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8. Marco Rivera (1997-2004)

The Green Bay Packers selected Penn State guard Marco Rivera in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft and, while it took a while, Rivera developed into a valuable contributor.

Rivera was inactive for all 16 games during his rookie season and worked as a backup in 1997 after playing the spring in NFL Europe. But in 1998, he won the left guard job.

He was switched to right guard in 1999 and remained there for the next six seasons, earning Pro Bowl honors three straight years, 2002-04.

In March 2005, Rivera signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, but played just two seasons of his five-year contract before he was waived in June 2007 and retired after going through back problems his last two years in the league.

In eight years with the Packers, Rivera played in 125 games and started 111. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2011.

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