Tough As Nails: The 25 Most Durable NFL Players of the Last 15 Years

October 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The average NFL career spans about three and a half years which makes sense when you consider the physical pounding that these athletes are subjected to on a weekly basis.   
But there are a select few who have been able to sustain extremely long and relatively healthy careers because of a multitude of factors including; luck, hard work, genetics and sheer determination. 
It should come as no surprise that the majority of these NFL iron-men have put together immensely successful and long careers, because let’s be honest, if you’re not very good you probably won’t be playing very long anyway.   
While the biggest factor that makes a player great is his talent, perhaps one of the more overlooked characteristics that most great players possess is their durability, which allows them to consistently be out on the field in situations where less durable players would not.
Of course, we all remember guys like Bo Jackson, ...

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