Can You Match the NFL Star to His All-Time Record?

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John Miller

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Brett Favre

QB Brett Favre shot to fame for his swashbuckling ways in Green Bay. During his storied career, he completed more passes (6,300) than anyone else. But Drew Brees is hot on his tail and may soon eclipse the record.

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Emmitt Smith

During his days with the Cowboys, RB Emmitt Smith was often simply unstoppable. He only led the league twice in rushing TDs, but he racked up scores to the tune of 164 before finally retiring.

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Jerry Rice

WR Jerry Rice was never voted regular season MVP … but no matter. He still holds the all-time record for TDs, at 208, far more than Emmitt Smith (175).

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Peyton Manning

Manning retired as one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. He finished with 71,940 passing yards … but Saints star Drew Brees may pass him in 2018.

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Bruce Smith

Smith was a monster defensive end who played his best years with the Bills. During his extraordinary career, he garnered 200 sacks, two more than Reggie White.

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Jeff Feagles

Feagles punted for more than 20 years in the NFL, one big reason he wound up with more punting yardage (71,211) than any other punter. His longest punt ever? 74 yards.

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Morten Andersen

Andersen is likely to grace NFL record stat sheets for decades. He attempted 709 field goals during his career, which spanned from '82 to 2007.

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DeAngelo Hall

Defensive back DeAngelo Hall grabs fumbles with regularity, a fact that puts him at the top of the chart for fumble return yardage. To date, he has around 330 fumble return yards.

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Shane Lechler

Lechler has been punting the ball away since 2000 and shows no signs of slowing down. He still has the best average ever, at 47.6 yards per punt.

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Brett Favre

During Brett Favre's famed quarterbacking career, he attempted 10,169 passes, more than anyone else. Four times, he led the league in pass attempts in a single season.

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Morten Anderson

Kicker Morten Anderson played 21 seasons in the NFL, during which he scored more field goals (565) than anyone else. But Adam Vinateri announced he's playing the 2018 season, a fact that should put him past Andersen's record.

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Peyton Manning

Opponents feared Manning's ability to overcome late-game deficits with incredible rallies. He guided his teams to 56 game-winning drives, more than Tom Brady, who has 52 at the end of the 2017 season.

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Jerry Rice

Rice is often called the best player ever to don an NFL uniform. He caught nearly 23,000 receiving yards, about 7,000 more yards than second-place Terrell Owens.

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Michael Vick

QB Michael Vick wasn't a terribly accurate passer, but he was a dual-threat player who could really run when flushed from the pocket. His 7.0-yard average per rush is the highest ever in the NFL.

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Emmitt Smith

RB Emmitt Smith scored more rushing TDs than anyone else. One reason for that? He had more rushing attempts (4,409) than anyone in league history.

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Paul Krause

In the '60s and '70s, Krause was a ball hawk who nabbed 81 interceptions, most ever in an NFL career. Rod Woodson is third all-time, with 71.

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Jim Brown

RB Jim Brown was a transcendent star for the Browns. He averaged more than 104 yards per game … and then retired from the NFL for a successful movie career.

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Jason Taylor

Defensive end Jason Taylor scored more TDs on defense than some offensive players manage during a whole season. He returned 6 fumbles for TDs.

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Devin Hester

Hester was a speedster who made a living returning kicks. During his 10-year career, he ran back 14 kicks for TDs.

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Warren Moon

QB Warren constantly dropped the football … but then grabbed it again. He had more fumble recoveries (56) than anyone.

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Morten Andersen

Kicker Morten Andersen had a 21-year career, which is why he's the all-time leader in games played (382). Kickers currently take the top six spots in terms of total games played.

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Brett Favre

QB Brett Favre threw the rock more than anyone else in NFL history, and he was notoriously sloppy with ball protection. That's why he's the all-time leader in interceptions, with 336.

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Harry Newsome

Newsome was a punter who played for both Pittsburgh and Minnesota … and a lot of times he couldn't seem to kick the ball in time. He had 14 punts blocked, a distinction he shares with two other punters.

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George Blanda

George Blanda played 26 -- yes, 26 -- seasons of pro football. He was 48 years old when he finally retired. Blanda played both QB and kicker, and he kicked more extra points (943) than anyone else.

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Rod Woodson

Woodson was an unstoppable force in the secondary, grabbing interceptions with regularity. Of his 71 total interceptions, he returned 12 for TDs.

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Brian Mitchell

Mitchell was a kick return specialist who played mostly for the Redskins. He has 14,014 return yards. The only active player (Darren Sproles) who is even within shouting distance of the record has just over 8,000 return yards.

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Jared Allen

Defensive end Jared Allen played his best years with the Vikings. By the end of his career, he'd tallied four safeties, a record he shares with two other players.

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Ed Reed

Defensive back Ed Reed played all 174 of his NFL games with the Ravens and helped them build a powerful defense. He grabbed 64 interceptions and racked up 1,590 return yards, more than anyone else.

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Brett Favre

Favre played fast and loose with the ball on many occasions, one reason he was constantly fumbling it away. He fumbled 166 times in his career, five more than QB Warren Moon.

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Justin Tucker

Tucker is the renowned kicker for the Baltimore Ravens. He's so far played around 100 games and has never missed an extra point, a record that he shares with two other (now retired) players.

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About This Quiz

Thousands of players pass through the NFL and quickly fade into obscurity. Others climb to the top of their profession, becoming the all-time leaders in certain statistical categories. Can you match these American football stars to their amazing records?

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