Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

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  1. Dread-Head

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    We're all football fans, but each of us had a person or persons who truly made us love the game of football. Some of them have passed on, but if you could meet three of your living NFL idols,(retired not active) who would they be? Mine would be, in no particular order:

    1. Jerry Rice
    2. Barry Sanders
    3. Mr. Warren Moon
     
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    1. Earl Campbell
    2. Joe Montana
    3. Lawrence Taylor
     
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    !. Eric Dickerson

    2. Roger Staubach

    3. Kurt Warner
     
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    Well I'm still quite young in NFL fan terms and I've already met and spoken to Ray Lewis and Nate Solder and stood next to Steven Jackson....but in terms of meeting any 3 players at this current time (liable to change in a few years no doubt) they would be:

    1) Aaron Rodgers
    2) J.J Watt
    3) Brett Favre

    Brian Cushing is up there too
     
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    1 Barry Sanders
    2 Bo Jackson
    3 Deion Sanders

    All three simply amazed me when they played. Seems like they were a class above. Bo could have been my number 1 if not for a unfortunately shortened career. Barry, however did it year in/year out and acted like it was no big deal... ultimate class. Then, stripping away the class :-) Deion, well, as flashy as he is/was, he backed it up!
     
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    Troy Aikman
    Michael Irvin
    Emmitt Smith
     
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    1. Earl Campbell
    2. Robert "Dr. Doom" Brazile
    3. Jim Otto (What can I say. I was a center when I was a kid and I idolized this guy and Mick Tinglehoff.)

    JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, and Arian Foster are closing in, though.
     
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    1. Roger Staubach

    2. Joe Montana

    3. Dan Fouts

    I've already met Earl, Troy, Emmitt, Irvin and several others...only reason they're not on the list.
     


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    Barry Sanders
    Warren Moon
    Nolan Ryan/Hakeem the Dream (Don't make me choose)
     
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    1) Deion Sanders

    2) Tom Brady

    3) Peyton Manning

    Don't care about meeting them, but these are my three favorite players.
     
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    Earl
    Dr. Doom
    Barry Sanders
     
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    Just to clarify Dread's requirements.

    Otherwise, Andre Johnson would have been no. 2 on my list.
     
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    1. Len Dawson (was 9 years old and living in KC when they won Super Bowl IX
    2. John Elway
    3. Ray Childress
     
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    Roger Staubach
    Emmit Smith
    Deion Sanders

    I'm going to pull an alternate not many people will remember - Preston Pearson - Mr. Third Down - played in five Super Bowls.
     
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    Andre Johnson (favorite texan ever)
    Barry Sanders (tecmo superbowl love. followed his career because of it)
    Emmit Smith (first NFL player I ever drafted in a fantasy football league. followed him closely after that)
     
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    Didn't realize we had all of these closet Cowboys fans here.

    1.) Doug Williams
    2.) Chris Collinsworth (just think he is funny)
    3.) Michael Strahan
     
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    1. Earl Campbell
    2. Kellen Winslow
    3. Bill Bates
     
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    I grew-up a Willie Brown fan, but I've met him. Then again, I've met Otto Graham, lived down the street from Jack Pardee, and went to church with Joe Theismann. I've also met a handful of Redskins from back in the Larry Brown & Charlie Haraway days, to include Mike Bass. So, with that in mind, I'd have to say my three would be:

    1. Ken Stabler (living)
    2. Reggie White (deceased)
    3. Walter Payton (deceased)

    My top 3 for non-athlete with NFL affiliations, would look like this:

    1. Al Davis
    2. George Halas
    3. Paul Brown
     

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