National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

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The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. Years served were in the NFL, unless otherwise stated. Every player is inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, except for Billy "White Shoes" Johnson.

Offense[edit]

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Position Player Team(s) played for College
Quarterback Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins (1937–1952) TCU
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns (AAFC) (1946–1949)
Cleveland Browns (1950–1955)
Northwestern
Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers (1979–1992)
Kansas City Chiefs (1993–94)
Notre Dame
Johnny Unitas Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
Baltimore Colts (1956–1972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
Louisville
Fullback Jim Brown Cleveland Browns (1957–1965) Syracuse
Marion Motley Cleveland Browns (AAFC) (1946–1949)
Cleveland Browns (1950–1953)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
Nevada
Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears (1930–1937, 1943) Minnesota
Halfback Walter Payton Chicago Bears (1975–1987) Jackson State
Gale Sayers Chicago Bears (1965–1971) Kansas
O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills (AFL) (1969)
Buffalo Bills (1970–1977)
San Francisco 49ers (1978–1979)
Southern California
Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles (1944–1951) LSU
Wide receiver Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers (AFL) (1962–1969)
San Diego Chargers (1970)
Dallas Cowboys (1971–1972)
Arkansas
Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts (1955–1967) Southern Methodist
Don Hutson Green Bay Packers (1935–1945) Alabama
Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers (1985–2000)
Oakland Raiders (2001–2004)
Seattle Seahawks (2004)
Mississippi Valley State
Tight end Mike Ditka Chicago Bears (1961–1966)
Philadelphia Eagles (1967–1968)
Dallas Cowboys (1969–1972)
Pittsburgh
Kellen Winslow San Diego Chargers (1979–1987) Missouri
Tackle Roosevelt Brown New York Giants (1953–1965) Morgan State
Forrest Gregg Green Bay Packers (1956, 1958–1970)
Dallas Cowboys (1971)
Southern Methodist
Anthony Muñoz Cincinnati Bengals (1980–1992) Southern California
Guard John Hannah New England Patriots (1973–1985) Alabama
Jim Parker Baltimore Colts (1957–1967) Ohio State University
Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders (AFL) (1967–1969)
Oakland Raiders (1970–1981)
Texas A&I
Center Mel Hein New York Giants (1931–1945) Washington State
Mike Webster Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1988)
Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1990)
Wisconsin

Defense[edit]

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Position Player Team(s) played for College
Defensive end David "Deacon" Jones Los Angeles Rams (1961–1971)
San Diego Chargers (1972–1973)
Washington Redskins (1974)
Mississippi Vocational
South Carolina State
Gino Marchetti Dallas Texans (1952)
Baltimore Colts (1953–1964, 1966)
San Francisco
Reggie White Memphis Showboats (USFL) (1984–1985)
Philadelphia Eagles (1985–1992)
Green Bay Packers (1993–1998)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
Tennessee
Defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers (1969–1981) North Texas State
Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys (1961–1974) TCU
Merlin Olsen Los Angeles Rams (1962–1976) Utah State University
Linebacker Dick Butkus Chicago Bears (1965–1973) Illinois
Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers (1971–1982) Penn State
Ted Hendricks Baltimore Colts (1969–1973)
Green Bay Packers (1974)
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1975–1983)
Miami (FL)
Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1984) Kent State
Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) (1967–1969)
Kansas City Chiefs (1970–1977)
Morgan State
Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers (1958–1972) Illinois
Lawrence Taylor New York Giants (1981–1993) North Carolina
Cornerback Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers (1970–1983) Southern
Mike Haynes New England Patriots (1976–1982)
Los Angeles Raiders (1983–1989)
Arizona State
Dick "Night Train" Lane Los Angeles Rams (1952–1953)
Chicago Cardinals (1954–1959)
Detroit Lions (1960–1965)
Scottsbluff JC
Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers (1987–1996)
San Francisco 49ers (1997)
Baltimore Ravens (1998–2001)
Oakland Raiders (2002–2003)
Purdue
Safety Ken Houston Houston Oilers (AFL) (1967–1969)
Houston Oilers (1970–1972)
Washington Redskins (1973–1980)
Prairie View A&M
Ronnie Lott San Francisco 49ers (1981–1990)
Los Angeles Raiders (1991–1992)
New York Jets (1993–1994)
Southern California
Larry Wilson St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1972) Utah

Special teams[edit]

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Position Player Team(s) played for College
Punter Ray Guy Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1973–1986) Southern Mississippi
Placekicker Jan Stenerud Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) (1967–1969)
Kansas City Chiefs (1970–1979)
Green Bay Packers (1980–1983)
Minnesota Vikings (1984–1985)
Montana State
Punt returner Billy "White Shoes" Johnson Houston Oilers (1974–1980)
Atlanta Falcons (1982–1987)
Washington Redskins (1988)
Widener
Kick returner Gale Sayers Chicago Bears (1965–1971) Kansas

75th Anniversary All-Time Two Way Team[edit]

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Positions Player
Quarterback, Defensive Halfback, Punter Sammy Baugh
Center, Linebacker Chuck Bednarik
Quarterback, Defensive Halfback, Punter Earl "Dutch" Clark
Tackle, Defensive Tackle George Connor
Guard, Defensive Tackle Dan Fortmann
Center, Defensive Tackle Mel Hein
Tackle, Defensive Tackle, Punter Wilbur "Pete" Henry
End, Defensive Halfback Bill Hewitt
Fullback, Linebacker, Kicker Clarke Hinkle
Tackle, Defensive Tackle Cal Hubbard
End, Defensive Halfback Don Hutson
Back, Defensive Back George McAfee
Fullback, Linebacker Marion Motley
Guard-Tackle, Defensive Tackle George Musso
Fullback, Linebacker Bronko Nagurski
Halfback, Defensive Halfback Ernie Nevers
Defensive End, Tight end Pete Pihos
Tackle, Defensive Tackle Joe Stydahar
Running Back, Defensive Back Steve Van Buren

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, p. 401, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, p. 401, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, p. 401, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, pp. 402, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2

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