Some Fun Facts about the NFL

Expecting the NFL season? Right now most of the NFL fans are excited waiting for the 2008 football season to start, looking forward to see their favorite NFL teams perform and NFL gambling fans are already doing research to bet on the best football picks they can get for this 2008 NFL season. 

 

As part of the NFL fever, I have come up with some interesting facts about the NFL for all you fans everywhere to pass the time. Most of these facts were taken from very well known compilations of the National Football League so I hope you enjoy them:

 

  • In 1972, long before he became a TV personality, Ahmad Rashad, the award-winning sportscaster, was chosen fourth overall pick on the 1972 NFL Draft. He was born Robert Earl Moore, but converted to Islamism and changed his name.
  • 1989 Of the top five picks of the NFL, only No. 2 Tony Mandarich did not develop into a Pro Bowl caliber player. He was known to have attitude problems and after only three seasons of a less than brilliant performance on a four-year contract, Mandarich was cut by the Green Bay Packers.
  • In 1998 a future war hero named Pat Tillman was selected with the 226th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. He was killed in action in Afghanistan by friendly fire.
  • On the 2000 NFL draft, the Jets set the record for the most first-round draft picks of all time with four selections.
  • There was only one draft in the NFL history to contain 8 rounds: the 1993 NFL draft.
  • The most touchdowns scored during an NFL season by a team were the 1984 Miami Dolphins with 70 TD.

 

And as a sad fact:

 

  • The 2001 Carolina Panthers lost 15 games in a row, which are the most consecutive games a NFL team has ever dropped in a single season.

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