NFL The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s  

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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? 

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Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Jerry Rice Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils football, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos

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41 15
Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Art Monk Washington Redskins, Syracuse Orange football, New York Jets

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33 11
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Andre Reed Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

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46 22
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Steve Largent Seattle Seahawks

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36 16
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Cris Carter Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings

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32 13
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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37 18
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Tim Brown Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders

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30 14
Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Gary Clark Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, James Madison Dukes football

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22 8
Sterling Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Sterling Sharpe South Carolina Gamecocks football, Green Bay Packers

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20 8
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Dwight Clark San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers football

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31 18
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Michael Irvin Dallas Cowboys

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19 9
Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Mark Duper Florida Bobcats, Miami Dolphins

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18 9
John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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22 13
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
John Stallworth Pittsburgh Steelers

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16 8
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Irving Fryar Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

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17 9
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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19 11
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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28 20
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers, USC Trojans football

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13 7
Drew Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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16 10
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Cris Collinsworth Florida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

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17 12
Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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13 10
John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added Harold Carmichael

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14 13
Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Ernest Givins Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars

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11 10
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

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1 1
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added Stanley Morgan

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1 1
Pat Tilley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added Pat Tilley

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1 1
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added Jerry Butler

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13 15
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Drew Pearson Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, Dallas Cowboys

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10 14
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Ahmad Rashād Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Oregon Ducks football