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 to honor the greatest players of the first 75 years of the National Football League (NFL).[1] Five players on the list were on NFL rosters at the time of the selections: Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Reggie White, and Ronnie Lott.[2] Gale Sayers was named to the team as both a halfback and kickoff returner. Every player is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, except for Billy "White Shoes" Johnson.



Position Player Team(s) played for
QB Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins (1937–1952)
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns (1946–1955)[a]
Johnny Unitas Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
Baltimore Colts (1956–1972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers (1979–1992)
Kansas City Chiefs (1993–1994)
FB Jim Brown Cleveland Browns (1957–1965)
Marion Motley Cleveland Browns (1946–1953)[a]
Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears (1930–1937, 1943)
HB Walter Payton Chicago Bears (1975–1987)
Gale Sayers Chicago Bears (1965–1971)
O. J. Simpson Buffalo Bills (1969–1977)
San Francisco 49ers (1978–1979)
Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles (1944–1951)
WR Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers (1962–1970)
Dallas Cowboys (1971–1972)
Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts (1955–1967)
Don Hutson Green Bay Packers (1935–1945)
Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers (1985–2000)
Oakland Raiders (2001–2004)
Seattle Seahawks (2004)
TE Mike Ditka Chicago Bears (1961–1966)
Philadelphia Eagles (1967–1968)
Dallas Cowboys (1969–1972)
Kellen Winslow San Diego Chargers (1979–1987)
OT Roosevelt Brown New York Giants (1953–1965)
Forrest Gregg Green Bay Packers (1956, 1958–1970)
Dallas Cowboys (1971)
Anthony Muñoz Cincinnati Bengals (1980–1992)
G John Hannah New England Patriots (1973–1985)
Jim Parker Baltimore Colts (1957–1967)
Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders (1967–1981)
C Mel Hein New York Giants (1931–1945)
Mike Webster Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1988)
Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1990)



Position Player Team(s) played for
DE Deacon Jones Los Angeles Rams (1961–1971)
San Diego Chargers (1972–1973)
Washington Redskins (1974)
Gino Marchetti Dallas Texans (1952)
Baltimore Colts (1953–1964, 1966)
Reggie White Philadelphia Eagles (1985–1992)
Green Bay Packers (1993–1998)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
DT "Mean" Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers (1969–1981)
Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys (1961–1974)
Merlin Olsen Los Angeles Rams (1962–1976)
LB Dick Butkus Chicago Bears (1965–1973)
Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers (1971–1982)
Ted Hendricks Baltimore Colts (1969–1973)
Green Bay Packers (1974)
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1975–1983)
Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1984)
Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs (1967–1977)
Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers (1958–1972)
Lawrence Taylor New York Giants (1981–1993)
CB Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers (1970–1983)
Mike Haynes New England Patriots (1976–1982)
Los Angeles Raiders (1983–1989)
Richard "Night Train" Lane Los Angeles Rams (1952–1953)
Chicago Cardinals (1954–1959)
Detroit Lions (1960–1965)
Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers (1987–1996)
San Francisco 49ers (1997)
Baltimore Ravens (1998–2001)
Oakland Raiders (2002–2003)
Ronnie Lott San Francisco 49ers (1981–1990)
Los Angeles Raiders (1991–1992)
New York Jets (1993–1994)
Larry Wilson St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1972)
Ken Houston Houston Oilers (1967–1972)
Washington Redskins (1973–1980)

Special teams[edit]


Position Player Team(s) played for
P Ray Guy Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1973–1986)
PK Jan Stenerud Kansas City Chiefs (1967–1979)
Green Bay Packers (1980–1983)
Minnesota Vikings (1984–1985)
PR Billy "White Shoes" Johnson Houston Oilers (1974–1980)
Atlanta Falcons (1982–1987)
Washington Redskins (1988)
KR Gale Sayers Chicago Bears (1965–1971)

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


Position Player Team(s) played for
Quarterback, Defensive Halfback, Punter Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins (1937–1952)
Center, Linebacker Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles (1949–1962)
Quarterback, Defensive Halfback, Punter Earl "Dutch" Clark Portsmouth Spartans (1931–1932)
Detroit Lions (1934–1938)
Tackle, Defensive tackle George Connor Chicago Bears (1948–1955)
Guard, Defensive tackle Dan Fortmann Chicago Bears (1936–1943)
Center, Defensive tackle Mel Hein New York Giants (1931–1945)
Tackle, Defensive tackle, Punter Wilbur "Pete" Henry Canton Bulldogs (1920–1923, 1925–1926)
New York Giants (1927)
Pottsville Maroons (1927–1928)
End, Defensive Halfback Bill Hewitt Chicago Bears (1932−1936)
Philadelphia Eagles (1937−1939)
Steagles (1943)
Fullback, Linebacker, Kicker Clarke Hinkle Green Bay Packers (1932–1941)
Tackle, Defensive tackle Cal Hubbard New York Giants (1927–1928, 1936)
Green Bay Packers (1929–1933, 1935)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1936)
End, Defensive Halfback Don Hutson Green Bay Packers (1935–1945)
Back, Defensive back George McAfee Chicago Bears (1940–1941, 1945–1950)
Fullback, Linebacker Marion Motley Cleveland Browns (1946–1953)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
Guard-Tackle, Defensive tackle George Musso Chicago Bears (1933–1944)
Fullback, Linebacker Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears (1930–1937, 1943)
Halfback, Defensive Halfback Ernie Nevers Duluth Eskimos (1926–1927)
Chicago Cardinals (1929–1931)
Defensive end, Tight end Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles (1947–1955)
Tackle, Defensive tackle Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears (1936–1942, 1945–1946)
Running back, Defensive back Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles (1944–1951)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Browns competed in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949.


  1. ^ "Very Best of the NFL". Detroit Free Press. August 24, 1994. p. 1D. Retrieved November 10, 2016 – via open access
  2. ^ Smith, Timothy W. (August 28, 1994). "Pro Football: Notebook; For 75th Anniversary, There Is No Namath On the All-Time Team". The New York Times. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c 2001 NFL Record & Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, p. 401, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. ^ Liu 2001, p. 402.

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