Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin was a star from the beginning. As a rookie in 1988, he caught four TD passes and finished with a 20.4 yards per catch average. Over the next 11 seasons, Irvin helped the Cowboys capture three Super Bowl titles. He had 750 receptions for 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns in his career, was selected to five Pro Bowls and was named MVP of the '92 Pro Bowl.
During a game against the Eagles in '99, Irvin was forced hard into the Vet turf by a Tim Hauck tackle. "The Playmaker" wound up with a cervical spinal cord injury and was forced into early retirement. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)