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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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Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Charles Woodson 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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Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Don Hutson End, Safety, Wide receiver

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Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Rodney Harrison 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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Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Emlen Tunnell Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

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Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

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Steve Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Steve Van Buren 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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Eugene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Eugene Robinson 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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Willie Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Willie Wood Return specialist, Safety, Quarterback

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Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Everson Walls 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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Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Eric Crouch 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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Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Larry Wilson Safety

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George Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
George Atkinson 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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Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

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Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Kenny Easley Safety, Defensive back

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Merton Hanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Merton Hanks 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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Sean Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Sean Taylor Safety

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Eric Weddle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Eric Weddle Safety

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Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Donnie Shell Safety

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Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Danieal Manning 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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Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

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Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Lester Hayes 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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LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
LeRoy Butler Cornerback, Safety

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Dick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Dick Anderson 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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Dashon Goldson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys

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Bob Sanders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Bob Sanders 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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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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Andre Waters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Andre Waters Safety, Defensive back

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Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

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Rashean Mathis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Rashean Mathis Cornerback, Safety

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Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

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

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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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Kam Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Safetys
Kam Chancellor Strong Safety, Safety

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