The Mad Stork
Ted Hendrick has been considered one of the best linebackers to ever play, at 6-foot 7 inches tall the “Mad Stork” played 15 years in the NFL. Born in Guatemala he was a physics major at the University of Miami were he earned All-American honors before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the second round of the 1969 college draft. Intelligent and eccentric was named to 8 Pro Bowls and a total of 6 All-Pro teams. Still holds the record for most kicks blocked in a career – 25.
Played 1 season in Green Bay where he took All Pro Honors before being traded to the Raiders in 1975 where he spent 9 seasons winning 2 Super Bowls.
Retired in 1983, Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.
Image Gallery of Ted Hendricks, Linebacker 1969-1983
Ted Hendricks Football Cards
Ted Hendricks NFL Honors
Played on 4 Super Bowl Championship Teams – Super Bowls V, XI, XV & XVIII
8 Times Pro Bowl – 1971 to 1974, 1980 to 1983
4 Times 1st Team All-Pro – 1971, 1974, 1980 & 1982
2 Times 2nd Team All-Pro – 1972 & 1976
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor
Quarterback Sacks – 60.5
Interceptions – 26
Safeties – 4
College Honors at University of Miami
2 Times 1st Team All-American 1967 & 1968
2nd Team All-American – 1966
UPI Lineman of the Year – 1968