40 and Over Club

 
Players who played in the National Football League at the age of 40 or older.

 

 

 

George Blanda

Jerry Rice

Adam Vinatieri


A long list of players have competed in the National Football League at age 40 or older. The group includes a number of Pro Football Hall of Fame members led by George Blanda who retired just shy of his 49th birthday. Currently Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts and Sav Rocca of the Washington Redskins are the only active player age 40 or older.

-48-
George Blanda QB-K 1975 Oakland Raiders September 17, 1927
-47-
Morten Andersen K 2007 Atlanta Falcons August 19, 1960
-45-
Ben Agajanian K 1964 San Diego Chargers August 28, 1919
Gary Anderson K 2004 Tennessee Titans July 16, 1959
John Carney K 2010 New Orleans Saints April 20, 1964
Bobby Marshall E 1925 Duluth Kelleys March 12, 1880
John Nesser G-T 1921 Columbus Panhandles April 25, 1876
-44-
Steve DeBerg QB 1998 Atlanta Falcons January 19, 1954
Warren Moon QB 2000 Kansas City Chiefs November 18, 1956
Eddie Murray K 2000 Washington Redskins August 29, 1956
Vinny Testaverde QB 2007 Carolina Panthers November 13, 1963
-43-
Ray Brown G 2005 Washington Redskins December 12, 1962
Jeff Feagles P 2009 New York Giants March 7, 1966
Doug Flutie QB 2005 New England Patriots October 23, 1962
Lou Groza T-K 1967 Cleveland Browns January 25, 1924
Sean Landeta P 2005 Philadelphia Eagles January 6, 1962
Jan Stenerud K 1985 Minnesota Vikings November 26, 1942
Matt Turk P 2011 Houston Texans/Jacksonville Jaguars June 16, 1968
-42-
Darrell Green CB 2002 Washington Redskins February 15, 1960
Jason Hanson K 2012 Detroit Lions June 7, 1970
John Kasay K 2011 New Orleans Saints October 27, 1969
Earl Morrall QB 1976 Miami Dolphins May 17, 1934
Jerry Rice WR 2004 Oakland Raiders/Seattle Seahawks October 13, 1962
-41-
Bryan Barker P 2005 St. Louis Rams June 28, 1964
Mark Brunell QB 2011 New York Jets September 17, 1970
Brett Favre QB 2010 Minnesota Vikings October 10, 1969
Lee Johnson P 2002 Philadelphia Eagles November 27, 1961
Trey Junkin TE 2002 New York Giants January 23, 1961
Jim Marshall DE 1979 Minnesota Vikings December 30, 1937
Jackie Slater T-G 1995 St. Louis Rams May 27, 1954
Matt Stover K 2009 Indianapolis Colts January 27, 1968
Ken Strong HB-K 1947 New York Giants April 21, 1906
-40-
Darren Bennett P 2005 Minnesota Vikings January 9, 1965
Charlie Conerly QB 1961 New York Giants September 19, 1921
Len Dawson QB 1975 Kansas City Chiefs June 20, 1935
Vince Evans QB 1995 Oakland Raiders June 14, 1955
Joe Ferguson QB 1990 Indianapolis Colts April 23, 1950
Jim Hart QB 1984 Washington Redskins April 29, 1944
Mike Horan P 1999 St. Louis Rams February 1, 1959
Brad Johnson QB 2008 Dallas Cowboys September 13, 1968
Sonny Jurgensen QB 1974 Washington Redskins August 23, 1934
Dave Krieg QB 1998 Tennessee Oilers October 20, 1958
Pat Leahy K 1991 New York Jets March 19, 1951
Nick Lowery K 1996 New York Jets May 27, 1956
Bruce Matthews OL 2001 Tennessee Titans August 8, 1961
Clay Matthews LB 1996 Atlanta Falcons March 15, 1956
Phil Nesser G-T-WB 1921 Columbus Panhandles December 10, 1880
Sav Rocca* P 2013 Washington Redskins November 20, 1973
Junior Seau LB 2009 New England Patriots January 19, 1969
Bruce Smith DE 2003 Washington Redskins June 18, 1963
Jim Thorpe HB 1928 Chicago Cardinals May 28, 1888
Johnny Unitas QB 1973 San Diego Chargers May 7, 1933
Jeff Van Note C 1986 Atlanta Falcons February 7, 1946
Adam Vinatieri* K 2013 Indianapolis Colts December 28, 1972
Wade Wilson+ QB 1999 Oakland Raiders February 1, 1959


* Player on an active roster during the 2013 NFL season
Hall of Fame member indicated in italics.
+ Wilson was on active roster in 1999 but did not play in any games.

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