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July 26, 2006

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Reggie White Cover - Sports Illustrated July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006 | Peter King
It is a very good year indeed when six of the best the game has ever seen--Troy Aikman, Harry Carson, John Madden, Warren Moon, Reggie White and Rayfield Wright--all are enshrined in the Pro...

July 26, 2006 | John Ed Bradley
Nobody ever wanted to be a tabloid celebrity less than the Cowboys quarterback with the Hollywood good looks and the golden arm. But if fame was the price he had to pay for a Super Bowl ring, then...

July 26, 2006 | Gene Menez
THE FLURRY of activity around Troy Aikman, now 39, has increased in his postfootball life. The former quarterback, who won three Super Bowls and had a 105-75 record with the Cowboys before a...

July 26, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
An accurate touch made America's Quarterback a can't-miss selection for the Hall of Fame

July 26, 2006 | David Sabino

July 26, 2006 | Johnette Howard
It takes a giant of a man with a huge heart and a powerful will to build a church and then rebuild it from the ashes while also galvanizing a young team and ultimately leading it to the Super...

July 26, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
PACKERS FANS didn't have to wait long for Reggie White's prophecy of a Super Bowl champion in Green Bay to come true. His Packers stormed into the 1996 playoffs boasting the NFC's best record and...

July 26, 2006
NFL HELMETS have their own history. The original headgear--players started wearing helmets in the 1920s--was made of leather and padded on the inside with soft cushions. In 1939 Riddell, a...

July 26, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
Reggie White's unwavering focus helped him clear a path straight to the Hall of Fame

July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Before he became the top football analyst on television, the name behind the best-selling video-game franchise in history and a world-class pitchman in commercials, the big guy was a football...

July 26, 2006 | Leigh Montville
Though not blessed with exceptional speed or size, Warren Moon showed wisdom beyond his years through every stage of his carefully plotted life and triumphed over adversity with a little help from...

July 26, 2006 | Bill Syken
MOON HAD plenty of good years in front of him after this story ran, although he didn't spend them in Houston. On April 14, 1994, the Oilers traded him to Minnesota, where he played three seasons,...

July 26, 2006 | E. M. Swift
Mr. Inside to Lawrence Taylor's Mr. Outside on the fabled New York Giants linebacking corps has found a new mission in retirement: raising awareness of postconcussion syndrome

July 26, 2006 | E. M. Swift
Week after week the Big Cat took on the fiercest pass rushers in the NFL, anchoring the Cowboys' offensive line and helping the team to five Super Bowls in his 13 seasons

July 26, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
SI's pigskin prophet, Dr. Z, predicts who among today's stars will--and who won't--be a first-ballot selection. (And he votes)

July 26, 2006
Only true gridiron greats have survived the selection process and gained entry to the Hall of Fame. Here are the men who have made the grade since 1963

July 26, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
Much has changed in the NFL over the years--the uniforms, the helmets, the media coverage and, of course, the salaries--but as these heroes from past decades make clear, what hasn't changed is the...

July 26, 2006
Three members of this year's class were front-page news at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED