NFL Athlete Number 3 - Bronko Nagurski

With a name like Bronko, you know he had to be tough. He was tough. He is also the best NFL athlete to ever wear the jersey number 3.

Playing fullback for the Chicago Bears, Nagurski was a threat to plow over the defenders, or to throw a pass. He had a move where he would fake a plunge into the line, and then step pack for a jump pass. Yes, a jump pass.

Playing for the Chicago Bears during the years of 1930 to 1937, as well as another year in 1943, Nagurski gained 4,301 yards and scored 242 points.

Nagurski was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and his jersey number 3 has been retired by the Chicago Bears.

Did you know....Bronko was also a professional wrestler?

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  1. I nominate Jan Stenerud as runner-up for the greatest #3 ever.

  2. Al Del Greco baby.

  3. Anonymous3:47 PM

    All3n Iverson all the way

  4. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Jim Thorpe?


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