Canton Conundrum: Best Defensive Backs Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Dean HyblAnalyst IAugust 3, 2009

Canton Conundrum: Best Defensive Backs Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Best of the Rest

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10. LeRoy Butler – Green Bay Packers – 1990-2001

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    24 DEC 1995:  GREEN BAY PACKERS SAFETY LEROY BUTLER #36 CELEBRATES WITH THE FANS AFTER PITTSBURGH STEELERS RECEIVER YANCEY THIGPEN DROPPED WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE WINNING TOUCHDOWN DURING THE PACKERS WIN AT LAMBEAU FIELD IN GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN. Mandator

9. Lemar Parrish – Cincinnati Bengals/Washington Redskins/Buffalo Bills – 1970-1982

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8. Deron Cherry – Kansas City Chiefs – 1981-1991

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    SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 14:  Defensive back Deron Cherry #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a rest on the sideline bench during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 14, 1991 in San Francisco, California.  The 49ers won

7. Cliff Harris – Dallas Cowboys – 1970-1979

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6. Eric Allen – Philadelphia Eagles/New Orleans Saints/Oakland Raiders – 1988-2001

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 2:  Cornerback Eric Allen #21 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 2, 1994 in San Francisco, California.  The Eagles won 40-8.  (Photo by George

5. Jimmy Patton – New York Giants – 1955-1966

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4. Donnie Shell – Pittsburgh Steelers – 1974-1987

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3. Dave Grayson – Kansas City Chiefs/Oakland Raiders– 1961-1970

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2. Steve Atwater – Denver Broncos/New York Jets – 1989-1999

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    25 Jan 1998:  Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos celebrates against the Green Bay Packers during Super Bowl  XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Denver Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /

1. Johnny Robinson – Kansas City Chiefs – 1960-1971

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