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Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1 John Adams CHI 24 13 0 0 1 2 36 0
2 Herb Adderley GNB 22 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 Grady Alderman MIN 23 14 14 0 0 3 15 0
4 Bill Anderson WAS 25 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
5 Taz Anderson STL 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
6 Jon Arnett* RAM 26 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
7 Doug Atkins* CHI 31 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 John Aveni WAS 26 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
9 Gene Babb DAL 27 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
10 Dave Baker SFO 24 14 14 6 123 0 40 0 0 0 2 5 0
11 Sam Baker CLE 32 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Billy Ray Barnes PHI 26 12 0 0 4 2 0 0
13 Erich Barnes*+ NYG 26 14 0 7 195 2 102 0 0 0 1 9 0
14 Dick Bass RAM 24 14 9 0 6 2 0 0
15 Maxie Baughan* PHI 23 14 14 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Chuck Bednarik PHI 36 14 0 2 33 0 33 0
17 Bob Bercich DAL 25 6 6 3 48 0 28 0
18 Don Bishop DAL 27 14 14 8 172 0 57 0 0 0 1 13 0
19 Bruce Bosley SFO 28 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
20 Don Bosseler WAS 25 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
21 Bobby Boyd BAL 24 14 0 2 0 0 0 0
22 Ordell Braase BAL 29 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Charlie Bradshaw PIT 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 Zeke Bratkowski RAM 30 13 11 0 4 4 0 0
25 Rod Breedlove WAS 23 11 0 2 31 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Carl Brettschneider DET 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Charley Britt RAM 23 11 0 5 29 0 13 0
28 John Brodie SFO 26 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
29 Tom Brookshier PHI 30 7 0 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Bill Brown CHI 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
31 Ed Brown CHI 33 14 5 0 1 2 0 0
32 Jim Brown*+ CLE 25 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
33 Roger Brown DET 24 14 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 3 29 0
34 Timmy Brown PHI 24 13 0 0 4 3 0 0
35 Rudy Bukich PIT 29 11 8 0 7 3 0 0
36 Jackie Burkett BAL 25 14 0 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Don Burroughs PHI 30 13 0 7 90 0 42 0
38 Bill Butler PIT 24 10 0 3 103 1 71 0 0 1 1 0 0
39 Stan Campbell PHI 31 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 J.C. Caroline CHI 28 14 0 3 48 0 28 0
41 Jimmy Carr PHI 28 13 0 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 5 0
42 Bernie Casey SFO 22 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
43 Howard Cassady DET 27 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
44 Don Chandler NYG 27 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
45 Monte Clark SFO 24 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
46 Frank Clarke DAL 27 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
47 Charlie Conerly NYG 40 13 4 0 4 2 0 0
48 Lou Cordileone SFO 24 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
49 Vince Costello CLE 29 14 0 0 0 1 30 1
50 Gene Cronin WAS 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Irv Cross PHI 22 13 0 2 36 0 36 0 0 0 2 3 0
52 Lindon Crow RAM 28 14 0 6 117 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Ed Culpepper MIN 27 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
54 Dan Currie GNB 26 12 0 3 59 1 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 Carroll Dale RAM 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
56 Willie Daniel PIT 24 14 0 3 76 0 41 0 0 0 1 3 0
57 Glenn Davis DET 27 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
58 Willie Davis GNB 27 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
59 Ted Dean* PHI 23 14 0 0 6 1 0 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
60 Dean Derby 2TM 26 13 0 3 73 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Jim Doran DAL 34 14 0 0 1 1 10 0
62 Eddie Dove* SFO 24 14 14 3 41 0 28 0
63 Mike Dowdle DAL 24 14 6 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
64 Fred Dugan WAS 28 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
65 L.G. Dupre DAL 29 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
66 Sam Etcheverry STL 31 14 9 0 15 6 0 0
67 Stan Fanning CHI 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Wiley Feagin BAL 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Pat Fischer STL 21 12 0 0 1 3 0 0
70 Galen Fiss CLE 30 13 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0
71 Don Fleming CLE 24 14 0 3 62 0 41 0 0 0 2 35 0
