SI PLAYERS POLL

Based on a survey of 354 players
November 15, 2004

Who Is the Greatest Player You Ever Saw?

Barry Sanders 30%

Running Back, Lions

Walter Payton 20%

Running Back, Bears

Joe Montana 8%

Quarterback, 49ers-Chiefs

John Elway 7%

Quarterback, Broncos

FAST FACTS: Only one active player, Ravens CB Deion Sanders (fifth, 7%), was among top eight vote-getters. He got 11% of the overall vote from defensive players.... Barry Sanders, who retired in 1998 at age 30, got 42% of the vote among players with eight or more years experience.

For complete results and a breakdown of the poll go to si.com/scorecard.

COLOR PHOTOJOE GIZA/REUTERS (D. SANDERS) COLOR PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (B. SANDERS)

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