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Make no mistake — a Ravens victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night would be music to the ears of Freddie Scott, the onetime Baltimore Colts receiver.

It has been more than 38 years since the Steelers silenced Baltimore, 40-14, in the 1976 AFC divisional playoffs. Moreover, the loss doomed the recording career of the Shake & Bake Band, a group comprised of a quartet of Colts, including Scott.

Come again?

“We’d started this band that played around town,” said Scott, 62. “We decided to cut a record in 1976 before the playoffs. We had [wide receiver] Glenn Doughty on vocals and drums, [tight end] Ray Chester on bass, [defensive back] Lloyd Mumford on harmonica and me on the tambourine. The song went, ‘We must get down, we’re Super Bowl-bound.’

“Well, we hired a guy to sell the records at halftime of the Steelers game at Memorial Stadium. But by then the Colts were so far behind [26-7] that nobody wanted to buy them. I guess those old records are gathering dust in somebody’s garage.”
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Scott’s four years with the Colts were the overture to a 10-year NFL career in which he blossomed after leaving Baltimore. A seventh-round draft pick from tiny Amherst in 1974, he played sparingly (39 receptions) before being dealt to the Detroit Lions.

Scott led all Lions receivers for three straight years (1979-81) during which he caught 168 total passes, including 14 touchdowns.

“Looking back, I know the Colts never truly judged my talent,” he told The Baltimore Sun in 1980.

Smart and skinny at 6 feet 2 and 170 pounds, Scott earned the nickname “Bones” because of his frame and his pre-med major at Amherst. He had thrived in college, graduating cum laude and leading the nation (college division) with 66 receptions as a junior.

“At Amherst, we only practiced three times a week,” he said. “For me, it was twice. One of those days I had a lab class that was far more important.”
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A professional career never occurred to Scott until another Amherst graduate, Baltimore-born Jean Fugett, approached him after making the Dallas Cowboys.

“Jean said, ‘Freddie, you’re as good as any guy we’ve got in camp,’ ” Scott said. “That inspired me.”

As a Colts rookie, he scored his first touchdown — a 25-yard pass from Marty Domres — in a preseason loss to the Chicago Bears on Aug. 26, 1974. His first child, Freddie II, was born that day, but Scott didn’t know it when he phoned his wife after the game.

“I was so excited about the touchdown that I talked football for five minutes before she got a word in,” he said. “What a thrill, to have a son. We thought about calling him TD Scott — but just for a moment.”

Mostly, Scott played backup to starters Doughty and Roger Carr with the Colts.
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Scott’s most memorable catch? A leaping, game-winning grab of a pass by Bert Jones in the rain at Memorial Stadium to defeat the Washington Redskins in 1977.

Each offseason with the Colts, Scott attended medical school at either Johns Hopkins or the University of Cincinnati. But he gave that up when his career took off in Detroit.

“I played football longer than I ever imagined,” he said. “And when I retired, I had four kids.”

A native of Arkansas, Scott lives in Little Rock with his fourth wife, Faye. He owns a consulting firm and partners with companies that foster community-based initiatives such as literacy, health and technology. An ordained minister, he also serves as associate pastor of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.

“As a player, I’d get up at 5 a.m., pray and read the Bible,” he said. “God spoke to my heart and said he wanted me to feed his poor, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to fight to help change lives.”
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His faith helped Scott on that tumultous day in 2001 when, within hours, he learned that he had been voted into the College Football Hall of Fame and that he had prostate cancer. One month after his induction, alongside John Elway, Marcus Allen and Johnny Rodgers, he underwent successful prostate surgery.

Scott’s oldest son, Freddie II, played at Penn State, starred at wide receiver and played briefly in the NFL for both of his father’s teams, the Lions and (now-Indianapolis) Colts. An ordained minister and motivational speaker, he is author of the book, “The Dad I Wish I Had.”

The elder Scott embraced the text.

“I OK’d it before it was published,” he said. “The title disparages me, but only 3 percent of the book deals directly with Freddie and myself.

“The rest chronicles the importance of fathers stepping up to the plate and spending time with their kids — and that was absent in our lives when I came home from football, physically spent, or when he had to compete with kids trying to get autographs from me.”
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And now?

“We work on projects together and talk all of the time,” said Scott, who had a handsome Afro when he played for the Colts. “To Freddie’s kids, I am their ‘bald-headed poppa.’ “

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Missouri members: 2

Cornerback Roger Wehrli: St. Louis Cardinals 1969-1982. Inducted in 2007.