72 Bill Forester*+ GNB 29 14 0 2 33 0 33 0
73 Joe Fortunato CHI 31 14 0 3 34 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Tom Franckhauser DAL 24 6 4 1 23 0 23 0
75 Bobby Franklin CLE 25 14 0 2 20 0 20 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Bobby Freeman PHI 29 14 0 0 0 1 2 0
77 Ken Frost DAL 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Frank Fuller STL 32 14 0 0 0 2 5 0
79 Bob Gain* CLE 32 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bob Gaiters NYG 23 14 0 0 11 3 0 0
81 Willie Galimore CHI 26 14 0 0 8 2 0 0
82 Prentice Gautt STL 23 14 0 0 3 2 11 0
83 Bill George*+ CHI 32 14 0 3 18 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Jim Gibbons* DET 25 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
85 Bill Glass DET 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Gary Glick BAL 31 11 0 4 18 0 10 0
87 Gene Gossage PHI 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Charley Granger 2TM 23 14 7 0 0 1 3 0
89 Ken Gray* STL 25 13 0 0 0 2 1 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
90 Dick Grecni MIN 23 12 0 1 16 0 16 0
91 Glynn Gregory DAL 22 14 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
92 Hank Gremminger GNB 28 14 0 5 54 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
93 Rosey Grier NYG 29 14 0 0 0 2 7 0
94 Lou Groza CLE 37 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
95 Ralph Guglielmi STL 28 9 5 0 7 2 6 0
96 Riley Gunnels PHI 24 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
97 Dale Hackbart 2TM 23 14 11 6 128 2 48 0
98 Fred Hageman WAS 24 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
99 Dick Haley 2TM 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
100 Alvin Hall RAM 27 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
101 Dave Hanner GNB 31 13 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
102 Jimmy Harris DAL 27 11 4 2 13 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
103 Bob Harrison BAL 23 13 0 3 43 0 27 0
104 Bob Harrison SFO 24 14 10 2 14 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
105 Alex Hawkins BAL 24 11 0 0 3 2 0 0
106 Rip Hawkins MIN 22 14 13 5 70 0 34 0
107 Larry Hayes NYG 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
108 Matt Hazeltine SFO 28 14 14 1 26 0 26 0 0 0 3 8 0
109 Don Healy DAL 25 14 14 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 5 0 0
110 Mike Henry PIT 25 10 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
111 Urban Henry RAM 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
112 Bill Herchman DAL 28 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
113 Harlon Hill CHI 29 14 0 3 52 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
114 Jimmy Hill* STL 33 13 0 4 92 1 35 0
115 John Houser DAL 26 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
116 Jim Houston CLE 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
117 Chuck Howley DAL 25 13 13 1 5 0 5 0
118 Billy Howton DAL 31 14 14 0 1 1 4 0
119 Sam Huff* NYG 27 14 0 3 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 12 1
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
120 Jerry Huth MIN 28 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
121 Dick James* WAS 27 14 0 1 28 0 28 0
122 Chuck Janerette NYG 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
123 Bill Jobko RAM 26 11 0 1 16 0 16 0
124 Jimmy Johnson SFO 23 12 7 5 116 0 63 0
125 John Henry Johnson PIT 32 14 0 0 7 3 0 0
126 Deacon Jones RAM 23 14 0 0 0 3 10 0
127 Sonny Jurgensen*+ PHI 27 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
128 John Kapele PIT 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
129 Alex Karras*+ DET 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
130 Jim Katcavage*+ NYG 27 14 0 0 0 3 38 0 1
131 Gorden Kelley SFO 23 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
132 Jim Kerr WAS 22 13 12 7 93 0 38 0 0 1 1 0 0
133 Brady Keys PIT 25 12 0 2 21 0 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
134 Ed Khayat PHI 26 14 12 0 0 3 0 0
135 Bill Koman STL 27 14 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
136 Joe Krakoski WAS 24 11 8 4 13 0 11 0
137 Rich Kreitling CLE 25 13 0 0 2 2 4 0
138 Charlie Krueger SFO 24 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1
139 Joe Krupa PIT 28 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
140 Roland Lakes SFO 22 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
141 Night Train Lane*+ DET 32 12 0 6 73 0 32 0
142 Yale Lary* DET 31 14 0 6 95 0 42 0
143 Bobby Layne PIT 35 8 6 0 4 1 0 0
144 Eddie LeBaron DAL 31 14 10 0 7 2 1 0
145 Dick LeBeau DET 24 14 0 3 45 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
