Countdown to the Big Game: Day 29 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to the Big Game: Day 29

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Our countdown to the Big Game with Heartland football stars continues with number 29.

Former Murray State defensive lineman Gil Mains was drafted in the 20th round of the 1952 NFL draft and 237th overall.

Mains enjoyed a long professional career in the trenches with the Detroit Lions from 1953-61.

Talk about a tough guy, he also performed as a professional wrestler in the off-season.

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

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