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96 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 96 in NFL History

It is officially 96 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 96 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #96. 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 #96 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 96 in NFL History
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Best Players to Wear 96 in NFL History

1) Clyde Simmons, DL (1986-2000)

NFL Draft: 1986, 9th Round, 233rd Overall

2x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

NFL Sacks Leader (1992)

966 Tackles, 121.5 Sacks, 25 Forced Fumbles

2) Cortez Kennedy, DT (1990-2000)

NFL Draft: 1990, 1st Round, 3rd Overall

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1992)

669 Tackles, 58 Sacks, 11 Forced Fumbles

3) Gary Walker, DL (1995-2005)

NFL Draft: 1995, 5th Round, 159th Overall

2x Pro Bowl

433 Tackles, 46.5 Sacks, 9 Forced Fumbles

4) Carlos Dunlap, DE (2010-2020)

NFL Draft: 2010, 2nd Round, 54th Overall

2x Pro Bowl

539 Tackles, 96 Sacks, 117 Tackles For Loss, 21 Forced Fumbles

5) Adalius Thomas, DE/LB (2000-09)

NFL Draft: 2000, 6th Round, 186th Overall

2x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)

523 Tackles, 53 Sacks, 7 Interceptions, 15 Forced Fumbles


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