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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?"
  • 1

    Nick Buoniconti

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti (December 15, 1940 – July 30, 2019) was an American professional...  more

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  • 2

    Dan Dierdorf

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America


    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football, St. Louis Cardinals

    Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is an American sportscaster and former football...  more

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    #13 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time#9 of 35 Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 3

    George Connor

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    AgeDec. at 78 (1925-2003)

    George Leo Connor (January 21, 1925 – March 31, 2003) was an American football player for the...  more

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  • 4

    Tom Nalen

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceFoxborough, Massachusetts


    TeamsDenver Broncos

    Thomas Andrew Nalen (born May 13, 1971) is a former American football center who played for...  more
  • 5

    Randy Cross

    Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Randall Laureat Cross (born April 25, 1954) is an American football analyst and former player....  more
  • 6

    Chris Myers

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America


    TeamsDenver Broncos, Houston Texans

    Christopher Myers Jr. (born September 15, 1981) is a former American football center. He...  more
  • 7

    John Madden

    Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceAustin, Minnesota, United States of America


    TeamsCal Poly Mustangs football, Oregon Ducks football, Philadelphia Eagles

    John Earl Madden is a former American football player in the National Football League, a...  more

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  • 8

    Steve Wisniewski

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceRutland City, Vermont


    Steve Wisniewski (born April 7, 1967), nicknamed "The Wiz", is a former offensive guard who...  more

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    #41 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#19 of 94 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

  • 9

    Kevin Mawae

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia


    TeamsSeattle 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...  more


    #12 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time#50 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

  • 10

    Harris Barton

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceSandy Springs, Georgia


    Harris Scott Barton (born April 19, 1964) is a fund manager and a former All-Pro American...  more
  • 11

    Joe Jacoby

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky


    Joseph Erwin Jacoby (born July 6, 1959) is a former American football offensive lineman for...  more
  • 12

    Aaron Taylor

    Offensive Lineman, Guard



    Aaron Matthew Taylor (born November 14, 1972) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 13

    Joe Thomas

    Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceBrookfield, Wisconsin


    TeamsWisconsin Badgers football, Cleveland Browns

    Joseph Hayden Thomas (born December 4, 1984) is a retired American football offensive tackle...  more

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    #2 of 54 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin#2 of 150 The Best Cleveland Browns of All Time

  • 14

    Chester Pitts

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California


    TeamsHouston Texans

    Chester Morise Pitts II (born June 26, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman...  more
  • 15

    Jay Hilgenberg

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa


    Jay Walter Hilgenberg (born March 21, 1959) is a former American football player in the NFL....  more
  • 16

    Randall McDaniel

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona


    Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is an American former football player who...  more
  • 17

    Joe DeLamielleure

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan


    Joseph Michael DeLamielleure ( də-LAH-mə-LOR; born March 16, 1951) is a former American...  more

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  • 18

    Mark Tuinei

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceOceanside, California

    AgeDec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    Mark Pulemau Tuinei (March 31, 1960 – May 6, 1999) was an American football offensive tackle...  more
  • 19

    Bulldog Turner

    Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

    BirthplacePlains, Texas

    AgeDec. at 79 (1919-1998)

    Clyde Douglas "Bulldog" Turner (March 10, 1919 – October 30, 1998) was an American football...  more
  • 20

    Bob Vogel

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio


    Robert Louis Vogel (born September 23, 1941) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 21

    Kevin Gogan

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplacePacifica, California


    Kevin Patrick Gogan (born November 2, 1964 in Pacifica, California) is a former American...  more
  • 22

    Mike Kenn

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois


    Michael Lee "Mike" Kenn (born February 9, 1956) is a former American football player who was...  more
  • 23

    Mark Stepnoski

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania


    Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman...  more
  • 24

    Dominic Raiola

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii


    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Dominic Raiola (; born December 30, 1978) is a former American football center. He was a...  more
  • 25

    Keith Van Horne

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceMt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania


    Keith Van Horne (born November 6, 1957) is a former American college and professional football...  more