Top 50 Players in 50 Years of Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers Football

David DanielsSenior Writer IMarch 25, 2010

Top 50 Players in 50 Years of Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers Football

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    In 1959, Houston's Bud Adams and seven other owners founded the American Football League.

    The 2009 campaign marked the 50th anniversary of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise along with the Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, New York Titans, Dallas Texans, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

    This is a list of the 50 players who, throughout the Oilers' and Titans' existence, were the faces of their respective squads.

    Very special thank you to nflfury.com/sportsboards for their assistance.

50 - Kevin Dyson

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 2,325 receiving yards; 18 touchdowns

    Fun Fact: Kevin, along with teammate and brother Andre Dyson, are the first pair of brothers to each score touchdowns in the same NFL game.

49 - Lorenzo White

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 4,242 rushing yards; 30 touchdowns; 1 Pro Bowl selection

    Fun Fact: White was known as the "Great White Hope from the Green and White" (He attended college at Michigan State).

48 - Lorenzo Neal

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    Position: Fullback

    Stats: 4 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Eddie George's best two statistical seasons occurred when Neal started at fullback for the Titans.

47 - Rob Bironas

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    Position: Kicker

    Stats: 136 field goals; 1 Pro Bowl selection

    Fun Fact: Bironas recorded an NFL-record eight field goals in one game in 2007.

46 - Dan Pastorini

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    Position: Quarterback

    Stats: 18,515 passing yards; 103 touchdowns; 1 Pro Bowl selection

45 - Al Del Greco

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    Position: Kicker

    Stats: 246 field goals

    Fun Fact: Del Greco is 14th on the NFL's list of all-time leading scorers.

44 - Samari Rolle

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    Position: Cornerback

    Stats: 31 interceptions; 1 Pro Bowl selection

    Fun Fact: Samari is the cousin of 2010 NFL Draft prospect Myron Rolle.

43 - Mike Rozier

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 4,462 rushing yards; 30 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Rozier played in the USFL until the league broke apart in 1985.

42 - Tim Wilson

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    Position: Fullback

    Stats: 1,385 rushing yards

    Fun Fact: Wilson excelled at fullback while only being 6'3", 226 pounds.

41 - Marcus Robertson

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    Position: Safety

    Stats: 800 tackles; 24 interceptions

    Fun Fact: Robertson is currently the secondary coach for the Tennessee Titans.

40 - Craig Hentrich

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    Position: Punter

    Stats: 42.9 yards per punt; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Hentrich was one of only two Titans left on the 2009 roster from their 1999 Super Bowl squad.

39 - Albert Haynesworth

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    Position: Defensive Tackle

    Stats: 28 sacks; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Haynesworth recorded a 39-inch vertical leap at 317 pounds during his pro day.

38 - Chris Johnson

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 3,234 rushing yards; 23 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Coming out of high school, Johnson was only rated a two-star recruit by rivals.com.

37 - Brad Hopkins

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    Position: Offensive Tackle

    Stats: 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Hopkins played high school basketball on the same team as NBA first-round pick Acie Earl.

36 - Billy Cannon

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 6,111 yards from scrimmage; 17 rushing touchdowns; 47 receiving touchdowns; 3 AFL All-Star selections

    Fun Fact: Cannon reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds in high school.

35 - Walt Suggs

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    Position: Offensive Tackle

    Stats: 2 AFL All-Star selections

    Fun Fact: Suggs participated in the first professional football game played in the Houston Astrodome.

34 - Sean Jones

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    Position: Defensive End

    Stats: 113 sacks; 1 Pro Bowl selection

    Fun Fact: Jones was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

33 - Tony Banfield

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    Position: Cornerback

    Stats: 27 interceptions; 3 AFL All-Star selections

    Fun Fact: Banfield played in the first three AFL Championship games.

32 - Greg Bingham

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    Position: Linebacker

    Stats: 1,970 tackles

    Fun Fact: Bingham also was Houston's backup returner and third-string quarterback.

31 - Blaine Bishop

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    Position: Safety

    Stats: 743 tackles; 4 Pro Bowl selections

30 - Miller Farr

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    Position: Cornerback

    Stats: 35 interceptions; 3 AFL All-Star slections

    Fun Fact: Farr intercepted two passes for touchdowns in one game while battling hepatitis.

29 - Kevin Mawae

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    Position: Center

    Stats: 8 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Mawae is currently the President of the NFL Players Association.

28 - George Webster

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    Position: Linebacker

    Stats: 1 AFL All-Star selection; 3 Pro-Bowl selections; DROY award

    Fun Fact: Webster caught Olympic sprinter and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver from behind on a square-out.

27 - Frank Wycheck

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    Position: Tight End

    Stats: 5126 receiving yards, 28 touchdowns; 3 Pro Bowl selections; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Wycheck is 5-for-6 passing with 148 yards and two touchdowns on trick plays in his career, claiming a perfect passer rating.

26 - Derrick Mason

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    Position: Wide Receiver/Returner

    Stats: 11,089 receiving yards; 59 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Mason has made the Pro Bowl as a wide receiver and as a returner.

