FootballWho are the NFL’s top players of 1960 decade?

Who are the NFL’s top players of 1960 decade?

Some of the best NFL players, including Paul Hornung, Merlin Olsen, Gale Sayers were drafted in the 1960s and made their names memorable in the history of American football. Their records, skills, dedication, and performance are always an inspiration for new generations. So in this article, we have listed the top 15 NFL players who were picked between the 1960-1969 NFL drafts.

15 NFL’s best players from 1960-1969

Name Age 1st Team Position Round Pick Awards
Sonny JurgensenSonny Jurgensen 88 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback 4 43
  • NFL champion
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • 3× second-team All-Pro
Johnny UnitasJohnny Unitas 69(Died-September 11, 2002) Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback 9 102
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 3× NFL champion
Paul HornungPaul Hornung 84(Died-November 13, 2020) Green Bay Packers Halfback,
Kicker
1 1
  • 4× NFL champion
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
Jim TaylorJim Taylor 83(Died-October 13, 2018) Green Bay Packers Fullback 2 15
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 4× NFL champion
Willie DavisWillie Davis 85(Died-April 15, 2020) Cleveland Browns Defensive end 15 181
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× NFL champion
Bob LillyBob Lilly 83 Dallas Cowboys Defensive tackle 1 13
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • 7× First-team All-Pro
Merlin OlsenMerlin Olsen 69(Died-March 11, 2010) Los Angeles Rams Defensive tackle 1 3
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 14× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
Len DawsonLen Dawson 87(Died-August 24, 2022) Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback 1 5
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Bobby BellBobby Bell 82 Kansas City Chiefs Outside linebacker,
Defensive end
2 16
  • Super Bowl champion
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Nick BuonicontiNick Buoniconti 78(Died-July 30, 2019) Boston Patriots Linebacker AFL-13 AFL-102
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-Team All-Pro
Gale SayersGale Sayers 77(Died-September 23, 2020) Chicago Bears Halfback,
Return specialist
1 4
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
George BlandaGeorge Blanda 83(Died-September 27, 2010) Chicago Bears Placekicker,
Quarterback
12 119
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • AFL MVP
  • 3× AFL champion
Joe NamathJoe Namath 79 New York Jets Quarterback 1 12
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Bart StarrBart Starr 85(Died-May 26, 2019) Green Bay Packers Quarterback 17 200
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 5× NFL champion
  • 2× Super Bowl MVP
Alex KarrasAlex Karras 77(Died-October 10, 2012) Detroit Lions Defensive tackle 1 10
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 4× Pro Bowl
  • 6× Second-team All-Pro

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