No. 96: Mel Blount

If you’re even a moderate fan of NFL history, you probably have heard of The Mel Blount Rule. Mel Blount was a big, ferocious and hard-hitting cornerback for the dynasty Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. He was 6-foot-3, certainly weighed more than the 205 pounds that the Steelers listed him at with a straight face,* and he took it as his football mission to not just cover wide receivers but to delete them.

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