Silver and Black continue to be well-represented on nomination list for 'NFL 100 All-Time Team' 

The defensive backs and special team finalists for the "NFL 100 All-Time Team" and the Silver and Black are once again well represented in this portion of the list.

First up, let's take a look at the defensive backs, which feature a handful of former Raiders.

Willie Brown (1963-1978)

1984

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Scored on 75-yard INT return TD in Raiders' Super Bowl XI win... Nine career Pro Bowls, T-6th in NFL history among CB... Five-time 1st-team All-Pro... Made Pro Bowl in each of first seven seasons after trade to Raiders, 1967-1973 seasons... Owns 54 career INTs, 39 with Raiders (tied for most in franchise history)... Member of AFL's All-Time Team... Named to NFL All-Decade Team for 1970s... Signed by Oilers as undrafted free agent, 1963... Cut in training camp, signed with Broncos and won starting CB job by midseason as rookie... Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, MS.

Mike Haynes (1976-1989

1997 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Notched INT in Raiders' Super Bowl XVIII win... Nine career Pro Bowls, T-6th in NFL history among CBs... Two-time 1st-team All-Pro, 1984-1985... With Raiders, teamed with HOF Lester Hayes to form one of most dominant CB tandems in NFL history…... Named to NFL All-Decade Team for 1980s. Member of NFL's 75th Anniversary Team. Named 1976 NFL Defensive Rookie of Year after ranking T-3rd in NFL with eight INTs... Selected by the New England Patriots in 1st round (5th overall pick) in 1976 NFL Draft. Born July 1, 1953, in Denison, TX.

Charles Woodson (1998-2015)

Won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers... Nine-time Pro Bowl selections, T-6th all-time among DB. 3-time 1st-team All-Pro... Named 2009 NFL Defensive Player of Year... Ranks in top five in NFL history with 65 INTs (5th), 13 defensive TDs (T-1st) and 11 INT return TD (T-2nd)... Finished T-1st in INT twice in career, 2009, 2011... Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s. Selected by Raiders in 1st round (4th overall) of 1998 draft... Won Heisman Trophy and national championship at Michigan in 1997... Born October 7, 1976, in Fremont, OH.

Rod Woodson (1987-2003)

2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Had 71 career INT, 3rd-most in NFL history... Owns NFL-record 12 career INT return TD, ranks 2nd with 1,483 INT return yards… Named 1993 NFL Defensive Player of Year... Ranked T-1st in INT twice, 1999, 2002... 11 career Pro Bowls, 3rd among DB in NFL history... Six-time 1st-team All-Pro, tied-most all-time among DB... Named to NFL All-Decade Team for 1990s... Member of NFL's 75th Anniversary Team…... Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1st round (10th overall pick) in 1987 NFL Draft... Born March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, IN.

The other finalists are as follows:

Herb Adderley

Champ Bailey

Lem Barney

Mel Blount

Darrell Green

Jimmy Johnson

Dick "Night Train" Lane

Patrick Peterson

Mel Renfro

Darrelle Revis

Deion Sanders

Aeneas Williams

Jack Christiansen

Brian Dawkins

Kenny Easley

Ken Houston

Paul Krause

Yale Lary

Ronnie Lott

Troy Polamalu

Ed Reed

Johnny Robinson

Donnie Shell

Emlen Tunnell

Larry Wilson

Willie Wood

Below are the 12 special teams finalists for the All-Time Team,

The six special teams players (two kickers, two punters, two returners) on the All-Time Team will be revealed this Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Ray Guy (1973-1986)

2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Played in seven AFC championship games, three Super Bowls (winning 3 titles with Raiders)... Averaged under 40 yards only once in 14 NFL seasons (42.4 career gross average)... Had only three of 1,049 punts blocked... Made seven Pro Bowls, tied for most by punter in NFL history... Three-time 1st-team All-Pro, T-3rd most by punter all-time... Named to NFL All-Decade Team for 1970s... Member of NFL's 75th Anniversary Team... Selected by Raiders in 1st round (23rd overall pick) of 1973 NFL Draft, the 1st punter ever picked in 1st round... Born December 22, 1949, in Swainsboro, GA.

Shane Lechler (2000-2017)

NFL's all-time leader in gross punting average (47.6 yards per punt)... Finished season 1st in punting average four times, 2003-2004, 2007, 2009... Ranked in NFL's top two in punting average 12 times in 18 seasons... Earned 1st-team All-Pro honors six times, most by punter in NFL history... Made seven Pro Bowls, tied with HOF Ray Guy for most in NFL history by punter... Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s... Selected by Oakland Raiders in 5th round of 2000 NFL Draft... Born August 7, 1976, in East Bernard, TX.

The other finalists are as follows:

Morten Andersen

Lou Groza

Jan Stenerud

Adam Vinatieri

Yale Lary

Jerrel Wilson

Mel Gray

Devin Hester

Billy “White Shoes” Johnson

Brian Mitchell

The NFL is proud to announce the 24 running backs that have been named as finalists for the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

First announced on the Week 12 edition of Monday Night Countdownon ESPN, the _NFL 100 All-Time Team running back finalist class account for 14 NFL MVP titles and combine for 2,246 touchdowns. Of the 24 finalists at running back, 23 are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, while one is still adding to his legacy on the field as an active player. ​

The NFL100 All-Time Team premieres on November 22 and continues for six weeks through Week 17 of the regular season. Rich Eisen, Cris Collinsworth and Bill Belichick will reveal the NFL 100 All-Time Team selections by position in each episode beginning at 8:00 PM ET every Friday night, followed by a live reaction show hosted by Chris Rose immediately afterward, exclusively on NFL Network.