146 Roger LeClerc CHI 25 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
147 Monte Lee STL 23 12 0 1 7 0 7 0
148 Bob Lilly DAL 22 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
149 Cliff Livingston NYG 31 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
150 Warren Livingston DAL 23 8 8 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0
151 Dave Lloyd CLE 25 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
152 J.W. Lockett 2TM 24 14 9 0 8 4 1 0
153 Bob Long RAM 27 13 0 1 10 0 10 0
154 Gary Lowe DET 27 14 0 5 16 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
155 Lenny Lyles BAL 25 14 0 0 1 1 4 0
156 Dick Lynch NYG 25 14 0 9 60 0 36 0 0 2 2 5 0
157 Red Mack PIT 24 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
158 Bruce Maher DET 24 12 0 1 8 0 8 0
159 Gino Marchetti*+ BAL 34 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
160 Joe Marconi RAM 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
161 Amos Marsh DAL 22 14 7 0 12 3 0 0
162 Jim Marshall MIN 24 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
163 Tommy Mason MIN 22 13 0 0 7 2 0 0
164 Norm Masters GNB 28 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
165 Riley Mattson WAS 23 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
166 Darris McCord DET 28 14 0 1 11 0 11 0
167 Jim McCusker PHI 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
168 Hugh McElhenny* MIN 33 13 13 0 8 2 2 0
169 Eddie Meador RAM 24 14 0 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 5 0 0
170 Dale Meinert STL 28 14 0 2 68 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
171 John Mellekas CHI 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
172 Don Meredith DAL 23 8 4 0 9 5 0 0
173 Frank Mestnik STL 23 13 0 0 6 3 10 0
174 Lou Michaels PIT 26 14 0 1 30 0 30 0
175 Walt Michaels CLE 32 14 0 2 17 0 15 0
176 Dave Middleton MIN 28 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
177 Dick Modzelewski NYG 30 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
178 Dicky Moegle DAL 27 14 14 2 31 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
179 Tom Moore GNB 23 13 0 0 2 1 2 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
180 Earl Morrall DET 27 13 6 0 6 3 0 0
181 Jack Morris MIN 30 14 14 2 90 0 65 0 0 0 2 0 0
182 Johnny Morris CHI 26 14 0 0 2 1 3 0
183 Larry Morris CHI 28 14 0 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
184 Joe Morrison NYG 24 13 0 2 30 0 18 0 0 4 1 0 0
185 John Morrow* CLE 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
186 Rich Mostardo MIN 23 11 9 2 22 0 21 0 0 0 3 18 0
187 Lee Murchison DAL 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
188 Fred Murphy MIN 23 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
189 John Nisby* PIT 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
190 Ray Nitschke GNB 25 12 0 2 41 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
191 John Nocera PHI 27 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
192 Leo Nomellini* SFO 37 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
193 Jerry Norton* STL 30 14 0 7 136 2 47 0 0 0 2 0 0
194 Fran O'Brien WAS 25 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
195 Clancy Osborne MIN 27 14 11 4 35 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
196 Don Owens STL 29 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
197 R.C. Owens SFO 27 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
198 John Paluck WAS 26 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
199 Jack Pardee RAM 25 13 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
200 Bernie Parrish CLE 25 14 0 7 40 0 16 0 0 0 1 34 1
201 Jimmy Patton*+ NYG 28 14 0 8 163 1 51 0 0 0 2 0 0
202 Clarence Peaks PHI 26 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
203 Bill Pellington BAL 34 14 0 3 9 0 4 0
204 Don Perkins* DAL 23 14 14 0 5 4 24 0
205 Gerry Perry STL 31 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
206 Dick Pesonen MIN 23 11 11 1 28 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
207 Floyd Peters CLE 25 13 0 0 0 3 5 0
208 Ken Petersen MIN 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
209 Richie Petitbon CHI 23 14 0 5 71 0 43 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
210 Red Phillips*+ RAM 25 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
211 Nick Pietrosante* DET 24 14 0 0 7 1 0 0
212 Milt Plum* CLE 26 14 13 0 9 3 0 0
213 Myron Pottios* PIT 22 14 0 2 40 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
214 George Preas BAL 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
215 Jim Prestel MIN 24 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
216 Palmer Pyle BAL 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
