Connect with us

In the Business

NFL, Pro Football Hall of Fame Announce 2010s All-Decade Team

Eight unanimous selections highlight the 2010-19 All-Decade Team, announced today by the National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.​

Wide ReceiverAntonio BrownEndCalais Campbell
Wide ReceiverLarry FitzgeraldEndCameron Jordan
Wide ReceiverCalvin JohnsonEndJulius Peppers
Wide ReceiverJulio JonesEnd*J.J. Watt
Tight EndRob GronkowskiTackleGeno Atkins
Tight EndTravis KelceTackleFletcher Cox
TackleJason PetersTackle*Aaron Donald
TackleTyron SmithTackleNdamukong Suh
TackleJoe StaleyLinebackerChandler Jones
Tackle*Joe ThomasLinebackerLuke Kuechly
GuardJahri EvansLinebackerKhalil Mack
GuardLogan MankinsLinebacker*Von Miller
GuardZack MartinLinebackerBobby Wagner
Guard*Marshal YandaLinebackerPatrick Willis
CenterAlex MackCornerbackPatrick Peterson
CenterMaurkice PounceyCornerbackDarrelle Revis
Quarterback*Tom BradyCornerbackRichard Sherman
QuarterbackAaron RodgersSafetyEric Berry
Running BackFrank GoreSafetyEarl Thomas
Running BackMarshawn LynchSafetyEric Weddle
Running BackLeSean McCoyDefensive BackChris Harris
Running Back*Adrian PetersonDefensive BackTyrann Mathieu
FlexDarren Sproles
PunterJohnny Hekker
PunterShane Lechler
KickerStephen Gostkowski
Kicker*Justin Tucker
Punt ReturnerTyreek Hill
Punt ReturnerDarren Sproles
Kick ReturnerDevin Hester
Kick ReturnerCordarrelle Patterson
CoachBill Belichick
CoachPete Carroll

​*Unanimous selection

The 55-member team is the result of votes cast over the last several weeks by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 48-member selection committee. Only players who received at least one selection to a Pro Bowl, Associated Press All-Pro team or Pro Football Writers of America all-conference team during the 2010-19 seasons were eligible.

Eight unanimous selections – quarterback TOM BRADY, defensive tackle AARON DONALD, linebacker VON MILLER, running back ADRIAN PETERSON, offensive tackle JOE THOMAS, kicker JUSTIN TUCKER, defensive end J.J. WATT and guard MARSHAL YANDA – appear among the 53 players.

Brady and Green Bay’s AARON RODGERS, the two quarterbacks on the team, guided their respective clubs to the NFL’s top two win-loss records during the decade, including postseason. The Patriots were 141-42-0 (.770) while the Packers were 112-63-2 (.638).

Linebacker BOBBY WAGNER leads a parade of five Seahawks who spent all or most of the decade in Seattle. In addition to Wagner, Seattle is represented by former cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN, former safety EARL THOMAS and running back MARSHAWN LYNCH. Head coach PETE CARROLL, who led the team to eight playoff berths, two Super Bowls and one championship during the decade, is one of two coaches on the all-decade team.

The NFC West, which has sent a club to five of the last eight Super Bowls, is the most heavily represented division. Players who played primarily in the division on the all-decade team also include Donald (Los Angeles Rams), defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL (Arizona), wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD (Arizona), running back FRANK GORE (San Francisco), punter JOHNNY HEKKER (Los Angeles Rams), linebacker CHANDLER JONES (Arizona), cornerback PATRICK PETERSON (Arizona), tackle JOE STALEY (San Francisco) and linebacker PATRICK WILLIS (San Francisco).

In addition to Carroll, the other head coach on the team is BILL BELICHICK, now one of two coaches ever to appear on multiple all-decade teams, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer CHUCK NOLL (1970s and 1980s). Belichick and Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY DUNGY were the coaches on the 2000s team.

Joining Belichick are four other Patriots who combined to guide New England during the decade to five Super Bowls, more than any team. Brady, former kicker STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI, former tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI and former guard LOGAN MANKINS also spent all or the majority of the decade with the club.

Belichick and Brady join kick returner DEVIN HESTER, punter SHANE LECHLER and defensive end JULIUS PEPPERS as the five individuals to make the team in each of the last two decades.

