Football List of Famous Football Ends

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

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End, Safety, Wide receiver Donald Montgomery Hutson was the first star split end in National Football League history. He is considered by many to have been the first modern receiver. In his senior season at the University ...more

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End, Tight end George Stanley Halas, Sr., nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football. He was the iconic founder and ...more

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End, Tight end Leon Joseph Hart was an American football end. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight ...more

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End, Defensive end, Tight end Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro was a multi-sport athlete, best known as a professional American football end in the National Football League for the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and ...more

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End, Defensive end, Tight end Joseph Frank Walton is a former American football player and coach who most recently served as the head football coach at Robert Morris University. Walton played eight seasons in the National ...more

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End, Defensive lineman Peter Louis Pihos was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a high school junior when his mother moved the family to ...more

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End, Wide receiver Thomas Jesse Fears was a Mexican-American football split end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. He was later an NFL assistant coach ...more

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End, Wide receiver Dante Bert Joseph "Gluefingers" Lavelli was an American football end who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946 ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Charles William "Chic" Harley was one of the outstanding American football players of the first half of the 20th century and the player who first brought The Ohio State University ...more

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End, Tight end Ronald John "Ron" Kramer was a multi-sport college athlete and professional American football player. Kramer attended the University of Michigan from 1953 to 1957, winning a total of ...more

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End, Defensive end Robert Leo Patrick "Grandpappy" Dove served as an All-America end at the University of Notre Dame and went on to play for eight seasons in the National Football League. Following his ...more

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End, Halfback, Fullback Adrian Grainger Ford was a professional football player from Youngstown, Ohio. After going attending high school in Niles, Ohio; Ford attended and played college football for Lafayette College. ...more

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End, Tackle, Halfback Raymond Frederick Miller was a professional football player who spent two years of the National Football League with the Canton Bulldogs and the Racine Legion. Miller was a part of the Bulldogs' ...more

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End, Defensive end, Wide receiver John William Cox is a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Duke University and was drafted in the eighth round ...more

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End, Tackle, Guard Frederick L. Conklin was an American football player and coach, medical doctor and naval officer. He played football for Fielding H. Yost's University of Michigan teams from 1909 to 1911 and was ...more

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End, Tackle, Guard Adolph Frederick "Swede" Youngstrom was a professional football player. Over the span of his career in the National Football League, Youngstrom played with the Buffalo All-Americans, ...more

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End, Halfback, Fullback John Jay Martin was a professional football player in the He played in the league from 1941-1945. Martin played for the Chicago Cardinals, Boston Yanks and "Card-Pitt", a team that was ...more

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End, Defensive end, Tight end Berlin Guy "Champ" Chamberlin was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He played at Nebraska Wesleyan University and then at the ...more

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End, Defensive end, Tight end Ralph Alvin Heywood was an American football player. He was the only National Football League player to serve in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, serving as a Marine Corps ...more

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End, Defensive end, Defensive lineman Gene Herman Brito was an American football Defensive end in the National Football League who played nine seasons for the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Rams from 1951 to 1960.

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End, Punter, Tight end At 5'11" and 175 pounds, Earl Francis "Jug" Girard was a multi-talented American football player who played ten seasons in the National Football League as an end, punter and ...more

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End, Halfback, Tight end Cloyce Kennedy Box was an American football end in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, where he was voted into two Pro Bowls. He played college football at Louisiana Tech in 1944 ...more

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End, Defensive end, Tight end George Barney Poole was an American football end in the National Football League for the New York Yanks, the Dallas Texans, the Baltimore Colts, and the New York Giants. Poole also played ...more

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Running back, End, Wide receiver James Everett Johnston was a professional football player, an end and running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Cardinals. Born in Parma, Idaho, he ...more

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End Paul Leroy Robeson was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Pedro "Pete" Calac was a professional football player who played in the Ohio League and during the early years of the National Football League. Over the course of his 10 year career he ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Robert John Nussbaumer was an American football halfback and end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago Cardinals. He played college ...more

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End, Halfback, Fullback Bruce Oliver McLenna was an American football player. He played college football for the University of Michigan in 1961 and for Hillsdale College in 1964 and 1965. He played professional ...more

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End, Wide receiver, Defensive back Robert Barrett Boyd was an American football end and wide receiver in the National Football League, playing for the Los Angeles Rams for eight seasons. His most spectacular season was in 1954, ...more

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End, Defensive end, Wide receiver Jack Anthony "Blackjack" Ferrante was an American football end in the National Football League who played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1941 and from 1944 to 1950. Born in Camden, New ...more

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End, Linebacker, Tight end Joseph Peter Tereshinski, Sr. was an American football tight end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Georgia and was ...more

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End, Wide receiver, Defensive back Billy Joe Gibson was an American football defensive back and end in the National Football League for the Cleveland Rams and the Washington Redskins. Gibson also played in the All-America ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Lloyd Raymond Cardwell was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and professionally for the Detroit Lions for seven seasons. After his ...more

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End, Tight end, Wide receiver Milton Edward Gantenbein was an American football player who played on three championship teams, both as a receiver and as a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers from 1931 to 1940. The former ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback James Podoley was an American football halfback and end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Born in Mount Morris, Michigan, he played college football at Central ...more

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End, Guard, Center Thomas Joseph Whelan was a professional football player who spent three years in the American Professional Football Association, the forerunner to the National Football League, with the Canton ...more

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End, Defensive end, Wide receiver Alyn Richard Beals was a professional American football end/defensive end in the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League. He played six seasons for the San Francisco ...more

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End, Wide receiver, Defensive back Arthur Anthony DeCarlo, Jr. is a former American football defensive back and end in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Colts. He ...more

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End, Wide receiver, Placekicker Robert William Jencks was an American football kicker and end in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Miami University ...more

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End, Halfback, Quarterback James Joy Miller was an American football player.

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End Dale Harris Van Sickel was an American college football, basketball and baseball player during the 1920s, who later became a Hollywood motion picture actor and stunt performer for over forty ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Huntington Reed "Tack" Hardwick was an American football player. He played at the halfback and end positions for Harvard University and was selected as a unanimous first-team ...more

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End, Defensive end, Wide receiver James Patrick "Jim" Keane was a professional American football end in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Keane, who ...more

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Running back, End, Halfback Kermit Roosevelt Schmidt was an American football end and halfback in the National Football League for the Boston Braves and Cincinnati Reds between 1932 and 1933. He was born in Okeene,

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End, Wide receiver, Defensive back Alton Baldwin was a professional American football end/defensive back who played in the All-America Football Conference, the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. He died ...more

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Running back, End, Fullback Frederick John "Fritz" Slackford was a professional football player who spent 2 years in the National Football League with the Dayton Triangles in 1920 and the Canton Bulldogs in 1921. ...more

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End, Tackle Cecil B. Souders is a former American football player in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions. He was born in Bucyrus, Ohio. He played college football at Ohio State University ...more

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End, Tight end Raymond Paul Flaherty was an American football player and coach in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was part of three NFL Championship teams, one ...more

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End, Tight end LaVern Ralph "Lavvie" Dilweg was a professional football player, attorney, and U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin.

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End, Tight end Edward C. Frutig was an American football end who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1938 to 1940. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1940 by William Randolph ...more