Tuesday, March 7, 2017


By John Turney

In a few years the Pro Football Hall of Fame will pick a 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, it will be interesting to see how many of these players will also be on that team as well.

Chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994.
(Click to enlarge)
Most of the living members in 1994

Position Name Team(s) College
QB Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins (1937-52)
QB Otto Graham,  Cleveland Browns (1946-55)
QB Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers (1979-92), Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94)
QB Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts (1956-72), San Diego Chargers (1973)
RB Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns (1957-65)
RB Marion Motley, Cleveland Browns (1946-53), Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
RB Bronko Nagurski, Chicago Bears (1930-37, 1943)
RB Walter Payton, Chicago Bears (1975-87)
RB Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears (1965-71)
RB O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills (1969-77), San Francisco 49ers (1978-79)
RB Steve Van Buren, Philadelphia Eagles (1944-51)
WR Lance Alworth, San Diego Chargers (1962-70), Dallas Cowboys (1971-72)
WR Raymond Berry, Baltimore Colts (1955-67)
WR Don Hutson,  Green Bay Packers (1935-45)
WR Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (1985-2000), Oakland Raiders (2001-2004), Seattle Seahawks (2004), Denver Broncos (2005)
TE Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears (1961-66), Philadelphia Eagles (1967-68), Dallas Cowboys (1969-72)
TE Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers (1979-87)
T Roosevelt Brown, New York Giants (1953-65)
T Forrest Gregg, Green Bay Packers (1956, 1958-70)
T Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati Bengals (1980-92)
G John Hannah, New England Patriots (1973-85)
G Jim Parker, Baltimore Colts (1957-67)
G Gene Upshaw, Oakland Raiders (1967-81)
C Mel Hein, New York Giants (1931-45)
C Mike Webster, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-88), Kansas City Chiefs (1989-90)

DE  Deacon Jones, Los Angeles Rams (1961-71), San Diego Chargers (1972-73), Washington Redskins (1974)
DE Gino Marchetti, Dallas Texans (1952), Baltimore Colts (1953-64, 1966) San Francisco
DE Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles (1985-92), Green Bay Packers (1993-1998), Carolina Panthers (2000)
DT Joe Greene,Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-81)
DT Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboys (1961-74)
DT Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles Rams (1962-76)
LB Dick Butkus, Chicago Bears (1965-73)
LB Jack Ham, Pittsburgh Steelers (1971-82)
LB Ted Hendricks, Baltimore Colts (1969-73), Green Bay Packers (1974), Oakland/L.A. Raiders (1975-83)
LB Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-84)
LB Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs (1967-77)
LB Ray Nitschke, Green Bay Packers (1958-72)
LB Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (1981-93)
CB Mel Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-83)
CB Mike Haynes, New England Patriots (1976-82), Los Angeles Raiders (1983-89)
CB Dick (Night Train) Lane, Los Angeles Rams (1952-53), Chicago Cardinals (1954-59), Detroit Lions (1960-65)
CB Rod Woodson,Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-96), San Francisco 49ers (1997), Baltimore Ravens (1998-2001), Oakland Raiders (2002-2003)
S Ken Houston, Houston Oilers (1967-72), Washington Redskins (1973-80)
S Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers (1981-90), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-92), New York Jets (1993-94)
S Larry Wilson, St. Louis Cardinals (1960-72) Utah

P Ray Guy, Oakland/L.A. Raiders (1973-86)
K Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs (1967-79), Green Bay Packers (1980-83), Minnesota Vikings (1984-85)
PR Billy (White Shoes) Johnson, Houston Oilers (1974-80), Atlanta Falcons (1982-87), Washington Redskins (1988)
KR Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears (1965-71)


  1. The great Yale Lary belongs on the 75th Anniversary team.
    One of the greatest Safeties all-time, Jim Brown said Yale Lary and Night Train Lane were the two best open field tacklers he ever ran against, and Lary was the original hang time Punter in NFL history.

  2. I come to this place every now and then. The place is really nice, the crowd is full of regulars, and the food and drink specials are pretty good! The staff at New York venues is great and really gets to know your name. Totally worth your time on any night for good food and drink.