DARREN SPROLES, selected as both an offensive flex player and a punt returner, is the fourth individual ever to appear on an all-decade team at multiple positions, joining MEL GRAY (kick returner and punt returner in 1990s), DANTE HALL (kick returner and punt returner in 2000s) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (cornerback and punt returner in 1990s). The NFL replaced fullback on the 2010s team with the flex position, reflecting the evolution of the game. The flex is defined as a player who fits several offensive roles for his club. Sproles tied for second among NFL players during the decade with five punt-return touchdowns.

The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, who captured Super Bowl LIV in February, placed five individuals on the team, former safety ERIC BERRY, punt returner TYREEK HILL, tight end TRAVIS KELCE, defensive back TYRANN MATHIEU and running back LESEAN MCCOY, who also played for Philadelphia and Buffalo during the decade.

Two clubs placed multiple offensive linemen on the all-decade team. The DALLAS COWBOYS were represented by both guard ZACK MARTIN and offensive tackle TYRON SMITH while the CLEVELAND BROWNS were led by unanimous selection JOE THOMAS at offensive tackle and ALEX MACK, who played center from 2009-15 before signing with the Falcons.

Also, three players who earned the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year during the decade made the team: Campbell (2019), Fitzgerald (2016) and Watt (2017).

1920s All-Decade Team
EndGuy Chamberlin
EndLavern Dilweg
EndGeorge Halas
TackleEd Healey
TackleWilbur (Pete) Henry
TackleCal Hubbard
TackleSteve Owen
GuardHunk Anderson
GuardWalt Kiesling
GuardMike Michalske
CenterGeorge Trafton
QuarterbackJimmy Conzelman
QuarterbackJohn (Paddy) Driscoll
HalfbackHarold (Red) Grange
HalfbackJoe Guyon
HalfbackEarl (Curly) Lambeau
HalfbackJim Thorpe
FullbackErnie Nevers
1930s All-Decade Team
EndBill Hewitt
EndDon Hutson
EndWayne Millner
EndGaynell Tinsley
TackleGeorge Christensen
TackleFrank Cope
TackleGlen (Turk) Edwards
TackleBill Lee
TackleJoe Stydahar
GuardGrover (Ox) Emerson
GuardDan Fortmann
GuardCharles (Buckets) Goldenberg
GuardRuss Letlow
CenterMel Hein
CenterGeorge Svendsen
QuarterbackEarl (Dutch) Clark
QuarterbackArnie Herber
QuarterbackCecil Isbell
HalfbackCliff Battles
HalfbackJohnny (Blood) McNally
HalfbackBeattie Feathers
HalfbackAlphonse (Tuffy) Leemans
HalfbackKen Strong
FullbackClarke Hinkle
FullbackBronko Nagurski
1940s All-Decade Team
EndJim Benton
EndJack Ferrante
EndKen Kavanaugh
EndDante Lavelli
EndPete Pihos
EndMac Speedie
EndEd Sprinkle
TackleAl Blozis
TackleGeorge Connor
TackleFrank (Bucko) Kilroy
TackleBuford (Baby) Ray
TackleVic Sears
TackleAl Wistert
GuardBruno Banducci
GuardBill Edwards
GuardGarrard (Buster) Ramsey
GuardBill Willis
GuardLen Younce
CenterCharley Brock
CenterClyde (Bulldog) Turner
CenterAlex Wojciechowicz
QuarterbackSammy Baugh
QuarterbackSid Luckman
QuarterbackBob Waterfield
HalfbackTony Canadeo
HalfbackBill Dudley
HalfbackGeorge McAfee
HalfbackCharley Trippi
HalfbackSteve Van Buren
HalfbackByron (Whizzer) White
FullbackPat Harder
FullbackMarion Motley
FullbackBill Osmanski
1950s All-Decade Team
