NFL's All-Decade Teams

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee has been given the task over the years to pick the National Football League’s All-Decade Teams. The first four All-Decade teams were picked retroactively in 1969 with the celebration of the NFL’s 50th Season.
 

For expanded summaries of the All-Decade Teams, click on images below.

2000s


OFFENSE
WR –
Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, Torry Holt
TE – Tony Gonzalez; Antonio Gates
T – Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, William Roaf
G – Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Will Shields, Larry Allen
C – Kevin Mawae, Olin Kreutz
QB – Tom Brady, Peyton Manning
RB – LaDainian Tomlinson, Edgerrin James, Jamal Lewis, Shaun Alexander
FB – Lorenzo Neal

DEFENSE
DE –
Dwight Freeney, Michael Strahan, Jason Taylor, Julius Peppers
DT – Richard Seymour, Warren Sapp, Kevin Williams, La’Roi Glover
LB – Ray Lewis, Derrick Brooks, Brian Urlacher, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas, Demarcus Ware
CB – Champ Bailey, Charles Woodson, Ronde Barber, Ty Law
S – Ed Reed, Brian Dawkins, Troy Polamalu, Darren Sharper

SPECIAL TEAMS
P –
Shane Lechler, Brian Moorman
K – Adam Vinatieri, David Akers
PR – Dante Hall, Devin Hester
KR – Joshua Cribbs, Dante Hall

COACHES
Bill Belichick, Tony Dungy

1990s
 

OFFENSE
WR –
Cris Carter, Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Michael Irvin
TE – Shannon Sharpe, Ben Coates
T – William Roaf, Gary Zimmerman, Tony Boselli, Richmond Webb
G – Bruce Matthews, Randall McDaniel, Larry Allen, Steve Wisniewski
C – Dermontti Dawson, Mark Stepnoski
QB – John Elway,  Brett Favre
RB – Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Davis, Thurman Thomas

DEFENSE
DE –
Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Chris Doleman, Neil Smith
DT – Cortez Kennedy, John Randle, Warren Sapp, Bryant Young
LB – Kevin Greene, Junior Seau, Derrick Thomas, Cornelius Bennett, Hardy Nickerson, Levon Kirkland
CB – Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson, Darrell Green, Aeneas Williams
S – Steve Atwater, LeRoy Butler, Carnell Lake, Ronnie Lott

SPECIAL TEAMS
P –
Darren Bennett, Sean Landeta
K – Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson
PR – Deion Sanders, Mel Gray
KR – Michael Bates, Mel Gray

COACHES
Bill Parcells, Marv Levy

1980s

OFFENSE
WR –
Jerry Rice, Steve Largent, James Lofton, Art Monk
TE – Kellen Winslow, Ozzie Newsome
T – Anthony Muñoz, Jim Covert, Gary Zimmerman, Joe Jacoby
G – John Hannah, Russ Grimm, Bill Fralic, Mike Munchak
C –  Dwight Stephenson, Mike Webster
QB – Joe Montana, Dan Fouts
RB – Walter Payton, Eric Dickerson, Roger Craig, John Riggins

DEFENSE
DE –
Reggie White, Howie Long, Lee Roy Selmon, Bruce Smith
DT – Randy White, Dan Hampton, Keith Millard, Dave Butz
LB –  Mike Singletary, Lawrence Taylor, Ted Hendricks, Jack Lambert, Andre Tippett, John Anderson, Carl Banks
CB – Mike Haynes, Mel Blount, Frank Minnifield, Lester Hayes
S – Ronnie Lott, Kenny Easley, Deron Cherry, Joey Browner, Nolan Cromwell

SPECIAL TEAMS
P –
Sean Landeta, Reggie Roby
K – Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, Eddie Murray
PR – Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, John Taylor
KR – Mike Nelms, Rick Upchurch

COACHES
Bill Walsh, Chuck Noll
 

1970s

OFFENSE
WR –
Lynn Swann, Drew Pearson, Harold Carmichael, Paul Warfield
TE – Dave Casper, Charlie Sanders
T – Art Shell,  Ron Yary, Dan Dierdorf, Rayfield Wright
G – Larry Little, Joe DeLamielleure, John Hannah, Gene Upshaw
C – Jim Langer, Mike Webster
QB – Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken Stabler
RB – O.J. Simpson, Walter Payton, Earl Campbell, Franco Harris

