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The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s 

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Updated September 21, 2019 2.8k votes 424 voters 6.8k views 36 items

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Wide receivers are some of the flashiest and most exciting players in the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game with one spectacular catch. When talking about 80s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players to make this list of the best wide receivers of the 80s! This was a decade of remarkable talent at the wide receiver position. So take a look at this list of 80s WRs and vote for up favorites!

When looking at 1980s wide receivers, is Jerry Rice your favorite? Is it Michael Irvin? Or is it somebody else that really played at high level during the 80s? Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 1980s and vote up the players you think left an indelible mark on the game of football.

Who are the greatest wide receivers of the 80s? 
list ordered by
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Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Crawford, Mississippi, United States of America
2
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
3
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Troy, Ohio, United States of America
4
Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from White Plains, New York, United States of America
5
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
6
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Allentown, Pennsylvania
7
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Fort Ord, California
8
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Dwight Clark Tight end and Wide receiver from Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America
9
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
John Stallworth Wide receiver from Tuscaloosa, Alabama
10
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
11
Sterling Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Chicago, Illinois, USA
12
Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Mark Duper Wide receiver from Pineville, Louisiana
13
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Alcoa, Tennessee, United States of America
14
Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Gary Clark Wide receiver from Virginia
15
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Return specialist and Wide receiver from Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States of America
16
John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
John Taylor Return specialist and Wide receiver from Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
17
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Many, Louisiana
18
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wide receiver from Virginia
19
Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Wes Chandler Wide receiver from New Smyrna Beach, Florida
20
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
21
Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added Harold Carmichael Wide receiver from Jacksonville, Florida
22
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Cliff Branch Wide receiver from Texas, USA, Houston
23
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Drew Pearson Wide receiver from South River, New Jersey
24
John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
John Jefferson Wide receiver from Dallas, Texas
25
Drew Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Drew Hill Wide receiver from Newnan, Georgia