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18. Kevin Glover, C, 1985-1997

It is impossible to talk about the Lions offenses of the 1990s without talking about Kevin Glover, the first man to touch the ball on almost every Barry Sanders rush and Herman Moore catch until 1997.

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  • Glover was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft out of Maryland. He paved the way for Sanders for the majority of his career, and while the rest of the offensive line was occasionally a patchwork unit, Glover got the job done.

    An absolute model of consistency, Glover played for 13 seasons with the Lions, ending his career with three consecutive Pro Bowl nominations. His 171 games played with Detroit is sixth all time. Not only was Glover one of the most durable players in team history, but he was one of the most respected leaders and well-liked players during his tenure as well.

    Glover is one of just five regular starting centers in league history to block for a 2,000-yard rusher (Sanders rushed for 2,053 yards in 1997).