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These guys lurk in the defensive backfield just waiting to lower the boom on unsuspecting receivers!!!
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Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Nobody roamed the defensive backfield like this grizzly bear with a helmet!!!

Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Lott played college football for the University of Southern California, and ...more

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#5 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#3 on The Best USC Trojans Players of All Time

#4 on The Best San Francisco 49ers of All Time

#20 on The Best Football Players Ever

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Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Troy Aumua Polamalu, born Troy Aumua, is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California, and earned consensus All-American honors. He ...more

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#32 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#4 on The Best USC Trojans Players of All Time

#4 on The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

#45 on The Best Football Players Ever

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Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Edward Earl Reed, Jr. is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played eleven seasons for ...more

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#17 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#2 on The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

#1596 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#24 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Paul James Krause is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League. He set the NFL record for interceptions with 81, which he picked off from 45 different quarterbacks, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. ...more

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#45 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#10 on The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

#877 on The Best Football Players Ever

#12 on The Greatest Safeties in NFL History

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Steve Atwater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Stephen Dennis Atwater nicknamed "Smiling Assassin" is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos. Atwater and Dennis Smith made up a Broncos secondary that was known for their ferocious hits on opposing players. He was an eight-time Pro ...more

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#36 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#18 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

#130 on The Best Football Players Ever

#7 on The Greatest Safeties in NFL History

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Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Larry Frank Wilson is a former professional football player, an eight-time All-Pro free safety with the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League. He played his entire 13-year career with the Cardinals and remained on the team's payroll until 2003, long after the team moved to Arizona in ...more

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#103 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#6 on The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

#296 on The Best Football Players Ever

#27 on The Best Detroit Red Wings Coaches of All Time

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Willie Wood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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William Vernell Wood Sr. is a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League. ...more

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#96 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#21 on The Best Green Bay Packers of All Time

#383 on The Best Football Players Ever

#20 on The Greatest Safeties in NFL History

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Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 10 Greatest Safeties of All Time
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Emlen Lewis Tunnell was an American football player. He was the first African American to play for the New York Giants, and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1967, the first African-American to be inducted. He played in the National Football League for the Giants and Green ...more

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#70 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#248 on The Best Football Players Ever

#21 on The Best New York Giants of All Time

#30 on The Greatest Safeties in NFL History

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