The kind of toughness Jack Youngblood played with during his time with the Rams was on a whole different level than most players in the NFL. Los Angeles was fortunate to have the defensive end spend his entire career with the team after starring in the SEC at Florida.
Similar to a few other players already discussed, it’s not often a team sees one player spend their entire playing career with one single team. All good things come to an end, unfortunately. However, this wasn’t the case with Youngblood.
Just how tough was Youngblood as a player? Youngblood provided fans with plenty of amazing highlights throughout his playing career, but the one that always stands out the most is his impressive play in 1980 on a broken play.
The thought of Youngblood participating in the playoffs, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl that year with a broken leg is mind-boggling for any football fan to think. This is just a glimpse over how tough of a defender he really was in the NFL.
With 151.5 sacks from 1971 to 1984, to go along with seven trips in a row to the Pro Bowl at one point, no one was surprised to see Youngblood finally earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.