Here are some other players whose versatility counts a lot these days:
•Trey Junkin plays tight end, punt snapper, linebacker and on special teams for the Raiders.
•Rick Dennison is the only Bronco besides Karl Mecklenburg who can fill four linebacker positions without a drop in performance.
•Steve Baack of the Lions plays guard on offense, defensive line, tight end and fullback. "I'm still waiting to catch a pass," Baack says. His nickname, a la the Fridge? "I'm the Igloo Playmate," he says, referring to the portable ice chest.
•Quarterbacks Jeff Hostetler of the Giants, Frank Seurer of the Chiefs and Reggie Collier of the Cowboys also practice at wide receiver. Hostetler played the position against San Diego Sept. 14.
Then, of course, there are the emergency quarterbacks:
•Jeff Gossett, Browns punter, kicks with either foot, and passes well with either arm.
•Rohn Stark, Colts punter, is a left-footed kicker who throws righthanded. Once, in practice, he threw 55 yards while on his knees.
•Rocky Klever is the Jets' backup tight end. In addition to possibly playing QB, he is an emergency punter, placekicker and holder. He also is a standout on special teams and may play running back this week.
The biggest threat at quarterback? Russ Grimm of the Redskins, a 6'3", 275-pound, All-Pro guard. "I'm dead serious," says Skins coach Joe Gibbs, who points out that Grimm played quarterback at Southmoreland (Pa.) High. "If you get a pass rush, so what? He'd take 'em all on."