Countdown to the Big Game: Day 1 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to the Big Game: Day 1

Miami Dolphins safety Charlie Babb (49) center back Tim Foley (25) and linebacker Larry Gordon (50) get into the act as New England Patriot fullback Sam Cunningham (39) tries to make yardage in Miami’s Orange Bowl on Dec. 19, 1978. (AP Photo/Jennings) Miami Dolphins safety Charlie Babb (49) center back Tim Foley (25) and linebacker Larry Gordon (50) get into the act as New England Patriot fullback Sam Cunningham (39) tries to make yardage in Miami’s Orange Bowl on Dec. 19, 1978. (AP Photo/Jennings)
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Here's number 1 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

Former Charleston High School star Charlie Babb enjoyed a storybook career.

He played college football at Memphis and was picked in the fifth round of the 1972 draft as a safety by the Miami Dolphins.

In that magical year, Babb played a key role in Miami's Super Bowl victory, and the only undefeated season in NFL history at 14-0.

Babb also helped Miami win another Super Bowl title the next year.

He eventually retired with the Dolphins in 1979.

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

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