TOP 10 NFL SAFETIES OF ALL TIME

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The safety position in American football is a crucial one, responsible for providing support against the pass and the run. Over the years, many talented safeties have graced the NFL, but only a select few have managed to stand out as the best of the best. Here is a list of the top 10 NFL safeties of all time:
  1. Ed Reed - Reed is widely considered one of the greatest safeties to ever play the game. He played for the Baltimore Ravens for the majority of his career, winning a Super Bowl in 2012. Reed was a ball hawk, leading the league in interceptions three times and finishing his career with a total of 64. He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

  2. Ronnie Lott - Lott was a dominant safety for the San Francisco 49ers during the 1980s, winning four Super Bowls with the team. He was known for his hard-hitting style and his ability to lock down opposing receivers. Lott was a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.

  3. Ken Houston - Houston played for the Houston Oilers and the Washington Redskins during his career, making the Pro Bowl in each of his 14 seasons. He was known for his excellent coverage skills and his ability to read the quarterback. Houston was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

  4. Rod Woodson - Woodson played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Oakland Raiders during his career, winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000. He was a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. Woodson is also the all-time leader in interception return yards, with 1,483.

  5. Steve Atwater - Atwater played for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets during his career, winning two Super Bowls with the Broncos. He was known for his physical style of play and his ability to lay big hits on opposing players. Atwater was a eight-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020.

  6. Paul Krause - Krause played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins during his career, making eight Pro Bowls and winning a Super Bowl with the Redskins in 1972. He is the all-time leader in interceptions, with 81, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

  7. Herb Adderley - Adderley played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys during his career, winning five NFL championships and Super Bowls with the Packers and Cowboys. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Adderley was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

  8. Emlen Tunnell - Tunnell played for the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers during his career, making nine Pro Bowls and winning a NFL championship with the Giants in 1956. He was the first African-American player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1967.

  9. Jack Christiansen - Christiansen played for the Detroit Lions during his career, winning three NFL championships in the 1950s. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970.

  10. Ken Riley - Riley played for the Cincinnati Bengals during his career, making the Pro Bowl five times. He is tied for fifth all-time in interceptions, with 65, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in

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