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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Age: Died at 43 (1961-2004)
Teams: Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Volunteers football, Memphis Showboats
Teams: Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings
Teams: Maryland Terrapins football, Dallas Cowboys
Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes football
Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings
Teams: Denver Broncos, Emporia State Hornets football, Dallas Cowboys
Teams: Oakland Raiders, Georgia Bulldogs football team, New England Patriots
Teams: San Francisco 49ers
Teams: Seattle Seahawks
Teams: Minnesota Vikings
Teams: Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans
Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football