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The Evolution of the Football Player

Bigger, stronger, and faster is the name of the game for college and professional football. And now, according to a new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, there's data to back up what we’ve been seeing players morph into on the field over the past 70 years. http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/evolution-football-player?cid=soc_pinterest_content-fitness_aug14_evolutionlinemaninfographic

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Wide out Marvin Harrison was a fan favorite weapon who could strike fear into the hearts of opposing backs. His 1,722 receiving yards in 2002 came in the same season he set the NFL record for single season receptions.

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You can't talk about the New England Patriots without talking about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the winningest coach-QB tandem in NFL history.

You can't talk about the New England Patriots without talking about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the winningest coach-QB tandem in NFL history.

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While the Philadelphia Eagles haven't won a Super Bowl yet, they have one of the most die-hard fan bases in the NFL. They've sold out every game since 1999 and are routinely in the top 3 in NFL attendance. You can't mention the Eagles without bringing up their fierce rivalry with the New York Giants, often regarded as the greatest rivalry in the NFL.

While the Philadelphia Eagles haven't won a Super Bowl yet, they have one of the most die-hard fan bases in the NFL. They've sold out every game since 1999 and are routinely in the top 3 in NFL attendance. You can't mention the Eagles without bringing up their fierce rivalry with the New York Giants, often regarded as the greatest rivalry in the NFL.

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Peyton Manning lit up the league during his time in Indianapolis. The all-time NFL touchdown leader racked up 49 of them during the 2004 campaign, a mark that sets a Colts record. More

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Ricky Williams was quite the character off the field, but on the field he was one of the purest runners. His first season with the Miami Dolphins saw him rush for a league leading 1,853 yards.

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Len Dawson, QB Kansas City Chiefs - You have to go all the back to the 60s and Len Dawson to find the Kansas City Chiefs passing touchdown record.

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