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List of Famous Football Guards

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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