Idaho: Larry Wilson
There haven’t been too many elite football players coming out of Idaho, but Larry Wilson is definitely one who has come out of the Gem State. He was often overlooked and underrated as a safety because of his lack of size, but he turned into a heck of a player, going to eight Pro Bowls over his 13 seasons in the league. Wilson was also on the NFL’s All-Decade Team in both the 1960s and 1970s.
In addition to all of his accolades, Wilson helped to innovate the safety blitz in the NFL. He was also well regarded for his energy and toughness. During a game in 1967, Wilson actually intercepted a pass despite wearing casts on both hands because of two broken wrists, a story that tells you everything you need to know about Wilson.
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