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

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Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski Tight end

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Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jimmy Graham Tight end

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Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Antonio Gates Tight end

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Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jason Witten Tight end

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Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Vernon Davis Tight end

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Mike Ditka Tight end

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Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Shannon Sharpe Tight end

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John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
John Mackey Tight end

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Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Dave Casper Tight end, Wide receiver

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Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jackie Smith Tight end

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Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Owen Daniels Tight end

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Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Ozzie Newsome Tight end

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Julius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Julius Thomas Tight end

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Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Greg Olsen Tight end

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Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Dallas Clark Tight end

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Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Todd Christensen Fullback, Tight end

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Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Mark Bavaro Tight end

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Martellus Bennett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Martellus Bennett Tight end

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Jordan Cameron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jordan Cameron Tight end

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Jermichael Finley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jermichael Finley Tight end

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Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jay Novacek Tight end

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Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Dwight Clark Tight end, Wide receiver

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Charlie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Charlie Sanders Tight end

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Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Ben Coates Tight end

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Jared Cook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jared Cook Tight end

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Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Kyle Rudolph Tight end

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Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Aaron Hernandez Tight end

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Fred Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Fred Davis Tight end

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Brent Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Brent Jones Tight end

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Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Coby Fleener Tight end

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Bob Tucker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Bob Tucker Tight end

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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
George Halas End, Tight end

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Zach Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Zach Miller Tight end

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Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

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Delanie Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Delanie Walker Tight end

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Dustin Keller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Dustin Keller Tight end, Wide receiver

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Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

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Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Todd Heap Tight end

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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Raymond Chester Tight end

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Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Heath Miller Tight end

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Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Keith Jackson Tight end

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jerry Smith Tight end

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Billy Joe DuPree is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Billy Joe DuPree Tight end

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Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Jermaine Gresham Tight end

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Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Steve Jordan Tight end

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Ed Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Ed Sprinkle Defensive end, Guard, Tight end

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Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Connor Barwin Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

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Leon Hart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Leon Hart End, Tight end

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Riley Odoms is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Tight Ends
Riley Odoms Tackle, Tight end