Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila is the type of success story fans love to love. He was selected out of San Diego State in the fifth round of the 1995 draft and crafted a special role for himself on the team.
Given that he was undersized as a defensive end in the NFL, he utilized his speed as an edge rusher to become one of the most disruptive forces in team history. It took him a season to get going, as he hardly played during his rookie year. However, during his second season in 2001, he established himself as a great pass-rusher.
That year, he recorded 13.5 sacks and began a streak of four consecutive seasons where he had 10 or more sacks. That was also his career high which he tied again in 2004.
Gbaja-Biamila was a fun name to say and he earned himself one trip to the Pro Bowl in 2003 which was ironically the year he accrued the least number of sacks during his streak. As his speed dissipated, so did he. But he will never dissipated from our hearts.