09 December 2015
Asking Big with Al “Bubba” Baker

For anyone who has played or followed the great American sport of football, it doesn’t take long to learn that it is the “intangibles” that separate a “good” player from a “great” player.  To have success, one must play with great emotion, heart, desire, determination, toughness, focus and passion.  After being drafted to the NFL in 1978 by the Detroit Lions, Al “Bubba” Baker was named Defensive Rookie of the Year with an astounding twenty-three sacks in his first season.  He played five seasons with the Lions, and went on to play for several other NFL teams including the St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Cleveland Browns.  By the time he finished his career in 1990 at age thirty-four, Bubba had been named to three Pro Bowls and earned legendary status as one of the anchors of the “Silver Rush.”  He even had five sacks in one game - a team record for the Detroit Lions that still stands today.

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