Strong safety: Jerry Stovall (1963-71)

Strong safety: Jerry Stovall (1963-71)

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Jerry Stovall

With a ball tucked under his arm, New York Giants Ernie Koy is brought down from behind by St. Louis Cardinals Jerry Stovall in the first period at Yankee Stadium, Dec. 18, 1967, New York. Ernie picked up 15 yards, good for a first down.  (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

After finishing second to Terry Baker in the 1962 Heisman Trophy voting, Stovall was chosen No. 2 overall in the '63 NFL draft. For the better part of a decade, he and Larry Wilson formed one of the game's best safety tandems. Stovall (shown above tackling the Giants' Ernie Koy at Yankee Stadium in 1967) made three Pro Bowls, had 18 career interceptions, and also handled punting chores.

Ben Frederickson

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