Tight end Kellen Winslow (pictured): San Diego Chargers 1979-1987. Inducted in 1995.

Neither of Missouri’s Pro Football Hall of Fame alumni played in the SEC. The Tigers joined the conference in 2012.

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Ole Miss members: 2

Guard Gene Hickerson (pictured): Cleveland Browns 1958-1973. Inducted in 2007.

Tackle Frank “Bruiser” Kinard: Brooklyn Dodgers 1938-1944, New York Yankees 1946-1947. Inducted in 1971.

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South Carolina members: 0

The Gamecock who has earned the most accolades in the NFL is wide receiver Sterling Sharpe. He was an All-Pro three times and Pro Bowler five times. Sharpe did not play in the SEC.

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Tennessee members: 2

Defensive end Doug Atkins: Cleveland Browns 1953-1954, Chicago Bears 1955-1966, New Orleans Saints 1967-1969. Inducted in 1982.

Defensive end Reggie White (pictured): Philadelphia Eagles 1985-1992, Green Bay Packers 1993-1998, Carolina Panthers 2000. Inducted in 2006.

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Texas A&M members: 1

Safety/punter Yale Lary: Detroit Lions 1952-1964. Inducted in 1979.

Texas A&M’s Pro Football Hall of Fame alumnus never played in the SEC. The Aggies joined the conference in 2012.

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Vanderbilt members: 0

The Commodore who has earned the most accolades in the NFL is offensive tackle Will Wolford. He was a Pro Bowler three times.

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Memory is malleable. It can take many forms. If it is a substantial recollection, it can contain the best of all possible allures. It can be shaped by both circumstance and romance. It can be the El Rancho Tropicana, which was neither a ranch nor tropical. It was much more interesting than that.

For 31 years, it was the Raiders’ Santa Rosa summer home — and never has been there more a loosely crafted sentence than that. To call El Rancho “a summer home” is like calling Sonoma Raceway a bike lane. Yes, of course, some would say with great fondness that some of the Raiders of that time should have been in a home. Ah, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves.

Don’t try to find El Rancho. You’ve got a better chance of finding Jimmy Hoffa. It’s a parking lot now at the Santa Rosa Marketplace, approximately the space in front of Best Buy. Such disrespect. A parking lot? A forgettable, indistinguishable parking lot? Banished from history? Never! A sacrilege to the pirate.

As with all things sports, it begins with the people. Otherwise, we are rooting for laundry and color schemes. The humans — starting with that mega-human Al Davis — gave us the Raiders and their bad-boy image and, by logical extension, El Rancho. No better place to start than with John Matuszak, a true mega-human at 6-foot-8, 285 pounds.

Be warned, I was told. This guy was Hercules Unchained. Tooz traveled in his own universe. This ain’t the Dolphins, bright eyes. I had come to Northern California in 1977 after covering Miami. His reputation was the Raiders’ reputation. He was my first interview.

We sat down. On my left, John placed his right paw on my left knee. I call it a paw because slab of meat doesn’t quite cover it. For the entire 20 minutes, Tooz kept his right paw on my left knee. At the interview’s end he looked at me for a reaction. I shrugged. He smiled.

Welcome to the Raiders. Welcome to El Rancho. Welcome to eight weeks — yes, eight weeks — of training camp. Welcome to two-a-days in 100-degree heat. Welcome to the Raiders taking over Santa Rosa. See, back then Santa Rosa and Sonoma County weren’t yet a world-class wine destination. The city was more country than a cabernet. The Raiders put Santa Rosa on the map and our fair city responded in kind.

Parades would be organized overnight. A young lady would volunteer to be queen and stand in back of a pick-up truck in a formal gown. The Raiders had no shortage of volunteers, as was reflected in this commonly heard statement — the population of Sonoma County might have increased when the Raiders were in town.

Many of the interactions with the community were much less steamy but as memorable. John Bribiescas, a civic legend for co-founding “Schools Plus,” was a 20-something back in the 1960s. Then, one could buy a day pass to sit by El Rancho’s pool.

Bribiescas was sitting by the pool wearing the attire of the day — a red helmet with cans of beer mounted on each side, a tube traveling downward for convenient inhaling.

“I want that,” center Dave Dalby told Bribiescas as he wandered by.

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In celebration of the NFL’s 100th season, USA TODAY Sports is rolling out a variety of stories, videos, graphics and more across its network platforms to honor the country’s most popular sports league, which kicked off in 1920.

These are the Detroit Lions’ Top 100 all-time players, as ranked by Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett.

