morgan. His father was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He began playing football at the age of 3. He went on to play for South Miami High School in Miami, Florida. He graduated in 1985. He was offered a scholarship to play linebacker for the University of Alabama...
 
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Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher was born to Brad and Lavoyda Urlacher in Pasco, Washington. The family broke apart in the late 1980s, and Lavoyda gained custody of Urlacher and his siblings.Lavoyda then moved the family to Lovington, New Mexico, where she was eager to give the family a new start. While his mother worked several jobs to keep the family afloat...
“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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“ NFL 2000s All-Decade Team ” - Paul Hamell
 
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