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The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s 

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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.

Who are the greatest WRs of the 70s? The best wide receivers of the 1970s? 
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Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
John Stallworth
Pittsburgh Steelers
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Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Drew Pearson
Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, Dallas Cowboys

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#49 of 249 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #148 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #541 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers
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Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Charley Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Lance Alworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Oregon Ducks football

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#17 of 111 The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time #1,333 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
JoeStout added
St. Louis Cardinals
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Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Gene Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
joestout76 added Gene Washington
San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions
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Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
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Harold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Harold Jackson
Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots
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Ken Burrough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Jeff List added
Houston Oilers
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Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
New York Jets, St. Louis Cardinals

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#49 of 249 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #552 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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John Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Jeff List added
St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons

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#151 of 249 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #93 of 140 The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

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Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s
Dwight Clark
San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers football

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