Greatest Defensive Linemen

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Reggie White
Reginald Howard White was born on December 19, 1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born to unmarried parents, Charles White and Thelma Dodd Collier. He was raised by his mother until age eight when he was placed with his grandmother, Mildred Dodd. At Howard High School, Reggie lettered in football...
“ Considered the greatest defensive end in NFL history

1,112 Tackles | 198 Sacks | 3 INT

• 13× Pro Bowl selection (1986, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98); • 10× First-Team All-Pro selection (1986, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 98); • 3× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1994, 96, 97); • 1× All-USFL (1985); • Super Bowl champion (XXXI); 2x NFC champion

Awards
• 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 98)
• 3× UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1991, 1995)
• 1986 Pro Bowl MVP
• 1985 USFL Man of the Year

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (2006)
• USFL All-Time Team
• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
• NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
• Tennessee Volunteers #92 retired
Philadelphia Eagles #92 retired
Green Bay Packers #92 retired
• Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll
• Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
• Rated #22 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #7 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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“ Considered the greatest defensive tackle in NFL history.

78.5 Sacks | 181 Games | 1 INT

• 10× Pro Bowl (1969, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79); • 5× First-team All-Pro selection (1972, 73, 74, 77, 79); • 3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1969, 71, 75); • 11× First-team All-AFC selection (1969, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79); • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)

Awards
• AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1969)
• 2× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1972, 74)
• 2× NEA NFL Defensive MVP winner (1972, 74)

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (1987)
• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
• Rated #14 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #13 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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Deacon Jones
Defensive left end for the L.A. Rams. Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" [Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Roosevelt Grier]. Specialized in 'sacking' the quarterback. Has been given credit for originating that term. Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Has guest-starred on several TV series during the 1970s.
“ 190 GP | 173.5 Sacks | 2 INT

• 8× Pro Bowl selection (1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72); • 5× 1st-team All-Pro selection (1965, 66, 67, 68, 69); • 3× 2nd-team All-Pro selection (1964, 70, 72)

Awards
• 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1967, 1968)
• Rams Rookie of the Year award (1961)

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (1980)
• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
• St. Louis Rams #75 Retired
• Rated #13 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #15 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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“ 279 Games | 1,225 Tackles | 200 Sacks

• 11× Pro Bowl selection (1987, 88, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98); • 9× 1st-team All-Pro selection (1987, 88, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97); • 2× 2nd-team All-Pro selection (1989, 98); • 4× AFC Champion (1990, 91, 92, 93)

Awards
• 2x AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1996)
• 3× PFWA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 93, 96)
• 2× NEA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 93)
• 4× UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 88, 90, 96)
• Pro Bowl MVP (1987)

Record
• Most sacks in NFL history (200 sacks)

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (2009)
• Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
• NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
• NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
• Rated #58 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #31 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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“ 196 Games | 94.5 Sacks | 1 INT

• 11× Pro Bowl selection (1962, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73); • 7× First-team All-Pro selection (1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71); • 2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1970, 72); • 8× All-Conference selection (1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72); • 2× Second-team All-Conference selection (1970, 73); • Super Bowl champion (VI)

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (1980)
• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
• NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
• Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
• Rated #10 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #26 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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“ • 14× Pro Bowl (1962, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75); • 6× First-team All-Pro selection (1964, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70); • 3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1965, 73, 74)

Awards
• Bert Bell Award (1974)
• Pro Bowl MVP (1968)
• NFL Rookie of the Year (1962)

Honors
• Pro Football Hall of Fame (1982)
• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
• NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
• St. Louis Rams #74 Retired
• Rated #25 NFL Player of all-time by Sporting News (1999)
• Rated #27 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com (2010)

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Trevor Pryce
Trevor Pryce is a former American football defensive end and author who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). A two-time Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, after spending 14 years as a defensive end for the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, in 2013 Pryce began a second career as a professional writer...
 
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