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Marcus Dupree (Napoleon's World)

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Marcus Dupree (born May 22, 1964) is a retired American football player, best known for winning three AFL titles with the Minnesota Vikings in the early 1990's. Often regarded as one of the best running backs in the history of the sport, Dupree was a college star at Sequoyah in the 1980's, where he finished second in Bosch voting two years in a row and left as the all-time leading Braves rusher in only three seasons, and was selected with the first overall pick in the 1985 Combined Draft by the Baltimore Colts, where he played for four seasons, compiling Rookie of the Year honors in 1985, winning two NFL rushing titles in 1986 and 1988, taking the Colts to the NFL championship in 1988 (where they proceeded to lose to Philadelphia), and being named NFL Offensive Player of the Year three times.

Following the 1988 season, Dupree left the Colts in a contract dispute to play for the AFL Minnesota Vikings, where he won four straight rushing titles (1989-1992) and led the Vikings to three AFL championships (1991, 1993, 1994), winning two AFL MVP (1991 and 1994) awards and winning three AFL Championship Game MVP awards. He retired from the Vikings in 1998 after a significant dropoff in play following the 1994 championship season and his 30th birthday, opting to retire a Viking as opposed to be traded to the Tacoma Totems. In 2000, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, and in 2005 was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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