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List of top undrafted players in NFL

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 5:41pm  ET

The Associated Press

Some of the best players in NFL history went undrafted. Here's a list of the most accomplished undrafted players in franchise history for each of the 32 teams:

--Arizona Cardinals: QB Jim Hart, Southern Illinois. Played 18 seasons with the Cardinals in St. Louis before finishing his career with a season in Washington. Was selected to the Pro Bowl 4 times.

--Atlanta Falcons: LB Jessie Tuggle, Valdosta State. A 5-time Pro Bowler, Tuggle was a mainstay with the Falcons for 14 seasons. He averaged 184 tackles from 1988-93.

--Baltimore Ravens, RB Priest Holmes, Texas. Spent his first 4 seasons in Baltimore and 6 more in Kansas City. The 5-time Pro Bowler and 5-time All-Pro ran for 1,555 yards in '01 and had 48 TD runs from '02-04.

--Buffalo Bills: RB Fred Jackson, Coe College. Signed to the Bills practice squad in 2006 out of the United Indoor Football League and made his NFL debut in '07. Between '09-11, he tallied nearly 4,000 yards from scrimmage.

--Carolina Panthers: FB Brad Hoover, West Carolina. Played a decade for the Panthers, mostly as their starting fullback, leading the way for the likes of DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster.

--Chicago Bears: C-G Jay Hilgenberg, Iowa. Made 7 straight trips to the Pro Bowl from 1985-91 and was selected a 2-time All-Pro during a 12-year career. Starting in 1983, he was a member of a line that produced seven top-3 rushing offenses in eight seasons and won a ring in the '85 Super Bowl.

--Cincinnati Bengals: DL Coy Bacon, Jackson State. Three-time Pro Bowler who also played for the Rams, Chargers and Redskins, Bacon had his two best years -- 1976-77 -- in a Bengals uniform as part of a dominant 14-year career.

--Cleveland Browns: FB-LB Marion Motley, South Carolina State, Nevada-Reno, 1946. One of four Browns undrafted free agents in 1946 elected to the Hall of Fame, joining G Frank Gatski, T-K Lou Groza and G Bill Willis. A 2-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler, he was enshrined in 1968. Modern choice: KR Josh Cribbs, Kent State.

--Dallas Cowboys, S Cliff Harris, Ouachita Baptist. Nicknamed "Captain Crash," the 6-time Pro Bowler and 3-time All-Pro collected 29 interceptions and 16 fumble recoveries. Teamed with Charlie Waters to form the league's best safety tandem of the '70s. Played in 5 Super Bowls.

--Denver Broncos: WR Rod Smith, Missouri Southern. Holds club records for catches (849), yards receiving (11,389) and TD receptions (68) during 12-year career. His career catch and yardage totals are the most among undrafted players in NFL history.

--Detroit Lions: DB Dick "Night Train" Lane, Western Nebraska, CC-Scottsbluff. The 7-time Pro Bowler and 3-time All-Pro had 68 career INTs. He originally signed with the Los Angeles Rams and had 14 INTs as a rookie and tallied 10 more for the Chicago Cardinals in '54. Played his last 6 seasons for Lions.

--Green Bay Packers: DB Willie Wood, USC. A QB for the Trojans, he wrote to several teams asking for a tryout and only the Packers responded. He was an 8-time Pro Bowler and 5-time All-Pro who collected 48 career interceptions and won five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.

--Houston Texans: RB Arian Foster, Tennessee. After making one start as a rookie in 2009, he's been to three straight Pro Bowls and earned All-Pro status by rushing for 4,264 yards and 41 TDs over the last three seasons to go with a half-dozen TD catches in that span.

--Indianapolis Colts, C Jeff Saturday, North Carolina. The 6-time Pro Bowler and 2-time All-Pro originally signed with Ravens, then sat out a year before joining Colts in 1999. He and Peyton Manning recorded the most starts (170) by a QB-C tandem in NFL history.

--Jacksonville Jaguars: K Mike Hollis, Idaho. Made 80 percent of his kicks over an 8-year career that included a trip to the Pro Bowl in 1997. Edges RB Montell Owens, Maine, who made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and '11 as a special teams ace.

--Kansas City Chiefs: DB Emmitt Thomas, Bishop College, 1966. Played 13 seasons in NFL, was an All-Pro and 5-time Pro Bowl selection who picked off 58 passes in his career. Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2008.

--Miami Dolphins: C Jim Langer, South Dakota State, and G Larry Little, Bethune-Cookman. Langer played a decade in Miami after being cut by the Browns in training camp. A 6-time Pro Bowler and 4-time All-Pro, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Little played a dozen seasons in Miami after 2 in San Diego. The 5-time Pro Bowler and 5-time All-Pro was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

--Minnesota Vikings: DE John Randle, Trinity Valley Community College, Texas A&M-Kingsville. Voted to 7 Pro Bowls and named All-Pro 6 times, Randle recorded 8 straight seasons with 10 or more sacks, finishing with 137
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