The number three pick in 1980 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played 164 out of a possible 168 games in a 10 year span. He was selected to 11 straight pro bowls, was named an all pro 11 straight seasons, was named the NFL offensive lineman of the year in 1981, 1987 and 1988, and the NFL Players Association lineman of the year in 1981, 1985, 1988 and 1989.
Gee, First team all 75th anniversary team. John Madden said if he were starting a team he would start with Hannah (didn't he also coach Shell)
Pro Football Hall of Fame Member in 2001. 9 time Pro Bowl Guard 4 time all Pro. He is currently the best offensive line coach in the NFL
Allen was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1994, and is considered to be the strongest player in NFL history. Allen impressed scouts with his 900-lb squat and deadlift and 700-lb bench press. Allen played in the pro bowl 11 times, at three different offensive line positions, and was named eight times as an all pro. He's a member of the 90's all NFL team and has appeared in more pro bowls than any other Dallas Cowboys offensive player.
The Hogs were what made the Washington Redskins 3 time Super Bowl Champions. It’s a disgrace that Grimm and Jacoby are not in the Hall Of Fame.
Joe Gibbs is rightfully given credit for winning 3 Super Bowls with 3 different QB’s. There were also several different RB’s that had success on those Redskin teams (Riggins, Rogers, Bryant, Byner, even Timmy Smith); the one constant factor was the HOGS.
Vince Lombardi called him "best player I ever coached". All-NFL eight straight years, 1960-1967. . . Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Played on seven NFL championship teams, three Super Bowl winners.
Eight time pro bowl selection tied at the time with Art Shell for most as a Raider, named to the NFL 1990's All Decade Team, at one time was voted to SI's dirtiest player in the NFL.
James Edwin Otto. . .Anchored Raiders' offensive line for 15 years. . . Noted for pride, dedication, leadership, intelligence . . .Sure-handed ball-snapper, superior blocker with wide range. . .Overcame numerous injuries to play 308 games, including six AFL/AFC title games, Super Bowl II, 12-all-star contests. . .Named all-league 12 straight years, 1960-1971, second-team All-NFL, 1972. . .AFL's only all-league center. . . Named to all-time AFL team, 1969. . .Also All-AFC in 1970, 1971, 1972. . .Born January 5, 1938, in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Played with 2 shin splints, 2 messed up shoulders, both sides of the ball, and was team captain. However it took him half an hour to get ready for practices and games.
Drafted in the third round in 1968 by the Oakland Raiders, Shell didn't become the everyday starter until 1971. He was either a first or second team all pro for six straight seasons and was selected to eight straight pro bowls. Shell played in 23 playoff games, eight AFL/AFC championship games and two super bowls victories.
Pace was so dominant in college they came up with the term "Pancake" for how he would flatten opponents. He was a seven time pro-bowler and 5 time All-Pro and is sure to be a Hall of Famer. Any conversation of the best of all time needs to have Pace in it as well. It's hard to rank the best all time, it may be better with best Tackle, Guard, and Center. This list has a ton of good ones on it.
Dierdorf was drafted as a second round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1971. He was named to six Pro Bowls and five All-Pro seasons during his 13 seasons. He was the fire starter for an offensive line that permitted the fewest sacks in the NFC for five straight years in the mid-1970s.
This Chieif Guard is a 12 Times All Pro - 9 Times First Team All Pro - NFL 2000s All-Decade Team - First Year of Eligibility for Hall of Fame 2011
Slater was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1976 NFL Draft, and is tied for third all-time for the most seasons played in the history of the league. Slater was voted to play in seven Pro Bowls, and made it to Super Bowl XIV with the Rams in 1979.
This Seahawk and Viking is Still Active– 7 All Pro selections – 6 Times First Team All Pro - 2000s All-Decade Team
7 Pro Bowls, 6 All-Pro's, he was just a dominating T for the Vikings. He's at least a top 10 O-Linemen, I don't know how he hasn't been listed yet.
This Tackle was the Jaguars first ever draft pick and played 7 years - 5 Times All Pro - 3 Times first team All Pro -NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Played from 1964 (2nd overall pick) to 1973 playing for the Eagles, Rams, and Raiders. Earned 6 pro-bowls and was part of an offensive line with the Raiders that eventually would have 4 Hall of Farmers (Brown, Otto, Shell, and Upshaw). That group is arguably the best offensive line in history. Was a 5 time All-Pro and was a member of the NFL All 60's team.