EndRaymond Berry
EndTom Fears
EndBobby Walston
Halfback-EndElroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch
TackleRoosevelt Brown
TackleBob St. Clair
GuardDick Barwegan
GuardJim Parker
GuardDick Stanfel
CenterChuck Bednarik
QuarterbackOtto Graham
QuarterbackBobby Layne
QuarterbackNorm Van Brocklin
HalfbackFrank Gifford
HalfbackOllie Matson
HalfbackHugh McElhenny
HalfbackLenny Moore
FullbackAlan Ameche
FullbackJoe Perry
KickerLou Groza
EndLen Ford
EndGino Marchetti
TackleArt Donovan
TackleLeo Nomellini
TackleErnie Stautner
LinebackerJoe Fortunato
LinebackerBill George
LinebackerSam Huff
LinebackerJoe Schmidt
HalfbackJack Butler
HalfbackDick (Night Train) Lane
SafetyJack Christiansen
SafetyYale Lary
SafetyEmlen Tunnell
1960s All-Decade Team
Split EndDel Shofner
Split EndCharley Taylor
FlankerGary Collins
FlankerBoyd Dowler
Tight EndJohn Mackey
TackleBob Brown
TackleForrest Gregg
TackleRalph Neely
GuardGene Hickerson
GuardJerry Kramer
GuardHoward Mudd
CenterJim Ringo
QuarterbackSonny Jurgensen
QuarterbackBart Starr
QuarterbackJohnny Unitas
HalfbackJohn David Crow
HalfbackPaul Hornung
HalfbackLeroy Kelly
HalfbackGale Sayers
FullbackJim Brown
FullbackJim Taylor
KickerJim Bakken
EndDoug Atkins
EndWillie Davis
EndDavid (Deacon) Jones
TackleAlex Karras
TackleBob Lilly
TackleMerlin Olsen
LinebackerDick Butkus
LinebackerLarry Morris
LinebackerRay Nitschke
LinebackerTommy Nobis
LinebackerDave Robinson
CornerbackHerb Adderley
CornerbackLem Barney
CornerbackBobby Boyd
SafetyEddie Meador
SafetyLarry Wilson
SafetyWillie Wood
PunterDon Chandler
1970s All-Decade Team
Wide ReceiverHarold Carmichael
Wide ReceiverDrew Pearson
Wide ReceiverLynn Swann
Wide ReceiverPaul Warfield
Tight EndDave Casper
Tight EndCharlie Sanders
TackleDan Dierdorf
TackleArt Shell
TackleRayfield Wright
TackleRon Yary
GuardJoe DeLamielleure
GuardJohn Hannah
GuardLarry Little
GuardGene Upshaw
CenterJim Langer
CenterMike Webster
QuarterbackTerry Bradshaw
QuarterbackKen Stabler
QuarterbackRoger Staubach
Running BackEarl Campbell
Running BackFranco Harris
Running BackWalter Payton
Running BackO.J. Simpson
KickerGaro Yepremian
EndCarl Eller
EndL.C. Greenwood
EndHarvey Martin
EndJack Youngblood
TackleJoe Greene
TackleBob Lilly
TackleMerlin Olsen
TackleAlan Page
LinebackerBobby Bell
LinebackerRobert Brazile
LinebackerDick Butkus
LinebackerJack Ham
LinebackerTed Hendricks
LinebackerJack Lambert
CornerbackWillie Brown
CornerbackJimmy Johnson
CornerbackRoger Wehrli
CornerbackLouis Wright
SafetyDick Anderson
SafetyCliff Harris
SafetyKen Houston
SafetyLarry Wilson
PunterRay Guy
Kick ReturnerRick Upchurch
Kick ReturnerBilly (White Shoes) Johnson
CoachDon Shula
CoachChuck Noll
1980s All-Decade Team
Wide ReceiverJerry Rice
Wide ReceiverSteve Largent
Wide ReceiverJames Lofton
Wide ReceiverArt Monk
Tight EndKellen Winslow
Tight EndOzzie Newsome
TackleAnthony Munoz
TackleJim Covert
TackleGary Zimmerman
TackleJoe Jacoby
GuardJohn Hannah
GuardRuss Grimm
GuardBill Fralic
GuardMike Munchak
CenterDwight Stephenson
CenterMike Webster
QuarterbackJoe Montana
QuarterbackDan Fouts
Running BackWalter Payton
Running BackEric Dickerson
Running BackRoger Craig
Running BackJohn Riggins
EndReggie White
EndHowie Long
EndLee Roy Selmon
