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Published: June 28, 2017 at 02:47 p.m.
Updated: June 4, 2018 at 09:34 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest defensive ends of all time

NFL Media senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. Take a look at how they stack up.

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2009-2012; Seattle Seahawks, 2013-2017; Philadelphia Eagles, 2018-present<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, one-time Pro Bowl Defensive MVP<br>
&raquo; Has 45.5 career sacks in nine NFL seasons<br> 31

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    31. Michael Bennett

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2009-2012; Seattle Seahawks, 2013-2017; Philadelphia Eagles, 2018-present
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, one-time Pro Bowl Defensive MVP
    » Has 45.5 career sacks in nine NFL seasons

  • Kansas City Chiefs, 2004-2007; Minnesota Vikings, 2008-2013;
 Chicago Bears, 2014-2015; Carolina Panthers, 2015<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL sack leader<br>
&raquo; NFL-record four career safeties<br>
&raquo; Recorded 136 career sacks (No. 11 on all-time list), 57 pass deflections and 31 forced fumbles 30

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    30. Jared Allen

    Kansas City Chiefs, 2004-2007; Minnesota Vikings, 2008-2013; Chicago Bears, 2014-2015; Carolina Panthers, 2015
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Two-time NFL sack leader
    » NFL-record four career safeties
    » Recorded 136 career sacks (No. 11 on all-time list), 57 pass deflections and 31 forced fumbles

  • Pittsburgh Steelers, 1969-1981<br>
&raquo; Four-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Led Pittsburgh in sacks six times and finished with 73.5 in his career, per Steelers record books 29

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    29. L.C. Greenwood

    Pittsburgh Steelers, 1969-1981
    » Four-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    » Led Pittsburgh in sacks six times and finished with 73.5 in his career, per Steelers record books

  • Houston Oilers, 1968-1993<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, four-time First Team All-AFL<br>
&raquo; Had five seasons with double-digit sack totals, including high of 16 in 1973<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 28

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    28. Elvin Bethea

    Houston Oilers, 1968-1993
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, four-time First Team All-AFL
    » Had five seasons with double-digit sack totals, including high of 16 in 1973
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chicago Bears 1932-1936; Philadelphia Eagles 1937-1939; Steagles 1943 <br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Votes First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Led NFL in receiving touchdowns in 1934<br>
&raquo;  NFL 1930s All-Decade Team member<br>
&raquo; Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 27

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    27. Bill Hewitt

    Chicago Bears 1932-1936; Philadelphia Eagles 1937-1939; Steagles 1943
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Votes First Team All-Pro six times
    » Led NFL in receiving touchdowns in 1934
    » NFL 1930s All-Decade Team member
    » Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Indianapolis Colts, 2002-2012; San Diego Chargers, 2012-2014;
 Arizona Cardinals, 2015; Atlanta Falcons, 2016<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2005<br>
&raquo; NFL sacks leader in 2004<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Recorded 122.5 sacks and forced 47 fumbles in 15 NFL seasons 26

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    26. Dwight Freeney

    Indianapolis Colts, 2002-2012; San Diego Chargers, 2012-2014; Arizona Cardinals, 2015; Atlanta Falcons, 2016
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2005
    » NFL sacks leader in 2004
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » Recorded 122.5 sacks and forced 47 fumbles in 15 NFL seasons

  • Los Angeles Rams 1951-1955; New York Giants 1956-1964 <br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl seven times. First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Bert Bell Award winner (NFL player of the year) in 1962<br>
&raquo; Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 25

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    25. Andy Robustelli

    Los Angeles Rams 1951-1955; New York Giants 1956-1964
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to Pro Bowl seven times. First Team All-Pro six times
    » Bert Bell Award winner (NFL player of the year) in 1962
    » Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New York Jets, 2000-2005; Atlanta Falcons, 2006-2012; Arizona Cardinals, 2013-2014<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 133.5 career sacks (No. 12 on all-time list) 24

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    24. John Abraham

    New York Jets, 2000-2005; Atlanta Falcons, 2006-2012; Arizona Cardinals, 2013-2014
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 133.5 career sacks (No. 12 on all-time list)

  • Los Angeles Rams, 1968-1972; San Diego Chargers, 1973-1975; Cincinnati Bengals, 1976-1977; Washington Redskins, 1978-1981<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Credited by some as recording NFL-record 26 sacks in 1976 (sacks didn't become official NFL stat until 1982) 23

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    23. Coy Bacon

    Los Angeles Rams, 1968-1972; San Diego Chargers, 1973-1975; Cincinnati Bengals, 1976-1977; Washington Redskins, 1978-1981
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls
    » Credited by some as recording NFL-record 26 sacks in 1976 (sacks didn't become official NFL stat until 1982)

  • San Diego Chargers, 1975-1981; San Francisco 49ers, 1981-1985<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Unofficially finished career with 93 sacks, including high of 17 in 1983<br>
&raquo; Inducted in both 49ers and Chargers Halls of Fame<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 22

