NFL List of Famous Football Offensive tackles

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

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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Warren Carlos Sapp is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American ...more

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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Orlando Lamar Pace is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Gary Wayne Zimmerman is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. Zimmerman played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1992 and for the Denver Broncos from ...more

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Bruce Matthews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
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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Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Leon Lett, Jr., nicknamed The Big Cat, is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos, after playing ...more

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Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Manuel Jose Fernandez is a former American football player of who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins.

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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman Daniel Lee Dierdorf is a former American football player and television sportscaster. He played 13 NFL seasons and has worked as a broadcast color analyst since retiring from football. Born in ...more

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Leo Nomellini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle Leo Joseph Nomellini was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. He was born at Lucca in Italy and immigrated to the United States as an infant. However Nomellini ...more

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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Larry Rayfield Wright is a former American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Anthony Ronald "Ron" Yary is a former professional American football offensive tackle, playing primarily for the Minnesota Vikings and also for the Los Angeles Rams. He was elected to ...more

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Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
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) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
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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Bryant Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Bryant Colby Young is a former American football defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. A first round draft pick out of University of Notre Dame, he ...more

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Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle James P. Burt is a former American football player who played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. Burt played nose tackle for the Giants team that ...more

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George Connor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker George Leo "Moose" Connor was an American football offensive tackle/linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1948 to 1955. He was originally a number one draft pick by the New York Giants ...more

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Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Duane Anthony Brown is an American football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for Virginia Tech. Brown was drafted in the first ...more

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Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Eric Joseph Winston is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Winston played in college at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the ...more

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Arthur Lee "Art" Shell, Jr. is an American former collegiate and professional football player in the American Football League and later in the NFL, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle, and ...more

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David Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle David Stewart is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Mississippi State and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round ...more

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Jonathan Ogden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Jonathan Phillip Ogden is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Walter Jones, Jr. is a retired American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college football for Florida State ...more

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Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle William Layton Roaf, nicknamed "Nasty," is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in National Football League for thirteen seasons. He ...more

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Forrest Gregg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
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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Harris Barton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman Harris Scott Barton is a fund manager, and former American football offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers.

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Joe Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman Joseph Erwin Jacoby is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He won three Super Bowl rings and four National Football ...more

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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Placekicker Louis Roy Groza, nicknamed "The Toe", was an American football placekicker and offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football ...more

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Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle Patrick "Pat" Williams Sr. is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He played college football for Texas A&M ...more

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Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Trent Williams is an American football offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and was recognized ...more

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Ryan Clady is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Ryan Jacob Clady is an American football offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for Boise State University, and earned consensus ...more

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Matt Kalil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Matt Kalil is an American football offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Kalil played college football for the University of Southern California, and was ...more

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Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Willie Aaron Anderson is a former American football player who was an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football ...more

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Steve Wallace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Barron Steven Wallace is a former professional American football player. He played 12 seasons as an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas ...more

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Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman Frederic Charles Smerlas is a former American football defensive lineman who was a 5-time NFL Pro Bowl selection during 14-year career as a nose tackle with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco ...more

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Ray Childress is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Raymond Clay Childress, Jr. is a former American football defensive lineman in the NFL for the Houston Oilers from 1985–1996, earning Pro Bowl honors five times. He shares the NFL record for ...more

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Dana Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Dana William Stubblefield is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. After graduating from Taylor High School in North Bend, Ohio, Stubblefield attended the ...more

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Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Robert Eddie Brown is a former American football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals in an eleven-year career that lasted from ...more

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Bob Golic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle Robert Perry "Bob" Golic is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for fourteen seasons during the 1970s, ...more

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John Elliott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle John Elliott was an American college and Professional Football defensive tackle. He played collegiately for the University of Texas, and in 1967 was drafted by the American Football League's New ...more

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Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle Daniel Raymon Wilkinson is a former American football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for thirteen seasons in the 1990s and 2000s. Nicknamed "Big ...more

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Joe Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Offensive Lineman Joseph Hayden Thomas is a former American football offensive tackle who played his entire 11-season career for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more

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Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Tight end Larry Brown is a former American football player who played tight end and offensive tackle with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football at the ...more

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Riley Odoms is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Tight end Riley Mackey Odoms is a former American football tight end. He played college football at the University of Houston and his entire professional career with the Denver Broncos of the National ...more

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Bob St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Robert Bruce St. Clair, nicknamed "The Geek" is a former San Francisco American football player known for fine play and eating raw beef. Because of his eccentricities, his teammates ...more

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Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Bruce Charles Armstrong is a former offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1987 to 2000, playing all fourteen seasons with the New England Patriots. He was drafted in the first ...more

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Jackie Slater is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Jackie Ray Slater is a retired National Football League offensive tackle who played his entire 20-year career with the Rams organization, playing 19 seasons for the Rams in Los Angeles and one ...more

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Michael Roos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Michael Roos, is a former American football offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played college football for Eastern ...more

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Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle Kyle A. Williams is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Southern California.

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Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Martin Anthony Lyons is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Lyons ...more

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Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle Theodore Washington, Jr. is a former American football nose tackle. He was originally drafted out of Louisville by the San Francisco 49ers, 25th overall in the 1991 NFL Draft, but also played ...more

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Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle Michael Dean Rucker is a former American football defensive end who played eight seasons for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University ...more