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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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  • 26

    Asante Samuel

    Cornerback
    Asante T. Samuel (born January 6, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. He played...  more
  • 27

    Richard Sherman

    Cornerback, Wide receiver
    Richard Kevin Sherman (born March 30, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the San...  more

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  • 28
    Antoine Duane Winfield (born June 24, 1977) is a former American football cornerback who...  more
  • 29

    Emmitt Thomas

    Cornerback
    Emmitt Earl Thomas (born June 3, 1943) is a former American football coach and cornerback. He...  more
  • 30

    Danieal Manning

    Cornerback, Return specialist
    Danieal LaCraig Manning (born August 9, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was...  more
  • 31

    Eric Berry

    Cornerback, Safety
    Eric Berry (born December 29, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free...  more
  • 32

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety
    Lester Craig Hayes (born January 22, 1955) is a former professional American football player...  more
  • 33

    Alfonzo Dennard

    Cornerback
    Alfonzo "Fonzie" Dennard is an American football cornerback with the New England Patriots....  more
  • 34

    LeRoy Butler

    Cornerback, Safety
    LeRoy Butler III (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played...  more
  • 35

    Ken Riley

    Cornerback, Quarterback
    Kenneth Jerome Riley (born August 6, 1947) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 36

    Marcus Trufant

    Cornerback
    Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a...  more
  • 37

    Shawn Springs

    Cornerback
    Shawn Springs (born March 11, 1975) is a former American college and professional football...  more
  • 38

    Jimmy Johnson

    Cornerback
    James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938) is a former American football player and track...  more

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  • 39

    Johnathan Joseph

    Cornerback
    Johnathan Lee Joseph (born April 16, 1984) is an American football cornerback for the Houston...  more
  • 40

    Roger Wehrli

    Cornerback
    Roger Russell Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) is an American former football player who was a...  more
  • 41

    Chad Johnson

    Cornerback
  • 42

    Aeneas Williams

    Cornerback, Safety
    Aeneas Demetrius Williams (; (born January 29, 1968) is a former American football player, who...  more
  • 43

    Carnell Lake

    Cornerback, Safety
    Carnell Augustino Lake (born July 15, 1967) is a former professional American football player...  more
  • 44

    Tramon Williams

    Cornerback, Return specialist
    Tramon Vernell Williams (born March 16, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the Green...  more

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    Rashean Mathis

    Cornerback, Safety
    Rashean Jamil Mathis (; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football cornerback in the...  more
  • 46

    Aaron Glenn

    Cornerback, Safety
    Aaron Devone Glenn (born July 16, 1972) is a former football cornerback who played 15 seasons...  more
  • 47

    Chris Gamble

    Cornerback
    Chris Lee Gamble (born March 11, 1983) is a former American football cornerback who played...  more
  • 48

    Quentin Jammer

    Cornerback
    Quentin Tremaine Jammer (born June 19, 1979) is a former American football cornerback who...  more
  • 49

    Janoris Jenkins

    Cornerback
    Janoris Jermain Jenkins (born October 29, 1988), nicknamed "Jackrabbit", is an American...  more
  • 50
    Patrick De'mon Peterson Jr. (born July 11, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the...  more

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