Who is the best cornerback not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Talk of America is hoping the fine football fans of the nation will weigh on this question with a new poll, which includes former Redskins cornerback Pat Fischer.
The reasons for his induction are more than just the fact that he had really good hair (I mean, really, look at that. Can you imagine having to put on a helmet over that stuff?)
Fischer defied the odds when he was drafted in the 17th round in 1961 out of Nebraska. He was rather small for his position, too, just 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, but ended up playing 17 seasons (10 with the Redskins, 1968-197, and seven with the St. Louis Cardinals).
He intercepted 56 passes (18th all-time), his best season coming in 1964 with 10 picks, and went to three Pro Bowls.
Fischer ranks seventh all-time in Redskins career interceptions with 27 and is fourth all-time with 412 interception return yards, finishing his career with 213 games played and later was inducted as a member of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
The corner, who helped establish the bump and run style that many cornerbacks now play today, was a part of four coaching regimes in Washington, two belonging to Vince Lombardi and George Allen.
"Allen could attract the right kind of personalities," said Fischer in a Washington Times article in 2008. "He could look at diverse personalities and know how to use them. Allen didn't do it with just Xs and Os. He united the team. All of us were going in the same direction. It was fun to play football and in the end we won."
Fischer is up against Bobby Boyd, Lester Hayes, Ty Law, Ken Riley and Louis Wright. We're confident you'll make the right choice. Vote here.