Team(s): Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions
Years played: 1954-1962
Career stats: 3x Pro Bowl selection, 4,717 receiving yards, 40 TDs
As the first-ever recipient of the 1955 NEA NFL MVP Award, you can be sure that Chicago Bears legend Harlon Hill made his presence felt in more than a few ways during his time in the National Football League. A superior athlete, Hill would perhaps be known as one of the best receivers ever were it not for a severed Achilles tendon that he suffered in 1958. However, the injury made Hill a shell of his former self, and the three-time Pro Bowler was sadly cut down in his prime.