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September 06, 2010

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Editor's Choice

Numbers Game

This week SI.com takes a look at the alltime greatest NFL players at each number, from 00 to 99

Our decision was based on a combination of the player's impact on the game, statistics and the team's success when the player wore that number. Wearing number 51 for nine seasons with the Bears, Dick Butkus (above) appeared in eight Pro Bowls and remains the standard by which all middle linebackers are judged.

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