Best NFL Player by Jersey Number: 00-49

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Jim Otto

A team of's finest numerologists crunched the data on jersey numbers to come up with the best performers in professional football at each number from 00 to 99. We based our decision on a combination of factors, including the player's impact on the game, statistics and his team's success during the time he wore the number. We start with 00.

The Hall of Fame center manned the middle for the Raiders for 15 seasons. He was named all-league 12 straight years (1960-71) and played in six AFL title games and one Super Bowl.

Runner-up: Ken Burrough

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