Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Helmet of New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (not pictured) with a “Heads Up Football” sticker during warmups before a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
- Morris “Red” Badgro
I’m really reaching back here, but now I’m going to start pulling up some of the old school Giant lineman.
Who is “Red” Badgro? Well, it’s probably best to read about him here, but to give you a brief overview, Badgro was a four-time All-Pro—each of those years with the Giants—won an NFL championship in 1934, and was inducted into Canton in 1981. Yeah, not bad…
Not only did was he a solid left end, but he also contributed offensively, kicking and playing receiver, also serving as a returner. Not only that, he also was tied for the league-lead in receptions in 1934! Of course, he only caught 16 passes. Not exactly Terrell Owens, but hey, who’s counting? And he also played a couple years of a professional baseball. Talk about versatility!
Other accomplishments aside, Badgro is a football legend and was a good defensive lineman playing a very different style of football than we’re used to today. He is way down on this list for his Hall of Fame worthy accolades.
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