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List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans

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

This list contains items like Jerry Jones and John Madden.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest offensive lineman of all time?" and "Who are the best offensive linemans of all time?"
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Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Age: 75

Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti (December 15, 1940 – July 30, 2019) was an American professional football player who was a middle linebacker in the American Football League (AFL) and National ...more

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#101 of 543 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #189 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #43 of 155 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 66

Teams: Michigan Wolverines football, St. Louis Cardinals

Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is an American sportscaster and former football offensive lineman. A native of Canton, Ohio, Dierdorf played college football for the University of ...more

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#158 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #14 of 91 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time #6 of 35 Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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George Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Chicago, Illinois

Age: Died at 78 (1925-2003)

George Leo Connor (January 21, 1925 – March 31, 2003) was an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1948 to 1955. He played tackle on offense, ...more

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#54 of 147 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time #53 of 83 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time #103 of 155 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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Tom Nalen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Center from Foxborough, Massachusetts

Age: 44

Teams: Denver Broncos

Thomas Andrew Nalen (born May 13, 1971) is a former American football center who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Boston and raised in ...more
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Randy Cross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman from New York City, New York

Age: 64

Randall Laureat Cross (born April 25, 1954) is an American football analyst and former player. He was a right guard and center in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more
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Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Miami, Florida, United States of America

Age: 37

Teams: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans

Christopher Myers Jr. (born September 15, 1981) is a former American football center. He played college football for the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth ...more
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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman from Austin, Minnesota, United States of America

Age: 82

Teams: Cal Poly Mustangs football, Oregon Ducks football, Philadelphia Eagles

John Earl Madden is a former American football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football Conference of the ...more

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#301 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #13 of 21 The Best Madden NFL Cover Athletes #7 of 62 The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

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Steve Wisniewski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Rutland City, Vermont

Age: 48

Steve Wisniewski (born April 7, 1967), nicknamed "The Wiz", is a former offensive guard who played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and later served as the team's ...more

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#38 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #1,412 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #16 of 100 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

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Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman and Center from Savannah, Georgia

Age: 44

Teams: Seattle Seahawks, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

Kevin James Mawae (; born January 23, 1971) is a former American football center who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons, primarily with the New York Jets and is ...more

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#17 of 158 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time #507 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #8 of 108 The Best New York Jets of All Time

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Harris Barton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Sandy Springs, Georgia

Age: 51

Harris Scott Barton (born April 19, 1964) is a fund manager and a former All-Pro American football offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers.
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Joe Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Joe Jacoby Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Louisville, Kentucky

Age: 56

Joseph Erwin Jacoby (born July 6, 1959) is a former American football offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL), where he won three Super Bowls during ...more
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Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from California

Age: 40

Aaron Matthew Taylor (born November 14, 1972) is a former professional American football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He played ...more
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Joe Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman from Brookfield, Wisconsin

Age: 34

Teams: Wisconsin Badgers football, Cleveland Browns

Joseph Hayden Thomas (born December 4, 1984) is a retired American football offensive tackle who played his entire 11-season professional career for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football ...more

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#156 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #2 of 151 The Best Cleveland Browns of All Time #2 of 52 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin

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Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Los Angeles, Inglewood, California

Age: 39

Teams: Houston Texans

Chester Morise Pitts II (born June 26, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman of the National Football League. He played college football at San Diego State University and in the ...more
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Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman and Center from Iowa City, Iowa

Age: 56

Jay Walter Hilgenberg (born March 21, 1959) is a former American football player in the NFL. He played center for the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to ...more
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Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Randall McDaniel Offensive Lineman and Guard from Phoenix, Arizona

Age: 54

Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is an American former football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL).
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Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Detroit, Michigan

Age: 67

Joseph Michael DeLamielleure ( də-LAH-mə-LOR; born March 16, 1951) is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills ...more

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#644 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #31 of 57 The Best Michigan State Football Players of All Time #14 of 162 The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Oceanside, California

Age: Died at 39 (1960-1999)

Mark Pulemau Tuinei (March 31, 1960 – May 6, 1999) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. Known as a "gentle giant", ...more
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Bulldog Turner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Linebacker from Plains, Texas

Age: Died at 79 (1919-1998)

Clyde Douglas "Bulldog" Turner (March 10, 1919 – October 30, 1998) was an American football player and coach. He was elected, as a player, to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960 ...more
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Bob Vogel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Columbus, Ohio

Age: 77

Robert Louis Vogel (born September 23, 1941) is a former professional American football offensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts from 1963 to 1972. During that span he appeared in Super Bowl ...more
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Kevin Gogan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Pacifica, California

Age: 51

Kevin Patrick Gogan (born November 2, 1964 in Pacifica, California) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, San ...more
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Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Mike Kenn Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Evanston, Illinois

Age: 59

Michael Lee "Mike" Kenn (born February 9, 1956) is a former American football player who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (13th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft. A ...more
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Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Center from Erie, Pennsylvania

Age: 48

Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania, ...more
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Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Offensive Lineman and Center from Honolulu, Hawaii

Age: 37

Teams: Detroit Lions

Dominic Raiola (; born December 30, 1978) is a former American football center. He was a second-round pick of the Detroit Lions in the 2001 NFL Draft, and played his entire 14-year career for ...more
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Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive Linemans
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Age: 58

Keith Van Horne (born November 6, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons during the ...more