Best NFL Player by Jersey Number: 50-99

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Ray Nitschke

The NFL’s Hall of Fame Web site calls him a savage defender on defense – an apt description. Nitschke patrolled the middle of Lombardi’s defense with speed and anger. He had 25 interceptions and was the MVP of the 1962 NFL Championship.

Runner-up: Bill Bergey

Worthy of consideration: Conrad Dobler, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Larry Little, Bulldog Turner

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