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Level 1 - Tony Gonzalez
Level 2 - Mike Ditka
Level 3 - Shannon Sharpe
Level 4 - Ozzie Newsome
Level 5 - Dave Casper
Topic - NFL Offense Tight Ends
Monday – He played college ball at Berkeley and was drafted in 1997 by the Kansas City Chiefs. With 111 touchdown receptions and 15, 127 reception yards, he holds NFL records for both. Over his 17 year career, he missed only two games and fumbled only once past the year 2000. Who is he?
Tuesday – The Bears drafted him fifth overall in the 1961 NFL Draft. During his first season, he transformed a position generally associated with being a blocking position by accumulating 58 receptions and 12 receiving touchdowns. It was the most by a Bears rookie, ever. He would go to the pro bowl each of his 5 years with the Bears, be traded to the Eagles in 1967 and finish his playing career with the Cowboys in 1972. He also is the only head coach in Super Bowl history to score a touchdown as a player in a Super Bowl. Who is he?
Wednesday – Over his 14 year career, he wracked up 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns. He is an 8x Pro Bowl selectee and 3x Super Bowl champion. Drafted 192nd overall in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft, he lit up the field with the Denver Broncos. Now an analyst with CBS, a role his brother Sterling also undertook after retirement from playing, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011. Who is he?
Thursday – Nicknamed the “Wizard of Oz” while playing 4 years at the University of Alabama, coach Bear Bryant once commented that he was “the greatest end in Alabama history”. The 23rd pick in the 1978 NFL Draft, he played for the Cleveland Browns between 1978 and 1990 where he did not miss a single game. He totaled 662 career receptions for 7,980 yards and 47 TD’s. Who is he?
Friday – He played college ball at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Raiders as the 45th pick in 1974. His first two seasons were uneventful, catching only nine passes over both seasons. He is best known for the 1977 divisional playoff game against the Colts during which he caught a 42 yard reception to tie the game and set the Raiders up to win. It was dubbed the “Ghost to the Post” and exemplified Stabler’s attraction to throwing him the ball. Who is he?
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