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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Middle Linebackers of all Time

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10.) Nick Buoniconti

  • Nick Buoniconti played for the Boston Patriots and the Miami Dolphins.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (VII, VIII)
  • American Football League All Time Team

9.) Brian Urlacher

  • Brian Urlacher played for the Chicago Bears from 2000 to 2012.
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 2005
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award winner in 2000

8.) Chuck Bednarik

  • Chuck Bednarik played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 to 1962.
  • 2 Time NFL Champion (1949, 1960)
  • 10 Time First Team All Pro (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961)

7.) Junior Seau

  • Junior Seau played for the San Diego Chargers, the Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots.
  • NFL Man of the Year Award winner in 1994
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 1992

6.) Bill George

  • Bill George played for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams.
  • NFL Champion in 1963
  • 8 Time Pro Bowl Selection (1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961)

5.) Ray Nitschke

  • Ray Nitschke played for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1972.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (I, II)
  • 2 Time First Team All Pro (1964, 1966)

4.) Mike Singletary

  • Mike Singletary played for the Chicago Bears from 1981 to 1992.
  • Super Bowl XX Champion
  • 10 Time Pro Bowl Selection (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)

3.) Ray Lewis

  • Ray Lewis played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2012.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXXV, XLVII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XXXV)

2.) Jack Lambert

  • Jack Lambert played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1974 to 1984.
  • 4 Time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 1976

1.) Dick Butkus

  • Dick Butkus played for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973.
  • 2 Time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner (1969, 1970)
  • 8 Time Pro Bowl Selection (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972)

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