NFL names Super Bowl 50 Golden Team
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board has announced the “Super Bowl 50 Golden Team,” which celebrates the best overall career performances by players in the Super Bowl.
“The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals,” Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan said in a statement. “Each name conjures up memories of some of the sport’s greatest games showcased on its biggest platform, the Super Bowl stage. Unforgettable individual performances like Lynn Swann’s acrobatic catches in Super Bowl X or Joe Montana’s come-from-behind game winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII are forever etched in the collective memories of football fans and celebrated as some of the most inspiring moments in the history of the National Football League.”
The team boasts 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers and three NFL MVP award winners.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had the most team members selected with eight athletes.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri was the lone unanimous selection and active player.
Quarterback: Joe Montana
Running Backs: Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith
Tight End: Jay Novacek
Wide Receivers: Jerry Rice, Lynn Swann
Offensive Tackles: Art Shell, Forrest Gregg
Center: Mike Webster
Guards: Gene Upshaw, Larry Allen
Defensive ends: Reggie White, Charles Haley
Interior linemen: Joe Greene, Randy White
Cornerbacks: Mel Blount, Deion Sanders
Safeties: Ronnie Lott, Jake Scott
Outside linebackers: Lawrence Taylor, Jack Ham
Inside linebackers: Jack Lambert, Ray Lewis
Kicker: Adam Vinatieri
Punter: Ray Guy
Return specialist: Desmond Howard
Head coach: Chuck Noll