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Texas A&M's All-Time Best NFL Players

Top 10 Aggies to Ever Play in the NFL

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The Texas A&M football team hasn't won a national championship since 1939, yet the school still boasts one of the most faithful student bodies in the nation, with Kyle Field being one of the loudest, most intimidating venues in the NCAA.

The Aggies have produced numerous NFL talents over the years. Currently, there are 18 Aggies on NFL rosters, featuring Super Bowl winners and Pro Bowl players.

10. Ty Warren

The New England Patriots traded up in the first round to draft Ty Warren with the 13th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Warren went on to help the Patriots win two Super Bowls and was an All-Pro selection in 2007. Injuries have hampered the defensive tackle in recent seasons; he missed the entire 2011 season after signing with the Denver Broncos.

9. Ray Childress

Ray Childress was taken as the third overall pick in the 1985 draft by the Houston Oilers. During his 12-year career, the defensive lineman earned five Pro Bowl selections and retired with 76.5 sacks.

8. Von Miller

Von Miller may have only one NFL season under his belt, but the former Aggies linebacker has made a huge impact for the Denver Broncos, forcing a fumble on his first career play from scrimmage. The Broncos took him with the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Miller was selected to Pro Bowl after his rookie season.

7. Aaron Glenn

Cornerback Aaron Glenn played eight seasons with the New York Jets after they drafted him with the 12th pick in 1994, until he was selected by the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft. Glenn was a three-time Pro Bowler and after his retirement in 2008, he signed a one-day contract with Houston so he could retire as a member of the Texans.

6. Dante Hall

Dante Hall was selected in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2000 as a running back. However, his talent as return specialist is what the team coveted. Hall became the first player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt return for touchdown in the same game. Hall was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2002 and 2003

5. Lester Hayes

Known as one of the greatest shutdown cornerbacks in NFL history, Lester Hayes led the Oakland Raiders to two Super Bowl victories in his career. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and was the 1980 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

4. Sam Adams

Sam Adams was originally drafted by the Seahawks in 1994 as the eighth overall pick. However, his best season would come in 2000 as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, leading one of the dominating defenses of all time to a Super Bowl win that season. Adams retired in 2007 as a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

3. Jack Pardee

Jack Pardee spent 15 years playing as a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins. Pardee racked up 22 interceptions in his career and went to one Pro Bowl. After his playing career, he went on to be the head coach of the Bears, Redskins, and Oilers as well as the head coach of the University of Houston. He retired with an 87-77 win-loss record as a NFL head coach.

2. Shane Lechler

Punter Shane Lechler was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the 2000 NFL Draft. He will likely become the first punter ever elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after he retires. He is a seven-time Pro-Bowler and has been selected an as All-Pro nine times in his career so far. He currently holds a franchise record for an 80-yard punt in 2011.

1. John David Crow

The 1957 Heisman Trophy winner was drafted in 1958 by the then-Chicago Cardinals with the second overall pick. Crow played for 11 seasons, completing more passes than any other non-quarterback in history, with 33 completions, including five touchdowns.

Source: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/texasam

Shawn Ramsey is a long-time Texas A&M fan born and raised in the Lone Star State, who graduated nearby Sam Houston State University in 2010.

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