The Top Ranked Defensive Backs of the 1960's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Backs of the 1960's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Johnny Robinson 3.86419
2   Dave Grayson 5.27317
3   Herb Adderley 5.57883
4   Larry Wilson 6.17180
5   Eddie Meador 7.12235
6   Bobby Boyd 7.43967
7   Willie Wood 8.83865
8   Butch Byrd 9.21592
9   George Saimes 10.19936
10   Erich Barnes 10.59015
11   Willie Brown 10.74486
12   Mel Renfro 10.74658
13   Cornell Green 11.55269
14   Night Train Lane 12.50400
15   Kenny Graham 13.48758
16   Fred Williamson 13.51500
17   Goose Gonsoulin 14.33813
18   Paul Krause 14.38467
19   Pat Fischer 14.56181
20   Yale Lary 16.24080
21   Jimmy Patton 17.83479
22   Jimmy Johnson 18.86669
23   Richie Petitbon 19.29870
24   Abe Woodson 19.46371
25   Rosey Taylor 21.95744
26   Johnny Sample 22.55193
27   Dick Lynch 25.80721
28   Kent McCloughan 26.53038
29   Rick Volk 28.09583
30   Dick LeBeau 28.66175
31   Bobby Hunt 28.94569
32   Kermit Alexander 30.56329
33   Ken Houston 30.60400
34   Bernie Parrish 30.96950
35   Miller Farr 32.73410
36   Dave Whitsell 33.62830
37   Bob Jeter 33.79879
38   Dick Harris 33.85520
39   Speedy Duncan 33.93600
40   Fred Glick 34.04283
41   Jerry Stovall 34.22433
42   Clendon Thomas 34.68844
43   Don Burroughs 34.73390
44   Jerry Logan 35.25800
45   Jimmy Hill 36.00650
46   Ed Sharockman 36.60838
47   Jim Norton 37.56113
48   Jimmy Warren 37.94700
49   Ron Hall 38.85536
50   Lem Barney 39.03750
51   Spider Lockhart 39.14760
52   Booker Edgerson 40.13064
53   Bennie McRae 40.14625
54   Tony Banfield 40.34950
55   W.K. Hicks 40.72533
56   Don Webb 41.29186
57   Joe Scarpati 42.33867
58   Ross Fichtner 42.67881
59   Tommy Morrow 42.82500
60   Irv Cross 43.79872
61   Dave Baker 44.08950
62   Bill Baird 46.22136
63   Lenny Lyles 46.64717
64   Jesse Whittenton 47.73260
65   Brig Owens 48.37163
66   Paul Martha 48.39688
67   Clancy Williams 48.62140
68   Don Fleming 48.88500
69   Dave Webster 49.41725
70   Don Bishop 49.56400
71   Ernie Kellermann 50.07600
72   Dainard Paulson 50.22242
73   Duane Wood 50.79290
74   Willie West 51.74525
75   Karl Kassulke 52.25121
76   Dale Hackbart 52.78438
77   Dick Westmoreland 53.36483
78   Billy Stacy 54.35588
79   Willie Mitchell 54.56708
80   Tom Brookshier 54.64600
81   Larry Benz 54.82717
82   Jim Hudson 54.91133
83   Andy Nelson 55.64090
84   Ross O'Hanley 56.89330
85   Marv Woodson 57.13570
86   Dick Felt 57.99683
87   Tom Brown 58.46890
88   Mike Howell 58.70120
89   Jim Steffen 59.20425
90   Jim Shofner 59.54475
91   Mark Johnston 60.18590
92   Jimmy Burson 60.20610
93   Mike Gaechter 60.40250
94   Emmitt Thomas 60.93350
95   Chuck Lamson 60.98380
96   Bruce Maher 61.34040
97   Ken Reaves 61.75413
98   Warren Livingston 62.23620
99   Nate Ramsey 62.37471
100   Billy Atkins 62.54725
101   Tom Janik 63.77021
102   Eddie Macon 65.35200
103   Rodger Bird 65.85300
104   Hank Gremminger 66.13136
105   Dick Anderson 66.46100
106   Bill Thompson 66.46300
107   Billy Lothridge 66.46300
108   Brady Keys 66.69021