Player profiles compiled by Free Press sports writers Greg Levinsky and J.L. Kirven

No. 1: Barry Sanders

Pos: RB. Years: 1989-98.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 1997 NFL MVP; 1989 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year; 6-time First team All-Pro; 4-time Second team All-Pro; 10-time Pro Bowl selection.

[ 20 years ago, Barry Sanders retired and ‘all hell broke loose’ ]

No. 2: Joe Schmidt

Pos: LB. Years: 1953-65.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; 2-time NFL champion; 1960 & 1963 NFL Defensive MVP; 1957 NFL Lineman of the Year; 8-time First team All-Pro; 10-time Pro Bowl selection.

[ A revealing look at the 1957 Lions in Joe Schmidt’s basement ]

No. 3: Calvin Johnson

Pos: WR. Years: 2007-15

Achievements: NFL record 1,964 receiving yards in a season, 2012; 2007 PFWA All-Rookie Team; 3-time First team All-Pro; 6-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 4: Lem Barney

Pos: CB. Years: 1967-77.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 1967 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year; 2-time First team All-Pro; 7-time Pro Bowl Selection.

No. 5: Bobby Layne

Pos: QB. Years: 1950-58.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; 3-time NFL champion; 3-time First Team All-Pro; 3-time Second Team All-Pro; 5-time Pro Bowl selection.

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No. 6: Dick “Night Train” Lane

Pos: CB. Years: 1960-65.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team; 5-time First Team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 7: Dutch Clark

Pos: QB. Years: 1931-38.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 1935 NFL champion; 3-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader; 6-time First team All-Pro.

No. 8: Jack Christiansen

Pos: DB. Years: 1951-58.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 3 NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; 3-time NFL champion; 6-time All-Pro; 5-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 9: Alex Karras

Pos: DL. Years: 1958-70.

Achievements: NFL 1960s All-Decade Team; 4-time First team All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

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No. 10: Charlie Sanders

Pos: TE. Years: 1968-77.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team; 3-time First team All-Pro; 7-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 11: Yale Lary

Pos: DB/P/KR/PR. Years: 1952-53, 1956-64.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; 5-time All-Pro; 9-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 12: Dick LeBeau

Pos: DB. Years: 1959-72.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 3-time Second team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 13: Billy Sims

Pos: RB. Years: 1980-84.

Achievements: 1980 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year; First team All-Pro; Second Team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 14: Chris Spielman

Pos: LB. Years: 1988-95.

Achievements: 3-time All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 15: Herman Moore

Pos: WR. Years: 1991-2001

Achievements: 2-time NFL receptions leader; 3-time First team All-Pro; Second team All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 16: Lou Creekmur

Pos: OL. Years: 1950-59.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 3-time NFL champion; 7-time First team All-Pro; 8-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 17: Alex Wojciechowicz

Pos: C/LB. Years: 1938-46.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1940s All-Decade Team; 2-time First team All-Pro.

No. 18: Doak Walker

Pos: RB/K/P. Years: 1950-55

Achievements: Hall of Fame; 2-time NFL champion; 1950 NFL Rookie of the Year; 5-time First team All-Pro; 5-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 19: Roger Brown

Pos: DT. Years: 1960-66.

Achievements: 1962 NFL Outstanding Defensive Lineman; 2-time First Team All-Pro; 5-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 20: Jason Hanson

Pos: K. Years: 1992-2012.

Achievements: NFL record most seasons played with one team; 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 21: Ndamukong Suh

Pos: DT. Years: 2010-14.

Achievements: 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year; 3-time First Team All-Pro; Second Team All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 22: Matthew Stafford

Pos: QB. Years: 2009-Present.

Achievements: Fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing yards; 2011 NFL Comeback Player of the Year; Pro Bowl selection.

No. 23: Dick Stanfel

Pos: G. Years: 1952-55.

Achievements: Hall of Fame; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; 2-time NFL champion; 2-time First Team All-Pro; 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 24: Lomas Brown

Pos: T. Years: 1985-95.

Achievements: 3-time First Team All-Pro; 3-time Second Team All-Pro; 3-time First Team All-NFC; 6-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 25: Mel Gray

Pos: WR/RB/KR. Years: 1989-94.

Achievements: NFL 1990s All-Decade Team; 4-time First team All-Pro, Second team All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 26: Al “Bubba” Baker

Pos: DE. Years: 1978-82.

Achievements: 1978 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year; First team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 27: Doug English

Pos: DT. Years: 1975-85.

