Bill George, Linebacker, 1952-1965
Bill GeorgeBecame the NFL's first middle linebacker when he began dropping off the line from his middle guard position in 1954. Attended Wake Forest, was all-NFL eight times in nine years and made eight straight pro bowls. Played through the 1965 season, but knew his career was over when Bears drafted his replacement, Dick Butkus. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974. Died of injuries sustained in a car accident in 1982.

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