Playing Football On Thanksgiving Is Tough – Even Worse When Its Your Birthday

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

On a day like today, as you enjoy first, second, or even third run through the food line filling up your plate, we thought we’d bring you a few hard to find facts about players born on Thanksgiving.

-Larry Allen appeared in more NFL Pro Bowls than any other player born on Thanksgiving. In fact his eleven appearances totally dominate the second place player on the list who is quarterback Ken O’Brien who saw action in just two Pro Bowls.

-The player who scored the most touchdowns of any player who was born on Thanksgiving is running back Curtis Dickey who racked up 32 scores during his seven year career.

-The record for most pass receptions and most receiving yards by a player born on Thanksgiving belongs to longtime Miami Dolphins wide receiver Duriel Harris who caught 302 passes during his career for a total of 5,055 yards.

-Curtis Dickey, longtime running back for the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts, holds the record for most yards gained and most rushing touchdowns scored by a player born on Thanksgiving.

-Longtime New York Jets quarterback Ken O’Brien threw for more yards (25,094) and touchdowns (128) than any other player born on Thanksgiving.

-Punter Lee Johnson, who saw action during his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Oilers, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, and Philadelphia Eagles, played in more NFL games (259) than any other player born on Thanksgiving.

Current NFL players born on Thanksgiving:
Jon Runyan – Offensive Tackle – Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Ferguson – Defensive Back – Houston Texans
Martin Gramatica – Kicker – New Orleans Saints
Domata Peko – Defensive Tackle – Cincinnati Bengals
Corey Mays – Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

Other notable NFL players born on Thanksgiving:
Adam Archuleta – Defensive Back
Larry Allen – Offensive Line
Lee Johnson – Punter
Carwell Gardner – Fullback
Patrick Bates – Defensive Back
Ken O’Brien – Quarterback
Don Strock – Quarterback
Curtis Dickey – Running Back
David Carter – Offensive Line
Duriel Harris – Wide Receiver
A.J. Duhe – Linebacker
Ike Harris – Wide Receiver
Johnny McNalley – Running Back / Defensive Back

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