25 - William Fuller

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    Position: Defensive End

    Stats: 100.5 sacks; 4 Pro-Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Fuller assisted programs such as Juvenile diabetes, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, and the Boys' Clubs of America while in the NFL.

24 - Al Smith

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    Position: Linebacker

    Stats: 833 tackles; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Smith played college football at Utah State and Cal Poly Pomona.

23 - Jevon Kearse

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    Position: Defensive End

    Stats: 74 sacks; 3 Pro Bowl selections; DROY award

    Fun Fact: "The Freak" can fit a ruler between his thumb and pinkie finger.

22 - Billy Johnson

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    Position: Wide Receiver/Returner

    Stats: 6,258 return yards; 8 return touchdowns; 4211 receiving yards; 25 receiving touchdowns; 3 Pro-Bowl selections; CBPOY award

    Fun Fact: "White Shoes" is widely known for pioneering end-zone celebrations in the NFL.

21 - Freddie Glick

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    Position: Safety

    Stats: 30 interceptions; 3 AFL All-Star selections

    Fun Fact: He recorded 27 tackles in one game.

20 - Haywood Jeffries

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 6,334 receiving yards; 50 touchdowns; 3 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Jeffires was given the nicknames "Darkness" and "Freakwood" by his teammates.

19 - Cris Dishman

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    Position: Cornerback

    Stats: 43 interceptions; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: In 1991, Dishman had a seven-game stretch where he forced at least one turnover.

18 - Ken Burrough

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 7,102 receiving yards; 49 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl Selections

    Fun Fact: Burrough wore the number double-zero on his jersey.

17 - Bob Talamini

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    Position: Offensive Guard

    Stats: 3 AFL All-Star selections; 3 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Talamini was one of the last three original Houston Oilers along with Don Floyd and Jim Norton.

16 - Robert Brazile

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    Position: Linebacker

    Stats: 7 Pro Bowl selections; DROY award

    Fun Fact: Brazile was nicknamed "Dr. Doom."

15 - Charlie Hennigan

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 6823 receiving yards; 51 touchdowns; 4 AFL All-Star Selection

    Fun Fact: Hennigan scored the first touchdown in Oilers history.

14 - Keith Bulluck

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    Position: Linebacker

    Stats: 1,072 tackles; 19 interceptions; 1 Pro Bowl selection

    Fun Fact: Bulluck holds the Titans' single season record for a linebacker with five interceptions in a season.

13 - Drew Hill

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 9,831 receiving yards, 60 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl selections

12 - George Blanda

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    Position: Quarterback/Kicker

    Stats: 26920 passing yards; 236 touchdowns; 4 Pro-Bowl selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Blanda was nicknamed "The Grand Old Man" after playing 26 seasons in the NFL.

11 - Ernest Givins

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    Position: Wide Receiver

    Stats: 8,215 receiving yards; 49 touchdowns; 2 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Givins was best known for his touchdown dance, "the electric slide."

10 - Ken Houston

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    Position: Safety

    Stats: 49 interceptions; 12 touchdowns; 12 Pro Bowl Selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Houston started playing football at Prairie State as a center.

9 - Ray Childress

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    Position: Defensive Tackle

    Stats: 76.5 sacks; 5 Pro Bowl selections

    Fun Fact: Childress holds the NFL record with three fumble recoveries in one game.

8 - Steve McNair

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    Position: Quarterback

    Stats: 31,304 passing yards; 174 passing touchdowns; 36 rushing touchdowns; 3 Pro Bowl Selections; 1 MVP award; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: McNair was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 35th round of the 1991 MLB amateur draft.

7 - Eddie George

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 10,441 rushing yards; 68 touchdowns; 4 Pro Bowl selections; OROY award; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: George attended Fork Union Military Acadamy for his last three years of high school.

6 - Jim Norton

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    Position: Safety/Punter

    Stats: 45 interceptions; 42.1 punting average; 4 AFL All-Star selections; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Norton is the AFL's all-time interception leader.

5 - Mike Munchak

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    Position: Offensive Guard

    Stats: 9 Pro Bowl selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Munchak is currently the offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans.

4 - Elvin Bethea

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    Position: Defensive End

    Stats: 105 sacks; 691 tackles; 8 Pro Bowl selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Bethea is the author of the book "Smash-Mouth: My Football Journey from Trenton to Canton."

3 - Bruce Matthews

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    Position: Center

    Stats: 14 Pro Bowl selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Matthews is the uncle of Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews Jr.

2 - Warren Moon

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    Position: Quarterback

    Stats: 49,325 passing yards; 291 passing touchdowns; 21 rushing touchdowns; 9 Pro Bowl selections; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Moon is one of two people to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and the CFL Hall of Fame.

1 - Earl Campbell

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    Position: Halfback

    Stats: 9,407 rushing yards; 74 touchdowns; 5 Pro Bowl selections; 1 MVP award, OROY award; NFL HOF; Titans HOF

    Fun Fact: Campbell was nicknamed "The Tyler Rose" after his hometown in Texas.