1992 Man of the Year and 1993 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Football's Man of the Year - 1992
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers, Quarterback - his resounding passing and leadership enabled him to be selected by 'Score Football Trading Cards' as the professional football's 1992 Man of the Year. An outstanding all-around athlete, Steve Young led the 49ers to the best season record in the NFL (1992-1993). He also became the first player in football history to compile a pass rating of 100 in two straight seasons and, also led the league in completions and touchdowns.
Hall of Fame - 1993 Inductees:
* Chuck Noll - played guard for the Cleveland Browns for seven years before coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories in six seasons, 1975-1980. In his 23-year career as the head coach for the Steelers, 1969-1991, he collected a 193-146-1 regular season record.
* Larry Little - an extremely swift guard, he played most of his 14-year professional career with the Miami Dolphins, 1968-1980. He was the main defender in Miami's running game and was an NFL All-Pro for five consecutive years, 1971-1975. Larry Little was a starter on three Super Bowl teams and was an Pro Bowl pick four times.
* Dan Fouts - he captured the attention of football fans for 15-years while playing for the San Diego Chargers, 1973-1987, and was one of only three players to pass for over 40,000 career yards. Dan Fouts was an All-Pro three times, '79, '82, '85. He led the Chargers to three AFC West Titles and was picked for six Pro Bowls.
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Current Players Profiles: 1992
* Warren Moon, Quarterback, Houston Oilers - a fractured left shoulder put the 9-year veteran quarterback out of action for five games and stopped the Oiler great from going over 4,000 yards for the third consecutive year. ... still-and-all he led all AFC quarterbacks with a 89.3 passing rating and was second in pass/completion percentage - with 64.7%, completing 224-of-346 and 18 TD.
* Neil Anderson, Running Back, Chicago Bears - a brash performer with outstanding break-away speed, he led the team in rushing for the 6th successive year in 1992 and his 42 pass catches was third highest on the Bears... joined Chicago in '86... from 1988 through 1990, the highly popular back rang up three straight seasons of 1,000 or more yards rushing and also scored 10 or more TD in each year.
* Brian Washington, Strong Safety, New York Jets - attended Nebraska and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1988... joined the Jets the following year and has in their secondary ever-since - 3 straight years... this season -1992 - he was third on the Jets with a career-best 108 tackles and was 5th in the AFC with 6 interceptions, including two In a game against Buffalo.
* Jeff Hostetler, Quarterback, New York Giants - the big 6ft, 3inch- 212-pounder was the 59th pick in the '84 draft... debuted with the Giants in '85, he was the squad backup quarterback until he took over the role of starter in '91, and complete 179-of-285 attempts, and a career-high 84.1 pass rating... Jeff Hostetler suffered bruised ribs and a severe concussion that limited his playing time to nine starts in 1992... rates high on the list for running quarterbacks.
* Mike Saxon, Punter, Dallas Cowboys - rated one of the best at placing his punts inside the 20-yard line, he has a 41.5 punt/average, so far, in his 8-year pro career - all with the Cowboys... he also chalked up a string of punt attempts to 204 in a row in regular season games without one being blocked.
* Pat Swilling, Outside Linebacker, New Orleans Saints - generally regarded as one of football most brushing pass rusher, the 7-year veteran joined the Saints in 1986. In 1992, the 6ft, 3inch- 242-pounder was selected for his fourth straight Pro Bowl and named as a All-Pro for the second straight time... in his 7-seasons, the relentless linebacker has chalked up 76.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and has recovered 7 fumbles.
* Andre Reed, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills - a dedicated offensive pass catcher, he's caught 534 passes since joining the Bills as a rookie back in '85... drafted #86, after attending Kutztown State. He's the Buffalo's go-to-guy on third and long situations... He captured the attentions of fans across the nation when he grabbed eight (8) passes good for 152 yards in Super Bowl XXVII.
* Carl Pickens, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals - was selected the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1992... quick-as-a-rabbit with 4.48 speed, he led the team with a 12.5-yards per/catch average and was third with 26 pass receptions... And, as a punt return specialist average 12.7-yards per/return... he used his speed in maneuvering around for a 95-yard TD return in Cincinnati's third game of the season.
* Dale Carter, Cornerback, Kansas City Chiefs - with speed to burn, he was second in the AFC with seven interceptions in his rookie year and was voted the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1992... and was the sole Focus of KC fans as a punt returner, with a fine 10.5-yards per/return, 7th best in the NFL, including a 46-yard TD run and a brilliant 86-yard TD return.
* Vinny Testaverde, Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - won the 1986 Heisman Trophy Award playing for the Miami University... he was the No. 1 draft pick and was a NFL All-Rookie in '87... throws bullets, and can throw long with accuracy. In 1992, Vinny Testaverde connected on a career-best 57.5% of passes thrown, including 14 TD... He has thrown for 77 touchdowns in his first six years with the Buccanners - including a career-high 20 TD in '89.
* Bruce Smith, Defensive End, Buffalo Bills - often called 'the best defensive lineman in all of pro football'... the 6ft, 4inch - 273-pounder starred at Virginia Tech before being picked as the Bills #1 draft pick in '85... Agile and relentless, Bruce Smith has a punishing first step with resounding up-field speed... in '92 he was fifth in the league with 14 sacks, and his 22 QB pressures was tops on the Bills.
* Junior Seau, Inside Linebacker, San Diego Chargers - one of the top linebackers in this era, he has speed, size and quickness... drafted by San Diego in 1990... he has led the team in tackle the past two years (1991-92), including 108 tackles in '92, and was picked as an All-Pro in 1992... born in San Diego... he attended Southern California Univ.
* Mike Pritchard, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons - in his second season in pro football, with great instincts, the agile, pass catcher hauled in 77 passes in 1992 - fifth in the NFC... as a rookie in '91 he tied veteran Michael Haynes for second on the Falcons with 50 receptions. Born on Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in '69, he was drafted out of Colorado University.
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