List of Famous Football Safetys Football Players (American)

List of Famous Football Safetys

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List of the most famous (American) football safetys in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary safetys 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 safetys 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 safetys may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top safetys in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

List items range from Cam Newton to Jackie Robinson.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest safety of all time?" and "Who are the best safetys of all time?"
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    Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Ronnie Lott Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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    Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Ed Reed Free Safety

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    End, Safety, Wide receiver

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Steve Atwater is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Steve Atwater Safety, Defensive back

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    Ken Houston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Ken Houston Safety

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    Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Running back, Safety, Defensive back

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    Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Jack Tatum Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Ty Law Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Ronde Barber Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Return specialist, Safety, Quarterback

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Paul Krause Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

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    Bernard Pollard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Bernard Pollard Outside Linebacker, Safety

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    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Antrel Rolle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Antrel Rolle Cornerback, Safety

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Brian Dawkins Safety

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    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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    Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Eric Berry Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Jake Scott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Jake Scott Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

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    Strong Safety, Safety

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    Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Yale Lary Safety, Punter, Defensive back

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    Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Aeneas Williams Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Cornerback, Safety

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    Antoine Bethea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Antoine Bethea Safety

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    Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Roy Williams Safety

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    Strong Safety, Safety

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    Kenny Phillips is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

    Kenny Phillips Safety

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