Terrell Eldorado Owens (/ˈtɛrəl/; born December 7, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records. His 15,934 career receiving yards rank 2nd in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns are 3rd.
Plies (born Algernod Lanier Washington; July 1, 1976) is an American rapper. He is the founder of Big Gates Records. Born in Fort Myers, Florida, Washington was a wide receiver on the football team of Miami University in Ohio in 1996 and 1997 before he became a rapper. After dropping out of college, he founded Big Gates with his stepbrother. Signed to Slip-n-Slide Records, from 2007 to 2008 he released three albums. Plies debuted in 2007 with The Real Testament with successful singles "Shawty" and "Hypnotized". Plies also released two albums in 2008, Definition of Real and Da REAList, and later released Goon Affiliated in 2010.
Miles Jonathon Austin III (born June 30, 1984) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Monmouth, and signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He has also played for the Cleveland Browns.
Hines Edward Ward, Jr. (born March 8, 1976) is a retired American football wide receiver and current NBC studio analyst who played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and he became the team's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions. Ward was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL, and upon retirement was one of only eight NFL players to have 1,000 or more career receptions.
Chad Javon Johnson (born January 9, 1978), formerly Chad Ochocinco (2008-2012), is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for both Santa Monica College and Oregon State University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for ten seasons. In 2011, Johnson played for the New England Patriots with whom he played in Super Bowl XLVI. In 2012, Johnson played for the Miami Dolphins during preseason but was released following his arrest for domestic violence.
Eric Maxwell Johnson (born September 15, 1979) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Yale.
Henry Randall "Hank" Baskett III (born September 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.
Scotty McKnight (born February 11, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.
Thomas Lance Rentzel (born October 14, 1943) is a former American football player who played as a flanker in the National Football League (NFL) who played from 1965 to 1974. Originally a halfback for the Minnesota Vikings, he was converted to a receiver in his third season by the Dallas Cowboys and played the balance of his career at that position, including three final years for the Los Angeles Rams.
Francis Newton Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC's Monday Night Football.
'Jeremy Bloom is the only dual-sport athlete in history to ski in the Olympics and be drafted into the NFL. He is a 3x world champion, 2x Olympian and a member of the United States Ski Hall of Fame..
Ahmad Rashād (born Robert Earl Moore on November 19, 1949) is an American sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. (/ˈdiːɒn/; born August 9, 1967) is an American former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011.
Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a retired American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007), the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998), and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list with 156. He is generally considered among the greatest wide receivers of all time.
Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history and among the greatest NFL players overall. On November 4, 2010, Rice was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history.
Joseph Ladarious Keyshawn Johnson (born July 22, 1972) is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Southern California, and earned All-American honors. The first pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. He retired from football following the 2006 season, and in 2009 became a television broadcaster for the sports channel ESPN. Keyshawn Johnson was a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, and was the 1st contestant eliminated from the season.
Eric Thomas Decker (born March 15, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Decker was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round, 87th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football and college baseball at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing.
Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. Rison was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, from 1990–1993 and once again in 1997.
Isaiah Mustafa (born February 11, 1974) is an American actor and former NFL practice squad wide receiver. Mustafa is widely known as the main character for a series of Old Spice TV commercials, The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.
DeSean William Jackson (born December 1, 1986), nicknamed "D-Jax", is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Jackson has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times, and was the first player selected to the Pro Bowl at two different positions in the same year when he was named to the 2010 Pro Bowl as a wide receiver and return specialist.
Dwight Edward Clark (born January 8, 1957) is a former American football wide receiver and executive. He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1979 to 1987. With the 49ers, Clark played on two Super Bowl championship teams. He caught the winning touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Joe Montana in the NFC Championship Game in January 1982 against the Dallas Cowboys. The play, immortalized as "The Catch," propelled the 49ers to their first Super Bowl championship. Clark played college football at Clemson University before being drafted by the 49ers in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He served as the general manager of the 49ers in 1998 and in the same capacity with the Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2002.
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. (born August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he earned unanimous All-American honors.
Patrick James "Pat" Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995, a position that enabled him to serve as their de facto general manager and as their head coach in two separate tenures (1995 through 2003, and 2005 through 2008).
Michael Rashard Clayton (born October 13, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.
Ricky "Rick" Upchurch (born May 20, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for the Denver Broncos (1975–1983) of the National Football League (NFL). Before his NFL career, he played for Centerville Community College in Centerville, Iowa and the University of Minnesota and went to high school at Springfield Local High School in Holland, Ohio. In 2000, Upchurch was named one of the 300 best NFL players of all time.