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Published: May 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.
Updated: May 15, 2013 at 02:07 p.m.

Most memorable hairstyles in the NFL

Happy birthday to Tyrann Mathieu, who has one of the most memorable hairstyles in football. In honor of Mathieu, the Summer of Rank looks at the best hairstyles in NFL history.

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  • 21. Garo Yepremian 21

    21. Garo Yepremian

    This looks like a guy who would throw the worst pass in Super Bowl history, right? (AP Photo)

  • 20. Charlie Whitehurst 20

    20. Charlie Whitehurst

    We kick off with Clipboard Jesus. Let's just say only his look, and not his play on the field, was divine. (Yes, that was cheesy. Even for me.) (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • 19. Anthony Dixon 19

    19. Anthony Dixon

    Dixon always keeps you guessing with his hair, but the frosted tips here are a winner. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)

  • 18. Mark Sanchez 18

    18. Mark Sanchez

    Sanchez was given a lot of grief for this hair choice (among other things). But I kind of like it. Sanchez wanted to keep the hair out of his face. Oh, and for the record, Sanchez is growing his hair out to donate his locks to cancer patients. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

  • 17. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 17

    17. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

    So everybody wants to give Sanchez grief, and yet DRC gets a free pass with the painted stripe? But it is kind of cool. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

  • 16. Joe Namath 16

    16. Joe Namath

    Yep, this is the look of a guy who you know is going to beat your football team and end up getting the girl, too. (AP Photo)

  • 15. Jeff Reed 15

    15. Jeff Reed

    Hey Jeff, Guy Fieri called, he wants his look back. (AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance)

  • 14. Don Hutson 14

    14. Don Hutson

    If anybody could encapsulate old-timey football, it's Hutson who was the greatest player of his generation (and one of the most prolific of all-time). (AP Photo)

  • 13. Antonio Garay 13

    13. Antonio Garay

    I'll be honest, I'm kind of oversaturated with guys who shave designs into their head. It's been done, fellas. However, Garay gets the lifetime achievement award. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)

  • 12. Kevin Greene 12

    12. Kevin Greene

    Greene here is rocking a Hulk Hogan look from his AWA days. Not surprisingly, Greene made a go at it in professional wrestling. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)

  • 11. Pat Tillman 11

    11. Pat Tillman

    But if we're going to talk about all-time best long hair, the conversation starts and ends with Tillman. His look inspired guys like A.J. Hawk to grow out long hair. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)

  • 10. Jerry Rice 10

    10. Jerry Rice

    This was a very bold look for Rice here, as he was able to cultivate a dual style of the shaved head with the dread locks. Very bold, indeed. (AP Photo/Al Golub)

  • 9. Tom Brady 9

    9. Tom Brady

    The master of many looks, Brady is showing off a pretty nice 'do right here. At least it's not that Justin Bieber-look he had for so long. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • 8. Matt Hasselbeck 8

    8. Matt Hasselbeck

    Hey, being bald is a style. And I might be biased but I think Hasselbeck looks pretty slick here. Don't judge me. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • 7. Rashean Mathis 7

    7. Rashean Mathis

    We'll have Mathis represent all those with the long dreadlocks. But this look can be a hazard. Officials had to pick up a flag when a horse-collar tackle was found to actually be hair-pulling on Mathis who was in the middle of an interception return. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • 6. Domata Peko 6

    6. Domata Peko

    Yes! That's all. Just yes! (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

  • 5. Tim Tebow 5

    5. Tim Tebow

    Sadly, Tebow never took to the Friar Tuck look as first cultivated here by the hands of some veterans during his rookie season. (AP Photo/Eric Bakke)

  • 4. Randy Moss 4

    4. Randy Moss

    Moss went with many different hair styles during the years. But he became the Bake McBride of his era with this look. And Google Bake McBride, it's worth it. (AP Photo/David Stluka)

  • 3. John Riggins 3

    3. John Riggins

    Long before "faux-hawks" and fancy hair coloring became a fashion statement, Riggins rocked a real Mohawk. (National Football League)

  • 2. Troy Polamalu 2

    2. Troy Polamalu

    The gambling style of Polamalu has made him a favorite among even novice fans. But you have to wonder if he would enjoy the notoriety if he didn't have the long, flowing locks. Actually, you don�t have to wonder about it too much at all. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)

  • 1.  Brian Bosworth 1

    1. Brian Bosworth

    But when you talk about people who were known for their hair more than anything else, it's the Boz. Well, I mean he's also known for that whole Bo Jackson thing. But the hair is right there. (AP Photo/Paul Jasienski)

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