The Best NFL Players To Wear 70

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Who are the best NFL players to wear 70? The best NFL players who wore 70 feature some of the more underrated names in professional football. NFL player numbers typically go by position and #70 is usually reserved for lineman. It takes a special player to commit to using the number 70, as it's usually worn by starters. They've gotta be tough and able to battle in the trenches. Who is the best NFL player to wear 70? Which NFL players who wore #70 do you love?

Due to the numbering conventions in football, many of the great NFL players who wore #70 have been top linesmen like Sam Huff, Donald Penn, and Logan Mankins. They all made an impact on the game of football, even if they didn’t play the most glamorous positions. 

So check out the list of NFL players who wore 70 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite NFL players to wear the number 76, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 7.


  • Logan Mankins
    Photo: Keith Allison / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

    Position: Guard
    Years active: 2005-2015

    Career Statistics 

    • 161 Games Played
       

    Career Highlights

    • First-Team All-Pro (2010)
    • 5x Second-Team All-Pro (2007, 2009, 2011-2013)
    • 7x Pro Bowl (2007, 2009-2013, 2015)
    Logan Lee Mankins (born March 10, 1982) is a former American football guard who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Mankins also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    • Birthplace: Catheys Valley, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: New England Patriots
    • Position: Guard
  • Jim Marshall
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Position: Defensive End
    Years active: 1960-1979

    Career Statistics 

    • 282 Games Played
    • 30 Fumble Recoveries 
    • 130.5 Sacks
       

    Career Highlights

    • NFL Champion (1969)
    • 3x Second-Team All-Pro (1964, 1968, 1969)
    • 2x Pro Bowl (1968, 1969)
    James Lawrence Marshall (born December 30, 1937) is a former American football player who was a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1960) and the Minnesota Vikings (1961–1979). At the time of his retirement, he owned the career records for most consecutive starts (270) and games played (282). The Vikings retired his No. 70. He is famous for his "wrong-way run" with the Vikings, in which he recovered a fumble and returned it 66 yards in the wrong direction and into his own end zone, resulting in a safety. He was born in Wilsonville, in Boyle County, Kentucky, near Parksville and now resides in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
    • Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Defensive end
  • Leonard Marshall
    Photo: NY Giants

    Position: Offensive Tackle
    Years active: 1992-2006

    Career Statistics 

    • 220 Games Played
    • 5 Fumble Recoveries
       

    Career Highlights

    • Pro Bowl (1998)
    Leonard Allen Marshall Jr. (born October 22, 1961) is a former American football defensive lineman who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Selected 37th overall in the 1983 NFL Draft, he spent the first ten seasons of his career with the New York Giants where he accumulated 79.5 sacks, ranking him third in team history. He was twice selected to the Pro Bowl and twice named NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year following the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He won two championships with the Giants, recording three sacks in the two Super Bowl games which he played in. Marshall is most famously known for his 1991 hit on Joe Montana that knocked him out of the NFC championship ...more
    • Birthplace: Franklin, Louisiana
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman
  • Dave Studdard
    Photo: Denver Broncos / Facebook

    Position: Tackle
    Years active: 1979-1988

    Career Statistics 

    • 145 Games Played
    • 4 Receptions
    • 10 Yards
       

    Career Highlights

    • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1979)
    David Studdard is a former tackle in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos Dave has opened a sports restaurant in Centennial, CO, Studdley's . His son Kasey Studdard followed his father's footsteps to Texas. Kasey played for Houston Texans
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Tackle
  • Michael Sinclair
    Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    Position: Defensive End
    Years active: 1992-2002

    Career Statistics 

    • 148 Games Played
    • 9 Fumble Recoveries
    • 73.5 Sacks
    • 25 Forced Fumbles
       

    Career Highlights

    • Second-Team All-Pro (1998)
    • 3x Pro Bowl (1996-1998)
    Michael Glenn Sinclair (born January 31, 1968 in Galveston, Texas) is a former American football defensive end and defensive line coach. He played eleven seasons in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was a three-time Pro Bowler in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He led the NFL in sacks in 1998 with 16.5. Sinclair won the World Bowl as defensive line coach for the Hamburg Sea Devils in NFL Europa in 2007. He was named the defensive line coach for the Montreal Alouettes in January 2008, where he spent five seasons and won two Grey Cup championships. On January 18, 2013, Sinclair followed Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman to the Chicago Bears. ...more
    • Birthplace: Galveston, Texas
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Defensive end
  • Sam Huff
    Photo: The Sporting News Archives / Public domain

    Position: Linebacker
    Years active: 1956-1967, 1969

    Career Statistics 

    • 168 Games Played
    • 30 Defensive Interceptions
    • 17 Fumbles Recovered
       

    Career Highlights

    • Hall of Famer
    • 1956 NFL Champion
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (1958, 1959)
    • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1957, 1960, 1961, 1963)
    • 5x Pro Bow (1958-1961, 1964) 
    Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
    • Birthplace: Farmington, West Virginia
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Linebacker