Top 25 NFL players, coaches, execs not in the Hall of Fame

Jerry Kramer (Packers, far left), Tiki Barber (Giants), Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) and Marvin Harrison (Colts) are all good bets for Canton someday, although Kramer will require the help of the Veterans Committee.

Fox Sports South breaks down the resumes of the 25 greatest NFL coaches, players, team executives or franchise owners who currently don’t reside in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This listing only covers the men who are immediately eligible for Hall of Fame consideration — eliminating stars like Edgerrin James, Kurt Warner, Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, among others, from this particular countdown.

The NFL will announce the 2014 HOF class during Super Bowl Week in the New York/New Jersey metro area.

 

25. Don Coryell, Coach

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**Early innovator of vertical passing offenses
**First coach in football history with 100 college and pro wins apiece
**Five NFL division titles from 1974-81 (Cardinals twice, Chargers thrice)
**Six 10-win seasons in the NFL
**Consecutive berths in the AFC title game (1980-81 seasons)
**Coaching tree: John Madden, Joe Gibbs, Jack Pardee, Jim Hanifan

24. Morten Andersen, Kicker

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**25-year NFL career
**Three-time All Pro (1986-87, 1995)
**Seven-time Pro Bowler
**All-Decade Team For 1980s and 1990s
**All-time leader in points (2,544), field goals (565), games played (382)
**Game-winning kick in 1998 NFC Championship (Falcons)

23. Aeneas Williams, Defensive Back

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**15-year NFL career
**Three-time All Pro (1995, 1997, 2001)
**Eight-time Pro Bowler
**55 career interceptions
**Nine career touchdowns
**NFL-record for fumble-return touchdown (104 yards)

22. Jim Marshall, Defensive end

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**20-Year NFL career (19 seasons with Vikings)
**Two-time Pro Bowler
**NFL-record 30 fumble recoveries
**NFL recordholder for consecutive starts by a defensive end (270)
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade squads for 1960s and 1970s (2nd team)
**Member of Minnesota’s famed "Purple People Eaters" defense
**Integral part of Vikings’ four NFL/NFC championship teams

21. Gino Cappelletti, Receiver/Kicker/Defensive Back

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**Five-time Pro Bowler
**42 career touchdowns (receiver)
**176 career field goals (30 from 40-plus yards)
**American Football League MVP (1964 with Boston Patriots)

20. Jimmy Johnson, Coach

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**Four 10-win seasons (80 NFL victories)
**Two-time Super Bowl champion as a head coach (1992-93 with Cowboys)
**Largely assembled Cowboys’ dynastic roster in the 90s (three Super Bowl titles)
**Coaching tree: Norv Turner, Dave Wannstedt, Butch Davis, Tommy Tuberville
**First coach in history to win NCAA championship (1987 with Miami) and Super Bowl trophy

19. Alex Karras, Defensive End

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**12-year NFL career
**Three-time All Pro (1960-61, ’65)
**Four-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1960s)
**Four career interceptions
**Former announcer on ABC’s Monday Night Footballd
**As an actor … punched a horse in the movie, Blazing Saddles

18. Ken Anderson, Quarterback

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**16-year NFL career
**One-time All Pro (1981)
**NFL MVP (1981)
**Two-time NFL passing leader (1974-75)
**Led Bengals to 1981 AFC championship
**Career: 32,838 yards passing, 217 total TDs (197 passing)

17. Will Shields, Offensive Line

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**14-year NFL career with Kansas City Chiefs
**Two-time All Pro (2002-03)
**12-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000s)
**Three-time Hall of Fame finalist
**Pro Football Reference lists Shields as the most valuable Chiefs player of all time

16. Tim Brown, Wide Receiver

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**17-year NFL career (16 seasons with Raiders)
**Career: 1,094 catches, 14,934 yards, 104 total TDs (100 receiving)
**Four 90-plus-catch seasons
**Nine-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1990s)
**NFL’s receptions champion in 1997 (104)

15. Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., Owner

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**Owner of San Francisco 49ers for 23 years (1977-2000)
**49ers captured five Super Bowl titles during DeBartolo’s reign
**Hired Bill Walsh out of the college ranks (Stanford) to take over a then- floundering 49ers franchise (late 1970s)

14. Ken Stabler, Quarterback

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**15-year NFL career
**Career: 27,938 yards passing, 198 total TDs (194 passing)
**One-time All Pro (1974)
**NFL MVP (1974 with Raiders)
**Four-time Pro Bowler
**Two-time champion with passing TDs (1974, ’76)
**Super Bowl champion in 1976 season (Raiders)
**One of the best fourth-quarter QBs in NFL history

