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Bruce only started 42 games in ...
Bruce only started 42 games in his 11-year career.
He signed with the Raiders as a free agent in 1992, and he played his best football in the league during those years.
never filled the shoes of a No. 1 pick, though.
Arguably the greatest pass rusher of all time, Bruce Smith
holds the record for the most career sacks in NFL history.
was a monster throughout the '80s and '90s for the Bills during their dominant years-although he
never won a championship.
Two Defensive Player of the Year awards, 11 All-Pro teams, and two All-Decade
teams say more than enough about the dominance of Smith
was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.
With former Bills Kent Hull, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, Steve Tasker, Darryl Talley and Andre Reed part of his 1,200 invited guests in attendance, Kelly paid homage to the fans who made the 240-mile drive from Buffalo to Canton.
...Allen's mother, Etty, watched the ceremony along with the other Allen children - Jennifer, Greg and Bruce, an executive with the Raiders.
The man they had come to see enshrined never had a losing season in 14 years of professional football, including 12 in the NFL.
George Allen: The honor is now -- The Washington Times
Billy Kilmer, Diron Talbert, Ron McDole, Brig Owens, Jack Pardee, Maxie Baughn, Mike Bragg, Bob Brunet, Eddie Brown, Dallas Hickman (whose first name the Cowboys-hating Allen wouldn´t utter), assistants Ted Marchibroda and Charlie Waller, trainer Bubba Tyer and equipment manager Tommy McVean were among those at ground level, along with Allen´s widow, Etty; sons Greg and Bruce (the Raiders´ senior vice president) and Jennifer, who authored a book about growing up as Allen´s only daughter and named her sons for Jones and Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel.
Notes -- Ailing defensive end Bruce Smith
, who didn´t accompany the Redskins to Osaka, Japan, for last night´s preseason opener against San Francisco, was in Canton to salute longtime Buffalo teammate Kelly.
...Allen, a former Virginia quarterback, noted that Smith had attended Virginia Tech and reiterated that while Smith is very good, Jones was better.