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The 12 Best Members Of Phi Beta Sigma To Ever Play Football

7. BEN COATES – Coates didn’t begin playing football until his senior year in high school and wasn’t on anybody’s radar when the Patriots picked him in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft out of North Carolina’s Livingstone College.


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He became Bill Parcells’ next coming of Mark Bavaro during his third season. 1994 was his breakout year when he caught 96 passes, which was the most that a tight end had ever caught in a single season, beginning a string of five consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000 and is a member of the NFL’s 1990’s All-Decades Team.

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