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When Hutson entered the NFL from Alabama in 1933, the draft hadn’t been invented yet. So the All-American was able to pick his own team, and he received a recruiting letter from Chicago Bears coach George Halas.

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He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1978. His No. 66 jersey is retired and hangs on the Lambeau Field north end zone façade. He was the only linebacker on the NFL’s 50th anniversary team, compiled in 1969, and was chosen for the league’s 75th anniversary team in 1994, too. And yet, Nitschke was picked for the Pro Bowl ... once?

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When Thompson decided to move on from Sherman, he interviewed six candidates for the job. In the end, he made what he called “an East Texas gut call” and chose McCarthy, who delivered the team’s fourth Super Bowl title when he led the 2010 Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team McCarthy grew up cheering for as a kid growing up in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield.

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An effective receiver, passer, punter, defender and runner, Blood was something else: Pro football’s first big-play maker.

Alphabetically, and not by order of sales, Dallas, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Seattle and New England are the NFL teams with the best-selling jerseys over the past five years. Competing for or winning championships certainly helps popularity. And some looks are simply built to last, making for an iconic look like the Oakland Raiders.