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

List is made up of many different items, including Vince Lombardi and John Hannah.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest guard of all time?" and "Who are the best guards of all time?"

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Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard, Linebacker Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former American Football League and NFL Hall of Fame middle linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

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John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard John Allen "Hawg" Hannah is a former American football left guard who played for the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of ...more

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Bruce Matthews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard, Center Bruce Rankin Matthews is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard and center in the National Football League for nineteen seasons during the 1980s, ...more

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Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Steven J. Hutchinson is a former American football guard who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and was named a ...more

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Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Larry Christopher Allen, Jr. is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second ...more

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Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard James Thomas "Jim" Parker was an American football player. He played college football at Ohio State University from 1954 to 1956 and in the National Football League with the Baltimore ...more

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Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr., also known as "Uptown Gene", was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League and later the NFL. He later served as ...more

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Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Mark Frederick Schlereth is an American former professional football player and current television and radio sportscaster. Schlereth played guard in the NFL for 12 seasons with the Washington ...more

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Jerry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Placekicker Gerald Louis "Jerry" Kramer is an American former professional football player, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year National Football League career with the ...more

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Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Conrad Francis Dobler is a retired American football offensive lineman in the NFL.

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Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Will Herthie Shields is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Russ Grimm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Russell Scott Grimm is a former American football guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. As a collegian, he was an All-American center at the University of ...more

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Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center Christopher Myers Jr. is an American football center who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami, and was drafted by the ...more

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Richie Incognito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Richard Dominik Incognito Jr. is a former American football offensive guard. He played college football for the University of Nebraska and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of ...more

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Forrest Gregg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Alvis Forrest Gregg is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League. During a Pro Football Hall of Fame playing career, he was a part of six championships, five of ...more

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Steve Wisniewski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Steve Wisniewski nicknamed "The Wiz" is a former Offensive Lineman who played 13 seasons with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and later served as the team's assistant offensive line ...more

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Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Aaron Matthew Taylor is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League for six seasons. He played college football for the ...more

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Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Linebacker Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. is a former American football player. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School where he was an all-state offensive end and middle linebacker. He played college football ...more

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Barrett Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Barrett Jones is an American football offensive lineman for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and started three BCS ...more

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Ed Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Defensive end, Guard, Tight end Edward Alexander Sprinkle was an American football player. He was known to many as "The Meanest Man in Pro Football" and was nicknamed "The Claw." He played for 12 seasons ...more

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Robert Gallery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Robert J. Gallery is an American former college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University ...more

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Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Chester Morise Pitts II is a former American football offensive lineman of the National Football League. He played college football at San Diego State University and in the NFL from 2002 through ...more

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Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Randall Cornell McDaniel is a former offensive guard in the National Football League.

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Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Joseph Michael DeLamielleure is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1973 NFL ...more

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Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Christopher Snee is a former American football guard who played his entire ten-year career for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football for Boston College ...more

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Bob Kuechenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Robert John Kuechenberg is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fourteen seasons between 1970 and 1983, spending the 1984 season on injured reserve. He ...more

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Larry Little is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Lawrence Chatmon Little is a former offensive guard in college and professional American football in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman College, in Daytona ...more

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Guy McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Guy Maurice McIntyre is a former professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls and five Pro Bowls as a member of the San ...more

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Jeremy Newberry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard, Center Jeremy David Newberry is a former center in the National Football League . He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard Stanley Paul "Stan" Jones was an American football guard and defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into ...more

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Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard Mark Pulemau Tuinei was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. Known as a "gentle giant", his career lasted for 15 years and his ...more

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Peter Konz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Center Peter Konz is an American football guard and center for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Konz played ...more

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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Nathaniel Newton is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the ...more

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John Hicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard John Charles Hicks Jr. is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He is best remembered for being the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the ...more

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Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Dean Elmer Steinkuhler is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League for eight seasons in the 1980s and 1990s. ...more

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Dan Fortmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Dr. Daniel John Fortmann was a professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Colgate University and was ...more

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Kevin Gogan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Kevin Patrick Gogan is a former professional American football player who played guard for 14 seasons in the National Football League from 1987 to 2000. Selected in the eighth round by the ...more

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Marshal Yanda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Marshal John Yanda is an All Pro American football guard and tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Iowa and was ...more

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Al Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Center Al Joseph Johnson is a former American football center in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Johnson also played for ...more

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Ron Mix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Ronald Jack Mix is a retired American football player. The offensive tackle is a member of the American Football League All-Time Team and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mix ...more

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Billy Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard William Wesley "Billy" Neighbors was an American football guard who played in the American Football League from. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he played college football at the ...more

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Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Center Dermontti Farra Dawson is a former American football center. He played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of ...more

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Jim Langer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard, Center James John Langer is a former American football center who played for the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. He is considered one of the greatest NFL centers of all ...more

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Tom Mack is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Offensive Lineman, Guard Thomas Lee "Tom" Mack is a former American football player. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mack played college football at the end and tackle positions for the University of Michigan ...more

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Josh Sitton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Tackle, Guard Josh James Sitton is an American football offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Central Florida, and was ...more

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Harvey Dahl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Harvey Dahl is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Nevada-Reno. Dahl ...more

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Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Michael Iupati is an American football guard for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. A native of American Samoa, Iupati was raised in California. He played college football ...more

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Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Jahri Evans is an American football offensive guard for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Although ...more

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Davin Joseph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Guards
Guard Davin Joseph is an American football guard for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay ...more