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Sam Huff

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Huff became an immediate star at middle linebacker after he was drafted by the Giants in the third round in 1956 following an All-America career at West Virginia. He played in five Pro Bowls and was named All-NFL four times. Huff won recognition for his great individual efforts against the premier running backs of his era, including Jim Brown of Cleveland, Rick Casa-res of Chicago and Alan Ameche of Baltimore. He was named the NFL's Outstanding Lineman in 1959. Huff anchored a defense that helped the Giants reach the championship game in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963. He was traded to the Washington Redskins prior to the 1964 season and was a color analyst on the Redskins radio broadcasts for many years. Huff was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.