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Ted Hendricks Biography

Ted Hendricks was born November 1, 1947 Guatemala City, Guatemala and is a former hall of fame linebacker who logged 15 seasons for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts, 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders in the National Football League. In 2007 he was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history.

In the 1978 season Hendricks recorded a stellar season with 78 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 interceptions, 8 passes defensed and 2 fumble recoveries. The defense tied for 4th in most interceptions in the NFL and scored 4 defensive touchdowns, which tied them for 2nd most in the NFL. They were tied for 10th in fewest points allowed as well. Again, for the third consecutive season, Ted was second-team All-Pro in 1978.

By the end of the 1979 season, it appeared that Kick 'em in the Head Ted's (his Raider nickname) career was over even though he made 61 tackles with 3 sacks and picked off a pass, returning it 23 yards for a touchdown and deflected 13 passes. The Raider defense picked off the 8th most interceptions in the NFL and scored 4 defensive touchdowns, leading the NFL in 1979. However, in most major categories the Raiders did not crack the top 5. It seemed the defense was slowing down.

A vote among Raider coaches showed that all of them had voted to release Hendricks at season's end. However, owner Al Davis insisted on keeping Hendricks, and it turns out he was right. Hendricks responded with perhaps his best-ever season. He made 76 tackles with a career high 8-1/2 sacks, 3 interceptions (bringing his career total to 26) while batting 16 passes and blocking 3 kicks. The defense rebounded to #5 against the run in the NFL, #1 in intercepting passes, and were 3rd in sacking opponents quarterbacks, and 11th in the NFL in total defense and 10th in fewest points allowed. It was likely the best defense since 1975 based on the statistics. In 1980 he was a consensus first-team All-Pro for the first time since 1974 and he helped the Raiders to their win in Super Bowl XV while going to another Pro Bowl.

In 1981 the Raiders team offense slumped. The defense and Hendricks played very well. He had 71 tackles with 2-1/2 sacks and deflected 12 passes. The defense was 6th in the NFL against the run and racked up 52 sacks which was good for 2nd in the NFL. Rookie lineman Howie Long contributed to the resurgent pass rush along with Hendricks.

In his final campaign, 1983, Hendricks played less than at any point since 1975 but still managed to make his eighth Pro Bowl and was second team All-AFC while recording 41 tackles, two sacks and deflecting four passes. He also blocked the 25th kick of his career and was a part of the Raider's Super Bowl XVIII victory. The defense was again stellar as they were 4th in the NFL against the run, again tied for 2nd in sacking the quarterback, and fifth in total defense and 13th in allowing the fewest points allowed while being eighth in allowing the fewest touchdowns from scrimmage.

The seemingly indestructible Hendricks played in 215 straight regular-season games. He also participated in eight Pro Bowl games, seven AFC championships and four Super Bowls (V with the Colts, XI, XV and XVIII with the Raiders). Hendricks was named All-Pro as a Colt in 1971, as a Packer in 1974, and twice as a Raider in 1980 and 1982. He also earned second-team All-Pro honors five other times (1972, '73, '76, '77, '78). He also earned All-conference honors in 1971, '72, '74, '76, '80, '81 and '82, while being named 2nd-team All-AFC in 1973, '78 and '83.

Hendricks was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, his second year of eligibility. In 1999, he was ranked number 64 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

He currently works on behalf of ex-players as part of the Hall of Fame Player's Association. He also was named as one of the members of the NFL's all time 75th anniversary team in 1994.

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