EndBruce Smith
TackleRandy White
TackleDan Hampton
TackleKeith Millard
TackleDave Butz
LinebackerMike Singletary
LinebackerLawrence Taylor
LinebackerTed Hendricks
LinebackerJack Lambert
LinebackerAndre Tippett
LinebackerJohn Anderson
LinebackerCarl Banks
CornerbackMike Haynes
CornerbackMel Blount
CornerbackFrank Minnifield
CornerbackLester Hayes
SafetyRonnie Lott
SafetyKenny Easley
SafetyDeron Cherry
SafetyJoey Browner
SafetyNolan Cromwell
PunterSean Landeta
PunterReggie Roby
KickerMorten Andersen
KickerGary Anderson
KickerEddie Murray
Punt ReturnerBilly (White Shoes) Johnson
Punt ReturnerJohn Taylor
Kick ReturnerMike Nelms
Kick ReturnerRick Upchurch
CoachBill Walsh
CoachChuck Noll
1990s All-Decade Team
Wide ReceiverCris Carter
Wide ReceiverJerry Rice
Wide ReceiverTim Brown
Wide ReceiverMichael Irvin
Tight EndShannon Sharpe
Tight EndBen Coates
TackleWilliam Roaf
TackleGary Zimmerman
TackleTony Boselli
TackleRichmond Webb
GuardBruce Matthews
GuardRandall McDaniel
GuardLarry Allen
GuardSteve Wisniewski
CenterDermontti Dawson
CenterMark Stepnoski
QuarterbackJohn Elway
QuarterbackBrett Favre
Running BackBarry Sanders
Running BackEmmitt Smith
Running BackTerrell Davis
Running BackThurman Thomas
EndBruce Smith
EndReggie White
EndChris Doleman
EndNeil Smith
TackleCortez Kennedy
TackleJohn Randle
TackleWarren Sapp
TackleBryant Young
LinebackerKevin Greene
LinebackerJunior Seau
LinebackerDerrick Thomas
LinebackerCornelius Bennett
LinebackerHardy Nickerson
LinebackerLevon Kirkland
CornerbackDeion Sanders
CornerbackRod Woodson
CornerbackDarrell Green
CornerbackAeneas Williams
SafetySteve Atwater
SafetyLeRoy Butler
SafetyCarnell Lake
SafetyRonnie Lott
PunterDarren Bennett
PunterSean Landeta
KickerMorten Andersen
KickerGary Anderson
Punt ReturnerDeion Sanders
Punt ReturnerMel Gray
Kick ReturnerMichael Bates
Kick ReturnerMel Gray
CoachBill Parcells
CoachMarv Levy
2000s All-Decade Team
Wide ReceiverRandy Moss
Wide ReceiverMarvin Harrison
Wide ReceiverTerrell Owens
Wide ReceiverTorry Holt
Tight EndTony Gonzalez
Tight EndAntonio Gates
TackleWalter Jones
TackleJonathan Ogden
TackleOrlando Pace
TackleWilliam Roaf
GuardAlan Faneca
GuardSteve Hutchinson
GuardWill Shields
GuardLarry Allen
CenterKevin Mawae
CenterOlin Kreutz
QuarterbackTom Brady
QuarterbackPeyton Manning
Running BackLaDainian Tomlinson
Running BackEdgerrin James
Running BackJamal Lewis
Running BackShaun Alexander
FullbackLorenzo Neal
EndDwight Freeney
EndMichael Strahan
EndJason Taylor
EndJulius Peppers
TackleRichard Seymour
TackleWarren Sapp
TackleKevin Williams
TackleLa’Roi Glover
LinebackerRay Lewis
LinebackerDerrick Brooks
LinebackerBrian Urlacher
LinebackerJoey Porter
LinebackerZach Thomas
LinebackerDeMarcus Ware
CornerbackChamp Bailey
CornerbackCharles Woodson
CornerbackRonde Barber
CornerbackTy Law
SafetyEd Reed
SafetyBrian Dawkins
SafetyTroy Polamalu
SafetyDarren Sharper
PunterShane Lechler
PunterBrian Moorman
KickerAdam Vinatieri
KickerDavid Akers
Punt ReturnerDante Hall
Punt ReturnerDevin Hester
Kick ReturnerJoshua Cribbs
Kick ReturnerDante Hall
CoachBill Belichick
CoachTony Dungy


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured Articles

Featured Writers

More in In the Business