Of the 24 running back finalists, Friday's premiere of the NFL 100 All-Time Team will name 12 individuals as the greatest running backs of all time.

The process to select and celebrate the historic team began in early 2018 with the selection of a 26-person blue-ribbon voting panel. The selection criteria for the NFL 100 All-Time Team followed the by-laws outlined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process. Tune in to see the reveal of the 100 greatest players and 10 greatest coaches in league history as part of the continuing celebration of the NFL's 100th season.

The NFL 100 All-Time Team finalists at the running back position are:

Marcus Allen

Jerome Bettis
Jim Brown
Earl Campbell
Earl “Dutch” Clark
Eric Dickerson
Tony Dorsett
Marshall Faulk
Harold “Red” Grange
Franco Harris
Hugh McElhenny
Lenny Moore
Marion Motley
Bronko Nagurski
Walter Payton
Adrian Peterson
Barry Sanders
Gale Sayers
O.J. Simpson
Emmitt Smith
Jim Taylor
Thurman Thomas
LaDainian Tomlinson
Steve Van Buren

Following Monday's announcement of the 24 running back finalists for the NFL 100 All-Time Team, the NFL today announced 20 head coach finalists for the team, including former Raiders' head coach, John Madden.

The group of 20 head coaches represent some of the original architects of pro football. In addition to being responsible for the creation of iconic offensive and defensive schemes that are still utilized today, these men have collectively guided some of the game's best teams to four AAFC Championships, 30 NFL Championships, two AFL Championships, and 27 Super Bowls.

NFL100 All-Time Team premieres on November 22 and continues for six weeks through Week 17 of the regular season. Rich Eisen, Cris Collinsworth and Bill Belichick will reveal the NFL 100 All-Time Team selections by position in each episode beginning at 8:00 PM ET every Friday night, followed by a live reaction show hosted by Chris Rose immediately afterward, exclusively on NFL Network.

Ten out of the 20 head coach finalists will make up the ultimate class and be revealed throughout the first five episodes of the series.  

The other 19 finalists are as follows:

Bill Belichick

Paul Brown

Guy Chamberlin

Tony Dungy

Weeb Eubank

Joe Gibbs

Sid Gillman

Bud Grant

George Halas

Curly Lambeau

Tom Landry

Marv Levy

Vince Lombardi

Chuck Noll

Steve Owen

Bill Parcells

Fritz Pollard

Don Shula

Bill Walsh

Twelve linebackers on the All-Time Team will be revealed this Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network:

Ted Hendricks (1969-1983)

1990 

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Played in four Super Bowls, winning three championships with the Raiders... Elected to eight Pro Bowls... Strong, fast, devastating tackler who used 6-foot-7 height to great advantage... Played in 215 straight games... Posted unofficial total of 25 blocked FG/PAT... Named 1st-team All-Pro four times, twice with Colts, twice with Raiders... Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1970s and 1980s... Selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 2nd round (33rd overall pick) in the 1969 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Miami (Fla.), 1967-1968... Born November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The other linebacker finalists are as follows:

Chuck Bednarik

Bobby Bell

Derrick Brooks

Dick Butkus

Harry Carson

Bill George

Kevin Greene

Jack Ham

Clarke Hinkle

Sam Huff

Luke Kuechly

Jack Lambert

Willie Lanier

Ray Lewis

Von Miller

Ray Nitschke

Dave Robinson

Joe Schmidt

Junior Seau

Mike Singletary

Lawrence Taylor

Derrick Thomas

Brian Urlacher

Dave Wilcox

The 14 defensive linemen on the All-Time Team will be revealed this Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network:

Howie Long (1981-1993)

2000 

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Super Bowl XVIII Champion... Eight-time Pro Bowl... Two-time All-Pro... 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year... Key cog of Raiders unit that finished in top 10 in total defense nine times in 13 seasons and tied for NFL-high 249 sacks in four-season span from 1983-1986... Recorded career-best 13.0 sacks in 1983, including 5.0 in one game... Career sack total of 84.0 does not include any recorded as a rookie before sack became official NFL stat... Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1980s... Selected by the Oakland Raiders in 2nd round (No. 48 overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft... Born January 6, 1960, in Somerville, MA.

The other defensive linemen finalists are as follows:

Doug Atkins

Willie Davis

Carl Eller

Len Ford

Bill Hewitt

Deacon Jones

Gino Marchetti

Julius Peppers

Andy Robustelli

Lee Roy Selmon

Bruce Smith

Michael Strahan

DeMarcus Ware

J.J. Watt

Reggie White

Jack Youngblood

Junious "Buck" Buchanan

Curley Culp

Art Donovan

Joe Greene

Cortez Kennedy

Bob Lilly

Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb

Leo Nomelleni

Merlin Olsen

Alan Page

Warren Sapp

Tom Sestak

Ernie Stautner

Randy White

Bill Willis

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