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The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s

Updated January 16, 2020 8.7k votes 673 voters 7.6k views38 items

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Wide receivers have hisorically been some of the most dazzling players in all of the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game with one great catch. When talking about 70s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players that one can easily remember and love! So, here is a list of the best wide receivers of the 70s! Take a look and be sure to vote up your favorite 70s WRs!

When looking at 1970s wide receivers, is Ahmad Rashad your favorite? Or is it Steve Largent? Or is it somebody else? There are tons of great players on this list. Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 1970s and vote up the players you believe are some of the best wide receivers to ever play the game.

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    29

    John Gilliam

    St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2
    234
    41

    Ahmad Rashād

    Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills

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  • 3
    205
    29

    Sammy White

    Minnesota Vikings
  • 4
    152
    75

    Charlie Joiner

    Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals

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  • 5
    140
    69

    John Jefferson

    San Diego Chargers
  • 6
    107
    62

    Wes Chandler

    New Orleans Saints
  • 7
    149
    100

    Lance Alworth

    San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys

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  • 8
    182
    134

    Cliff Branch

    Oakland Raiders
  • 9
    116
    89

    Harold Carmichael

    Philadelphia Eagles
  • 10
    142
    124

    Bob Hayes

    Dallas Cowboys

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    151
    140

    Paul Warfield

    Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns

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  • 12
    110
    103

    Isaac Curtis

    Cincinnati Bengals
  • 13
    105
    101

    Ken Burrough

    Houston Oilers
  • 14
    106
    103

    Wesley Walker

    New York Jets
  • 15
    103
    112

    Billy Johnson

    Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins

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  • 16
    88
    126

    Mel Gray

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • 17
    159
    234

    Steve Largent

    Seattle Seahawks

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  • 18
    152
    231

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Oakland Raiders
  • 19
    158
    245

    Drew Pearson

    Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, Dallas Cowboys
  • 20
    154
    240

    John Stallworth

    Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 21
    167
    265

    Lynn Swann

    Pittsburgh Steelers, USC Trojans football

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  • 22
    94
    163

    Charley Taylor

    Washington Redskins
  • 23
    90
    161

    James Lofton

    Green Bay Packers

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  • 24
    73
    152

    Otis Taylor

    Kansas City Chiefs
  • 25
    53
    137

    Don Maynard

    New York Jets, St. Louis Cardinals