While the NFL continues to unveil their greatest players of all-time list, we have patiently waited to see if any Arizona Cardinals would find their way onto the list.
Well, the wait is over, as last Friday Larry Wilson was introduced onto the 100 Greatest NFL team.
While I am a huge Cardinals fan, there is only one person who could possibly cover this well enough and that is BigRedBilly.
He has published his “The Greatest Cardinal Ever” article every year.
Make sure to read it, but here is a great excerpt:
Larry ‘Wildcat’ Wilson, whose jersey number ’8’ has long since been retired by the Cardinals, was not only a first-ballot Hall Of Fame Free Safety, Larry was the only Cardinal elected to the NFL’s All-75th Year Team.
Wilson was also named NFL First-Team All-Pro 6 times, represented the Cardinals on 8 Pro Bowl teams and is credited with seven defensive touchdowns and a safety.
At least one interception in seven consecutive games, en route to a 10 pick season (14 games back then) led the NFL in 1966 - good enough to earn Larry Wilson the first-ever George S. Halas Trophy for Defensive Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Larry Wilson and the Arizona Cardinals.