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Jerry Rice named No. 1

The countdown is complete. Jerry Rice was the final player revealed in The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players. NFL Network presented a 10-part series, with each one-hour show revealing 10 players in a countdown of the top 100 of all time as determined by a blue-ribbon panel. Each player is presented by a noteworthy individual in the world of sports and entertainment explaining what made that player one of the greats.

NFL Rank Fans Rank Name Position Team First Year Status Career Watch
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1 1 Rice, Jerry WR 49ers 1985 Hall of Famer 18 seasons Video
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2 9 Brown, Jim FB Browns 1957 Hall of Famer 9 seasons  
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3 12 Taylor, Lawrence LB Giants 1981 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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4 2 Montana, Joe QB 49ers 1979 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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5 3 Payton, Walter RB Bears 1975 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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6 14 Unitas, Johnny QB Colts 1955 Hall of Famer 19 seasons  
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7 11 White, Reggie DE Eagles 1984 Hall of Famer 17 seasons Video
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8 5 Manning, Peyton QB Colts 1998 Active 11 seasons Video
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9 - Hutson, Don WR Packers 1935 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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10 18 Butkus, Dick LB Bears 1965 Hall of Famer 9 seasons  
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11 17 Lott, Ronnie DB 49ers 1981 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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12 80 Munoz, Anthony T Bengals 1980 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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13 29 Greene, Joe DT Steelers 1969 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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14 74 Baugh, Sammy QB Redskins 1937 Hall of Famer 22 seasons  
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15 43 Jones, Deacon DE Rams 1961 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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16 75 Graham, Otto QB Browns 1944 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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17 4 Sanders, Barry RB Lions 1989 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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18 16 Lewis, Ray LB Ravens 1996 Active 11 seasons Video
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19 - Nagurski, Bronko FB Bears 1930 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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20 6 Favre, Brett QB Packers 1991 Active 17 seasons  
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21 20 Brady, Tom QB Patriots 2000 Active 10 seasons Video
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22 26 Sayers, Gale RB Bears 1965 Hall of Famer 5 seasons  
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23 8 Elway, John QB Broncos 1983 Hall of Famer 16 seasons  
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24 - Hannah, John G Patriots 1973 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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25 7 Marino, Dan QB Dolphins 1983 Hall of Famer 16 seasons  
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26 97 Lilly, Bob DT Cowboys 1961 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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27 92 Olsen, Merlin DT Rams 1962 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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28 10 Smith, Emmitt RB Cowboys 1990 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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29 41 Lambert, Jack LB Steelers 1974 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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30 59 Train Lane, Night CB Lions 1952 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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31 33 Smith, Bruce DE Bills 1985 Hall of Famer 18 seasons Video
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32 - Parker, Jim T Colts 1957 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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33 - Luckman, Sid QB Bears 1939 Hall of Famer 17 seasons  
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34 19 Sanders, Deion DB Falcons 1989   12 seasons Video
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35 - Bednarik, Chuck LB Eagles 1949 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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36 - Berry, Raymond E Colts 1954 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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37 76 Thorpe, Jim RB Cardinals 1920 Hall of Famer 9 seasons  
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38 - Alworth, Lance FL Chargers 1962 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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39 - Marchetti, Gino DE Colts 1952 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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40 44 Simpson, O.J. RB Bills 1969 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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41 23 Woodson, Rod DB Steelers 1987 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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42 - Mackey, John TE Colts 1963 Hall of Famer 8 seasons  
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43 91 Page, Alan DT Vikings 1967 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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44 65 Blount, Mel DB Steelers 1970 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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45 45 Gonzalez, Tony TE Chiefs 1997 Active 11 seasons  
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46 30 Staubach, Roger QB Cowboys 1964 Hall of Famer 8 seasons Video
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47 67 Nitschke, Ray LB Packers 1958 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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48 - Grange, Red RB Bears 1925 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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49 - Haynes, Mike DB Patriots 1976 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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50 22 Bradshaw, Terry QB Steelers 1970 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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51 36 Starr, Bart QB Packers 1956 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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52 28 Dickerson, Eric RB Rams 1983 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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53 - Lanier, Willie LB Chiefs 1967 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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54 - Gregg, Forrest T Packers 1956 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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55 35 Campbell, Earl RB Oilers 1978 Hall of Famer 7 seasons  
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56 77 Upshaw, Gene G Raiders 1967 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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58 15 Singletary, Mike LB Bears 1981 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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58 - Van Buren, Steve HB Eagles 1944 Hall of Famer 8 seasons  
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59 55 Ditka, Mike TE Bears 1961 Hall of Famer 8 seasons  
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60 70 Ham, Jack LB Steelers 1971 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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61 31 Tomlinson, LaDainian RB Chargers 2001 Active 8 seasons  
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62 72 White, Randy DT Cowboys 1975 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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63 - Otto, Jim C Raiders 1960 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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64 - Adderley, Herb DB Packers 1961 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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65 24 Moss, Randy WR Vikings 1998 Active 11 seasons Video
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66 - Brown, Willie CB Raiders 1963 Hall of Famer 16 seasons  
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67 69 Winslow, Kellen TE Chargers 1979 Hall of Famer 7 seasons  
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68 - Webster, Mike C Steelers 1974 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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69 - Bell, Bobby LB Chiefs 1963 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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70 21 Faulk, Marshall RB Rams 1994   11 seasons  
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71 - Warfield, Paul WR Browns 1964 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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72 81 Ogden, Jonathan OL Ravens 1996   12 seasons Video
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73 88 Newsome, Ozzie TE Browns 1978 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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74 - Motley, Marion FB Browns 1946 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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75 58 Green, Darrell DB Redskins 1983 Hall of Famer 15 seasons Video
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76 90 Shell, Art T Raiders 1968 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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77 37 Dorsett, Tony RB Cowboys 1977 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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78 79 Matthews, Bruce G Titans 1983 Hall of Famer 19 seasons  
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79 - Tunnell, Emlen DB Giants 1948 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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80 25 Aikman, Troy QB Cowboys 1989 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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81 13 Young, Steve QB 49ers 1984 Hall of Famer 16 seasons  
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82 - Hendricks, Ted LB Raiders 1969 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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83 - Van Brocklin, Norm QB Rams 1949 Hall of Famer 18 seasons  
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84 - Schmidt, Joe LB Lions 1953 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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85 32 Allen, Marcus RB Raiders 1982 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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86 - Davis, Willie DE Packers 1956 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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87 - Hirsch, Crazylegs WR Rams 1945 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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88 46 Reed, Ed DB Ravens 2002 Active 7 seasons Video
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89 - Nevers, Ernie FB Cardinals 1926 Hall of Famer 6 seasons  
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90 27 Warner, Kurt QB Rams 1998   12 seasons  
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91 50 Tarkenton, Fran QB Vikings 1961 Hall of Famer 18 seasons  
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92 40 Irvin, Michael WR Cowboys 1988 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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93 - Huff, Sam LB Giants 1956 Hall of Famer 13 seasons  
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94 - Moore, Lenny HB Colts 1956 Hall of Famer 10 seasons  
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95 89 Allen, Larry G Cowboys 1994   13 seasons  
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96 - Hein, Mel C Giants 1931 Hall of Famer 15 seasons  
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97 66 Brooks, Derrick LB Buccaneers 1995   14 seasons  
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98 - Roy Selmon, Lee DE Buccaneers 1976 Hall of Famer 9 seasons  
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99 47 Strahan, Michael DE Giants 1993   14 seasons  
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100 42 Namath, Joe QB Jets 1965 Hall of Famer 9 seasons Video
 
 
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