13. Jerome Bettis, Running Back

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**13-year NFL career
**Career: 13,662 rushing yards (No. 6 all time) and 74 total TDs
**Two-time All Pro (1993, ’96)
**Six-time Pro Bowler
**Eight years of 1,100-plus rushing yards
**Led the Steelers to a Super Bowl title in his final season (2005)

12. Tony Dungy, Coach

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**Posted 10-plus wins during the regular season 10 times
**Seven straight 10-win seasons (2002-08)
**Only one losing season as a head coach (1996 Buccaneers)
**Career: 208 regular season wins; 9-10 playoff record
**First black head coach in history to win a Super Bowl (2006 Colts)
**As a player, won two Super Bowls (1978-79 Steelers)

11. Ricky Watters, Running Back

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**10-year NFL career
**Career: 14,891 total yards (10,643 rushing) and 91 total TDs
**Five-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1990s)
**Nine straight seasons of 1,200-plus total yards (1992-2000)
**Scored three TDs in Super Bowl XXIX
**Won one Super Bowl title (1994 Niners)

10. Jerry Kramer, Offensive Line

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**11-year NFL career
**Five-time All Pro (1960, ’62-63, ’66-67)
**Three-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1960s)
**Kicked 29 NFL field goals
**Nine-time Hall of Fame finalist
**One of the most heralded offensive guards in NFL history
**Helped the Packers win five NFL championships and two Super Bowl titles
**Engineered perhaps the most famous block in NFL history, creating space for Bart Starr’s game-winning touchdown in the famed 1967 Ice Bowl (NFL championship)

9. Johnny Robinson, Defensive Back

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**12-year NFL career
**Six-time All Pro (1965-70)
**Seven-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1960s)
**Won three AFL titles with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs
**Claimed one Super Bowl title (1969 Chiefs)
**One of six defenders in NFL history to post multiple seasons of 10 or more interceptions (Otto Schnellbacher, Paul Krause, Don Doll, Dick ‘Night Train’ Lane, Jack Christiansen)

8. Andre Reed, Wide Receiver

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**16-year NFL career (15 seasons with Buffalo Bills)
**Career: 951 catches, 13,198 yards, 87 touchdowns
**Currently ranks 13th in all-time receiving yards
**Seven-time Pro Bowler
**Helped the Bills claim four straight AFC championships (1990-93)

7. Roger Craig, Running Back

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**11-year NFL career (eight seasons with 49ers)
**Three-time world champion with 49ers (1984, 1988-89)
**Two 2,000-total-yard campaigns (1985, ’88)
**Career: 13,100 total yards (8,189 rushing)
**73 total touchdowns (four 10-TD seasons)
**One-time All Pro (1988)
**Four-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (1980s)
**First player in NFL history to log 1,000 yards in both rushing and receiving (1985)

6. Tiki Barber, Running Back

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**10-year NFL career with New York Giants
**Career: 15,632 Total Yards (10,449 rushing) and 67 total TDs
**One-time All Pro (2005)
**Three-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000s)
**Won back-to-back total-yardage titles (2004-05)
**Finished sterling career with three straight 2,000-total-yard seasons

5. Charles Haley, Defensive End

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**13-year NFL career with Cowboys and 49ers
**Career: 100.5 sacks and eight fumble recoveries
**Two-time All Pro (1990, ’94)
**Five-time Pro Bowler
**Only player in NFL history with five Super Bowl rings (two with 49ers, three with Cowboys)

4. Michael Strahan, Defensive End

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**15-year NFL career with the New York Giants
**Two NFL sack titles (2001, ’03)
**Owns NFL’s single-season record for sacks in one season (22.5 in 2001)
**Four-time All Pro (1997-98, 2001, ’03)
**Seven-time Pro Bowler
**Career: 141.5 sacks and four interceptions
**Helped Giants win a Super Bowl in his final campaign (2007)

3. Walter Jones, Offensive Line

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**12-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks
**Four-time All Pro (2001, 2004-05, ’07)
**Nine-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000s)
**Helped the Seahawks claim the NFC championship (2005)

2. Derrick Brooks, Linebacker

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**14-year NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
**Career: 1,301 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 25 INTs, seven defensive TDs
**Five-time All Pro (1999-2000, 2002, 2004-05)
**11-time Pro Bowler
**Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000s)
**Helped the Bucs claim a Super Bowl title (2002 season)
**Scored a defensive TD (INT) in Super Bowl XXXVII

1. Marvin Harrison, Wide Receiver

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**13-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts
**Career: 1,102 catches 14,580 yards, 128 TDs
**Currently owns top-7 all-time rankings for catches, receiving yards, TDs
**Four straight 100-reception seasons (1999-2002)
**Nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (1999-2006)
**Three-time All Pro (1999, 2002, 2006)
**Eight-time Pro Bowler
**Two-time NFL receptions champion
**Two-time NFL receiving yards champion
**Helped the Colts win the Super Bowl title (2006)