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    22. Fred Dean

    San Diego Chargers, 1975-1981; San Francisco 49ers, 1981-1985
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Unofficially finished career with 93 sacks, including high of 17 in 1983
    » Inducted in both 49ers and Chargers Halls of Fame
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chicago Bears, 1983-1993, 1995; San Francisco 49ers, 1994;
 Indianapolis Colts, 1996; Philadelphia Eagles, 1997<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; 1985 NFL sacks leader<br>
&raquo; Recorded 137.5 sacks (No. 9 on all-time list)<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 21

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    21. Richard Dent

    Chicago Bears, 1983-1993, 1995; San Francisco 49ers, 1994; Indianapolis Colts, 1996; Philadelphia Eagles, 1997
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » 1985 NFL sacks leader
    » Recorded 137.5 sacks (No. 9 on all-time list)
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • San Francisco 49ers, 1986-1991, 1998-1999; Dallas Cowboys, 1992-1996<br>
&raquo; Five-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Recorded 100.5 career sacks and 26 forced fumbles<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 20

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    20. Charles Haley

    San Francisco 49ers, 1986-1991, 1998-1999; Dallas Cowboys, 1992-1996
    » Five-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year
    » Recorded 100.5 career sacks and 26 forced fumbles
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Los Angeles Dons, 1948-1949; Cleveland Browns, 1950-1957;
 Green Bay Packers, 1958<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 19

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    19. Len Ford

    Los Angeles Dons, 1948-1949; Cleveland Browns, 1950-1957; Green Bay Packers, 1958
    » Three-time NFL champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Carolina Panthers, 2002-2009, 2017; Chicago Bears, 2010-2013; Green Bay Packers, 2014-2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; 2004 NFC Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Has 143.5 career sacks (No. 5 on all-time list), 73 pass deflections, 11 interceptions and 47 forced fumbles<br> 18

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    18. Julius Peppers

    Carolina Panthers, 2002-2009, 2017; Chicago Bears, 2010-2013; Green Bay Packers, 2014-2016
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » 2004 NFC Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » Has 143.5 career sacks (No. 5 on all-time list), 73 pass deflections, 11 interceptions and 47 forced fumbles

  • Atlanta Falcons, 1968-1978; Philadelphia Eagles, 1979-1981<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; 1968 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year<br>
&raquo; Finished career with unofficial 126.5 career sacks<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 17

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    17. Claude Humphrey

    Atlanta Falcons, 1968-1978; Philadelphia Eagles, 1979-1981
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » 1968 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
    » Finished career with unofficial 126.5 career sacks
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1974-1989<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Unofficially recorded 106 career sacks and 19 fumble recoveries<br>
&raquo; Fifth-leading tackler in Cowboys history with 1,032<br>
&raquo; Could have been one of all-time greats if he hadn't interrupted football career with foray into boxing<br> 16

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    16. Ed 'Too Tall' Jones

    Dallas Cowboys, 1974-1989
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Unofficially recorded 106 career sacks and 19 fumble recoveries
    » Fifth-leading tackler in Cowboys history with 1,032
    » Could have been one of all-time greats if he hadn't interrupted football career with foray into boxing

  • Cleveland Browns, 1958-1959; Green Bay Packers, 1960-1969<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; While sacks didn't become official NFL stat until 1982, Packers estimate Davis had more than 100 sacks in career, some believe it exceeded 120<br>
&raquo; 21 career fumble recoveries still stands as Packers record<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 15

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    15. Willie Davis

    Cleveland Browns, 1958-1959; Green Bay Packers, 1960-1969
    » Three-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
    » While sacks didn't become official NFL stat until 1982, Packers estimate Davis had more than 100 sacks in career, some believe it exceeded 120
    » 21 career fumble recoveries still stands as Packers record
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Oakland/L.A. Raiders, 1981-1993<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 1980s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Officially recorded 84 career sacks<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 14

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    14. Howie Long

    Oakland/L.A. Raiders, 1981-1993
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
    » Officially recorded 84 career sacks
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Miami Dolphins, 1997-2007, 2009, 2011; Washington Redskins, 2008; N.Y. jets, 2010<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl six times, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Led league in sacks in 2002<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Finished career with 139.5 career sacks (No. 7 on all-time list, 48 forced fumbles, 29 fumble recoveries, 8 interceptions and 9 defensive touchdowns<br>
&raquo; First-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame selection 13

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    13. Jason Taylor

    Miami Dolphins, 1997-2007, 2009, 2011; Washington Redskins, 2008; N.Y. jets, 2010
    » Voted to Pro Bowl six times, First Team All-Pro three times
    » 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Led league in sacks in 2002
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » Finished career with 139.5 career sacks (No. 7 on all-time list, 48 forced fumbles, 29 fumble recoveries, 8 interceptions and 9 defensive touchdowns
    » First-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame selection

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1973-1983<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl XII MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; 1977 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Officially credited by Cowboys with 114 career sacks; high of 23 in 1977 12

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    12. Harvey Martin

    Dallas Cowboys, 1973-1983
    » One-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl XII MVP
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » 1977 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    » Officially credited by Cowboys with 114 career sacks; high of 23 in 1977

