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The Last Man to Play Without a Facemask

Notoriety can come in different forms.  Some guys may be known for their toughness, others for their intelligence, while still more might have fantastic speed.  Among other things, former Boston Patriots defensive lineman, Jesse Richardson, is known as the last professional football player to not wear a facemask.

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