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Defense

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1 Dick Alban PIT 27 12 0 2 21 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 Joe Arenas SFO 31 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
3 Dale Atkeson WAS 26 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
4 Lou Baldacci PIT 22 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
5 Roy Barni WAS 29 12 0 2 47 0 33 0
6 Bibbles Bawel PHI 26 12 0 1 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 15 0
7 Ed Beatty SFO 24 12 0 0 0 5 0 0
8 Ray Beck NYG 25 10 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
9 Chuck Bednarik* PHI 31 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
10 Eddie Bell PHI 25 12 0 4 61 1 33 0 0 0 3 0 0
11 Frank Bernardi CRD 23 12 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Rex Berry SFO 32 12 0 3 20 0 20 0 0 1 1 0 0
13 Dick Bielski PHI 24 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
14 Tom Bienemann CRD 28 8 0 1 2 0 2 0
15 Don Boll WAS 29 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
16 Billy Bookout GNB 24 7 0 1 4 0 4 0
17 Bruce Bosley SFO 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Bob Boyd RAM 28 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
19 M.L. Brackett CHI 23 12 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 2 14 0
20 Carl Brettschneider CRD 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Gene Brito*+ WAS 31 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Tom Brookshier PHI 25 11 0 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ed Brown* CHI 28 12 12 0 3 2 3 1
24 Rosey Brown*+ NYG 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Fred Bruney 2TM 25 10 0 1 39 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Adrian Burk PHI 29 12 2 0 2 2 0 0
27 Don Burroughs RAM 25 12 0 2 9 0 9 0
28 Jack Butler* PIT 29 12 0 6 113 0 34 0 0 0 2 6 1
29 Marion Campbell PHI 27 12 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Jim Capuzzi GNB 24 7 0 2 65 0 65 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Harland Carl CHI 25 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
32 Al Carmichael GNB 28 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
33 J.C. Caroline* CHI 23 12 0 6 182 2 59 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Preston Carpenter CLE 22 12 0 0 5 2 0 0
35 Paul Carr SFO 25 12 0 2 18 0 11 0
36 Rick Casares*+ CHI 25 12 0 0 5 2 0 0
37 Jim Cason RAM 29 12 0 4 63 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Howard Cassady DET 22 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
39 Jesse Castete 2TM 23 11 0 2 26 0 26 0
40 Lynn Chandnois PIT 31 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Jack Christiansen*+ DET 28 12 0 8 109 0 33 0
42 Leon Clarke* RAM 23 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
43 Don Colo CLE 31 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Fred Cone GNB 30 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
45 Lindon Crow* CRD 23 12 0 11 170 0 42 0
46 Tom Dahms CRD 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Dick Daugherty RAM 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Jim David* DET 29 12 0 7 4 0 3 0
49 Art DeCarlo WAS 25 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Bobby Dillon* GNB 26 12 0 7 244 1 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 John Dittrich CRD 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Dale Dodrill PIT 30 12 0 1 1 0 1 0
53 Chuck Drazenovich* WAS 29 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
54 Doug Eggers BAL 26 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 Jack Ellena RAM 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Leo Elter* WAS 27 12 0 0 7 2 0 0
57 Ralph Felton WAS 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Howie Ferguson GNB 26 11 0 0 6 3 0 0
59 Galen Fiss CLE 25 12 0 1 4 0 4 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
60 Henry Ford PIT 25 12 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0
61 Len Ford CLE 30 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
62 Bill Forester GNB 24 12 0 4 35 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Joe Fortunato CHI 26 12 0 2 30 1 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
64 Sid Fournet RAM 24 12 0 1 29 0 29 0
65 Bob Fry RAM 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Bill Fulcher WAS 22 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
67 Bob Gain CLE 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Sonny Gandee DET 27 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
69 Frank Gatski* CLE 37 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Gene Gedman DET 24 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
71 Bill George*+ CHI 27 12 0 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 3 0 0
72 Hal Giancanelli PHI 27 7 0 0 2 1 0 0