DEFENSE
DE –
Jack Youngblood, Carl Eller, L.C. Greenwood, Harvey Martin
DT – Joe Greene, Bob Lilly, Alan Page, Merlin Olsen
MLB – Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert
OLB – Jack Ham, Ted Hendricks, Robert Brazile, Bobby Bell
CB – Willie Brown, Jimmy Johnson, Louis Wright, Roger Wehrli
S –  Ken Houston, Cliff Harris, Larry Wilson, Dick Anderson

SPECIAL TEAMS
K –
Garo Yepremian, Jim Bakken
P – Ray Guy, Jerrel Wilson
KR – Rick Upchurch, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson

COACHES
Don Shula, Chuck Noll

1960s

SE – Del Shofner, Charley Taylor
FL –  Gary Collins, Boyd Dowler
TE – John Mackey
T – Bob Brown, Forrest Gregg, Ralph Neely
G – Gene Hickerson, Jerry Kramer, Howard Mudd
C – Jim Ringo
QB – Sonny Jurgensen, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas
HB – John David Crow, Paul Hornung, Leroy Kelly, Gale Sayers
FB – Jim Brown, Jim Taylor
K – Jim Bakken

DEFENSE
DE –
Doug Atkins, Willie Davis, David (Deacon) Jones
DT – Alex Karras, Bob Lilly, Merlin Olsen
LB – Dick Butkus, Larry Morris, Ray Nitschke, Tommy Nobis, Dave Robinson
CB – Herb Adderley, Lem Barney, Bobby Boyd
S – Eddie Meador, Larry Wilson, Willie Wood,
P – Don Chandler

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1950s

OFFENSE
E –
Raymond Berry, Tom Fears, Bobby Walston
HB/E – Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch
T – Roosevelt Brown, Bob St. Clair
G – Dick Barwegan, Jim Parker, Dick Stanfel
C – Chuck Bednarik
QB – Otto Graham, Bobby Layne, Norm Van Brocklin
HB – Frank Gifford, Ollie Matson, Hugh McElhenny, Lenny Moore
FB – Alan Ameche, Joe Perry
K – Lou Groza

DEFENSE
DE –
Len Ford, Gino Marchetti
DT – Art Donovan, Leo Nomellini, Ernie Stautner
LB – Joe Fortunato, Bill George, Sam Huff, Joe Schmidt
DHB – Jack Butler, Dick (Night Train) Lane
S -- Jack Christiansen, Yale Lary, Emlen Tunnell,

1940s

E – Jim Benton, Jack Ferrante, Ken Kavanaugh, Dante Lavelli, Pete Pihos, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle
T – Al Blozis, George Connor, Frank (Bucko) Kilroy, Buford (Baby) Ray, Vic Sears, Al Wistert
G – Bruno Banducci, Bill Edwards, Garrard (Buster) Ramsey, Bill Willis, Len Younce
C – Charley Brock, Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, Alex Wojciechowicz
QB – Sammy Baugh, Sid Luckman, Bob Waterfield
HB – Tony Canadeo, Bill Dudley, George McAfee, Charley Trippi, Steve Van Buren, Byron (Whizzer) White
FB – Pat Harder, Marion Motley, Bill Osmanski
 

1930s

E – Bill Hewitt, Don Hutson, Wayne Millner, Gaynell Tinsley
T – George Christensen, Frank Cope, Glen (Turk) Edwards, Bill Lee, Joe Stydahar
G – Grover (Ox) Emerson, Dan Fortmann, Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Russ Letlow
C – Mel Hein, George Svendsen
QB – Earl (Dutch) Clark, Arnie Herber, Cecil Isbell
HB – Cliff Battles, Johnny (Blood) McNally, Beattie Feathers, Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, Ken Strong
FB – Clarke Hinkle, Bronko Nagurski

1920s

E – Guy Chamberlin, Lavern Dilweg, George Halas
T – Ed Healey, Wilbur (Pete) Henry, Cal Hubbard, Steve Owen
G – Hunk Anderson, Walt Kiesling, Mike Michalske
C – George Trafton
QB – Jimmy Conzelman, John (Paddy) Driscoll
HB – Harold "Red" Grange, Joe Guyon, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, Jim Thorpe
FB – Ernie Nevers 
 

