Old school? What 49er started his first NFL game and set what is still an NFL record? He was 6'3", 235lbs and only 19 years old at the time, and is still the youngest player to ever start a game in the NFL. In that game, he started at defensive end and got 10 sacks for -62 yards on a Hall of Fame QB -- IN HIS FIRST GAME!. He had him so rattled that he didn't complete a pass until the 4th quarter. Before you ask, yes that would be an NFL record but they hadn't started counting sacks yet.
He was probably the greatest athlete to ever wear a Niner uniform. The Globetrotters tried to sign him when he was still in high school; he signed a pro baseball contract with the then St. Louis Browns of the American League; he hit some of the longest home runs in history in San Diego; he STILL holds his high school's shot put record, ran the relays in his spare time, and, in his remaining spare time he was a heavyweight boxer who knocked out the #2 contender in the world and lost a title fight to Ali.
He wore #87.
[ Edited by ezrider on Mar 19, 2009 at 2:25 PM ]