73 Frank Gifford*+ NYG 26 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
74 Gary Glick PIT 26 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Ken Gorgal 2TM 27 11 0 2 2 0 2 0
76 Hank Gremminger GNB 23 12 0 2 36 0 21 0
77 Rosey Grier*+ NYG 24 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
78 Dave Hanner GNB 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Wayne Hansen CHI 28 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 2 8 0
80 Art Hauser RAM 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Matt Hazeltine SFO 23 12 0 1 7 0 7 0
82 Norb Hecker WAS 29 12 0 8 26 0 14 0 0 0 2 17 1
83 Don Heinrich NYG 26 12 12 0 2 2 0 0
84 Bill Herchman SFO 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Jimmy Hill CRD 28 12 0 5 21 0 12 0
86 Jack Hoffman CHI 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 John Hoffman CHI 31 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
88 Bob Holladay 2TM 24 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
89 Sam Huff NYG 22 12 0 3 49 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
90 Ed Hughes NYG 29 12 0 1 38 0 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
91 Jerry Huth NYG 23 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
92 Stan Jones*+ CHI 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
93 Carl Karilivacz DET 26 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
94 Jim Katcavage NYG 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
95 Ken Keller PHI 22 11 0 0 7 1 0 0
96 Bob Kelley PHI 26 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
97 J.D. Kimmel WAS 27 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
98 Don King 2TM 27 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
99 Bill Koman BAL 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
100 Ken Konz CLE 28 12 0 4 34 0 28 0
101 Ray Krouse DET 29 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
102 Joe Krupa PIT 23 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
103 Warren Lahr CLE 33 12 0 3 33 0 18 0
104 Night Train Lane*+ CRD 27 12 0 7 206 1 66 0 0 2 2 11 0
105 Yale Lary*+ DET 26 12 0 8 182 1 73 0 0 0 1 0 0
106 Eddie LeBaron WAS 26 10 5 0 4 3 0 0
107 Woodley Lewis CRD 31 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
108 Cliff Livingston NYG 26 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
109 Bob Long DET 22 12 0 2 47 0 40 0 0 0 2 0 0
110 Jack Losch GNB 22 12 0 0 3 3 0 0
111 Gary Lowe WAS 22 11 0 1 30 0 30 0
112 George Maderos SFO 23 12 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
113 Gil Mains DET 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
114 Gino Marchetti* BAL 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
115 John Martinkovic GNB 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
116 Marv Matuszak PIT 25 9 0 2 28 0 26 0 0 1 1 0 0
117 Jack McClairen PIT 25 7 0 0 0 1 4 0
118 Willie McClung PIT 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
119 Hugh McElhenny* SFO 28 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
120 Marv McFadden PIT 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
121 Bud McFadin* RAM 28 12 0 0 1 2 21 1
122 Bill McPeak* PIT 30 12 0 1
123 John Mellekas CHI 23 12 0 0 0 1 2 0
124 Bob Miller DET 27 12 0 0 0 1 23 0
125 Johnny Miller WAS 22 12 12 1
126 Paul Miller* RAM 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
127 Dick Modzelewski NYG 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
128 Dicky Moegle SFO 22 12 0 6 75 1 31 0
129 Lenny Moore* BAL 23 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
130 McNeil Moore CHI 23 11 0 3 30 0 22 0 0 0 1 19 0
131 George Morris SFO 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
132 Dick Nolan NYG 24 12 0 2 17 0 17 0
133 Chuck Noll CLE 24 12 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 39 1
134 Leo Nomellini* SFO 32 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
135 Jerry Norton PHI 25 6 0 2 34 0 23 0
136 Dick Nyers BAL 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
137 Joe O'Malley PIT 23 12 0 0 0 2 5 0
138 Bob O'Neil PIT 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
139 Johnny Olszewski CRD 26 11 0 0 13 1 0 0
140 Chet Ostrowski WAS 26 12 12 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
141 John Paluck WAS 21 12 0 0 0 3 76 1
142 Ken Panfil RAM 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
143 Babe Parilli CLE 26 5 3 0 4 2 0 0
144 Jack Patera BAL 23 12 0 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
145 Jimmy Patton NYG 23 12 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
146 Don Paul* CLE 30 12 0 7 190 1 42 0 0 2 2 0 0
147 Bob Pellegrini PHI 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
148 Bill Pellington BAL 29 12 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
149 Volney Peters WAS 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
