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26 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 26 in NFL History

It is officially 26 days until the official kickoff of the 2022 NFL season! As our official countdown here on FlurrySports, we will be releasing the best players to ever wear the jersey number of the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the NFL season, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear that jersey number is! Click here to see the best NFL players from yesterday.

With 26 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #26. Of course, some of the all-time greats at this number will still be playing this season. They have the ability to continue rising up the list! The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference.

Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear #26 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 26 in NFL History rod woodson
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Best Players to Wear 26 in NFL History

1) Rod Woodson, DB (1987-2003)

NFL Draft: 1987, Round 1, Pick 10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hall of Fame

11x Pro Bowl | 6x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)

71 INT, 20 FF, 13.5 Sacks, 13 Defensive TDs

NFL Record for most career interceptions returned for a touchdown (12).

2) Herb Adderley, CB (1961-72)

NFL Draft: 1961, Round 1, Pick 12 to the Green Bay Packers

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1961, 1962, 1965-67)

Super Bowl Champion (I, II, VI)

48 INT, 7 Defensive TDs

3) Raymond Clayborn, CB (1977-91)

NFL Draft: 1977, Round 1, Pick 16 to the New England Patriots

3x Pro Bowl

36 INT, 2 Sacks, 1 Safety, 1 Defensive TD

4) Lydell Mitchell, RB (1972-79)

NFL Draft: 1972, Round 2, Pick 48 to the Baltimore Colts

3x Pro Bowl

6,534 Rush Yards, 3,203 Rec Yards, 47 Combined TDs

5) Clinton Portis, RB (2002-10)

NFL Draft: 2002, Round 2, Pick 51 to the Denver Broncos

2x Pro Bowl

9,923 Rush Yards, 2,018 Rec Yards, 80 Combined TDs


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