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

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Alan Page Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

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Randy White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Randy White Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

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Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Willie Davis Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Warren Sapp Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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John Randle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
John Randle Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Buck Buchanan Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Leon Lett Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle

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Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

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Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Manny Fernandez Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Leo Nomellini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Leo Nomellini Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

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Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

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Cortez Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Cortez Kennedy Defensive tackle

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Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Kevin Williams Defensive tackle

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Bryant Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bryant Young Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Jim Burt Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

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Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Jacob Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Jacob Green Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Dave Butz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Dave Butz Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Albert Haynesworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Albert Haynesworth Defensive tackle

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Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Gerald McCoy Defensive tackle

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Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Joe Klecko Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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William Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback

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Alex Karras is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Alex Karras Defensive tackle

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Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Bill Stanfill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bill Stanfill Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Jerome Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Jerome Brown Defensive tackle

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Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

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Ray Childress is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Ray Childress Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Bill Willis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bill Willis Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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Fletcher Cox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Fletcher Cox Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Dana Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Dana Stubblefield Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bob Brown Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Alameda Ta'amu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Alameda Ta'amu Nose tackle

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Bob Golic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bob Golic Defensive tackle, Tackle

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John Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
John Elliott Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Henry Melton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Henry Melton Defensive tackle

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Arnie Weinmeister is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Arnie Weinmeister Defensive tackle

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Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

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Art Donovan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Art Donovan Defensive tackle

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Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Bubba Smith Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

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Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Marty Lyons Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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John Dutton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Defensive Tackles
John Dutton Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle