NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
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NFL 1980s All-Decade Team

The NFL 1980s All-Decade Team was chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team was composed of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the 1980s.[1][2][3] The squad consists of first- and second-team offensive, defensive and special teams units, as well as a first- and second-team head coaches.

Jerry Rice, Anthony Muñoz, and Lawrence Taylor were the only unanimous choices, being named on all 26 ballots. John Hannah was next with 25 votes, followed by Joe Montana at 24½ votes, Walter Payton at 23½ votes, and Ronnie Lott with 23 votes.

Walter Payton, John Hannah, Mike Webster, Ted Hendricks, Jack Lambert, Billy Johnson, Rick Upchurch and Chuck Noll had been previously named to the 1970s All-Decade Team. Jerry Rice, Gary Zimmerman, Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Ronnie Lott, Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson and Sean Landeta were also later named to the 1990s All-Decade Team.

Offense

0*0 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ¤ 0~0 Hall of Fame Finalist [4]

Defense

Special teams

Coach

Position First Team Votes Hall of Fame? Second Team Votes Hall of Fame?
Coach Bill Walsh* (San Francisco 49ers) 19 Yes Chuck Noll* (Pittsburgh Steelers) 3 Yes

References

  1. ^ Staff writers (1990-03-15). "Already A Player Of The '70s, Payton Honored For Play In '80s". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. UPI. Retrieved . Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ "1980s ALL-DECADE TEAM". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2010. Retrieved . Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ "All-NFL Team of the 1980s". USA Today. Gannett. 1990-03-15. Retrieved . Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  4. ^ "Finalist list". Pro Football Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved .

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