109   Lindon Crow 67.21550
110   Earsell Mackbee 67.26600
111   Leroy Mitchell 67.31950
112   Jimmy Ridlon 67.39750
113   Henry Carr 68.36117
114   Willie Daniel 68.49139
115   Willie Williams 68.73150
116   Elbert Kimbrough 69.39992
117   Fred Bruney 69.48900
118   Eddie Dove 69.67000
119   Aaron Martin 69.97300
120   Wendell Harris 70.44408
121   Scott Eaton 70.65050
122   Al Nelson 70.85675
123   Jim Kearney 71.46050
124   Chuck Shonta 71.86025
125   Rickie Harris 72.16450
126   Bob Zeman 72.61533
127   Pete Jaquess 72.70990
128   Ron Smith 72.72525
129   Jim Shorter 72.81707
130   Bud Whitehead 72.98779
131   John Charles 73.04083
132   Nemiah Wilson 73.26813
133   Joe Cannavino 73.32900
134   Claude Gibson 73.64920
135   Dean Derby 73.84883
136   Al Randolph 74.20238
137   Lee Riley 74.53900
138   Joe Krakoski 74.81070
139   Randy Beverly 75.21233
140   Joe Beauchamp 75.26288
141   Charlie McNeil 75.27967
142   Jim Marsalis 75.55300
143   Warren Powers 75.57830
144   Bill Butler 76.13380
145   Hagood Clarke 76.17420
146   Jimmy Carr 76.74950
147   Gary Lowe 76.84100
148   Jerry Norton 76.99230
149   Obert Logan 76.99667
150   Lee Calland 77.76263
151   Richie McCabe 78.73250
152   Jim Hill 79.18900
153   Gary Glick 80.29800
154   Jim Bradshaw 80.34550
155   John McGeever 81.57770
156   Bobby Jancik 82.55300
157   Jim Wagstaff 82.57050
158   Larry Carwell 82.80417
159   Howie Williams 83.62533
160   Lloyd Mumphord 83.73400
161   Rudy Redmond 83.73400
162   Dick Haley 84.06230
163   Bobby Bryant 84.18650
164   Goldie Sellers 84.78213
165   Jerry Richardson 84.84525
166   Mike Johnson 85.42600
167   Ben Davis 85.49950
168   Doyle Nix 86.15600
169   Jim McMillin 86.72870
170   Jim Nettles 86.93070
171   Claude Crabb 87.13817
172   Bob Suci 87.37000
173   Bob Hohn 87.40813
174   Ben Scotti 88.27925
175   Bob Howard 88.56117
176   Mike Weger 88.56117
177   George Rose 89.16300
178   Charlie Greer 89.18600
179   Milt Davis 89.18800
180   Tom Hennessey 89.66575
181   Doug Hart 89.90100
182   Alvin Haymond 90.06225
183   Jim Weatherford 90.09700
184   Ken Riley 90.09700
185   Walt Sumner 90.09700
186   Fred Julian 90.45050
187   Johnny Pyeatt 90.45050
188   Dicky Moegle 90.97875
189   J.C. Caroline 91.33430
190   Daryl Johnson 91.45850
191   Tom Vaughn 91.59690
192   Phil Nugent 91.66250
193   Larry Vargo 92.33188
194   Charley Britt 92.45813
195   Jim Welch 93.65744
196   Clyde Washington 93.83910
197   Carver Shannon 94.20033
198   Lonnie Sanders 94.83900
199   Jack Lentz 94.94300
200   Cornell Gordon 95.39975
201   Fletcher Smith 95.46288
202   Dick Daniels 95.53017
203   Walter Beach 95.85000
204   Bobby Thompson 96.24290
205   Ray Abruzzese 96.81860
206   Bobby Smith 97.81850
207   Gene Howard 97.82150
208   Vern Valdez 98.27400
209   John Dockery 98.27800
210   Dick Nolan 98.59383
211   Joe Taylor 99.06517
212   Bobby Franklin 99.09414
213   Charlie Sumner 100.46233
214   Jerry Mertens 100.60610
215   Rich Mostardi 100.85150
216   John Pitts 101.28717
217   Bob Petrella 101.67433
218   Julian Spence 102.69475
