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51 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 51 in NFL History

It is officially 51 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 51 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #51. 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 #51 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 51 in NFL History

1) Sam Mills, LB (1986-97)

NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1981

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

1,265 Career Tackles, 20.5 Sacks, 11 INT

2) Takeo Spikes, LB (1998-2012)

NFL Draft: 1998, Round 1, Pick 13 to the Cincinnati Bengals

2x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

1,431 Career Tackles, 29 Sacks, 19 INT, 4 Defensive TDs

3) Randy Cross, C/OG (1977-88)

NFL Draft: 1976, Round 2, Pick 42 to the San Francisco 49ers

3x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII)

180 Career Starts

4) Ken Norton Jr., LB (1988-2000)

NFL Draft: 1988, Round 2, Pick 41 to the Dallas Cowboys

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXVII-XXIX)

1,272 Career Tackles, 12.5 Sacks, 5 INT

5) James Farrior, LB (2002-11)

NFL Draft: 1997, Round 1, Pick 8 to the New York Jets

2x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)

1,440 Career Tackles, 35.5 Sacks, 11 INT

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