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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Defensive Tackles of all Time

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10.) Dan Hampton

  • Dan Hampton played for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990.
  • Super Bowl XX Champion
  • George S. Halas Courage Award Winner (1990)

9.) Curley Culp

  • Curley Culp played for the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Oilers, and the Detroit Lions
  • Super Bowl IV Champion
  • AFL Champion (1969)

8.) John Randle

  • John Randle played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.
  • 7 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001)
  • 6 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

7.) Buck Buchanan

  • Buck Buchanan played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1975.
  • Super Bowl IV Champion
  • 2 Time AFL Champion (1966, 1969)

6.) Arnie Weinmeister

  1. Arnie Weinmeister played for the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the BC Lions.
  2. 4 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)
  3. 4 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)

5.) Warren Sapp

  • Warren Sapp played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders
  • Super Bowl XXXVII Champion
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1999)

4.) Merlin Olsen

  • Merlin Olsen played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1962 to 1976.
  • 14 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)
  • NFL Rookie of the Year (1962)

3.) Randy White

  • Randy White played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1988.
  • Super Bowl XII Champion
  • Super Bowl XII Co MVP
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All Time Team

2.) Bob Lilly

  • Bob Lilly played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961 to 1974.
  • Super Bowl VI Champion
  • 11 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)

1.) 'Mean' Joe Greene

  • ‘Mean’ Joe Greene played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981.
  • 4 Time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Man of the Year (1979)

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