Donnie Shell and Cliff Harris are both headed to the Hall of Fame. Both were originally undrafted, and both went on to play in four Super Bowl games. Among Hall of Famers whose careers occurred entirely in the Super Bowl era, who is the only other defensive back who originally wasn’t even drafted? The player won a Super Bowl title and has been a coach with seven different NFL teams.


Emmitt Thomas, who played his college ball at Bishop College (Texas), which closed in 1988. Thomas played in Super Bowl I and intercepted a pass to help Kansas City win Super Bowl IV.