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Eugene Thurman "Gene" Upshaw, Jr (1945 - 2008) Upshaw was a former football player, who played with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League and the National Football League for 16 years. During his career he had the privilege of playing in three Super Bowls - 1967, 1976 and 1980.
Walter Payton (1954 - 1999) Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For thirteen seasons (1975 to 1987), he played at the running back position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Nicknamed "Sweetness", he was one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.
George Blanda (1927 - 2010) Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For twenty-six seasons (1949 to 1975), he played at the quarterback and place-kicker positions in the National and American Football Leagues with the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders.