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AI Thought He Was the Greatest Football Player Ever

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AI Thought He Was the Greatest Football Player Ever

At his recent induction into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson couldn't help but contain his disbelief.

Why?

Because he'd grown up envisioning himself getting enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"Football is always going to be my No. 1 sport," Iverson told CBS Sports in 2015.

"It was my first love. Obviously if things went another way, I probably would have ended up playing football instead of basketball, but God got his way of doing things."

At Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, Iverson was an electric quarterback, defensive back and return man.

He was named the state's AP Player of the Year in football following a junior season in which he put up bananas numbers.

Iverson passed for 1,423 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Rushed for 781 yards and 15 touchdowns

Returned five kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns and snared eight interceptions on defense.


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