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National Football League 1980s All-Decade Team

The NFL 1980s All-Decade Team was chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team was composed of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the 1980s.[1][2][3] The squad consists of first- and second-team offensive, defensive and special teams units, as well as a first- and second-team head coaches.

Jerry Rice, Anthony Muñoz, and Lawrence Taylor the only unanimous choices, being named on all 26 ballots. John Hannah was next, followed by Joe Montana tallied 24½ votes, Walter Payton 23½, Ronnie Lott had 23.

Walter Payton and Ted Hendricks were all eitherchoices on the National Football League 1970s All-Decade Team as well. John Hannah was a second-team choice on the 1970s team prior to being named to the first-team on the 1980s Team of



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Position First Team Votes Hall of Fame? Second Team Votes Hall of Fame?
Coach Bill Walsh* (San Francisco 49ers) 19 Yes Chuck Noll* (Pittsburgh Steelers) 3 Yes


  1. ^ Staff writers (1990-03-15). "Already A Player Of The '70s, Payton Honored For Play In '80s". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. UPI. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ "1980s ALL-DECADE TEAM". Archived from the original on April 10, 2010. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  3. ^ "All-NFL Team of the 1980s". USA Today. Gannett. 1990-03-15. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  4. ^ "Finalist list". Pro Football Hall of Retrieved 2012-09-14.