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McNair's rare distinction

Steve McNair is one of only three NFL draft first-round QBs hailing from HBCUs

Originally Published: July 6, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In virtually every appreciation written about Steve McNair since his death on the Fourth of July, the late Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens star has been celebrated for his toughness, grit, poise and competitive spirit.

Such plaudits are well-deserved, since the former quarterback certainly possessed all those attributes.

But it would be hyperbole -- and even McNair would agree -- to suggest that he was the only tough-guy quarterback of this era.

Including playoff ...

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