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Hall Of Fame Defensive Linemen

Some Hall of Fame Defensive Linemen played more than a single position, but Defensive Line was their primary one. There have been 45 Defensive Linemen elected to the HOF. The first Defensive Line was elected to NFL HOF in 1963. The following are some of the Defensive Linemen elected to the Hall of Fame: Charles Haley, Charles Haley, Claude Humphrey, Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Richard Dent, Rickey Jackson, John Randle, Bruce Smith, Fred Dean, Reggie White, Carl Eller, Elvin Bethea, Dan Hampton, Jack Youngblood, Howie Long, Lou Creekmur, Henry Jordan, Bud Grant, Randy White, Buck Buchanan, Alan Page, Joe Greene, Arnie Weinmeister, Merlin Olsen, Doug Atkins, Red Badgro and Willie Davis. View all of the Defensive Linemen in the Hall of Fame and the years they played.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Defensive Linemen
Year Inducted Member Title Years Teams
2015    Charles Haley   Player 1986 - 1999   Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
2015    Charles Haley   Player 1986 - 1999   Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
2014    Claude Humphrey   Player 1968 - 1981   Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles
2014    Michael Strahan   Player 1993 - 2007   New York Giants
2013    Warren Sapp   Player 1995 - 2007   Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2012    Chris Doleman   Player 1985 - 1999   Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers
2012    Cortez Kennedy   Player 1990 - 2000   Seattle Seahawks
2011    Richard Dent   Player 1983 - 1997   Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers
2010    Rickey Jackson   Player 1981 - 1995   New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers
2010    John Randle   Player 1990 - 2003   Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks
2009    Bruce Smith   Player 1985 - 2003   Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins
2008    Fred Dean   Player 1975 - 1985   San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
2006    Reggie White   Player 1985 - 2000   Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles
2004    Carl Eller   Player 1964 - 1979   Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks
2003    Elvin Bethea   Player 1968 - 1983   Houston Oilers
2002    Dan Hampton   Player 1979 - 1990   Chicago Bears
2001    Jack Youngblood   Player 1971 - 1984   Los Angeles Rams
2000    Howie Long   Player 1981 - 1993   Los Angeles Raiders, Oakland Raiders
1996    Lou Creekmur   Player 1950 - 1959   Detroit Lions
1995    Henry Jordan   Player 1957 - 1969   Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers
1994    Bud Grant   Player & Coach 1951 - 1952   Philadelphia Eagles
1994    Randy White   Player 1975 - 1988   Dallas Cowboys
1990    Buck Buchanan   Player 1963 - 1975   Kansas City Chiefs
1988    Alan Page   Player 1967 - 1981   Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings
1987    Joe Greene   Player 1969 - 1981   Pittsburgh Steelers
1984    Arnie Weinmeister   Player 1948 - 1953   New York Giants, New York Yankees
1982    Merlin Olsen   Player 1962 - 1976   Los Angeles Rams
1982    Doug Atkins   Player 1953 - 1969   Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints
1981    Red Badgro   Player 1927 - 1936   Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, New York Yankees
1981    Willie Davis   Player 1958 - 1969   Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers
1980    Bob Lilly   Player 1961 - 1974   Dallas Cowboys
1980    Deacon Jones   Player 1961 - 1974   Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins
1977    Forrest Gregg   Player 1956 - 1971   Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers
1976    Ray Flaherty   Player & Coach 1926 - 1935   Los Angeles Buccaneers, New York Giants, New York Yankees
1976    Len Ford   Player 1948 - 1958   Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Dons
1975    Dante Lavelli   Player 1946 - 1956   Cleveland Browns
1975    George Connor   Player 1948 - 1955   Chicago Bears
1973    Raymond Berry   Player 1955 - 1967   Baltimore Colts
1972    Gino Marchetti   Player 1952 - 1966   Baltimore Colts, Dallas Texans
1971    Bill Hewitt   Player 1932 - 1943   Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Eagles-Steelers
1971    Andy Robustelli   Player 1951 - 1964   Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants
1970    Pete Pihos   Player 1947 - 1955   Philadelphia Eagles
1968    Crazy Legs Hirsch   Player 1946 - 1957   Chicago Rockets, Los Angeles Rams
1968    Wayne Millner   Player 1936 - 1945   Boston Redskins, Washington Redskins
1963    George Halas   Player & Coach 1920 - 1929   Chicago Bears, Chicago Staleys, Decatur Staleys
 
 
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