Texas A&M football: Ranking the NFL Aggies
OU has only two Pro Football Hall of Famers, if you don’t count Troy Aikman, which you shouldn’t. That seems a very low number, considering Notre Dame and Southern Cal have 11 each, Pitt and Alabama seven each, and Oregon, Michigan and Ohio State six each. Heck, Minnesota and Illinois have five each.
But Texas A&M has just one. Let’s continue our list of various schools’ best NFL careers, using profootball-reference.com’s career value ranking. Here are the top 15 Aggies:
1. Yale Lary 109: The only A&M Hall of Famer, and he was inducted in 1979. An epic defensive back with the Detroit Lions (1952-64), Lary had 50 career interceptions.
2. Richmond Webb 100: Great offensive tackle twice was first-team all-pro. Played 13 years (1990-02), mostly with the Dolphins.
3. Ray Childress 93: Great pass-rushing defensive end, with 76.5 sacks in 12 years (1985-96), mostly with Houston Oilers.
4. Jack Pardee 83: 15-year linebacker (1957-72) with the Rams and Redskins. Made all-pro once and later coached the Bears, Redskins and Oilers.
5. Jacob Green 80: Another Wrecking Crew veteran. Defensive end who spent 13 years in the NFL (1980-92), 12 with the Seahawks, and had 97.5 sacks.
6. Charlie Krueger 79: Great old defensive tackle who was one of Bear Bryant’s famous Junction Boys, who helped turn around the Aggie program in the 1950s. Krueger played 15 years on the 49er defensive line and made 168 career starts.
7. Sam Adams 78: 14-year defensive lineman (1994-07) who made three Pro Bowls and made 177 starts for six teams total.
8. Pat Williams 74: Northeastern A&M Junior College transfer who just finished his 14th NFL season and is yet another great Aggie d-lineman. Started just four games his first four pro seasons but has started 153 since.
9. Dave Elmendorf 72: Nine-year Ram safety (1971-79) who started every game of his career and had 27 interceptions.
10. Lester Hayes 72: Great Raider defensive back (1977-86) has been a Hall of Fame finalist. Seems a little low in this rating.
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