Teams: Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos
Experience: 12 years (1989-2000)
Pro Bowl appearances: Two (1991, 1998)
Super Bowl championships: Three (1991, 1997, 1998)
Bottom line: Terrell Davis rushed for 2,008 yards in his momentous 1998 season, but look at the game films and you won’t see him fake out many defenders or break many tackles.
No, what you’ll see are lots of gaping holes the size of Boulder. Craters so big that you could drive a semi through them. Sideways.
Know who created those wide-open spaces? Mostly Schlereth and sidekick Tom Nalen, who were masters of zone-blocking schemes, a major reason why Davis is in the Hall of Fame today.
Schlereth started in three Super Bowls with the Redskins and Broncos, all of them victories. His teams averaged 392.0 yards and 34.0 points in those games. They didn’t allow a sack in 84 pass attempts.
Where did Davis score the game-winner late in Super Bowl XXXII? On a walk-through between center and left guard, naturally.
If not for Schlereth's many health problems that included 29 surgeries, 15 on his left knee alone, he would have been a perennial Pro Bowl selection.
(Bonus point: Schlereth doesn’t suck as a broadcaster on ESPN.)