Achievements: First team All-Pro; 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 28: Robert Porcher

Pos: DE/DT. Years: 1992-2003.

Achievements: First team All-NFC; 3-time First team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 29: George Christensen

Pos: OL. Years: 1931-38.

Achievements: NFL 1930s All-Decade Team; 4-time First team All-Pro; 2-time Second team All-Pro.

No. 30: Jim David

Pos: DB. Years: 1952-59.

Achievements: 6-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 31: John Gordy

Pos: G. Years: 1957-67.

Achievements: 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 32: Kevin Glover

Pos: OL. Years: 1985-97.

Achievements: 4-time First team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 33: Bennie Blades

Pos: S. Years: 1988-96.

Achievements: All-Pro; Pro Bowl selection.

No. 34: Don Doll

Pos: DB/RB/QB/P/PR/KR. Years: 1949-52.

Achievements: 4-time Pro Bowl selection; 1952 Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player.

No. 35: Wayne Walker

Pos: LB/K. Years: 1958-72.

Achievements: 3-time First team All-Pro; 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 36: Cloyce Box

Pos: TE/RB. Years: 1949-50, 1952-54.

Achievements First team All-Pro, 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 37: Harley Sewell

Pos: G. Years: 1953-62.

Achievements: 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 38: Darius Slay

Pos: CB. Years: 2013-present.

Achievements: First team All-Pro; 2-time Pro Bowl.

No. 39: Gail Cogdill

Pos: TE/WR. Years: 1960-68.

Achievements: 1960 NFL Rookie of the Year; 3-time Second team All-Pro.

No. 40: Jim Gibbons

Pos: TE. Years: 1958-68.

Achievements: 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 41: Ed Flanagan

Pos: C. Years: 1965-74.

Achievements: 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 42: Dominic Raiola

Pos: C. Years: 2001-14.

Achievements: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team; first Lion to start 200 games.

No. 43: Les Bingaman

Pos: OL. Years: 1948-54.

Achievements: 4-time First team All-Pro; 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 44: Bill Radovich

Pos: G. Years: 1938-41, 1945.

Achievements: 2-time All-Pro.

No. 45: Nick Pietrosante

Pos: FB. Years: 1959-65.

Achievements: 1959 NFL Rookie of the Year; 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 46: Pat Studstill

Pos: WR/P. Years: 1957-67.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 47: Terry Barr

Pos: RB/DB. Years: 1957-65.

Achievements: NFL champion; 2-time Pro Bowl.

No. 48: Mel Farr

Pos: RB. Years: 1967-73.

Achievements: 1967 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year; Second team All-Pro; 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 49: Mike Lucci

Pos: LB. Years: 1965-73.

Achievements: Pro Bowl selection.

No. 50: Jerry Ball

Pos: DL. Years: 1985-97.

Achievements: 3-time Pro Bowl selection.

No. 51: Frank Sinkwich

Pos: RB. Years: 1943-44.

Achievements: MVP, 2-time First-team All-Pro.

No. 52: Greg Landry

Pos: QB. Years: 1968-78.

Achievements: Pro Bowl, First team All-Pro, NFL comeback player of the year (1976).

No. 53: Stephen Boyd

Pos: LB. Years: 1995-2001.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl, All-Pro.

No. 54: Golden Tate

Pos: WR. Years: 2014-18.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 55: Johnnie Morton

Pos: WR. Years: 1994-2001.

Achievements: Ranks third all-time in Lions receiving yards and receptions.

No. 56: Brett Perriman

Pos: WR. Years: 1991-96.

Achievements: Fourth highest for receiving yards in a season in franchise history (1995, with 1,488).

No. 57: Luther Elliss

Pos: DT. Years: 1995-2003.

Achievements: Two-time Pro Bowl.

No. 58: Dre Bly

Pos: DB. Years: 2003-06.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl, All-Pro.

No. 59: Shaun Rogers

Pos: DT. Years: 2001-07.

Achievements: 3-time Pro Bowl, Second-team All-Pro.

No. 60: DeAndre Levy

Pos: LB. Years: 2009-16.

Achievements: Second-team All-Pro.

No. 61: Glover Quin

Pos: FS. Years: 2013-18.

Achievements: Pro Bowl, Second-team All-Pro, NFL interceptions leader (2014).

No. 62: Bob Hoernschemeyer

Pos: RB. Years: 1950-55.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl, 2-time NFL champion.

No. 63: Cory Schlesinger

Pos: FB. Years: 1995-2006.