219   Curt Gentry 102.92000
220   Bobby Freeman 102.98733
221   Zeke Moore 103.40817
222   Jim Kerr 103.42700
223   Clarence Childs 103.51763
224   Wayne Rasmussen 103.82425
225   Alex Bravo 103.93200
226   George Blair 104.45183
227   George Youngblood 104.75483
228   Roger Donnahoo 104.79250
229   Bo Burris 104.92317
230   Danny McIlhany 107.21650
231   Charlie Stukes 108.17200
232   George Atkinson 108.27500
233   Johnny Fuller 108.27700
234   Charlie King 108.54238
235   Glenn Glass 108.65600
236   Bob Garner 109.26617
237   Tom Franckhauser 109.31667
238   George Burrell 110.09500
239   Grady Cavness 110.09500
240   Mike Bass 110.09500
241   John Symank 111.68600
242   Bob Atkins 111.91100
243   Jay Cunningham 112.16150
244   Johnny Bookman 112.23925
245   Allan Webb 112.93583
246   John H. Douglas 114.88850
247   Billy Kinard 115.54900
248   Gino Cappelletti 115.54900
249   Wayne Crow 115.54900
250   Drake Garrett 116.45800
251   Jess Phillips 116.45800
252   Don Flynn 116.55700
253   Phil Clark 117.64917
254   Carl Charon 117.92050
255   Elijah Nevett 118.27400
256   Dick Pesonen 118.70550
257   Bob Neff 118.80425
258   Al Coleman 119.18500
259   Roger Wehrli 119.18500
260   Steve Preece 119.18500
261   Tommy Maxwell 119.18500
262   Mel Phillips 119.41250
263   John Griffin 119.56175
264   Jack Morris 120.29400
265   Tom Walters 120.56138
266   Bob Riggle 121.68275
267   Bob Harrison 121.86150
268   Pat Heenan 121.91200
269   Charley Warner 121.95013
270   Bob McNamara 122.01100
271   John Mallory 122.36450
272   Bobby Ply 124.70470
273   Lonnie Wright 125.04100
274   Carl Taseff 125.47667
275   Bobby Williams 126.11633
276   Nick Rassas 126.58125
277   Emlen Tunnell 127.13675
278   Jim Richards 128.72750
279   Jimmy Harris 128.72750
280   Bob Bercich 129.18400
281   Junior Wren 129.18400
282   Al Romine 129.89100
283   Bobby Gordon 129.89100
284   Tom Beier 130.82325
285   Gus Hollomon 131.90900
286   White Graves 132.37833
287   Charlie E. Brown 132.42883
288   Jim Tolbert 132.66650
289   Mike Barnes 132.82000
290   George Donnelly 133.72700
291   Floyd Hudlow 134.48650
292   Jeff F. Jordan 135.05483
293   Jackie M. Simpson 135.61033
294   Nate Wright 136.45600
295   Ron Medved 136.55500
296   Theophile Viltz 137.36500
297   Eugene Sykes 137.76700
298   Billy Brewer 138.27400
299   Jimmy Heidel 138.47400
300   Bobby Bethune 138.98100
301   Tom Cassese 140.24350
302   Charley Mitchell 140.69800
303   Tony Stricker 140.69800
304   Larry Glueck 140.98017
305   Jim Wulff 141.78175
306   John Woitt 141.90800
307   Dick Smith 142.00900
308   Alvin Hall 142.11000
309   Bob Wade 142.36250
310   Will Sherman 142.58975
311   Billy Johnson 142.94325
312   Jim Crotty 143.37250
313   Nat Whitmyer 144.08150
314   Corky Tharp 144.23300
315   Mike Freeman 144.63500
316   Johnny Peacock 145.54600
317   Monk Bailey 146.42775
318   Pete Richardson 146.45500
319   Frank Budka 146.55600
320   Mike Fitzgerald 146.62975
321   Kelton Winston 148.24575
322   Jim Smith 148.27300
323   Paul Hynes 148.85175
324   Bill Stits 149.18000