150 Hugh Pitts RAM 22 9 0 3 22 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
151 Duane Putnam* RAM 28 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
152 Skeets Quinlan 2TM 28 8 0 0 5 1 0 0
153 George Radosevich BAL 28 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
154 Bert Rechichar* BAL 26 10 0 4 63 0 42 0 0 1 2 17 0
155 John Reger PIT 25 12 0 2 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
156 Herb Rich NYG 28 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
157 Lee Riley PHI 24 9 0 3 57 0 31 0 0 2 1 0 0
158 Jim Ringo GNB 25 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
159 Andy Robustelli*+ NYG 31 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
160 Jim Root CRD 25 9 2 0 2 2 0 0
161 Tobin Rote* GNB 28 12 11 0 5 1 0 0
162 Leo Rucka SFO 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
163 Tommy Runnels WAS 22 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
164 Rocky Ryan PHI 24 12 0 1 17 0 17 0
165 Leo Sanford* CRD 27 12 0 5 24 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
166 Tony Sardisco 2TM 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
167 Jack Scarbath PIT 26 7 1 0 1 1 0 0
168 Joe Schmidt*+ DET 24 12 0 1 7 0 7 0
169 Bob Schnelker NYG 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
170 Tom Scott PHI 26 12 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
171 Joe Scudero WAS 26 11 0 2 26 0 24 0 0 3 2 0 0
172 Ed Sharkey SFO 29 7 0 1 4 0 4 0
173 Stan Sheriff SFO 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
174 Will Sherman RAM 29 12 0 4 122 1 95 0
175 Rex Shiver RAM 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
176 Don Shula BAL 26 12 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 0
177 Jack Simmons* CRD 32 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
178 Ernie Smith SFO 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
179 Jerry Smith 2TM 26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
180 Ray Gene Smith CHI 28 12 0 4 90 0 41 0
181 Julian Spence CRD 27 8 0 1 7 0 7 0
182 Dick Stanfel*+ WAS 29 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
183 Ernie Stautner* PIT 31 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
184 Bill Stits DET 25 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
185 Larry Strickland*+ CHI 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
186 Leo Sugar CRD 27 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
187 Pat Summerall CRD 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
188 Bill Svoboda NYG 28 11 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
189 Len Szafaryn GNB 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
190 George Tarasovic PIT 26 12 0 3 60 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
191 Carl Taseff BAL 28 12 0 2 13 0 8 0 0 0 2 15 0
192 Jim Taylor PIT 22 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
193 Len Teeuws CRD 29 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
194 Deral Teteak GNB 27 12 0 2 20 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0
195 Jesse Thomas BAL 28 11 0 2 36 0 23 0 0 0 1 25 1
196 Bobby Thomason* PHI 28 12 10 0 2 1 0 0
197 Y.A. Tittle SFO 30 11 8 0 3 1 0 0
198 LaVern Torgeson* WAS 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
199 Mel Triplett NYG 25 12 0 0 10 2 0 0
200 Emlen Tunnell*+ NYG 32 12 0 6 87 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
201 Johnny Unitas BAL 23 12 7 0 4 2 0 0
202 Norm Van Brocklin RAM 30 12 4 0 2 1 0 0
203 Frank Varrichione PIT 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
204 Billy Wade RAM 26 12 8 0 4 3 0 0
205 Val Joe Walker GNB 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
206 Stan Wallace CHI 25 6 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
207 Ron Waller RAM 23 9 0 0 3 1 0 0
208 Sid Watson PIT 24 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
209 Jim Weatherall* PHI 27 12 12 0 0 1 19 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Rk Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
210 Chuck Weber 2TM 26 9 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 2 2 0
211 Ted Wegert PHI 24 7 0 0 3 1 0 0
212 Billy Wells WAS 25 7 0 0 2 3 0 1
213 Stan West CRD 30 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
214 Jesse Whittenton RAM 22 12 12 3 83 1 32 0
215 Fred Williams CHI 27 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
216 Tommy Wilson RAM 24 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
217 Junior Wren CLE 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
218 Frank Wydo PHI 32 12 0 0 1 2 -10 0
219 Dick Yelvington NYG 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
220 Dick Young BAL 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
221 Walt Yowarsky NYG 28 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
222 Roger Zatkoff* GNB 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0