217 Bill Quinlan GNB 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
218 Tom Redmond STL 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
219 John Reger* PIT 30 14 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0
220 Will Renfro PHI 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
221 Jess Richardson PHI 31 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
222 Les Richter* RAM 31 14 0 4 44 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
223 Jimmy Ridlon SFO 27 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
224 Joe Robb STL 24 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
225 Andy Robustelli* NYG 36 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
226 Justin Rowland MIN 24 5 0 1 4 0 4 0
227 Karl Rubke MIN 26 13 13 1 12 0 12 0
228 Joe Rutgens WAS 22 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
229 Johnny Sample PIT 25 14 0 8 141 1 42 0 0 0 2 0 0
230 Dick Schafrath CLE 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
231 Joe Schmidt*+ DET 29 14 0 4 38 1 26 0
232 Bob Schnelker 2TM 33 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
233 Bob Scholtz DET 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
234 Joe Scibelli RAM 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
235 Tom Scott NYG 31 13 0 1 65 1 65 0
236 Ben Scotti WAS 24 14 0 1 10 0 10 0
237 Harley Sewell DET 30 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
238 Don Shinnick BAL 26 14 0 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 3 0 0
239 Del Shofner*+ NYG 27 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
240 Jim Shofner CLE 26 14 0 5 8 0 5 0
241 Jackie Simpson PIT 27 8 0 2 46 0 27 0 0 0 1 11 0
242 Billy Ray Sr. Smith BAL 26 14 0 0 0 1 6 0
243 Norm Snead WAS 22 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
244 Bob St. Clair* SFO 30 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
245 Billy Stacy* STL 25 13 0 4 95 2 39 0
246 Bart Starr* GNB 27 14 14 0 8 2 0 0
247 Ernie Stautner* PIT 36 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
248 Jim Steffen 2TM 25 14 0 1 11 0 11 0
249 Ron Stehouwer PIT 24 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
250 Bill Stits NYG 30 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
251 George Strugar RAM 27 14 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
252 Andy Stynchula WAS 22 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
253 Leo Sugar PHI 32 14 0 0 0 1 13 0
254 Pat Summerall NYG 31 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
255 Charlie Sumner MIN 31 13 12 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 3 2 0
256 John Symank GNB 26 14 0 5 99 0 41 0 0 1 2 0 0
257 Dick Szymanski BAL 29 14 0 0 0 1 4 0
258 George Tarasovic PIT 31 12 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
259 Fran Tarkenton MIN 21 14 10 0 8 5 0 0
260 Carl Taseff 2TM 33 12 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
261 Jim Taylor* GNB 26 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
262 Rosey Taylor CHI 24 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
263 Clendon Thomas RAM 26 13 0 3 11 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
264 John Thomas SFO 26 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
265 Y.A. Tittle* NYG 35 13 10 0 0 1 0 0
266 Nelson Toburen GNB 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
267 Bob Toneff* WAS 31 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
268 Jerry Tubbs DAL 26 14 14 3 33 0 33 0 0 0 2 8 0
269 Johnny Unitas* BAL 28 14 14 0 9 2 0 0
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Rk Player Tm Age G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
270 Wayne Walker DET 25 14 0 2 16 0 12 0 0 0 2 10 0
271 Allan Webb NYG 28 10 0 0 1 2 0 0
272 Chuck Weber PHI 31 14 0 1 15 0 15 0
273 Alex Webster* NYG 30 14 0 0 5 1 0 0
274 Joel Wells NYG 26 14 0 0 6 5 0 0
275 Willie West STL 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 2 2 1 1
276 Dave Whitsell CHI 25 14 0 6 123 0 52 0
277 Jesse Whittenton*+ GNB 27 14 0 5 98 1 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
278 Paul Wiggin CLE 27 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
279 Roy Wilkins WAS 28 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
280 Fred Williams CHI 32 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
281 Larry Wilson STL 23 11 11 3 36 0 25 0 0 0 3 36 0 1
282 John Wittenborn PHI 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
283 Willie Wood GNB 25 14 0 5 52 0 21 0 0 1 5 0 0
284 Abe Woodson* SFO 27 14 13 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
285 Jim Wulff WAS 25 8 0 3 11 0 11 0