Monday, June 29, 2015

Falcons Number 20

Back in the day DB/WR/KR Tom McCauley was one of my favorites. His twisting, snaking 77 yard punt return for a touchdown was legendary. Not a break-through-one-wall-of-tacklers-into-an-open-field type return – McCauley snaked his way from one side of the field to the other, avoiding tacklers the entire way. A tall, lean, fast white boy (above and below).
Honorable Mention: Allen Rossum 2002-2006 Notre Dame CB/KR.
Others: Bob Riggle (66-67) Penn State safety
Vince Kendrick 74-75 Florida RB
Earl Jones 80-83 Norfolk State DB
Wendell Cason 86-87 Oregon DB
Evan Cooper 88 Michigan DB
Brad Edwards 94 South Carolina safety
Michael Booker 97-99 Nebraska CB
Rodney Thomas 2001 Texas A&M RB
Brent Grimes 2008-2012 Shippensburg CB
Dwight Lowery 2014 San Jose State safety
NFL: Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, one of the two greatest running backs of all time. Lion Lem Barney. Hall of Famer Cliff Battles. Cowboy DB Mel Renfro. Patriot receiver/kicker  Gino Cappellietti.
Bulldog greats Jimmy Poulos and Brandon Harton.
Miami All-America QB Bernie Kosar.

Braves: Catcher Bruce "Eggs" Benedict. World Series hero turned knuckleballer Mark Lemke. Pitcher Clay Carroll. Mike Marshall. Todd Hollandsworth.  

Tech: All-ACC forward Tom Hammonds had his number 20 retired by the Jackets. Standout backs Robert Lavette and Jerry Mays. Dawg beater Roddy Jones. Dawan Landry.

NBA: The Glove, Gary Payton.

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