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Regarded as the greatest guard in franchise history, he parlayed brute strength, smooth feet and pure nasty at right guard into three Pro Bowls and a spot on one of the greatest offensive lines in NFL history. Except for first-rounder Anthony Munoz, the seventh-rounder was the highest pick on a line built with late draft choices that paved the way for four straight finishes in the top four of league rushing in the late 1980s. Capping it off with back-to-back NFL team rushing titles in 1988 and 89, they steamrolled the Bengals into Super Bowl XXIII with 254 yards rushing in the AFC Divisional win over Seattle and then 175 more while keeping the ball for more than 39 minutes in the AFC championship game against Buffalo's fourth-ranked defense. He and Munoz, the only Bengals offensive linemen to start in both Super Bowls, anchored the NFL's second-ranked offense that went to Super Bowl XVI after winning The "Freezer Bowl," the second coldest game in NFL history that featured the sleeveless Bengals offensive line manhandling the Chargers in a 27-7 victory.

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