Chuck Bednarik: He was the last great two-way NFL player. The Maxwell Clubs annual award for best defensive player in college football bears his name in honor of his success at Penn. An NFL Hall of Famer on his first year of eligibility in 1967, Bednarik played center and linebacker for the Eagles from 1949-62. His 1960 hit (seen here at thre 2:25 mark) on Frank Gifford is the stuff of NFL Films legend. It knocked Kathie-Lee's future hubby out of football for 18 months. She was seven at the time. Bednarik also flew 30 combat missions as a B-24 gunner in WWII. Not your typical Ivy League nerd.