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List of Famous Football Nose Tackles

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

This list below has a variety of items in it, from Casey Hampton to Jim Burt.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest nose tackle of all time?" and "Who are the best nose tackles of all time?"
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Edmund Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Edmund Clau-Von Nelson is a former professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for seven seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. Edmund ...more
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Alvin Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Alvin Wright is a former professional American football defensive lineman. Wright, a nose tackle, played with the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams from 1986 to 1991 and was All-Pro in ...more
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George Hinkle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
George Allen Hinkle, Jr. is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for six seasons for the San Diego Chargers, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Cincinnati Bengals. ...more
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Mike Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Michael Wright is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005. ...more
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Tom Barndt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Thomas Allen Barndt is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for six seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the New York Jets.
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Jamal Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Jamal Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Jamal Williams is a former American football nose tackle who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 1998 ...more
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Greg Kragen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Greg Kragen is the father of American Football player Kyle Kragen.
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Cletidus Hunt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Cletidus Marquell Hunt is a former defensive tackle in the National Football League and the Arena Football League.
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Chuck Ehin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive end, Tackle, Nose tackle
Chuck Ehin was a former American football defensive end in the National Football League.
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David Grant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive end, Tackle, Nose tackle
David John Grant is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for six seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay Packers.
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Phil Tabor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Philip Martin Tabor is a former professional American football defensive lineman. Tabor played four seasons with the New York Giants.
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Ben Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive end, Tackle, Nose tackle
Benjamin Thomas Jr. is a former defensive lineman in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers, the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons and ...more
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Bill Acker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
William Berry Acker, Jr. is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for six seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Buffalo
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Bill Neill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman
William M. Neill is a former defensive lineman in the National Football League who played for the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. Neill played collegiate ball at the University of ...more
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Mike Lodish is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Nose tackle
Michael Timothy Lodish is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 270-lb. defensive tackle and ...more
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Steve Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Stephen Spence Clark is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for four seasons for the Miami Dolphins. He also played on two state championship teams in High ...more
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Pete Koch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Nose tackle
Peter Alan Koch is an actor and a former American football player.
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Jeff Wright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard
Jeffrey Dee Wright is a former American football nose tackle who had a seven-year career in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills. He played in four Super Bowls for the Bills, all ...more
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Don Latimer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard
Donald Bertsom Latimer is a former defensive lineman for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Latimer was born and raised in Fort Pierce, ...more
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Mitch Willis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
Otis Mitch Willis is a former professional American football nose tackle/defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Los Angeles Raiders, the Atlanta Falcons, ...more
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Bob Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard
Robert William Nelson is a retired American football nose tackle who played in the National Football League. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one season and the Green Bay Packers for ...more
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Shawn Patterson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive end, Tackle, Nose tackle
Kenneth Shawn Patterson is a former professional American football player who played defensive end and nose tackle for five seasons for the Green Bay Packers.
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Dennis Owens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard
Dennis Ray Owens is a former professional American football player who played nose tackle for five seasons for the New England Patriots.
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Jerome Sally is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Nose guard
Jerome Eli Sally is a former professional American football player who played nose tackle for seven seasons for the New York Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Sally ...more
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Doug Worthington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Nose Tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Nose tackle
Doug Worthington, Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round, with the 242nd overall pick, of the 2010 ...more