The 100 Greatest Players In NFL History, 2014 Edition: 70-61

The 100 Greatest Players In NFL History, 2014 Edition: 70-61

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The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players was a 10-part television series presented by the NFL Network in 2010. But a lot has happened since 2010, especially with current players like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning making their own mark on the history books. Here now are my updated rankings of the 100 greatest NFL players of all-time, continuing with numbers 70 through 61.

70. Tony Dorsett, RB, Dallas Cowboys (1977-87), Denver Broncos (1988)

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70. Tony Dorsett, RB, Dallas Cowboys (1977-87), Denver Broncos (1988)

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2010 Ranking: No. 77

Tony Dorsett took the National Football League by storm as a rookie in 1977. After being selected No. 2 overall by Dallas, the former Pittsburgh Panther rushed for 1,007 yards and 12 touchdowns and scored a TD in their Super Bowl 12 victory. Dorsett rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight of his first nine seasons, has a 99-yard touchdown run to his name, and helped the Cowboys reach five NFC Championship games.

69. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego Chargers (2001-09), New York Jets (2010-11)

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69. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego Chargers (2001-09), New York Jets (2010-11)

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2010 Ranking: No. 61

LaDainian Tomlinson played most of his career with San Diego, but his talent also helped the New York Jets reach their first AFC Championship game since 1998. As a Charger, Tomlinson led the NFL in rushing twice (2006-07), holds the record for most TDs in a season (31), and led the Chargers to the playoffs five times. As a Jet in 2010, Tomlinson led New York to back-to-back playoff upsets of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

68. Kellen Winslow, TE, San Diego Chargers (1979-87)

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68. Kellen Winslow, TE, San Diego Chargers (1979-87)

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2010 Ranking: No. 67

One of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, San Diego's Kellen Winslow revolutionized the tight-end position. As part of the famous "Air Coryell" offense, Winslow's exploits helped San Diego become one of the greatest offenses in NFL history. Winslow twice led the league in receptions (1980 & 81), and had 13 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown, and a game-saving blocked field goal in the "The Epic In Miami" game.

67. Jim Otto, C, Oakland Raiders (1960-74)

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67. Jim Otto, C, Oakland Raiders (1960-74)

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2010 Ranking: No. 63

Jim Otto played in both the AFL and NFL and is one of only a handful of players to have earned Pro Bowl recognition in both leagues. Teamed with Gene Upshaw and Art shell, Otto solidified the greatest left side offensive line in NFL history. He started for the Raiders in 210 straight games and never missed a game in his career. Otto's teams made six AFC Championship games, and an appearance in Super Bowl II.

66. Bobby Bell, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (1963-74)

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66. Bobby Bell, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (1963-74)

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2010 Ranking: No. 69

The first member of the Chiefs to be enshrined in Canton, Bobby Bell was a key member on one of the best defenses in NFL history (the 1960s Chiefs). As a linebacker, Bell was named All-AFL or All-NFL every year from 1965 through 1971. During his career, the versatile Bell intercepted 26 passes, returning six for touchdowns. His contributions helped Kansas City reach two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl IV against Minnesota.

65. Mike Webster, C, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-88), Kansas City Chiefs (1989-90)

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65. Mike Webster, C, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-88), Kansas City Chiefs (1989-90)

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2010 Ranking: No. 68

The leader of Pittsburgh's offensive line in the 1970s, Mike Webster's blocks helped both Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris get enshrined as Hall of Famers. In 1975, Webster began a string of 150 consecutive starts at center, which lasted until 1986. He played more seasons (15) and more games (220) than any other player in Steelers history. Webster's teams won four Super Bowls and made six AFC Championship Game appearances.

64. Willie Brown, CB, Denver Broncos (1963-66), Oakland Raiders (1967-78)

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64. Willie Brown, CB, Denver Broncos (1963-66), Oakland Raiders (1967-78)

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2010 Ranking: No. 66

After playing on four losing teams with the Broncos, Willie Brown went on to have a Hall-of-Fame career with the Oakland Raiders. In his first season as a Raider, Brown helped Oakland reach their first Super Bowl game in Super Bowl II. Brown and the Raiders would play in three AFL and six AFC championship games during his 12 seasons. In Super Bowl XI, Brown's 75-yard pick-six sealed Oakland's first Super Bowl victory.

63. Randy Moss, WR, Minnesota Vikings (1998-2004, 2011), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), New England Patriots (2007-10), Tennessee Titans (2010), San Francisco 49ers (2012)

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63. Randy Moss, WR, Minnesota Vikings (1998-2004, 2011), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), New England Patriots (2007-10), Tennessee Titans (2010), San Francisco 49ers (2012)

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2010 Ranking: No. 65

The greatest deep threat in NFL history, Randy Moss was the most explosive player on two of the top offenses in NFL history. As a rookie in Minnesota, Moss caught 17 touchdowns, helping the Vikings score the most points in NFL history. In his first season with New England, Moss caught a record 23 TD passes, making the Patriots go 16-0 in the regular season. His touchdown in Super Bowl XLII gave the Patriots a late lead.

62. Herb Adderley, CB, Green Bay Packers (1961-69), Dallas Cowboys (1970-72)

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62. Herb Adderley, CB, Green Bay Packers (1961-69), Dallas Cowboys (1970-72)

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2010 Ranking: No. 64

Herb Adderley came to Green Bay as a top running back, but with Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor already in the backfield, Adderley became a top corner. Within two seasons, Adderley won All-NFL honors, which he did four more times in his career. Adderley was a member for each of the Packers' five championship victories in the 1960s, and appeared in four of the first six Super Bowls, two each with Green Bay and Dallas.

61. Randy White, DT, Dallas Cowboys (1975-88)

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61. Randy White, DT, Dallas Cowboys (1975-88)

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2010 Ranking: No. 62

For the first two seasons of his NFL career, Randy White struggled as a middle linebacker before becoming a Hall-of-Fame defensive tackle. White effectively succeeded Bob Lilly, one of the greatest defensive tackles ever. Nicknamed "The Manster," White was named co-MVP of Super Bowl 12 in his first season as a starter. White played in six NFC Championship games and three Super Bowls, recording an unofficial four sacks.


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