Did You Know? Back in the mid-1990s, Eli Herring was a dominant offensive lineman for BYU. So dominant that the scouts even projected him as a first-round draft pick. But as a devout Mormon, Herring made a difficult choice to adhere to his religion’s calling to not work on Sundays. Herring told the NFL he wouldn’t be pursuing a professional career. But that didn’t dissuade Oakland, which used a sixth-round pick on him in 1995. A Raiders executive flew out to Utah to try and persuade Herring with a three-year, $1.5 million contract which he turned it down to take a high school teaching job.