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The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s 

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Updated October 13, 2018 856 votes 179 voters 2.4k views 26 items

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Tight ends are a versatile bunch, and are some of the most respected players in the NFL. Some are more on the receiving end, some on the blocking, but not matter what, the best tight ends have to be able to do both. They are the toughest of the tough, and this is a list of great 70s tight ends that full of hard-nosed, gritty, tremendous athletes. Take a look at this list of tight ends from the 70s and vote up your favorites! Who are the greatest TE's of the 70s?

From the legend himself, Mike Ditka, to Ozzie Newsome, and beyond, all of the best 1970s tight ends are represented here! And if you think a great tight end from the 1970s isn't on this list, feel free to add them! The top tight ends of the 1970s are all listed here for you to vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the absolute best 70s NFL tight ends?

So, who are the greatest tight ends of the 70s?
list ordered by
1
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end and Wide receiver from Bemidji, Minnesota
2
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States of America
3
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
4
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Seattle, Washington, United States of America
5
John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from New York City, New York
6
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Columbia, Mississippi
7
Billy Joe DuPree is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Monroe, Louisiana
8
Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Charlie Sanders Tight end from Richlands, North Carolina
9
Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Raymond Chester Tight end from Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America
10
Charle Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Fresno, California
11
Bob Tucker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Hazleton, Pennsylvania
12
Riley Odoms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tackle and Tight end from Luling, Texas
13
Jimmie Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Greenville, Mississippi
14
Ted Kwalick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
15
Rich Caster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end and Wide receiver from Mobile, Alabama
16
Stu Voigt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Madison, Wisconsin
17
Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Eugene, Oregon
18
Paul Coffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from St. Louis, Missouri
19
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
20
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Shelbyville, Tennessee
21
Marv Fleming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Longview, Texas
22
Billy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Running back and Tight end from Philadelphia, Mississippi
23
Alvin Reed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Todd Naughton added Tight end from Kilgore, Texas
24
Jerome Barkum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end and Wide receiver from Gulfport, Mississippi
25
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s
Tight end from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania