Football List of Famous Football Cornerbacks

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List of the most famous (American) football cornerbacks in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary cornerbacks in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best cornerbacks to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing cornerbacks may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top cornerbacks in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. is an American former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on ...more

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Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Ronnie Lott Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League for ...more

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Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Charles Woodson Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety Charles Woodson is an American football free safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and led the Michigan ...more

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Champ Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Champ Bailey Cornerback Roland "Champ" Bailey Jr. is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Georgia and earned consensus ...more

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Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Dick Lane Cornerback Richard "Dick" Lane nicknamed "Night Train", was an American football player, best known as a defensive back for the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. ...more

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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Darrelle Revis Cornerback Darrelle Shavar Revis is a former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the New York Jets ...more

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Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back Melvin Cornell Blount is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Blount is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever ...more

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Darrell Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Darrell Green Cornerback Darrell Ray Green is a former American football Defensive Back in the National Football League who played for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. He is widely considered to be one of the ...more

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Lem Barney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Lem Barney Cornerback, Return specialist Lemuel Joseph "Lem" Barney is a former American football cornerback who played for the Detroit Lions. He was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety Melvin Lacy "Mel" Renfro is a former American football cornerback who spent his entire 14-year career in the in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Nnamdi Asomugha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Nnamdi Asomugha Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is a former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the ...more

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Willie Brown Cornerback William Ferdie Brown is an American football executive and former player and coach. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. Following his playing career, Brown ...more

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Herb Adderley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Herb Adderley Cornerback, Return specialist Herbert Allen Adderley is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at ...more

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Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Mike Haynes Cornerback Michael James Haynes is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. He used his speed, quickness and range to ...more

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Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Ty Law Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back Tajuan "Ty" Law is a former American football cornerback who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan. He was ...more

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Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Ronde Barber Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber is a retired American Football cornerback who spent his entire 16-year career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football ...more

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Troy Brown Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner Troy Fitzgerald Brown is a former NFL wide receiver, cornerback and punt returner in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL ...more

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Cortland Finnegan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Cortland Finnegan Cornerback, Defensive back Cortland Temujin Finnegan is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League. He played college football for Samford University, and was drafted by the Tennessee ...more

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Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety Everson Collins Walls is a former American football defensive back in the NFL, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Cleveland Browns. During his 14 seasons, he was ...more

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Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Frank Gifford Running back, Cornerback, Halfback Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is a former American football player and American sportscaster.

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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Tom Landry Cornerback, Kickoff returner, Punter Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League history, creating many ...more

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George Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
George Atkinson Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back George "Butch" Henry Atkinson Jr. is a former professional American football player. He played football collegiately at Morris Brown, where he was a safety and a kick returner and ...more

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Antrel Rolle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Antrel Rolle Cornerback, Safety Antrel Rocelious Rolle is an American football safety for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals eighth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Merton Hanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Merton Hanks Cornerback, Safety Merton Edward Hanks is a former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League for nine seasons during the 1990s. He is currently the NFL Vice ...more

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Morris Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Morris Claiborne Cornerback Morris Lee Claiborne is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University and was recognized as an ...more

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Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Asante Samuel Cornerback Asante T. Samuel is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Central Florida, and was drafted by the New England Patriots ...more

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Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Richard Sherman Cornerback, Wide receiver Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Antoine Winfield Cornerback Antoine Duane Winfield is a retired American football cornerback who played 15 years in the National Football League. He played college football for Ohio State University, earning consensus ...more

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Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Emmitt Thomas Cornerback Emmitt Earl Thomas is currently the secondary coach of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He is a former college and professional football player who played for the American ...more

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Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Danieal Manning Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety Danieal LaCraig Manning is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Eric Berry Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back James Eric Berry, nicknamed "The Fifth Dimension, " is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs fifth ...more

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Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Lester Hayes Cornerback, Safety Lester Craig Hayes is a former professional American football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" ...more

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Alfonzo Dennard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Alfonzo Dennard Cornerback Alfonzo "Fonzie" Dennard is an American football cornerback with the New England Patriots. Dennard was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round, 224 overall pick of the ...more

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LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
LeRoy Butler Cornerback, Safety LeRoy Butler, III is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers. He spent his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, challenged by physical ...more

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Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback Kenneth Jerome Riley is a former professional American football defensive back who played his entire career for the Cincinnati Bengals, in the American Football League in 1969 and in the NFL ...more

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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Marcus Trufant Cornerback Marcus Lavon Trufant is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for Washington State University, and ...more

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Shawn Springs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Shawn Springs Cornerback Shawn Springs is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for 13 seasons. He played college football for Ohio State ...more

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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Jimmy Johnson Cornerback James Earl Johnson is a former American football cornerback who played for the San Francisco 49ers. In 1994, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played both offense and ...more

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Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Johnathan Joseph Cornerback Johnathan Lee Joseph, is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. Joseph played college football for the University of South Carolina. He was ...more

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Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Roger Wehrli Cornerback Roger Wehrli is a former National Football League cornerback who played his entire 14-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969 until 1982. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler after playing ...more

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Chad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Chad Johnson Cornerback

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Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Aeneas Williams Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back Aeneas Demetrius Williams . He played college football for Southern University and was drafted in the third round (59th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. Williams was inducted into the Pro ...more

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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back Carnell Augustino Lake is a former professional American football player who was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was the Cornerbacks Coach for the UCLA Bruins under head coach Rick ...more

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Tramon Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Tramon Williams Cornerback, Return specialist Tramon Vernell Williams is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana Tech. Williams was signed by the ...more

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Rashean Mathis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Rashean Mathis Cornerback, Safety Rashean Jamil Mathis is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman University, and was drafted by the ...more

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Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety Aaron Devone Glenn is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Texas ...more

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Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Chris Gamble Cornerback Chris Lee Gamble is a former American football cornerback who played 9 seasons for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at Ohio State University.

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Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Quentin Jammer Cornerback Quentin Tremaine Jammer is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Texas, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted ...more

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Janoris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Janoris Jenkins Cornerback Janoris Jenkins is an American football Cornerback.

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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Cornerbacks
Patrick Peterson Cornerback Patrick De'mon Peterson is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University, earned ...more