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Countdown to the Big Game: Day 40

San Francisco quarterback George Mira (10), making his first start of the season, gets away a pass despite determined harassment by Atlanta’s Ralph Heck (55) and Marion Rushing (52). Dec. 10, 1967. San Francisco won, 34-28. (AP Photo/CEK) San Francisco quarterback George Mira (10), making his first start of the season, gets away a pass despite determined harassment by Atlanta’s Ralph Heck (55) and Marion Rushing (52). Dec. 10, 1967. San Francisco won, 34-28. (AP Photo/CEK)
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Number 40 in our Countdown to the Big Game is Marion Rushing.

The Salukis star linebacker played 105 games in 9.5 NFL seasons.

Rushing started his career with the Chicago Bears in 1959 and went on to play with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons before concluding his professional career with the Houston Oilers in 1968.

For a full list of people from the Heartland with NFL ties, you can click here.

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