NFL List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans

Reference
5.8k views 381 items

List of the most famous (American) football defensive linemans in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary defensive linemans 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 defensive linemans 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 defensive linemans may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top defensive linemans in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

List items include Jimmy Johnson, Charles Haley and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest defensive lineman of all time?" and "Who are the best defensive linemans of all time?"

1
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Willie Davis Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

2
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Carl Eller Defensive end, Defensive lineman

3
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Bobby Bell Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

4
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

5
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Chris Doleman Defensive end, Defensive lineman

6
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Buck Buchanan Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

7
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

9
Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Manny Fernandez Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

10
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

11
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

12
Jacob Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jacob Green Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
Courtney Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Courtney Brown Defensive lineman

14
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Joe Klecko Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

15
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Mark Gastineau Defensive end, Defensive lineman

16
Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jamal Reynolds Defensive end, Defensive lineman

17
Otis Sistrunk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Otis Sistrunk Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

19
Bill Willis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Bill Willis Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

20
Ray Childress is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ray Childress Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

21
Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Willie McGinest Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

22
Henry Melton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Henry Melton Defensive tackle

23
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Clyde Simmons Defensive end, Defensive lineman

24
Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Bubba Smith Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

25
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Marty Lyons Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

26
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

27
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

28
John Dutton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
John Dutton Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

29
Steve Emtman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Steve Emtman Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

30
Lamar Lundy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Lamar Lundy Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

31
Wally Chambers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Wally Chambers Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

32
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

33
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Leonard Marshall Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

34
Fred Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Fred Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

35
Ahtyba Rubin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ahtyba Rubin Defensive lineman

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
Ty Warren is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ty Warren Defensive tackle

37
Ben Davidson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ben Davidson Defensive end, Defensive lineman

38
Jim Osborne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jim Osborne Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

39
Keith Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Keith Hamilton Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

40
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

41
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

42
Pete Pihos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Pete Pihos End, Defensive lineman

The Greatest Male Figure Skaters of All Time

43
Jurrell Casey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jurrell Casey Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

44
Vern Den Herder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Vern Den Herder Defensive end, Defensive lineman

45
Ron McDole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ron McDole Defensive end, Defensive lineman

46
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Kenny Walker Lineman, Defensive lineman

47
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

48
Ed Orgeron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Ed Orgeron Defensive lineman

49
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Lucious Selmon Defensive lineman

50
Jerry Groom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Linemans
Jerry Groom Defensive tackle, Tackle, Linebacker