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List of the most famous (American) football centers in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary centers in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best centers to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing centers may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top centers in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

List items include Gerald Ford, Dick Butkus and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest center of all time?" and "Who are the best centers of all time?"

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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

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Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Chuck Bednarik Linebacker, Center

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Bruce Matthews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Bruce Matthews Tackle, Guard, Center

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Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Mike Webster Center

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Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jim Otto Linebacker, Center

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Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

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Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Mel Hein Linebacker, Center

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Tom Nalen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Tom Nalen Offensive Lineman, Center

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Jesse Sapolu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jesse Sapolu Center

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Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Chris Myers Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

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Richie Incognito is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Centers

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Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman, Center

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Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Olin Kreutz Center

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Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Centers

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Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Matt Birk Center

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Barret Robbins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Centers

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Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

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Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Nick Mangold Center

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Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Todd McClure Center

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Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jeff Saturday Center

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Jeremy Newberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jeremy Newberry Tackle, Guard, Center

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Peter Konz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Peter Konz Guard, Center

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Bulldog Turner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Bulldog Turner Offensive Lineman, Linebacker, Center

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Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

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Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Dominic Raiola Offensive Lineman, Center

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Al Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Al Johnson Guard, Center

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Don Mosebar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Don Mosebar Offensive Lineman, Center

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Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

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Jim Langer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jim Langer Guard, Center

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Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jeff Van Note Center

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Frank Gatski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Frank Gatski Linebacker, Center

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Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Bart Oates Center

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Jeff Faine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jeff Faine Center

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Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Centers

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Nick Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Nick Hardwick Center

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John Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
John Sullivan Center

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Dave Dalby is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Dave Dalby Center

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Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Kent Hull Center

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Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Bob Johnson Center

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Jerry Groom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jerry Groom Defensive tackle, Tackle, Linebacker

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Gerald Ford Linebacker, Center

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Jamey Richard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jamey Richard Offensive Lineman

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LeCharles Bentley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
LeCharles Bentley Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

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David Baas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
David Baas Guard, Center

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Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Ryan Kalil Offensive Lineman, Center

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Uche Nwaneri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Uche Nwaneri Guard, Center

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Eugene Amano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Eugene Amano Guard, Center

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Andre Gurode is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Andre Gurode Offensive Lineman

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Leroy Harris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Leroy Harris Guard, Center

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Jeremy Zuttah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Centers
Jeremy Zuttah Guard, Center