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National Football League 1970s All-Decade Team

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This is a list of all National Football League (NFL) players who had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. The team was selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[1][2] The squad consists of first- and second-team offensive, defensive and special teams units, as well as a first- and second-team head coaches.

Punter Ray Guy was the leading vote-getter for the 1970s All-Decade Team, receiving 24 of a possible 25 votes. O.J. Simpson and Lynn Swann were next with 22 and 21 votes, respectively. Linebacker Jack Ham and Tight end Dave Casper each received 20 votes. Next were Defensive end Jack Youngblood and Joe Greene who each had 18 votes.[3] Holdovers from the National Football League 1960s All-Decade Team were Bob Lilly, Dick Butkus, Merlin Olsen, Larry Wilson, Jim Bakken, and Willie Brown.

Contents

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

Special teamsEdit

CoachEdit

Position First Team Votes Hall of Fame? Second Team Votes Hall of Fame?
Coach Don Shula* (Miami Dolphins) 11 Yes Chuck Noll* (Pittsburgh Steelers) 9 Yes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pro! Official Magazine of the NFL. 1980.
  2. ^ "1970s ALL-DECADE TEAM". NFL.com. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  3. ^ "NFL All-Decade Team of the 1970s". Tyrone Daily Herald. 1980-07-29. Retrieved 2009-03-11.
  4. ^ "Finalist list". Pro Football Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved 2012-09-14.