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43 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 43 in NFL History

It is officially 43 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 43 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #43. 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 #43 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 43 in NFL History

1) Troy Polamalu, S (2003-14)

NFL Draft: 2003, Round 1, Pick 16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)

Defensive Player of the Year (2010)

783 Career Tackles, 12 Sacks, 32 INT, 5 Defensive TDs

2) Cliff Harris, S (1970-79)

NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1970

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (VI, XII)

29 INT, 3 Sacks, 1 Defensive TD

3) Larry Brown, RB (1969-76)

NFL Draft: 1969, Round 8, Pick 191 to the Washington Redskins

4x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

NFL MVP (1972)

5,875 Rush Yards, 2,485 Rec Yards, 55 Total TDs

4) Darren Sproles, RB (2005-19)

NFL Draft: 2005, Round 4, Pick 130 to the San Diego Chargers

3x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (LII)

3,552 Rush Yards, 4,840 Rec Yards, 55 Offensive TDs, 9 Return TDs

NFL Record for most all-purpose yards in a season (2,696).

5) George Atkinson, S (1968-77)

NFL Draft: 1968, Round 7, Pick 190 to the Oakland Raiders

2x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (XI)

30 INT, 4 Defensive TDs, 3 Punt Return TDs

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