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George Blanda was first-ever fantasy draft pick

Updated: September 29, 2010, 6:05 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

From his arm to his leg to his sheer longevity, Hall of Fame quarterback and place-kicker George Blanda -- who died Monday at 83 -- was one of a kind. And to his list of accomplishments -- the longest career in pro football history, a onetime-record 2,002 total points scored, oldest quarterback (age 43) to play in a championship game -- add the following: First-ever fantasy football draft pick.

It's true: Long before Chris Johnson, before LaDainian Tomlinson (circa 2006), ...

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