NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

National Football League 1970s All-Decade Team

This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. The team was selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Offense

Position Player Team(s) played for College In Hall of Fame?
Quarterback Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Louisiana Tech Yes
Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders Alabama No
Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Navy Yes
Running back Earl Campbell Houston Oilers Texas Yes
Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Penn State Yes
Walter Payton Chicago Bears Jackson State Yes
O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills USC Yes
Wide receiver Harold Carmichael Philadelphia Eagles Southern No
Drew Pearson Dallas Cowboys Tulsa No
Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers USC Yes
Paul Warfield Miami Dolphins Ohio State Yes
Tight end Dave Casper Oakland Raiders Notre Dame Yes
Charlie Sanders Detroit Lions Minnesota Yes
Tackle Dan Dierdorf St. Louis Cardinals Michigan Yes
Art Shell Oakland Raiders University of Maryland Eastern Shore Yes
Rayfield Wright Dallas Cowboys Fort Valley State Yes
Ron Yary Minnesota Vikings USC Yes
Guard Joe DeLamielleure Buffalo Bills Michigan State Yes
John Hannah New England Patriots Alabama Yes
Larry Little Miami Dolphins Bethune-Cookman Yes
Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders Texas A&M-Kingsville Yes
Center Jim Langer Miami Dolphins South Dakota State Yes
Mike Webster Pittsburgh Steelers Wisconsin Yes

Defense

Position Player Team(s) played for College In Hall of Fame?
Defensive end Carl Eller Minnesota Vikings
Seattle Seahawks
Minnesota Yes
L.C. Greenwood Pittsburgh Steelers Alabama A&M No
Harvey Martin Dallas Cowboys East Texas State No
Jack Youngblood Los Angeles Rams Florida Yes
Defensive tackle Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers North Texas State Yes
Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys Texas Christian Yes
Merlin Olsen Los Angeles Rams Utah State Yes
Alan Page Minnesota Vikings Notre Dame Yes
Linebacker Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Minnesota Yes
Robert Brazile Houston Oilers Jackson State No
Dick Butkus Chicago Bears Illinois Yes
Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers Penn State Yes
Ted Hendricks Baltimore Colts
Green Bay Packers
Oakland Raiders
Miami Yes
Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers Kent State Yes
Cornerback Willie Brown Oakland Raiders Grambling State Yes
Jimmy Johnson San Francisco 49ers UCLA Yes
Roger Wehrli St. Louis Cardinals Missouri Yes
Louis Wright Denver Broncos Bakersfield JC
San Jose State
Arizona State
No
Safety Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins Colorado No
Cliff Harris Dallas Cowboys Ouachita Baptist No
Ken Houston Houston Oilers
Washington Redskins
Prairie View A&M Yes
Larry Wilson St. Louis Cardinals Utah Yes

Special teams

Position Player Team(s) played for College Hall of Famer
Kicker Jim Bakken St. Louis Cardinals Wisconsin No
Kicker Garo Yepremian Miami Dolphins None No
Punter Ray Guy Oakland Raiders Southern Mississippi No

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