NFL's All-Decade Team of 1960s

The National Football League's All-Decade Teams have been determined by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee.
 

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The popularity of professional football exploded across the country during the 1960s with great expansion occurring throughout the decade. By 1965, a Harris Poll determined that pro football was this nation’s favorite sport. It has remained that way ever since.

The decade began with the birth of a rival league, the American Football League and ended with the two leagues coming together following a merger agreement that was signed in the summer of 1966. That deal brought about the Super Bowl, a joint draft, and ultimately a merged league starting in 1970. It also brought about the naming of not only annual All-AFL and All-NFL teams but an overall “All-Pro” team for the last three seasons of the 1960s.

When it came time for the All-Decade Team, the AFL named its All-Time team (see 50 Years After below) using members of the Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee who represented each of the AFL's clubs cities.

The entire Hall of Fame Selection Committee picked the All-Decade Team of the 1960s that included five players who had been named by the same committee a year earlier to the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

50 Years After
Throughout the 2009 NFL Season, Profootballhof.com profiled the American Football League in an online exhibit called 50 Years After. The features were part of the AFL’s 50th Anniversary Season celebration. Included in the special section was a rundown on the AFL's All-Time Team - OFFENSE | DEFENSE 

 

NFL's ALL-DECADE TEAM OF THE 1960s

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Recent Comments
  • Craig Au - December 03 2013 03:25 PM

    Name the ONLY player on the NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team NOT in the NFL HOF?...winner of 5 NFL Championships, 2 Super Bowls, 1960's All Decade Team, 3 Pro Bowls, 5 Time All-Pro Selection, Offensive Guard and Kicker... How can the NFL even HAVE the Hall of Fame taken seriously if this person has been overlooked and passed over since 1974? If Jerry Kramer is NOT in the NFL HOF, then how can ANYBODY else in it be taken seriously...

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  • whitelock - November 19 2012 07:15 AM

    ho can gary collins mvp of the 1964 championship game and 1960 decade team and dick schafrath 6 time all~pro in the 1960s and to end clay matthews 19 seasons be overlooked get them in!

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  • Jerry Deaton - February 07 2010 09:28 AM

    Jerry Kramer - Ok how can we get one of the best 1960's players in the hall, what would it take to the one of the best guards and kickers and all around great players in the hall, come on voters do the right thing, get him in the hall where he belongs.....

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  • Dave V. - February 01 2010 12:01 PM

    Jerry Kramer is the ONLY member of the NFL's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team who is NOT in the Hall of Fame. How is that possible? I can't believe in recent years guards such as Billy Shaw, Tom Mack and Lou Creekmur have gotten in and still no Jerry Kramer! It is a travesty!!

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  • mike avolio - January 27 2010 04:24 PM

    Jerry Kramer, dave Robinson and Tommy Nobis belong in the HOF...honestly, i wonder what the voters are thinking in regards to these players!

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  • Garry Terhune - January 26 2010 07:39 AM

    How is it possible that Jerry Kramer makes the all-decade team for the 60's and is NOT in the Hall of Fame. He also helped win a championship by kicking 3 big field goals in a title game. He made the most famous block in NFL history to help win another championship. What more could he have done in his career. Get him in!!!

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  • Jeff Durski - January 24 2010 06:42 PM

    YA Tittle could be added at QB

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