TO KNOW LIST 1: The year of the linebacker in the NFL

Pompei, Dan
January 2006
Sporting News;1/13/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 2, p4
The article presents information on developments related to football in the U.S. The action in 2006 starts with the football team Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher and the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis. But in 2005, the rookie class of linebackers was one of the best in NFL history. Taking the next step will be Lofa Tatupu of the Seattle Seahawks, Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers, Odell Thurman of the Cincinnati Bengals, Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs, Demarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys and Channing Crowder of the Miami Dolphins.


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