All Time Greatest NFL Defensive Ends Football Players (American)

All Time Greatest NFL Defensive Ends

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    Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional football player who was mostly a defensive end but also played some defensive tackle in the National Football League for 15 seasons during the 1980s and 90s. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was ...more

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    David D. "Deacon" Jones was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. Jones specialized in quarterback "sacks", a term which he coined.more

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    Bruce Bernard Smith is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was a member of the Buffalo Bills teams that played in four consecutive Super Bowls as AFC champions. The holder of the NFL career record for quarterback ...more

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    Michael Anthony Strahan is a retired American football defensive end who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League. Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season in 2001, and won a Super Bowl in his final season in 2007. After retiring from the NFL, ...more

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    Charles Lewis Haley is a retired American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft out of James Madison University. A versatile defensive player, Haley ...more

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    James Lawrence Marshall is a retired American football player who played defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Minnesota Vikings. At the time of his retirement, he owned the career records for most consecutive starts and games played. He was born in Wilsonville, in Boyle County, Kentucky, near ...more

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    Howard Matthew Moses "Howie" Long is an American former National Football League defensive end and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports Networks' NFL coverage.more

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    Ed Lee "Too Tall" Jones is a retired American football player who played 15 seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. In 1979, he attempted a career in professional boxing.more

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    Carl Eller is a former professional American football player in the National Football League who played from 1964 through 1979. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the University of Minnesota. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.more

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    L. C. Henderson Greenwood was an American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.more

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    Jack Youngblood
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    Herbert Jackson Youngblood, III is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League for fourteen seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a five-time consensus All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and ...more

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    Lee Roy Selmon
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    Lee Roy Selmon was a Hall of Fame NFL football defensive lineman.more

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    Richard Dent
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    Richard Lamar Dent is a former American football defensive end, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XX. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.more

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    Harvey Banks Martin was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. He starred at South Oak Cliff High School and East Texas State University, before becoming an All-Pro with the Dallas Cowboys.more

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    Otis Sistrunk
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    Otis Sistrunk is a former professional football player who played seven seasons as a defensive lineman, from 1972 to 1978. He played his entire National Football League career with the Oakland Raiders. Sistrunk later became a professional wrestler in the National Wrestling Alliance. He is a distant ...more

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    Christopher John Doleman is a former American Football defensive end who played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 1999. He was an 8-time Pro Bowl selection and a 3-time First-team All-Pro, recording 150⅓ career sacks. He is a member of the NFL ...more

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    Gino John Marchetti is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. A defensive end, he played in 1952 for the Dallas Texans and from 1953 to 1966 for the Baltimore Colts.more

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    John Daniel "Tooz" Matuszak was an American football defensive end in the National Football League who later became an actor. He was the first draft pick of 1973 and played most of his career with the Oakland Raiders until he retired after winning his second Super Bowl in 1981. Matuszak participated in ...more

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    Frederick Rudolph "Fred" Dean is a former American football player in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career started with the San Diego Chargers in 1975 and ended with the San Francisco 49ers after the 1985 season. Dean was born in Arcadia, the seat of ...more

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    Willie D. Davis is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University. Davis wore number 87 during his career with the Packers. For 10 seasons, Davis ...more

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