March 26, 1960 Marcus LeMarr Allen, hall of fame football player, was born in San Diego, California. Allen played college football at the University of Southern California from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, he became the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season. That same year, he won […]
February 26, 1973 Marshall William Faulk, hall of fame football player, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Faulk played collegiate football at San Diego State University and was a three-time First-team All-American. He skipped his senior year and was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1994 NFL Draft. That year he was the NFL […]
February 16, 1972 Jerome Abram “The Bus” Bettis, retired football player, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Bettis played football at Mackenzie High School and the University of Notre Dame before being selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams. In his first year as a professional, he was […]
November 2, 1945 Lawrence Chatmon “Larry” Little, hall of fame football player, was born in Groveland, Georgia. Little played college football at Bethune-Cookman College and was signed by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League as a free agent in 1967.
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