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Steve Atwater

Safety

Height: 6 ft 3 in
Weight: 218 lbs

Born:
October 28, 1966
(age 52 years), 
Chicago, IL
College:
University of Arkansas
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 20th Overall in 1989

A two-time Super Bowl champion and eight-time Pro Bowl selection, Steve Atwater spent the majority of his career with the Denver Broncos. He played 155 consecutive games for the Broncos and was known for his ferocious hits on opposing players. Late Hall of Fame owner Pat Bowlen once called him one of the Broncos’ greatest players ever.

Teams

Denver Broncos
New York Jets
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Tony Boselli

Tackle

Height: 6 ft 7 in
Weight: 324 lbs

Born:
April 17, 1972
(age 47 years), 
Modesto, CA
College:
University of Southern Cal
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 2nd Overall in 1995 Draft

Tony Boselli was the Jacksonville Jaguars' first-ever draft pick in 1995. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and named first-team All-Pro three consecutive seasons (1997-99). He was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1998 after helping the Jaguars to their first division title. Boselli was the first member of the Jaguars’ Hall of Fame and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. 

Teams

Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
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Isaac Bruce

Wide Receiver

Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 188 lbs

Born:
November 10, 1972
(age 46 years), 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
College:
University of Memphis
Draft:
Drafted 2nd Round 33rd Overall in 1994 Draft

Isaac Bruce was a key member of the “Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams teams of the late 1990s and early. Bruce was a member of the Rams Super Bowl XXXIV victory over the Tennessee Titans. He led the NFL in receiving yards in 1996 (1,338). In 2009, he became just the second wide receiver in NFL history to achieve more than 15,000 receiving yards and ended his career with 15,208 career receiving yards.

Teams

Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
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LeRoy Butler

Safety

Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 204 lbs

Born:
July 19, 1968
(age 51 years), 
Jacksonville, FL
College:
Florida State University
Draft:
Drafted 2nd Round 48th Overall in 1990

LeRoy Butler played in 181 games and recorded 953 tackles, 38 interceptions, 553 return yards, 12 fumble recoveries, 3 defensive touchdowns, and 20½ sacks. He was the first defensive back in NFL history to record 20 Sack and 20 Interception in a career. Butler was named first-team All-Pro four times and was selected to the Pro Bowl four times. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, in 2007

Teams

Green Bay Packers
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Alan Faneca

Guard

Height: 6 ft 4 in
Weight: 316lbs

Born:
December 7, 1976
(age 42 years), 
New Orleans, LA
College:
Louisiana State University
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 26th Overall in 1998 Draft

Alan Faneca was a key component of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the early 2000s including a Super Bowl XL victory. He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection (2002-2010) and named first-team All-Pro six times (2001-2002, 2004-2007). Faneca was a mauler in the run game and helped his team secure 11 top 10 rankings in rush offense during his 13 seasons NFL career. He blocked for nine 1,000-yard rushers, five 3,000-yard passers and is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. 

Teams

Arizona Cardinals
New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
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Torry Holt

Wide Receiver

Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 200 lbs

Born:
June 5, 1976
(age 43 years), 
Gibsonville, NC
College:
North Carolina State University
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 6th Overall in 1999 Draft

Torry Holt was a key member of the St. Louis Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” team that won Super Bowl XXXIV. He recorded six consecutive seasons of at least 1,300-yards receiving and added six consecutive seasons with 90 or more receptions during his career. He holds the record for most receptions and yards in a single decade with 868 catches and 12,594 yards (2000-2009). Holt finished his career with 920 receptions with 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns.

Teams

Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Rams
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Steve Hutchinson

Guard

Height: 6 ft 5 in
Weight: 313 lbs

Born:
November 1, 1977
(age 41 years), 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
College:
University of Michigan
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 17th Overall in 2001 Draft

Steve Hutchinson was a first-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2001 NFL Draft. He lived up to the hype playing in 169 career games for the Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and the Tennessee Titans. Making an immediate impact in his new surroundings, Hutchinson started all 16 games at left guard as a rookie.  He signed with Minnesota following the 2005 season and was named the NFL Alumni Offensive Linemen of the Year in his first year with the Vikings. He earned seven straight Pro Bowl selections and was named first-team All-Pro six times. Hutchinson was named All-NFC six times and is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Teams

Minnesota Vikings
Seattle Seahawks
Tennessee Titans
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Edgerrin James

Running Back

Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 219 lbs

Born:
August 1, 1978
(age 41 years),
Immokalee, FL
College:
University of Miami
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 4th Overall in 1999 Draft

Edgerrin James was a member of the Indianapolis Colts from 1999-2005 winning the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1999. He is the Colts all-time leader in rushing yards (9,226) and rushing touchdowns (64). He also led the NFL in rushing yards his first two years in the league and was apart of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.

