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42 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 42 in NFL History

It is officially 42 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 42 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #42. 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 #42 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 42 in NFL History

1) Ronnie Lott, DB (1981-94)

NFL Draft: 1981, Round 1, Pick 8 to the San Francisco 49ers

Hall of Fame

10x Pro Bowl | 6x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)

1,146 Combined Tackles, 63 INT, 16 FF, 5 Defensive TDs

NFL Record for most pick-sixes by a rookie (3).

2) Paul Warfield, WR (1964-77)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 1, Pick 11 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (VII, VIII)

NFL Champion (1964)

427 Receptions, 8,565 Yards, 85 TDs

3) Charley Taylor, RB/WR (1964-77)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Washington Redskins

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

1,488 Rush Yards, 9,110 Rec Yards, 90 Total TDs

4) Johnny Robinson, S (1960-71)

NFL Draft: 1960, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Detroit Lions

Hall of Fame

7x Pro Bowl | 6x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IV)

57 INT, 2 Defensive TDs, 15 Offensive TDs

5) Darren Sharper, S (1997-2010)

NFL Draft: 1997, Round 2, Pick 60 to the Green Bay Packers

5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)

63 INT, 949 Combined Tackles, 13 Defensive TDs

NFL Records for most interception return yards in a season (376) and most seasons leading the league in interception return yards (3).

Darren Sharper was a monster on the field, but a much larger monster off of it.


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