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football players (american) Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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List Rules The players at the top of the list are the ones who are the most undeserving members

The most undeserving members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are all great players who have contributed great things to the game, but are not quite up to that elite level deserving of enshrinement. While most of the time the Board of Selectors gets their inductions right, occasionally and especially in these cases, they might be a little too lenient on who they add to the wall of bronze busts in Canton, Ohio.

A list of the worst players in the Football Hall of Fame would still be a list of great football players. There is no question that all of these men are stellar NFL players, even some of the best football players of all time who have played for the greatest pro football teams of all time. However, when you compare their contributions to the league to the stars of today, they fall quite short.

Lynn Swann, for example, had a decorated career as a receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers but really only had a few Hall of Fame-worthy games and never finished in the top five among receivers during his career. Bob Griese, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, is another good example. Completing only 77.1% of his passes, Griese never topped 2,500 passing yards in a season. For reference, in 2011, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 5,476.

Then there are others who are deserving of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but not for the reasons they were inducted. Dick LeBeau is arguably one of the best defensive coordinators in the history of the National Football League but was inducted after one of the worst playing careers as a defensive back with the Detroit Lions.

So for all the greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are also some duds. In the end, the Gale Sayers, Joe Namaths and O.J. Simpsons are all above average players but when you really get down to comparing their careers to the top football players of today, they simply are undeserving of being members of the Pro Football hall of Fame.

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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Joe Namath Quarterback

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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

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Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Bob Griese Quarterback

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Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Charlie Sanders Tight end

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Fred Dean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fred Dean Defensive end, Linebacker

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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dan Dierdorf Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Andre Tippett Linebacker

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Frank Gatski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Frank Gatski Linebacker, Center

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Floyd Little is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Floyd Little Halfback

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Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Roger Wehrli Cornerback

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Curley Culp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Curley Culp Defensive tackle, Tackle Defensive lineman

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Dave Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dave Robinson Linebacker, Placekicker

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Chris Hanburger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Chris Hanburger Linebacker

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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jan Stenerud Placekicker

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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Harry Carson Defensive end, Linebacker

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Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Y. A. Tittle Quarterback

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John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
John Mackey Tight end

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Russ Grimm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Russ Grimm Guard

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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

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Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dave Casper Tight end, Wide receiver

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Dick LeBeau is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

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Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Art Monk Wide receiver

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Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

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Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dan Fouts Quarterback

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Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Warren Moon Quarterback

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O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
O. J. Simpson Running back