Teams

Indianapolis Colts
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John Lynch

Strong Safety

Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 220 lbs

Born:
September 25, 1971
(age 47 years), 
Hinsdale, IL
College:
Stanford University
Draft:
Drafted 3rd Round 82nd Overall in 1993

John Lynch was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played two seasons of minor league baseball before committing to football and becoming a 9-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion. Lynch played in a total of 224 regular-season games, recorded 26 interceptions which he returned for 204 yards, added 13 sacks, and registered more than 1,000 tackles during his 15-year career. He was credited with 90 or more tackles in a season nine times. Today he is the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

Teams

Denver Broncos
New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Sam Mills

Linebacker

Height: 5 ft 9 in
Weight: 232 lbs

Born:
June 3, 1959
 Neptune City, NJ
College:
Montclair State University
Draft:
Undrafted in 1981

Sam Mills played 12 seasons in the NFL and recorded 1,319 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, and four touchdowns while starting 173 of his 181 career games. Mills was selected first-team All-Pro three times and named to five Pro Bowls. His jersey number, 51, was retired by the Carolina Panthers at the start of the 2005 season. The “Keep Pounding” drum that's beaten before kickoff of every home game is named after an inspirational speech given by Mills to his teammates. 

Teams

Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
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Troy Polamalu

Strong Safety

Height: 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 207 lbs

Born:
April 19, 1981
(age 38 years), 
Garden Grove, CA
College:
University of Southern Cal
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 16th Overall in 2003 Draft

Troy Polamalu helped revolutionize the safety position. He was a member of the hard-hitting Pittsburgh Steelers defense that helped the team win 2 Super Bowls (XL, XLIII). He was selected to 8 Pro-Bowls and named first-team All-Pro four times. He earned NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010 and is a member of both the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time team as well as the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Teams

Pittsburgh Steelers
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Richard Seymour

Defensive Tackle

Height: 6 ft 6 in
Weight: 317 lbs

Born:
October 6, 1979
(age 39 years), 
Gadsden, SC
College:
University of Georgia
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 6th Overall in 2001 Draft

Richard Seymour is a 3-time Super Bowl champion and over his career, the dominant defensive tackle was selected to seven Pro Bowls, 5 consecutive from 2002-2006 and was a three-time First-Team All-Pro. Seymour was an extremely versatile defensive lineman which his team could count on to play both inside and out. Extremely strong, he typically drew double teams from opposing linemen. A five-time All-AFC selection, he was vital to the Patriots Super Bowl success during the decade of the 2000s.

Teams

New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders
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Zach Thomas

Linebacker

Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 242 lbs

Born:
September 1, 1973
(age 46 years), 
Pampa, TX
College:
Texas Tech University
Draft:
Drafted 5th Round 154th Overall in 1996

Zach Thomas was selected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls and was named first- or second-team All-Pro seven times as well. He recorded more than 1,700 combined tackles in his career and was named the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1996. Thomas is a two-time NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year and was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. 

Teams

Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins
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Reggie Wayne

Wide Receiver

Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 203 lbs

Born:
November 17, 1978 
(age 40 years),
 New Orleans, LA
College:
University of Miami
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 30th Overall in 2001 Draft

Reggie Wayne played his entire 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts. During his career, he helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI and was selected to the Pro Bowl six times. He was also named first- or second-team All-Pro three times. He led the NFL in receiving yards in 2007. He retired 7th all-time in receptions and 8th all-time in receiving yards. He was inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor in 2018. 

Teams

Indianapolis Colts
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Bryant Young

Defensive Tackle

Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 279 lbs

Born:
January 27, 1972
(age 47 years), 
Chicago Heights, IL
College:
Notre Dame
Draft:
Drafted 1st Round 7th Overall in 1994 Draft

Bryant Young was one of the most dominant defensive linemen in NFL history. Young remains the San Francisco 49ers all-time sack leader with 89.5 sacks. He was voted to four Pro Bowls, named first-team All-Pro twice and was a leader of San Francisco’s Super Bowl XXIX championship team. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons. 

Teams

San Francisco 49ers
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The bios of the Modern-Era nominees were sourced from www.wikipedia.org.