He also owns a Super Bowl ring from 2002 and was named to the All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He was a cover linebacker under the Tampa-2 strategy, which did not need linebackers to blitz; instead, the front four was required to pressure the quarterback. Carter would often drop into coverage against tight ends or wide receivers, putting him in position to make interceptions.
He started his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2001 and played there for three seasons. In 2004, he went to the New York Giants where he stayed until 2007. After that, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles but was released after one season. He finished his NFL career with the Chicago Bears in 2008 and 2009.
During his NFL career, Carter collected 39 interceptions while playing more than 100 games during the last nine years. He returned seven interceptions for touchdowns, which is second only to Eric Allen (nine) among active players.
After retirement, Carter became a color analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football broadcasts in 2010 and 2011, respectively. From 2012 to 2015, he served as a game analyst for Fox Sports' coverage of the College Football Playoff.
In 2016, Carter joined the Miami Dolphins as a senior analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football.
He is married to Deanna Carter.
In 1954, 1956, and 1957, he led the NFL in catches, receiving first-team All-Pro honors in 1957. He made the Pro Bowl every year from 1954 through 1959 and is remains the fifth-leading receiver in team history, despite the fact that the game has grown increasingly pass-happy. (He had 751 yards in 1957, the second-highest total of his career.) Young also scored 14 touchdowns during that three-year span.
The 49ers released Young after his third season with the team, but he continued to play at a high level until late in his career. He finished with 105 receptions for 1,521 yards and fourteen touchdowns over those nine seasons.
Young was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 1959 NFL Draft. The 49ers reclaimed him off waivers a few weeks later. Although he only played one season for the franchise that drafted him, he still holds many team records to this day.
Urlacher, Brian In 2005, he was voted the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year while anchoring one of the league's most formidable units. Urlacher and the Bears' defense were instrumental in the team's first Super Bowl participation since 1986 in 2006. His play dipped slightly in the following seasons, echoing the Bears' general troubles. However, even in his declining years, he still managed to register five interceptions in 2009. He announced his retirement at the end of the season.
Urlacher started out as a rookie free agent signing by the Chicago Bears. The team had just fired their longtime middle linebacker Mike Singletary due to a series of on-field gaffes. They felt that changing cities would help Singletary deal with his personal issues and allow him to focus more on football. Under new head coach Lovie Smith, the team drafted Urlacher third overall. He immediately became one of the best linebackers in the game.
In his 10 year career, Urlacher played for the Bears, St. Louis Rams, and Miami Dolphins. On April 4th, 2015, it was reported that he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Despite undergoing chemotherapy, he decided to retire from football after 12 seasons.
He is considered one of the greatest middle linebackers of all time. He led the Bears to a perfect record during the 2004 season and was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
Barry Wilburn, a Redskins cornerback, was a crucial member of Washington's defensive team, which had two interceptions during Super Bowl XXII. Williams had traveled a somewhat unusual path to the Super Bowl. In 1978, he was drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, after three seasons with the Bucs, during which he started only four games because of injuries, he was traded to the New York Jets for future Hall of Famer Joe Namath. The Jets released him before the start of the 1981 season, at which time he signed with the Redskins.
Wilburn began his career with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State in 1987. He played five seasons for the Vikes, starting 44 games until he was injured late in the 1992 season. The Vikes released him after the season, and he signed with the San Francisco 49ers the next year. Wilburn started all 16 games for the 'Niners that season. After one more season with the 49ers, he ended his NFL career.
After ending his NFL career, Wilburn returned home to North Carolina where he worked as a security guard before getting into sports marketing. He later became a radio host on 103.3 The Fan in Washington.
During Super Bowl XXII, Barry Wilburn covered Deion Sanders on and off coverage against Walter Payton. During this game, Sanders had seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
* In the early 1990s, Ken Norton Jr. was instrumental in bringing the Dallas Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs. 74622357 Ken Norton Jr. is the son of former boxing world champion Ken Norton, and he was a powerful hitter like his father.
So it's fitting that Jordan, who played middle linebacker for the Cowboys over his 14-year career despite being only 6-1, 215 pounds, is still the franchise's all-time top tackler. Jordan, an All-American at Alabama who was selected with the team's first-round choice in 1963, was a vital member of the Cowboys' legendary "Doomsday Defense."