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NFL TOP 100 (61-100)

NFL Network releases their Top 100 NFL Players of all time. This edition features players 61-100.


Pro Football Hall of Famers Joe Namath, Michael Irvin, Steve Young and Troy Aikman along with New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson are among the players who have had their rankings revealed on The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players. On Thursday night, Sept. 30 at 9:00 PM ET exclusively on NFL Network, the next 10 players (ranked 51-60) will be revealed. The series continues with a new show each Thursday at 9:00 PM ET to unveil the next 10 players. The top 10 players will be revealed on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Among the 10 players to be named this Thursday are a quarterback who has won multiple Super Bowls, two men with ties to Chicago's last championship team and the first player to lead the NFL in rushing three years in a row.

Produced by NFL Films, The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players, in 10 one-hour episodes, reveals the greatest players of all-time, counting down from 100 to 1. The player rankings were determined by a blue-ribbon panel of football minds including current and former NFL coaches, players and front office personnel, as well as noted NFL media members, Hall of Fame voters and league historians.

More than 250 players from the modern and pre-modern era, including current NFL players, were under consideration by the blue-ribbon panel for selection. The Top 100 will answer for the first time the question of who makes the list and where they rank.

The Top 100 members not only contributed to the lasting legacy of the game, but have also shaped the lives of football fans from a variety of backgrounds, age groups and eras through memories and 'remember when' moments. It is these unique and personal recollections that set this series apart as notable individuals from the world of sports and entertainment serve as 'presenters' for each featured player.

Below are the player rankings (and presenters) which have been revealed to date. For an updated list each week and to see where the fans ranked each player, visit

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Player                                                                         Presenter

100)     Joe Namath                                                    Spike Lee

99)       Michael Strahan                                              Jon Runyan

98)       Lee Roy Selmon                                             Ron Wolf

97)       Derrick Brooks                                                Jon Gruden

96)       Mel Hein                                                          Steve Hirdt

95)       Larry Allen                                                       John Randle

94)       Lenny Moore                                                   Bobby Mitchell

93)       Sam Huff                                                        Sonny Jurgensen

92)       Michael Irvin                                                   Troy Aikman

91)       Fran Tarkenton                                               Sen. Amy Klobuchar

90)       Kurt Warner                                                    Nick Bakay

89)       Ernie Nevers                                                   Steve Hirdt

88)       Ed Reed                                                          Hines Ward

87)       Crazylegs Hirsch                                            Michael MacCambridge

86)       Willie Davis                                                     Bobby Mitchell

85)       Marcus Allen                                                   Matt Millen

84)       Joe Schmidt                                                    Jerry Glanville

83)       Norm Van Brocklin                                         Sonny Jurgensen

82)       Ted Hendricks                                                Howie Long

81)       Steve Young                                                   Mike Holmgren

80)       Troy Aikman                                                   Drew Brees

79)       Emlen Tunnell                                                 Michael MacCambridge

78)       Bruce Matthews                                              Warren Moon

77)       Tony Dorsett                                                   Roger Staubach

76)       Art Shell                                                          Ron Wolf

75)       Darrell Green                                                  Carl Lewis

74)       Marion Motley                                                 Mike Brown

73)       Ozzie Newsome                                             Marty Schottenheimer

72)       Jonathan Ogden                                             Michael Strahan

71)       Paul Warfield                                                  Mercury Morris

70)       Marshall Faulk                                                Kurt Warner

69)       Bobby Bell                                                       Michael MacCambridge

68)       Mike Webster                                                  Dan Dierdorf

67)       Kellen Winslow                                                Joe Gibbs

66)       Willie Brown                                                    Mercury Morris

65)       Randy Moss                                                    Brian Billick

64)       Herb Adderley                                                 Raymond Berry

63)       Jim Otto                                                          Bill Bergey

62)       Randy White                                                   Mark May

61)       LaDainian Tomlinson                                      Reggie Bush

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