A History of NFL Hall of Famers Who Were Picked in the 5th Round or Later

Bob Waterfield

School: UCLA
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Position: Quarterback
Year: 1944
Round: 5 (42 overall)
Inducted Into HOF: 1965

Waterfield made history right from the start in his NFL career, making his debut in 1945 and becoming the first rookie ever to win the league MVP award. He also led the Rams to an NFL championship, and as a result immediately became the highest paid player in the league at $20,000 per season (ballin'!). And as if that weren't enough, during his first four years he also played defense and kicked, compiling 20 career interceptions, 60 field goals and averaging 42.4 yards per punt. Imagine watching JaMarcus Russell try to do any of that.

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