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No. 9: Bronko Nagurski

Photograph By AP Photo

One of the toughest football players ever, Nagurski was a punishing runner and linebacker. He played from 1930-43 and gained 4,031 yards. He was a two-time champion, five-time all-NFL selection and a member of the Hall of Fame. Nagurski would fake a plunge into the pile, step back and throw a jump pass with tremendous results. His two TD passes helped the Bears win the 1933 championship.