325   Gary Wisener 149.18200
326   Tom Oberg 149.18200
327   Willie Porter 149.18200
328   Ceasar Belser 149.63450
329   Carl Silvestri 149.63650
330   George Harold 150.29100
331   Art McMahon 150.54350
332   Major Hazelton 150.54350
333   Garry Lyle 150.99800
334   Jim Holifield 150.99800
335   Ocie Austin 150.99800
336   Gene Johnson 151.00000
337   Vic Zucco 151.00000
338   Philip Spiller 151.73025
339   Ken Dyer 152.81800
340   Solomon Brannan 153.32100
341   John Outlaw 153.72700
342   Carl Ward 154.60875
343   Bob Sherman 155.97225
344   Alvin Mitchell 155.99750
345   Bill Rademacher 156.45400
346   Jon Henderson 156.45400
347   Mack Lamb 156.45400
348   Joe Driskill 156.70650
349   Earl Christy 156.88125
350   Tom Longo 157.36300
351   Mike McClellan 157.66400
352   John Rowser 157.79025
353   Bobby G. Jackson 158.04275
354   Carl Karilivacz 158.27200
355   Don Ellersick 158.27200
356   Gary Kroner 159.07800
357   Al Lavan 160.99900
358   Bill Bradley 160.99900
359   Terry Brown 160.99900
360   Marshall Starks 161.30200
361   Terry Kosens 161.30200
362   Harlon Hill 161.35250
363   John Harris 161.37575
364   Charlie West 161.45150
365   Dick Farley 161.45150
366   Benny Nelson 162.11000
367   Jim Jackson 162.31200
368   Pete Johns 163.24425
369   Clarence Scott 163.72600
370   John Guillory 163.72600
371   Otto Brown 163.72600
372   Robert James 163.72600
373   Chuck Latourette 165.54400
374   Mike D'Amato 165.54400
375   Nate James 165.54400
376   Charlie Kendall 165.74600
377   Charlie Milstead 168.32150
378   Glynn Gregory 168.32150
379   Wayne Swinford 168.72550
380   Art DeCarlo 169.18000
381   Hank Rivera 169.18000
382   Jim Mooty 169.18000
383   Paul Winslow 169.18000
384   Ray Brown 169.18000
385   Jim Wright 169.88700
386   Lowell Caylor 169.88700
387   Cecil Leonard 173.72500
388   Clancy Oliver 173.72500
389   Mike Battle 173.72500
390   Wayne Fontes 174.43200
391   Dave Ames 176.45200
392   Bob Soltis 176.50250
393   Jack Johnson 176.50250
394   Jimmy Sears 176.50250
395   Bob Richardson 176.70450
396   Dave Hathcock 176.70450
397   Dave Plump 176.70450
398   Gene Thomas 176.70450
399   Johnnie Robinson 176.70450
400   Lew Scott 176.70450
401   Phil Harris 176.70450
402   Vic Purvis 176.70450
403   Bill Scott 178.27000
404   Curt Frazier 178.27000
405   Lou Harris 178.27000
406   Bill Triplett 179.68400
407   Dale Messer 181.45150
408   Gary Hill 181.45150
409   Dave Cloutier 183.21900
410   Oliver Dobbins 183.21900
411   Freddie Summers 184.63300
412   Gordon Rule 184.63300
413   Jim Duncan 184.63300
414   Jim Johnson 184.63300
415   Ollie Cordill 184.63300
416   Ted Vactor 184.63300
417   Tom McCauley 184.63300
418   Jerry Overton 186.75400
419   Don McDonald 186.90550
420   Edward Kelley 186.90550
421   Glen Amerson 186.90550
422   Ross Coyle 186.90550
423   Henry King 188.21850
424   Jim Summers 188.21850
425   Don Mullins 190.18800
426   Justin Rowland 192.81400
427   Tom Minter 192.81400
428   Charlie Dupre 194.43000

 


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