SUPER BOWL 50 GOLDEN TEAM ANNOUNCED
Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors have chosen the “Super Bowl 50
Golden Team” in honor of Super Bowl 50, celebrating the best overall career
performances in the Super Bowl, the NFL announced today.
Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals,” said
Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan. “Each name conjures up memories of some of
the sport’s greatest games showcased on its biggest platform, the Super Bowl
stage. Unforgettable individual
performances like Lynn Swann’s acrobatic catches in Super Bowl X or Joe
Montana’s come-from-behind game winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII are forever
etched in the collective memories of football fans and celebrated as some of
the most inspiring moments in the history of the National Football League.”
The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team
roster consists of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one
tight end, two offensive tackles, two guards, one center, two interior
defensive linemen, two defensive ends, two inside linebackers, two outside
linebackers, two cornerbacks, two safeties, one kicker, one punter, and one
return specialist. One head coach has also been chosen.
Bowl Golden Team includes:
- 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers: guard Larry Allen, cornerback Mel Blount, defensive tackle Joe Greene, tackle Forrest Gregg, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Charles Haley, outside linebacker Jack Ham, running back Franco Harris, inside linebacker Jack Lambert, safety Ronnie Lott, quarterback Joe Montana, head coach Chuck Noll, wide receiver Jerry
Rice, cornerback Deion Sanders,
tackle Art Shell, running back Emmitt Smith, wide receiver Lynn Swann, outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor, guard Gene Upshaw, center Mike Webster, defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Reggie White.
- Three Associated Press Most Valuable Players: Montana, Smith and Taylor.
- Eight Pittsburgh Steelers were selected, the most of
any team: Blount, Greene, Ham, Harris, Lambert, Noll, Swann and Webster.
- Kicker Adam
Vinatieri is the only unanimous selection. Vinatieri is also the only
active player to be selected.
SUPER BOWL 50 GOLDEN TEAM
TIGHT END (1)
RUNNING BACKS (2)
WIDE RECEIVERS (2)
OFFENSIVE TACKLES (2)
HEAD COACH (1)
DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)
INTERIOR LINEMEN (2)
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)
INSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)
RETURN SPECIALIST (1)