First full-time offensive lineman named to Pro Football Hall of Fame. This Colt was All-NFL eight straight years, 1958-1965. . . Played half of 11-year career at tackle, half at guard. . . Played in eight Pro Bowl games. In the middle of the 1962 season he was moved to left guard and at year’s end was named All-Pro at both tackle and guard. Two-time All-America, Outland Trophy winner
This Steeler, Jet and Cardinal Guard is Still Active– 9 All Pro selections – 6 Times First Team All Pro - 2000s All-Decade Team - Super Bowl Champion
Speaking of great interior linemen like Wisniewski how about the 7 time pro bowler that also made the NFL 1990's All Decade Team.
Was only the third starting Center in Raiders history follwing Otto and Dave Dalby. Was a 3 time pro-bowler and 1st round pick out of USC. With Steve Wisniewski (1989-2001) on his left and Max Montoya (1990-1994) on his right, Mosebar anchored a trio of outstanding blockers combining for nine Pro Bowl appearances in the five years they were together (1990-1994),
This Cowboy was known as “Big Cat,” earned first- or second-team All-NFL honors six consecutive times (1971-1976). . .Selected to play in Pro Bowl following each of those seasons. . .Started in six NFC championship games and played in five Super Bowls. . .Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s.
Lead blocker for three Hall of Fame running backs – Jim Brown, Bobby Mitchell, and Leroy Kelly. . . All-NFL five consecutive seasons, 1966-1970. . .Voted to six straight Pro Bowls. . .Browns posted 1,000-yard rusher in 9 of Hickerson’s first 10 seasons, featured league’s leading rusher seven times
This Center was first team NFL 2000 Decade Team. 9 times Pro Bowler and first team All Pro with 2 differnet teams the Jets and Titans.
This 49er was named first- or second-team All-NFL nine times and was selected to play in five Pro Bowls. At 6-9 and 265 pounds, St. Clair's mere presence on the football field tended to intimidate many opponents. Nick named the "Geek" by teammates because of flamboyant lifestyle.
This Ram was extremely durable, never missed a game during 184-game career. Named to 11 Pro Bowls. and .All-NFL five times.
Chicago Bear and Redskin played tackle, 1954; guard, 1955-1962. .All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960. . .Played in seven straight Pro Bowls, 1956-1962. First to rely on weight-lifting to attain football readiness
Four time pro-bowl and three time All-Pro first team selection and right tackle cornerstone for the hapless Bengals of the 90's.
All-NFL guard, 1951, 1952. . .All-NFL tackle, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957. . .Selected for eight Pro Bowls, twice as guard, six times as tackle. . . Played on three Lions NFL title teams.
He was the first center to snap the ball with one hand and one time injured 5 players in 1 quarter
This Dolphin and Bengal was a 7 time Pro Bowl selection (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) ; 5 time All-Pro selection (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) as well as a NFL 1990s All-Decade 2nd Team member
This Oiler and Jet Guard was a 3 Times All AFL – 3 Times All Pro - 2 time AFL Champion and Super Bowl Champion - AFL All Time Team Member
Best pulling guard in the NFL and could play left and right guard. Never missed a practice and was the hardest worker in the league.
6x All-Pro, 3x Pro Bowl, 3x Super Bowl Champion, played 13 years and excelled at both center and guard. Top lineman during the 49ers dynasty.
This Charger and Redskin Guard was a 6 Times All AFL – 3 Times All Pro - AFL All Time Team Member
This Dolphin wa 6 time Pro Bowl selection (1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983) and a 3 time All-Pro selection (1975, 1978)
Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 7th round (168th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft) was a four time pro bowl guard for the Bengals and Raiders. Played on two Bengal Super Bowl Teams. Had a 16 year career and at age 37 went to his final Pro Bowl game.
Played Center for Both the Cowboys and Oiler 5 Pro Browl selections and 2 Super Bowls
This Texan , Chief and Redskin Tackle was 8 times All AFL - 2 times All Pro - All AFL All Time Team - Super Bowl Championship
This Lion and Redskin Guard was a 5 time Pro Bowler - NFL 1950s All-Decade Team - Offensive Line Coach for 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champions
Only the second starting center in Raiders history. Dalby did not miss a game in his entire career and played on all three Raiders Super Bowl winning teams. He was an All-Pro Selection in 1977. Dave did not miss a game in his entire 17 year career.
Skids really could wipe some butt if he had a need, Yep Skidz was a force to be reckoned with , had an uncanny ability to make you know what hit the fan!
Blocked for Paul Blake, arm of the Texas State Armadillos. Once hit a defender so hard that his facemask popped off.
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