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Old 05-04-2009, 04:01 PM   #647
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Originally Posted by HemiEd View Post
Didn't Hank Stram invent the 3-4?

The first team I ever remember running the 3-4 was the Houston Oilers in the early/mid 70s. If I remember right, Curley Culp was the first-ever nose tackle.


Some teams in the 50s and maybe earlier ran a 5-2 defense, so maybe they had a nose tackle position, too. Les Bingaman comes to mind as a 300-lber who played over the center in those days, but he had other linemen beside him.
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