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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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