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79 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 79 in NFL History

It is officially 79 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 79 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #79. 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 #79 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 79 in NFL History

1) Ray Childress, DT/DE (1985-95)

NFL Draft: 1985, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Houston Oilers

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

887 Tackles, 76.5 Sacks, 19 Forced Fumbles

2) Jacob Green, DE (1980-91)

NFL Draft: 1980, Round 1, Pick 10 to the Seattle Seahawks

2x Pro Bowl

115.5 Sacks, 3 Interceptions, 4 Defensive TDs

3) Harvey Martin, DE/DT (1973-83)

NFL Draft: 1973, Round 3, Pick 53 to the Dallas Cowboys

4x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XII)

Super Bowl MVP (XII)

Defensive Player of the Year (1977)

114 Sacks, 2 Interceptions

4) Harris Barton, OT/G (1987-96)

NFL Draft: 1987, Round 1, Pick 22 to the San Francisco 49ers

1x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX)

134 NFL Starts

5) Barney Chavous, DE/DT (1973-85)

NFL Draft: 1973, Round 2, Pick 36 to the Denver Broncos

75 Sacks, 1 Defensive TD

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