3. LAWRENCE TAYLORDuring the Hall of Famer’s football playing prime, we would've willingly chosen to get hit by a bus rather than be run over by the New York Giants linebacker. Arguably the most feared defensive player of the '80s, dude won two Super Bowls and made 10 Pro Bowls, and what makes his on-field accomplishments even more impressive is that he started smoking crack by his third season.
In his 2004 autobiography, he wrote: "I'd go through an ounce a day. And at times I'd be standing in the huddle. And instead of thinking what defense we were playing I'd be thinking about smoking crack after the game."
Jim Kelly and Dan Marino couldn’t win a Super Bowl clean, but Taylor did it twice while hitting the pipe off the field. That’s just big league.