FootballThe top 26 NFL players of the 1980s

The top 26 NFL players of the 1980s

The NFL is the most popular game in America and fans are crazy to know all the details about their favorite players. In the 80s, the game became more popular for some outstanding football athletes. So in this article, we will rank 26 top players of the 1980s who are still memorable to their fans, though some of them are no more with us. Here is the list.

26 Top NFL Players From 1980-1990:

Name       Age 1st Team Position Round Pick Awards
Anthony MunozAnthony Munoz 64 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive tackle 1 3
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • 9× First-team All-Pro
Reggie WhiteReggie White 43(Died-December 26, 2004) Memphis Showboats Defensive end 1 4
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 8× First-team All-Pro
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Randy WhiteRandy White 69 Dallas Cowboys Defensive tackle,
Linebacker
1 2
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 7× First-team All-Pro
  • Super Bowl co-MVP
Dan HamptonDan Hampton 64 Chicago Bears Defensive lineman 1 4
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
  • First-team All-Pro
Mike SingletaryMike Singletary 63 Chicago Bears Middle Linebacker 2 38
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Mel BlountMel Blount 74 Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback 3 53
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Morten AndersenMorten Andersen 62 New Orleans Saints Placekicker 4 86
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
John TaylorJohn Taylor 60 San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver / Return specialist 3 76
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Eddie MurrayEddie Murray 66 Detroit Lions Kicker 7 166
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
  • First-team All-Pro
Carl BanksCarl Banks 60 New York Giants Linebacker 1 3
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Pro Bowl
  • First-team All-Pro
Lester HayesLester Hayes 67 Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders Cornerback 5 126
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Roger CraigRoger Craig 62 San Francisco 49ers Running back 2 49
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
James LoftonJames Lofton 66 Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 1 6
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 8× Pro Bowl
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Art MonkArt Monk 64 Washington Redskins Wide receiver 1 18
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • First-team All-Pro
Ozzie NewsomeOzzie Newsome 66 Cleveland Browns  Tight end 1 23
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
Joe MontanaJoe Montana 66 San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 3× Super Bowl MVP
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson 62 Los Angeles Rams Running back 1 2
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Jerry RiceJerry Rice 59 San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver 1 16
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Howie LongHowie Long 62 Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders Defensive end 2 48
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL co-Defensive Player of the Year
Lawrence TaylorLawrence Taylor 63 New York Giants Outside linebacker
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
Ronnie LottRonnie Lott 63 San Francisco 49ers Cornerback,
Safety
1 8
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • 10× Pro Bowl
  • 8× First-team All-Pro
Bruce SmithBruce Smith 59 Buffalo Bills Defensive end 1 1
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • 8× First-team All-Pro
John RigginsJohn Riggins 73 New York Jets Halfback,
Fullback
1 6
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Dan FoutsDan Fouts 71 San Diego Chargers Quarterback 3 64
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
Steve LargentSteve Largent 67 Houston Oilers Wide receiver,
Holder
4 117
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
  • First-team All-Pro
Kellen WinslowKellen Winslow 64 San Diego Chargers Tight end 1 13
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro

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