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NFL – 1987 All Madden Team – Linebackers – Lawrence Taylor & Mike Singletary


Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959)….nicknamed “L.T.”….is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants (1981–1993) in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football….and has been ranked as the greatest defensive player in league history by former players, coaches, media members, and news outlets such as the NFL Network and Sporting News.

Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former professional football player…..who after playing college football for Baylor University…..was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft….as he came to be known as “The Heart of the Defense” for the Chicago Bears’ Monsters of the Midway in the mid-1980’s….and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Singletary later pursued a career as a coach….first as a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens….then as the linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49’ers.  In 2008, the 49ers promoted Singletary to the head coaching position after previous head coach Mike Nolan was fired during the season and he remained in that position until he was fired with one game remaining in the 2010 season.

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