Top 100 NFL Players of All-Time: 60-51October 4, 2010
The fourth installment of the NFL Networks 100 Greatest NFL Players list aired Thursday night with players 60 – 51. The more and more I watch this series the more and more I love it. No quips about this installment. I feel like everyone is where they should be. The next list of players 50 – 41 will air on the NFL Network October 7th at 9pm EST.
60. Jack Ham presented by Dennis Miller
Ham had 8 straight trips to the Pro bowl. 4 Super Bowl rings also, and he was 3rd all-time among all linebackers in interceptions.
8 consecutive trips to pro bowl…4x suepr bowl ring…3rd all time among linebackers in picks.
59. Mike Ditka presented by Roger Staubauch
Iron Mike was that deal. Tough and Tenacious and he had hands too!
58. Steve Van Buren presented by Ray Didiniger
He still holds 9 Eagles records and grabbed 3 rushing titles.
57. Mike Singletary presented by Joe Theismann
Piercing eyes. Smartest middle linebacker ever.
56. Gene Upshaw presnted by Phil Villapiano
Nicknamed Highway 63. The arm pads were the coolest and he played in 3 Super Bowls in 3 different decades.
55. Earl campbell presented by Jerome Bettis
Rookie of the Year, MVP, and 3 rushing titles in his first three years. He was quoted as saying, “it was kinda girlish for one guy to tackle me”. I was dying on the floor when I heard that.
54. Forrest Gregg presented by Deacon Jones
Best drive blocker according to Deacon Jones.
53. Willie Lanier presented by Floyd Little
Hall of Fame linebacker. Super Bowl champion…nothing else really matters.
52. Eric Dickerson presented by Marcus Allen
Still holds the single season rushing record with 2,105. He was 6’3″ and had it all, speed, quickness, and most surprisingly great feet and agility. The fastest player to ever rush for 10,000 rushing yards.
51. Bart starr presented by Bill Curry