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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Cornerbacks of all Time

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10.) Dick "Night Train" Lane

  • Night Train Lane played for the Los Angeles Rams, the Chicago Cardinals, and the Detroit Lions.
  • 2 Time NFL Interception Leader (1952, 1954)
  • 7 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962)

9.) Richard Sherman

  • Richard Sherman played for the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Super Bowl XLVIII Champion
  • NFL Interception Leader (2013)

8.) Darrell Green

  • Darrell Green played for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXII, XXVI)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Winner (1996)

7.) Aeneas Williams

  • Aeneas Williams played for the Arizona Cardinals and the Saint Louis Rams.
  • NFL 1990’s All Decade Team
  • 8 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003)

6.) Mel Blount

  • Mel Blount played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983.
  • 4 Time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1975)

5.) Willie Brown

  • Willie Brown played for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.
  • 3 Time Super Bowl Champion (XI, XV, XVIII)
  • AFL Champion (1967)

4.) Charles Woodson

  • Charles Woodson played for the Oakland Raiders, and the Green Bay Packers.
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2009)

3.) Mike Haynes

  • Mike Haynes played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders.
  • Super Bowl Champion (XVIII)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1976)

2.) Rod Woodson

  • Rod Woodson played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the San Francisco 49ers, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Oakland Raiders.
  • Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1993)

1.) Deion Sanders

  • Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXIX, XXX)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994)

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