Achievements: 3-time Pro Bowl.

No. 64: Dexter Bussey

Pos: RB. Years: 1974-84.

Achievements: Had at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage 3 times.

No. 65: Darris McCord

Pos: DE. Years: 1955-67.

Achievements: Pro Bowl, NFL champion.

No. 66: Sam Williams

Pos: DT. Years: 1960-65.

Achievements: Member of Detroit’s fearsome foursome.

No. 67: Charley Ane

Pos: OL. Years: 1953-59.

Achievements: Two-time Pro Bowl.

No. 68: Paul Naumoff

Pos: LB. Years: 1967-78.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 69: Charlie Weaver

Pos: LB. Years: 1971-81.

Achievements: 2-time team defensive MVP.

No. 70: David Hill

Pos: TE. Years: 1976-82.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl.

No. 71: Jeff Backus

Pos: OT. Years: 2001-12.

Achievements: Started 186 consecutive games.

No. 72: Cliff Avril

Pos: DE. Years:2008-12.

Achievements: Led defensive ends in forced fumbles in 2011.

No. 73: James Jones

Pos: RB. Years: 1983-88.

Achievements: Led team in rushing from 1985-87.

No. 74: Eddie Murray

Pos: K. Years: 1980-91.

Achievements: Two-time Pro Bowl, three-time All-Pro, Second-team NFL 1980’s All-Decade team.

No. 75: Leon Hart

Pos: WR/FB. Years: 1950-57.

Achievements: Pro Bowl, 3-time NFL champion.

No. 76: Ernie Caddel

Pos: RB. Years: 1934-38.

Achievements: Led the league in all-purpose yards, rushing touchdowns and yards per carry, NFL champion.

No. 77: Rockne “Rocky” Freitas

Pos: OT. Years: 1968-77.

Achievements: 2-time second team all-pro.

No. 78: Mike Cofer

Pos: LB. Years: 1983-93.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 79: Keith Dorney

Pos: OT. Years: 1979-87.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 80: Dick Jauron

Pos: FS. Years: 1973-77.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 81: Altie Taylor

Pos: RB. Years: 1969-75.

Achievements: Led the team in rushing from 1972-74.

No. 82: Jimmy Williams

Pos: LB. Years: 1982-90.

Achievements: Recorded 7.5 sacks in 1985.

No. 83: Ziggy Ansah

Pos: DE. Years: 2013-18.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 84: Cory Redding

Pos: DT. Years: 2003-08.

Achievements: 16 sacks in 86 games.

No. 85: Jeff Hartings

Pos: OL. Years: 1996-2000.

Achievements: Voted 2-time best OL on team.

No. 86: Stephen Tulloch

Pos: LB. Years: 2011-15.

Achievements: Recorded 111 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions in 2011.

No. 87: Roy Williams

Pos: WR. Years: 2004-08.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 88: David Sloan

Pos: TE. Years: 1995-2001.

Achievements: Pro Bowl.

No. 89: Gary Danielson

Pos: QB. Years: 1976-84.

Achievements: Ranked fourth in team history in passing yards and touchdowns.

No. 90: Tracy Scroggins

Pos: LB/DE. Years: 1992-2001.

Achievements: Recorded 9.5 sacks in 1995.

No. 91: Ray Crockett

Pos: DB. Years: 1989-93.

Achievements: Recorded six interceptions in 1991.

No. 92: William Gay

Pos: DT. Years: 1978-87.

Achievements: Voted team defensive MVP in 1983.

No. 93: Larry Hand

Pos: DE. Years: 1965-77.

Achievements: Voted team defensive MVP in 1972.

No. 94: Dave Pureifory

Pos: DE. Years: 1978-82.

Achievements: Voted team defensive MVP in 1980.

No. 95: Damien Woody

Pos: OL. Years: 2004-07.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl.

No. 96: Tobin Rote

Pos: QB. Years: 1957-59.

Achievements: Split time with Layne in 1957 and started and won NFL championship.

No. 97: Whizzer White

Pos: RB. Years: 1940-41.

Achievements: All-Pro, NFL 1940’s All-Decade team.

No. 98: John Henry Johnson

Pos: RB. Years: 1957-59.

Achievements: Led team in rushing in 1957, NFL champion.

No. 99: Jim Arnold

Pos: P. Years: 1986-93.

Achievements: 2-time Pro Bowl.

No. 100: James Stewart

Pos: RB. Years: 2000-03.

Achievements: Had 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2000 and 2002.