  • Minnesota Vikings, 1985-1993, 1999; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995; San Francisco 49ers, 1996-1998<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; 1989 NFL sacks leader<br>
&raquo; NFL 1990s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Recorded 150.5 sacks for fourth-most all time<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 11

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    11. Chris Doleman

    Minnesota Vikings, 1985-1993, 1999; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995; San Francisco 49ers, 1996-1998
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » 1989 NFL sacks leader
    » NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
    » Recorded 150.5 sacks for fourth-most all time
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Minnesota Vikings, 1964-1978; Seattle Seahawks, 1979<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; 1971 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Missed only three games (out of 225) in 16-year career<br>
&raquo; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Unofficially recorded 133.5 career sacks, which would rank No. 12 on all-time list<br>
&raquo; Had seven seasons of 10-plus sacks<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 10

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    10. Carl Eller

    Minnesota Vikings, 1964-1978; Seattle Seahawks, 1979
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » 1971 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Missed only three games (out of 225) in 16-year career
    » NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    » Unofficially recorded 133.5 career sacks, which would rank No. 12 on all-time list
    » Had seven seasons of 10-plus sacks
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New York Giants, 1993-2007<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL season sacks leader<br>
&raquo; 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; 141.5 career sacks (No. 6 on all-time list), 24 forced fumbles<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 9

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    9. Michael Strahan

    New York Giants, 1993-2007
    » One-time NFL champion
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Two-time NFL season sacks leader
    » 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » 141.5 career sacks (No. 6 on all-time list), 24 forced fumbles
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Los Angeles Rams, 1971-1984<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Unofficially retired with 151.5 career sacks<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

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    8. Jack Youngblood

    Los Angeles Rams, 1971-1984
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » Two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    » Unofficially retired with 151.5 career sacks
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Houston Texas, 2011-2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL sacks leader<br>
&raquo; Has recorded 76 sacks, 45 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles and scored five touchdowns in six NFL seasons 7

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    7. J.J. Watt

    Houston Texas, 2011-2016
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Two-time NFL sacks leader
    » Has recorded 76 sacks, 45 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles and scored five touchdowns in six NFL seasons

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976-1984<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 1979 NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 1980s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Unofficially finished career with 78.5 sacks, including 18 in 1974, and 28.5 forced fumbles<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

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    6. Lee Roy Selmon

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976-1984
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro once
    » 1979 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
    » Unofficially finished career with 78.5 sacks, including 18 in 1974, and 28.5 forced fumbles
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cleveland Browns, 1953-1954; Chicago Bears, 1955-1966; New Orleans Saints1967-1969<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Played 17 NFL seasons<br>
&raquo; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team<br>

&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 5

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    5. Doug Atkins

    Cleveland Browns, 1953-1954; Chicago Bears, 1955-1966; New Orleans Saints1967-1969
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Played 17 NFL seasons
    » NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Texans, 1952; Baltimore Colts, 1953-1966<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro nine times<br>
&raquo; NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team<br>
&raquo; Voted the "greatest defensive end in pro football history" by Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972<br>
&raquo; Forrest Gregg called him "the best all-around player I ever played against"
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 4

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    4. Gino Marchetti

    Dallas Texans, 1952; Baltimore Colts, 1953-1966
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro nine times
    » NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
    » Voted the "greatest defensive end in pro football history" by Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972
    » Forrest Gregg called him "the best all-around player I ever played against" » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Buffalo Bills, 1985-1999; Washington Redskins, 2000-2003<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Made NFL All-Decade Teams in two decades (1980s, 1990s)
&raquo; Recorded 200 career sacks (No. 1 on all-time list) and 43 forced fumbles<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

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    3. Bruce Smith

    Buffalo Bills, 1985-1999; Washington Redskins, 2000-2003
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times
    » Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Made NFL All-Decade Teams in two decades (1980s, 1990s) » Recorded 200 career sacks (No. 1 on all-time list) and 43 forced fumbles
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Los Angeles Rams, 1961-1971; San Diego Chargers, 1972-1973; Washington Redskins, 1974<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team<br>
&raquo; Missed only six games (out of 196) in 14 NFL seasons<br>
&raquo; Unofficially recorded 173.5 sacks in career, which would rank No. 3 all-time<br>
&raquo; Tallied 21.5 sacks in only 14 games in 1967<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2

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    2. Deacon Jones

    Los Angeles Rams, 1961-1971; San Diego Chargers, 1972-1973; Washington Redskins, 1974
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
    » Missed only six games (out of 196) in 14 NFL seasons
    » Unofficially recorded 173.5 sacks in career, which would rank No. 3 all-time
    » Tallied 21.5 sacks in only 14 games in 1967
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Philadelphia Eagles, 1985-1992; Green Bay Packers, 1993-1998; Carolina Panthers, 2000<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 13 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL sacks leader<br>
&raquo; NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
&raquo; Recorded 198 career sacks (No. 2 on all-time list)<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1

    National Football League

    1. Reggie White

    Philadelphia Eagles, 1985-1992; Green Bay Packers, 1993-1998; Carolina Panthers, 2000
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to 13 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times
    » Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    » Two-time NFL sacks leader
    » NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team » Recorded 198 career sacks (No. 2 on all-time list)
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame