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Hall Of Fame Defensive Backs

Some Hall of Fame Defensive Backs played more than a single position, but Defensive Back was their primary one. There have been 33 Defensive Backs elected to the HOF. The first Defensive Back was elected to NFL HOF in 1963. The following are some of the Defensive Backs elected to the Hall of Fame: Aeneas Williams, Jack Butler, Dick LeBeau, Rod Woodson, Emmitt Thomas, Darrell Green, Roger Wehrli, Benny Friedman, Ronnie Lott, Paul Krause, Mike Haynes, Jim Finks, Jim Johnson, Lem Barney, Tom Landry, Willie Wood, Mel Blount, Ken Houston, Willie Brown, Herb Adderley, Yale Lary, Larry Wilson, Frank Gifford, Night Train Lane, Tony Canadeo, Cliff Battles, Emlen Tunnell, Bill Dudley, Arnie Herber and Otto Graham. View all of the Defensive Backs in the Hall of Fame and the years they played.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Defensive Backs
Year Inducted Member Title Years Teams
2014    Aeneas Williams   Player 1991 - 2004   Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Cardinals, St. Louis Rams
2012    Jack Butler   Player 1951 - 1959   Pittsburgh Steelers
2010    Dick LeBeau   Player & Coach 1959 - 1972   Detroit Lions
2009    Rod Woodson   Player 1987 - 2003   Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
2008    Emmitt Thomas   Player 1966 - 1978   Kansas City Chiefs
2008    Darrell Green   Player 1983 - 2002   Washington Redskins
2007    Roger Wehrli   Player 1969 - 1982   St. Louis Cardinals
2005    Benny Friedman   Player 1927 - 1934   Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants
2000    Ronnie Lott   Player 1981 - 1995   Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers
1998    Paul Krause   Player 1964 - 1979   Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins
1997    Mike Haynes   Player 1976 - 1989   Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots
1995    Jim Finks   Player 1949 - 1955   Pittsburgh Steelers
1994    Jim Johnson   Player 1961 - 1976   San Francisco 49ers
1992    Lem Barney   Player 1967 - 1977   Detroit Lions
1990    Tom Landry   Player & Coach 1949 - 1955   New York Giants, New York Yankees
1989    Willie Wood   Player 1960 - 1971   Green Bay Packers
1989    Mel Blount   Player 1970 - 1983   Pittsburgh Steelers
1986    Ken Houston   Player 1967 - 1980   Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins
1984    Willie Brown   Player 1963 - 1978   Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
1980    Herb Adderley   Player 1961 - 1972   Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers
1979    Yale Lary   Player 1952 - 1964   Detroit Lions
1978    Larry Wilson   Player 1960 - 1972   St. Louis Cardinals
1977    Frank Gifford   Player 1952 - 1964   New York Giants
1974    Night Train Lane   Player 1952 - 1965   Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams
1974    Tony Canadeo   Player 1941 - 1952   Green Bay Packers
1968    Cliff Battles   Player 1932 - 1937   Boston Braves, Boston Redskins, Washington Redskins
1967    Emlen Tunnell   Player 1948 - 1961   Green Bay Packers, New York Giants
1966    Bill Dudley   Player 1942 - 1953   Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
1966    Arnie Herber   Player 1930 - 1945   Green Bay Packers, New York Giants
1965    Otto Graham   Player 1946 - 1955   Cleveland Browns
1963    Red Grange   Player 1925 - 1934   Chicago Bears, New York Yankees
1963    Don Hutson   Player 1935 - 1945   Green Bay Packers
1963    Dutch Clark   Player 1931 - 1938   Detroit Lions, Portsmouth Spartans
 
 
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