American Football:NFL Greatest Players

In the autumn of 2010 the National Football League unveiled its list of the hundred greatest players in history. The list was decided by a panel of experts. Obtained from Footballguys.com. For more information on the players go to NFL.com 

Number one in the list was record-breaking San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver from the 1980s and 1990s Jerry Rice.

The letters indicate the position the player played.

QB- Quarterback,DE- Defensive End,C-Centre,LB-Linebacker, OL-Offensive Lineman,RB-Running Back,WR-Wide Receiver, FB-Full Back, S-Safety,CB-Corner Back,TE-Tight End,OT-Offensive Tackle,DT-Defensive Tackle,G-Guard.

100-Joe Namath – QB
99 – Michael Strahan – DE
98 – Lee Roy Selmon – DE
97 – Derrick Brooks – LB
96 – Mel Hein – C
95 – Larry Allen – OL
94 – Lenny Moore – RB
93 – Sam Huff – LB
92 – Michael Irvin – WR
91 – Fran Tarkenton – QB
90 – Kurt Warner – QB
89 – Ernie Nevers – FB
88 – Ed Reed – S
87 – Elroy Hirsch – WR
86 – Willie Davis – DE
85 – Marcus Allen – RB
84 – Joe Schmidt – LB
83 – Norm Van Brocklin – QB
82 – Ted Hendricks – LB
81 – Steve Young – QB
80 – Troy Aikman – QB
79 – Emlen Tunnell – DB
78 – Bruce Matthews – OL
77 – Tony Dorsett – RB
76 – Art Shell – OL
75 – Darrell Green – CB
74 – Marion Motley – FB
73 – Ozzie Newsome – TE
72 – Jonathan Ogden – OT
71 – Paul Warfield – WR
70 – Marshall Faulk – RB
69 – Bobby Bell – LB
68 – Mike Webster – C
67 – Kellen Winslow, Sr. – TE
66 – Willie Brown – CB
65 – Randy Moss – WR
64 – Herb Adderley – CB
63 – Jim Otto – C
62 – Randy White – DT
61 – LaDainian Tomlinson – RB
60 – Jack Ham – LB
59 – Mike Ditka – TE
58 – Steve Van Buren – RB
57 – Mike Singletary- LB
56 – Gene Upshaw – OL
55 – Earl Campbell- RB
54 – Forrest Gregg – OT
53 – Willie Lanier – LB
52 – Eric Dickerson – RB
51 – Bart Starr – QB
50 – Terry Bradshaw – QB
49 – Mike Haynes – CB
48 – Red Grange – RB
47 – Ray Nitschke – LB
46 – Roger Staubach – QB
45 – Tony Gonzalez – TE
44 – Mel Blount – CB
43 – Alan Page – DT
42 – John Mackey – TE
41 – Rod Woodson – CB
40 – O.J. Simpson – RB
39 – Gino Marchetti – DE
38 – Lance Alworth – WR
37 – Jim Thorpe – TB/E/FB
36 – Raymond Berry – WR
35 – Chuck Bednarik – C/LB
34 – Deion Sanders – CB
33 – Sid Luckman – QB
32 – Jim Parker – LT
31 – Bruce Smith – DE
30 – “Night Train” Lane – DB
29 – Jack Lambert – LB
28 – Emmitt Smith – RB
27 – Merlin Olsen – DT
26 – Bob Lilly – DT
25 – Dan Marino – QB
24 – John Hannah – G
23 – John Elway – QB
22 – Gale Sayers – RB
21 – Tom Brady – QB
20 – Brett Favre – QB
19 – Bronko Nagurski – FB
18 – Ray Lewis – LB
17 – Barry Sanders – RB
16 – Otto Graham – QB
15 – Deacon Jones – DE
14 – Sammy Baugh – QB/DB/P
13 – Joe Greene – DT
12 – Anthony Munoz – LT
11 – Ronnie Lott – S
10 – Dick Butkus – LB
9 – Don Hutson – WR
8 – Peyton Manning – QB
7 – Reggie White – DE
6 – Johnny Unitas – QB
5 – Walter Payton – RB
4 – Joe Montana – QB
3 – Lawrence Taylor – LB
2 – Jim Brown -RB
1 – Jerry Rice – WR  

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