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Published: June 23, 2017 at 01:16 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL centers of all time

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

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  • St. Louis Cardinals 1971-1983<br>
&raquo; NFL 1970s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Started 150 of 160 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 16

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    16. Dan Dierdorf

    St. Louis Cardinals 1971-1983
    » NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Started 150 of 160 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chicago Bears 1998-2010, New Orleans Saints 2011<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Started 187 of 195 NFL games<br> 15

    Nell Redmond/Associated Press

    15. Olin Kreutz

    Chicago Bears 1998-2010, New Orleans Saints 2011
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Started 187 of 195 NFL games

  • Seattle Seahawks 1994-1997, New York Jets 1998-2005, Tennessee Titans 2006-2009<br>
&raquo; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Started 238 of 241 NFL games<br> 14

    G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

    14. Kevin Mawae

    Seattle Seahawks 1994-1997, New York Jets 1998-2005, Tennessee Titans 2006-2009
    » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Started 238 of 241 NFL games

  • Cleveland Browns 2009-2015, Atlanta Falcons 2016-Present<br>
&raquo; First round pick in 2009<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Started 117 of 117 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Has only missed 11 NFL games in eight seasons 13

    Al Tielemans/Associated Press

    13. Alex Mack

    Cleveland Browns 2009-2015, Atlanta Falcons 2016-Present
    » First round pick in 2009
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls
    » Started 117 of 117 NFL games
    » Has only missed 11 NFL games in eight seasons

  • Dallas Cowboys 2013-2016<br>
&raquo; First round pick in 2013<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Started 64 of 64 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Has never missed an NFL start 12

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    12. Travis Frederick

    Dallas Cowboys 2013-2016
    » First round pick in 2013
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Started 64 of 64 NFL games
    » Has never missed an NFL start

  • San Francisco 49ers 1976-1988<br>
&raquo; Three-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Started 180 of 185 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Blocked for both Joe Montana and Steve Young 11

    Greg Trott/Associated Press

    11. Randy Cross

    San Francisco 49ers 1976-1988
    » Three-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls
    » Started 180 of 185 NFL games
    » Blocked for both Joe Montana and Steve Young

  • Green Bay Packers 1953-1963, Philadelphia Eagles 1964-1967<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Started 182 of 187 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 10

    Vernon Biever/Associated Press

    10. Jim Ringo

    Green Bay Packers 1953-1963, Philadelphia Eagles 1964-1967
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Started 182 of 187 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Miami Dolphins 1970-1979, Minnesota Vikings 1980-1981<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Started 110 of 151 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 9

    Associated Press

    9. Jim Langer

    Miami Dolphins 1970-1979, Minnesota Vikings 1980-1981
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Started 110 of 151 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cleveland Browns 1946-1956, Detroit Lions 1957<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded one interception return for a touchdown while playing linebacker<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

    Julian C. Wilson/Associated Press

    8. Frank Gatski

    Cleveland Browns 1946-1956, Detroit Lions 1957
    » Four-time NFL champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded one interception return for a touchdown while playing linebacker
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1988-2000<br>
&raquo; NFL 1990s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Started 181 of 184 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 7

    National Football League

    7. Dermontti Dawson

    Pittsburgh Steelers 1988-2000
    » NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Started 181 of 184 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1988, Kansas City Chiefs 1989-1990<br>
&raquo; Four-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; Started 217 of 245 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    6. Mike Webster

    Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1988, Kansas City Chiefs 1989-1990
    » Four-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » Started 217 of 245 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chicago Bears 1940, 1952<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro seven times<br>
&raquo; Scored two touchdowns on interceptions in his career while playing linebacker<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 5

    Pro Football Hall of Fame

    5. Bulldog Turner

    Chicago Bears 1940, 1952
    » Four-time NFL champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro seven times
    » Scored two touchdowns on interceptions in his career while playing linebacker
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Miami Dolphins 1980-1987<br>
&raquo; NFL 1980s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Started 87 of 114 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 4

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    4. Dwight Stephenson

    Miami Dolphins 1980-1987
    » NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Started 87 of 114 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New York Giants 1931-1945<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; NFL MVP in 1938<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

    Associated Press

    3. Mel Hein

    New York Giants 1931-1945
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » NFL MVP in 1938
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Philadelphia Eagles 1949-1962<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2

    Pro Football Hall of Fame

    2. Chuck Bednarik

    Philadelphia Eagles 1949-1962
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Oakland Raiders 1960-1974<br>
&raquo; 1967 AFL Champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 12 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro 10 times<br>
&raquo; Played in 210 professional games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1

    Peter Read Miller/Associated Press

    1. Jim Otto

    Oakland Raiders 1960-1974
    » 1967 AFL Champion
    » Voted to 12 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro 10 times
    » Played in 210 professional games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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