Wide receiver: Roy Green (1979-87)

Wide receiver: Roy Green (1979-87)

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Roy Green

St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver Roy Green (81) runs upfield during an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia on October 28, 1984. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 34-14. (AP Photo/Chuck Solomon)

You don't get a nickname like "Jet Stream" for being slow. Green was one of the league's fastest players, a feared deep threat who had a pair of 1,000-yard seasons for the Cardinals in St. Louis. And keep in mind, he was a converted defensive back who wasn't even tried at wide receiver until his third NFL season.

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