NFL's All-Decade Teams (expanded summaries):
 

1920s1930s | 1940s  | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s  | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s
 


Recent Comments
  • Randy Hudgins - January 13 2014 12:26 PM

    It would seem that a member of the “All-Decade” would and should also be a Hall-of-Famer. The player that jumps out is Drew Pearson who should be in the HOF as much as Lynn Swann (Drew’s career was cut short due to injuries sustained in a Car crash, and his stats were better than Swann’s) Also, Cliff Harris should be in the Hall of Fame who was an premier Safety of his day throughout his career (known as “Captain Crash” for his hard hits on receivers to the point they would drop balls looking for him) The only other noticeable blemish is an obvious favoritism towards Players who were hot at the end of the decade rather than someone who was consistent throughout. Troy Aikman’s 90 wins in the 1990’s should be considered at QB over Elway or Favre (who had their best years at the end of the decade)

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  • Jeff Meehl - October 02 2011 07:12 PM

    Where can I find a complete list of the NFL first fifty years all time team?

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  • Phogg Unface - May 22 2011 10:23 PM

    Chuck Noll coach of the 80s? Is that a mistake? It should have been Joe Gibbs. Also Dan Fouts over Dan Marino as QB of the 80s really surprises me.

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  • Jacob - July 10 2010 03:05 AM

    Why is Mel Blount on the All 80's team an not the All 70's team???

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  • Brandon - March 11 2010 07:42 PM

    My question is why Troy Aikman isn't on the 90's team? Didn't he win 3 Super Bowls? I agree that Jerry Kramer should be in the Hall. I'm a huge Ken Stabler fan and believe he should definately be there as well.

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  • Brian Dees - February 18 2010 12:13 PM

    It's a shame that Jerry Kramer is not only on the all 1960's team but was voted onto the first 50 year team and is still not in the Hall of Fame.

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  • sandy vigilante - February 17 2010 03:12 PM

    I LOVED THE IDEA OF THE DECADES BUT HOW CAN YOU LEAVE OUT WILLIE LANIER OF K.C. I WAS A HUGE OFF. AND DEF LINE FAN AND BOB BROWN SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE 60`S AND 70`S TEAM. I THINK RICH JACKSON DEF END DENV. SHOULD HAVE MADE A TEAM. MY ALL TIME OFF LINE, IS TACKLES BEST EVER BOB BROWN, A. MUNOZ,GUARDS BEST EVER J HANNAH,JIM PARKER CENTER D STEPHENSON. W RECS J RICE L. ALWORTH T END KELLEN WINSLOW FB BEST I SEEN JIM BROWN HB BEST MOVES I EVER SEEN G. SAYERS QB J UNITAS. DEF ENDS DEACON JONES, REGGIE WHITE DEF T JOE GREENE, BOB LILLY OUTSIDE LBS BEST I SEEN LAWRENCE TAYLOR, TED HENDRICKS MID LB DICK BUTKUS DB`S NIGHT TRAIN LANE, HERB ADDERLEY, SAFT. LARRY WILSON RONNIE LOTT, PUNTER RAY GUY KICKER ADAM VINATIERI PUNT AND KICK RETURNER G. SAYERS COACH V LOMBARDI. I`M 57 YRS OLD AND THE GAME IS AT IT`S ALL TIME WORST TOO MANY PATTY CAKE RULE CHANGES. THE PIT IS NO LONGER A WAR ZONE ALL IT HAS BECOME IS PUSHING WITH THE RULE ALLOWING ARMS TO BE EXTENDED. TO HELP WITH THE SPEED. WHEN I PLAYED LINE AND A PLAY WAS RUN TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE WE WERE TAUGHT TO HIT YOUR MAN AND GO DOWN FIELD AND BURY A DEF. BACK. WHICH IS RARELY DONE ANYMORE ALL YOU SEE IS PUSH BLOCKING.

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  • Jeffrey Morgan - January 31 2010 05:50 PM

    Randy Gradishar is missing next to Butkis and Lambert. His tackles/game average is incredible over 10 years. Over 2,000 tackles and 20 INTs.

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