Three Raiders Named to Super Bowl 50 Golden Team

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Raiders Hall of Famers Ray Guy, Art Shell and Gene Upshaw have been named to the Super Bowl Golden Team.

The 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.

A look back at the best moments from the Raiders past Super Bowls.

"The 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.

The Super 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, cornerbackDeion Sanders, tackleArt Shell, running backEmmitt Smith, wide receiverLynn Swann, outside linebackerLawrence Taylor, guardGene Upshaw, centerMike Webster, defensive tackleRandy Whiteand defensive endReggie 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.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK (1)

* *

TIGHT END (1)

Joe Montana

* *

Jay Novacek

* *

* *

RUNNING BACKS (2)

* *

WIDE RECEIVERS (2)

Franco Harris

* *

Jerry Rice

Emmitt Smith

* *

Lynn Swann

* *

* *

OFFENSIVE TACKLES (2)

* *

CENTER (1)

Art Shell

* *

Mike Webster

Forrest Gregg

* *

* *

* *

GUARDS (2)

HEAD COACH (1)

Gene Upshaw

Chuck Noll

Larry Allen


DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (2)

Reggie White

Joe Greene

Charles Haley

Randy White

CORNERBACKS (2)

SAFETIES (2)

Mel Blount

Ronnie Lott

Deion Sanders

Jake Scott

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)

INSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)

Lawrence Taylor

Jack Lambert

Jack Ham

Ray Lewis



SPECIALISTS

KICKER (1)

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

Adam Vinatieri

Desmond Howard

* *

PUNTER (1)

Ray Guy

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