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Eric Allen

CB

Eric Allen was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles “Green Gang” Defense that featured legends like Reggie White, Seth Joyner and Clyde Simmons. Over the span of his career, Allen played in 214 out of 217 possible games.

Teams

Oakland Raiders
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
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Jared Allen

DE

Jared Allen was a 4th Round pick out of Idaho State. He was the NFL sack leader in 2007 and 2011. Allen was a 5x Pro Bowler, 4x First-Team All-Pro, and has the NFL record for safeties with 4. He finished his career with 643 tackles, 136 sacks, 57 pass deflections, and 31 forced fumbles. 

Teams

Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings
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Willie Anderson

T

Willie Anderson, the first-round selection lived up to expectations making the Pro Bowl four times (2003-2006). He was also first-team All-Pro three times (2004-2006). Anderson only missed two games in his seven-year career from 1999-2006 and was considered the Cincinnati Bengals “Iron Man.” 

Teams

Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
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Ronde Barber

CB/S

Ronde Barber is one of two players (Charles Woodson) to have recorded 40 interceptions and 20 sacks over the course of his career. He was selected to five Pro Bowls, named first-team All-Pro three times, second-team All-Pro twice, and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2001 and is the Buccaneers all-time interceptions leader. 

Teams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Cornelius Bennett

LB

Cornelius Bennett was a five-time Pro Bowler and won the AFC Defensive Player of the Year award twice. Bennett helped lead teams to 5 Super Bowl appearances in his career. In his 14 NFL seasons, he recorded 71½ sacks, seven interceptions, 112 return yards, 31 forced fumbles, 27 fumble recoveries, 78 fumble return yards, and three touchdowns. 

Teams

Atlanta Falcons
Buffalo Bills
Indianapolis Colts
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Tony Boselli

T

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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LeRoy Butler

S

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

G

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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Rodney Harrison

S

In 1997, Harrison became the first player in NFL history to score touchdowns on an interception return, fumble return, and kickoff return in the same season. He also has the most sacks (30.5) of any defensive back in NFL history.

Teams

San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots
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Torry Holt

WR

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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Calvin Johnson

WR

Calvin Johnson was the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft out of Georgia Tech. He was a 6x pro bowler, 3x first-team All-Pro, 2x NFL Receiving yards leader (2011, 2012), and has the NFL record for receiving yards in a season with 1,964. In his 9 seasons, he caught 731 balls, for 11,619 yards, and 83 TDs. Johnson pretty much holds every Lions WR record. He has the 2nd most receiving yards in an NFL game with 329 yards. 

Teams

Detroit Lions
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John Lynch

SS

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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Peyton Manning

QB

Peyton Manning was the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft out of Tennessee by the Colts. During his illustrious career, Manning was a 14× Pro Bowler, 7× First-team All-Pro, 5× NFL Most Valuable Player, 2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, and Super Bowl XLI MVP. He is the only starting QB to win a super bowl with two different teams.  

Teams

Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts
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Clay Matthews

LB

Clay Matthews was selected to four Pro Bowls and named first-team All-Pro once (1984). He played in 278 games over an incredible 19 NFL seasons. Matthews totaled and unofficial 1,561 tackles during his career, he is a member of the Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor and helped lead the Browns to five AFC Central Division Championships. Matthews is the son of former NFL player Clay Matthews Sr. and is the brother of Hall of Famer offensive lineman Bruce Matthews.

Teams

Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
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Sam Mills

LB

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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Richard Seymour

DT

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

Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots
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Steve Tasker

WR/KR/PR

Steve Tasker was listed as a wide receiver, however, most of his enormous contributions came on special teams. Tasker was a dangerous gunner on both the kickoff and punt teams. He was also asked to return kicks and punts throughout his career. During his 13 seasons, he was selected to seven Pro Bowls and named first-team All-Pro five consecutive season (1991-95). He is the only Special Teams player to be named MVP of the Pro Bowl and he helped lead the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls.

Teams

Buffalo Bills
Houston Oilers
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Fred Taylor

RB

Fred Taylor played for both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots during his 13seasons in the NFL. Taylor holds many of the Jaguars franchise records including career rushing yards (11,271) and most all-purpose yards for a career (13,640). Taylor recorded seven consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons and became just the 21st player in NFL history at the time to rush for 10,000 yards in a career.

Teams

Jacksonville Jaguars
New England Patriots
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Zach Thomas

LB

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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Hines Ward

WR

Hines Ward played his entire 14-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ward was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XL. He was one of only eight players to have 1,000 career receptions at the time of his retirement. He won a second NFL championship with the Steelers with a victory in Super Bowl XLIII. Ward is the Steelers all-time leader in receptions (1000), receiving yards, and touchdown catches and is a member of the Steelers All-Time Team.

Teams

Pittsburgh Steelers
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Reggie Wayne

WR

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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Patrick Willis

MLB

Patrick Willis turned heads at the NFL Combine when he ran a 4.56 40-yard dash and had a 39” vertical at 6-1 and 242 pounds. His athletic abilities transferred well to the football field, and Willis was voted the 2007 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was also selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Even though his career was cut short due to injuries, Willis was voted to seven straight Pro Bowls from 2007-2013 and was a five-time first-team All-Pro choice.

Teams

San Francisco 49ers
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Charles Woodson

DB

The Heisman Trophy winner out of Michigan was the 4th overall pick in the 1997 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. He won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998 and was a 9x pro bowler. Woodson won Super Bowl XLV while with the Green Bay Packers. He was a 4x first-team All-Pro, NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, and was the NFL’s interceptions leader in 2009 and 2011. Woodson was also a part of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. He had 1,105 tackles, 20 sacks, 33 forced fumbles, 65 interceptions, and 13 defensive TDs. 

Teams

Green Bay Packers
Oakland Raiders
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Darren Woodson

S

Darren Woodson was an elite NFL safety with the Dallas Cowboys from 1994-2002. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX) and a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Woodson earned first-team All-Pro honors four times and was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2015. Woodson was known as one of the most versatile safeties in NFL history.

Teams

Dallas Cowboys
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Bryant Young

DT

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.