FootballRanking best NFL players of the 70s

Ranking best NFL players of the 70s

70’s first draft was held on 27th and 28th January 1970 in New York. Hundreds of NFL players were drafted in the 1970 decade, but only a few leave their footprints in history on behalf of their extraordinary performances and skills. Most of their name was inducted into the Hall of Fame now. Here is the list of 24 top-ranked NFL players of the 70’s decade.

24 Famous NFL Football Players from the 70s

Name Age 1st Team Position Round Pick Awards
Walter PaytonWalter Payton 46(Deid-November 1, 1999) Chicago Bears Running back 1 4
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
Franco HarrisFranco Harris 72 Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback 1 13
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Paul WarfieldPaul Warfield 79 Cleveland Browns Wide receiver 1 11
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL champion
Lynn SwannLynn Swann 70 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver 1 21
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Drew PearsonDrew Pearson 71 Dallas Cowboys Wide receiver 3 60
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
Harold CarmichaelHarold Carmichael 72 Philadelphia Eagles Wide receiver 7 161
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • 4× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Dave CasperDave Casper 70 Oakland Raiders Tight end 2 45
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
Dan DierdorfDan Dierdorf 73 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive tackle 2 43
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Chuck NollChuck Noll 82(Deid-June 13, 2014) Cleveland Browns Guard, linebacker 20 239
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • AFL champion
  • 3× NFL champion
Ray GuyRay Guy 72 Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders Punter 1 23
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Billy white shoes johnsonBilly white shoes johnson 70 Houston Oilers Wide receiver, return specialist 15 365
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
Cliff HarrisCliff Harris 73 Dallas Cowboys Safety 3 N/A
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
Jack HamJack Ham 73 Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker 2 34
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Jack LambertJack Lambert 70 Pittsburgh Steelers Middle linebacker 2 46
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Joe GreeneJoe Greene 75 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle 1 4
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Alan PageAlan Page 77 Minnesota Vikings Defensive tackle 1 15
  • NFL champion
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
Carl EllerCarl Eller 80 Minnesota Vikings Defensive end 1 6
  • NFL champion
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Jack YoungbloodJack Youngblood 72 Los Angeles Rams Defensive end 1 20
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
Roger StaubachRoger Staubach 80 Dallas Cowboys Quarterback 10 129
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Man of the Year
  • Super Bowl MVP
Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw 74 Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback 1 1
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 2× Super Bowl MVP
Oj SimpsonOj Simpson 75 Buffalo Bills Running back 1 1
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell 67 Houston Oilers Running back 1 1
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • 3× NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Don ShulaDon Shula 90(Died-May 4, 2020) Cleveland Browns Defensive back 9 110
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 4× AP NFL Coach of the Year
  • NFL champion
Jimmy JohnsonJimmy Johnson 84 San Francisco 49ers Cornerback, safety, wide receiver 1 6
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro

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