A three time All America choice at defensive end for the University of Miami Hurricanes, Ted Hendricks is considered the prototype linebacker of the NFL. He was selected in the second round of the 1969 draft by head coach Don Shula and the Baltimore Colts and was starting at right linebacker by mid season. In 1971 he played a key role in Super Bowl V for the victorious Colts. Hendricks was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in 1990.
This 1972 Topps Ted Hendricks rookie card was signed in blue by Hendricks and inscribed, "HOF '90." This card has been authenticated and slabbed by PSA.