Allstate’s Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Team


In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Allstate Insurance Company gave fans the chance to vote on who they think makes up the Allstate Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Team. From Aug. 3 through Oct. 19, 2012, tens of thousands of fans visited to select their personal All-Time Team of Hall of Famers by voting for 23 players at 11 positions and one coach.

Today, during a special broadcast on NFL Network featuring Chris Rose, Steve Wyche and Michael Silver, the fans’ voices were heard as the Allstate Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Team was announced. Also on-hand for the announcement were several Hall of Famers and NFL Network personalities, including Rod Woodson, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders who provided commentary on the selections.
The final team, as determined by the fan vote, is:

QB – Joe Montana
RB – Jim Brown, Walter Payton
WR – Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin
OL – Bruce Matthews (G-T-C), Dan Dierdorf (T), Anthony Muñoz (T), Gene Upshaw (G), Jim Otto (C)
TE – Mike Ditka


DL – Joe Greene (DT), Merlin Olsen (DT), Reggie White (DE), Howie Long (DE)
LB – Dick Butkus, Lawrence Taylor, Jack Lambert
CB – Deion Sanders, Darrell Green
S – Rod Woodson, Ronnie Lott

PK – George Blanda

Head Coach – Vince Lombardi

The Allstate Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Team ballot was based on a traditional two-back offensive formation and a 4-3 defense. Fans had the chance to select one coach and 23 players at positions including quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, defensive end, linebacker, cornerback, safety and placekicker.

The voting website also offered fans the chance to debate their favorite players, coaches and teams, and featured weekly content to educate fans about the sport through the stories of its legends. Fans then had the chance to enter to win a grand prize Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend package, including a meet-and-greet with pro football legend Howie Long and passes to 2013 Enshrinement Weekend festivities for one winner and a guest, as well as weekly prizes.

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  • Glenn McBride - January 08 2014 05:09 PM

    One linebacker that cannot be forgotten is Leroy Jordan.

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  • bob scholes - February 09 2013 05:04 PM

    how does michael irvin make this list, much less even in the hall. it amazes me if this is a all time team how could you leave off don hutson whose records lasted 40 seasons be left off,also .he was way ahead of his time. i might comment that mel blount had the rules changed because he was so good and he could tackle something deion didnt do so well esoecially against the run. finally , no deacon jones the greatest pass rusher ever. he would have had more sacks than anybody and played his career during the 14 game seasons.

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  • jim - February 08 2013 12:54 PM

    would you please send me my password some how i lost it thank you jim

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  • paul - February 07 2013 08:22 PM

    And of course 3 CHICAGO BEARS on this list. Payton the greatest running back to ever play!!!

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  • Bob - February 05 2013 09:35 PM

    Swanny ahead of Irwin but no way Blount over Sanders. Blount had to clutch and grab no way in the nowadays NFL. But I would put him ahead of D. Green. Sanders could blanket you like a cover. And he didn't have all the help with the rest of those great Steeler Defenders. Sanders started his career on some pretty bad Falcon teams.

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  • 1coolguy - February 05 2013 10:53 AM

    How in the world did Irvin make this team??? Statistically he is ranked 13th (yes, THIRTEENTH) on the NFL HOF top 20 list, and he had the luxury of playing for one of the best teams ever. Cris carter is ranked 2nd with MUCH, MUCH superior numbers, not to mention the others' ahead of Irvin on the list. Again, as with Howie Long, the power of the media is where this erroneous vote comes from. These votes completely discredit the list - there should be a way to vet the public voters' list. Show the publics' list and then show the final list, side by side, otherwise this vote is simply an embarassment.

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  • Angus17236 - February 05 2013 09:09 AM

    It is too bad that this list is somewhat correct. You can tell that the younger crowd did allot of the voting. Next time, let those who elect the future Hall of Famers and those that have been around the block at least once, do the voting. Yes, I am a Steeler fan. So I judge those that are on this list to those great Steelers... • Jim Otto is a great Center. But I would have placed MIKE WEBSTER before him. • I cant argue the Linebacker list. But I would still have placed JACK HAM in there too. • Who in their right mind would place Deion Sanders over MEL BLOUNT as a complete NFL Cornerback? Deion was a great pass defender, a great return man and a great athelete, but I would never pick him to be a complete corner back. I am sorry Deion, you would havent made it on a Pittsburgh Defense. Need I say more?

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  • Denise - February 03 2013 02:35 PM

    I think Lynn Swann should be there instead of Michael Irvin.

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  • Richard Bell - February 03 2013 02:01 PM

    I voted around half of those who won. I can see most of the players on the winning team since many were toss ups on my ballot. I can't see how Deacon Jones and Forrest Gregg were left off the time. Also the selection of Michael Irvin, Howie Long and Lawrence Taylor are just a joke. It seems in many of the choices, if you are a sportscaster, an actor or otherwise a household name to the average fan, then you were voted in regardless of your ability or total impact. I can see Irvin on the second team, the two would be way down an all time team depth chart.

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  • ivan - February 02 2013 07:04 PM

    All choices sound like they got it right..... except Irving???? Had those numbers ONLY because of Aikman and the best running game threat with E.Smith.

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  • 1coolguy - February 02 2013 05:06 PM

    Micheal Irvin??? What??? He is listed THIRTEENTH on teh HOF web site top receivers list! Like with Howie Long this is totally the power of the media. Maybe in the future the list can have the publics vote but then a revised list done by a group of HOF players to lend some additional value.

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  • Bob - February 02 2013 04:43 PM

    And Lou Groza the " Toe " as kicker or even lineman, Longevity!!!!!

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  • Bob - February 02 2013 04:42 PM

    Also Where's John Hannah?

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  • 1coolguy - February 02 2013 04:33 PM

    Howie Long was great, but over Bruce Smith??? The power of the media on this one. George Blanda over Jan Stenerud? Pleeeese. What went on here? The list is tough, as it selects from the HOF, so arguably they can all be winners.

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  • Bob - February 02 2013 04:24 PM

    How is Deacon Jones not there? And Gene Hickerson blocked for 3 Hall of Fame running Backs, Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell. And Ozzie Newsome all round T.E.

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