The Top Ranked Defensive Backs of the 1970's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Backs of the 1970'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   Ken Houston 3.41960
2   Roger Wehrli 4.01230
3   Cliff Harris 4.58660
4   Paul Krause 5.57710
5   Emmitt Thomas 7.09678
6   Jake Scott 7.23222
7   Mel Blount 7.28140
8   Mike Haynes 7.37825
9   Lemar Parrish 7.45780
10   Willie Brown 7.55122
11   Bill Thompson 9.25180
12   Jack Tatum 9.28156
13   Thom Darden 11.17800
14   Mike Wagner 12.22971
15   Rolland Lawrence 12.40186
16   Dick Anderson 12.45171
17   Jimmy Johnson 14.14057
18   Tony Greene 15.54689
19   Dave Elmendorf 17.60578
20   Charlie Waters 17.85122
21   Bobby Bryant 18.64278
22   Mel Renfro 19.78413
23   Joe Lavender 20.07943
24   Ken Ellis 20.23022
25   Mike Sensibaugh 21.37783
26   Ray Brown 21.64378
27   George Atkinson 21.66175
28   Nate Wright 21.68789
29   Ken Riley 21.83980
30   Tommy Casanova 22.05033
31   Robert James 22.62400
32   Glen Edwards 22.94122
33   Willie Buchanon 23.88333
34   Jerry Logan 24.00533
35   Lem Barney 24.09413
36   Pat Fischer 24.39371
37   Clarence R. Scott 24.56733
38   Mike Bass 25.05067
39   John Sanders 26.06325
40   Levi Johnson 26.56825
41   Bill Bradley 26.88229
42   Johnnie Gray 27.99720
43   Gary Barbaro 29.74975
44   Ron Bolton 29.93363
45   Tom Myers 29.96413
46   Bruce Taylor 30.04488
47   Louis Wright 30.23940
48   Bill Simpson 30.34040
49   Tim Foley 30.94844
50   Mario Clark 31.26475
51   Larry Wilson 31.51300
52   Burgess Owens 31.68286
53   Rick Volk 31.98963
54   Herman Edwards 32.92700
55   Zeke Moore 33.35125
56   Tom Hayes 33.70033
57   Johnny Robinson 33.73700
58   Norm Thompson 34.25589
59   Ken Reaves 34.35200
60   Al Matthews 36.53514
61   Bob Howard 36.56267
62   John Rowser 36.77400
63   Dick Jauron 37.12150
64   Mike Washington 37.27000
65   Spider Lockhart 37.62350
66   Mike Reinfeldt 38.58725
67   Bruce Laird 39.03350
68   Mike Fuller 39.08700
69   James Hunter 39.45833
70   Charlie Stukes 40.07680
71   Cornell Green 40.48080
72   Monte Jackson 40.96075
73   Willie Alexander 41.01889
74   Curtis Johnson 42.19989
75   Tim Fox 42.24850
76   Dick LeBeau 42.58933
77   Steve Foley 43.71300
78   Willie Williams 43.99075
79   John Outlaw 44.11783
80   Steve Preece 44.34986
81   Jim Kearney 44.45686
82   Randy Logan 45.16700
83   Mike H. Williams 45.26820
84   Jeris White 46.52850
85   J.T. Thomas 46.86083
86   Dave Brown 47.40940
87   Willie Wood 47.82650
88   Gary Fencik 48.40950
89   Brig Owens 48.43043
90   Norris Thomas 48.71667
91   Prentice McCray 48.84360
92   Chuck Crist 49.27643
93   Charlie West 50.11700
94   Doug Plank 50.52020
95   Allan Ellis 50.68180
96   Skip Thomas 51.05150
97   Jim Marsalis 51.23250
98   Dwight Harrison 51.40500
99   Craig Clemons 52.04000
100   Mel Phillips 52.42800
101   Pete Athas 53.04800
102   Bobby Jackson 53.63400
103   Charlie Ford 53.68675
104   Donnie Shell 53.75917
105   Van Green 54.10333
106   Bernard Jackson 54.16457
107   Ernie Jackson 54.23529
108   Miller Farr 54.84400
109   Virgil Livers 55.08540
110   Hugo Hollas 55.48367
111   Earlie Thomas 55.61133
112   Lester Hayes 55.71933
113   Jeff Wright 55.72750
114   Oliver Davis 55.78667
115   Lyle Blackwood 55.83983
116   Ed Sharockman 56.00750
117   Gary Green 56.62833
118   Pat Thomas 56.66200
119   Ray Easterling 56.73950
120   Ken Stone 57.39467
121   Steve Luke 57.40840
122   Terry Jackson 57.87600
123   Clarence Ellis 58.27800
124   Jim Nettles 58.37900
125   Cedric Brown 59.18700
126   Luther Bradley 59.23950
127   Mike C. McCoy 59.41850
128   Neal Craig 59.50150
129   Benny Barnes 59.89883
130   Leroy Mitchell 60.30225
131   Jim Hill 60.90050
132   Rick Byas 60.95317
133   Charlie Greer 61.34740
134   Lloyd Mumphord 61.43150
135   Eddie McMillan 61.85240
136   Raymond Clayborn 62.11600
137   Nelson Munsey 62.29100
138   Rod Perry 62.31800
139   Calvin Jones 62.54950
140   Bryant Salter 62.74120
141   Frank Reed 62.97875
142   Tim Gray 63.38760
143   Chris Fletcher 63.63517
144   Kent McCloughan 64.64500
145   Joe Taylor 64.68040
146   Mike Weger 64.97033
147   Ray Rhodes 65.14600
148   Joe Beauchamp 65.49217
149   Terry Schmidt 65.50633
150   Shafer Suggs 65.52900
151   Dave Grayson 65.55400
152   Nemiah Wilson 66.11460
153   Kermit Alexander 66.15600
154   Ron Smith 67.24580
155   Jackie Wallace 68.09420
156   Clarence Duren 68.19520
157   Carl Allen 68.27700
158   Marvin Cobb 68.29620
159   Delles Howell 68.58417
160   Gerard Williams 68.63475
161   Rickie Harris 69.21967
162   Doug Wyatt 69.36700
163   W.K. Hicks 69.45533
164   Richie Petitbon 69.64250
165   Autry Beamon 69.89200
166   Mark Cotney 70.19500
167   Clyde Powers 70.30125
168   Charlie Phillips 70.68000
169   Karl Kassulke 71.40800
170   Herb Adderley 71.47533
171   Jimmy Allen 71.73383
172   Gerald Small 71.96550
173   Charlie Babb 72.35150
174   John Mallory 72.36950
175   Leroy Keyes 72.52100
176   Steve Freeman 73.87140
177   Tom Hannon 74.06767
178   Rosey Taylor 74.10133
179   Ralph Anderson 74.33900
180   Walt Sumner 74.53800
181   Ed Taylor 74.56850
182   Erich Barnes 74.64400
183   Aaron Kyle 74.82100
184   Ben Davis 74.91233
185   Nate Ramsey 75.27967
186   Ralph McGill 75.30663
187   Mark Washington 76.58367
188   Clarence Chapman 76.82833
189   Garry Lyle 76.91675
190   Tony Peters 77.02260
191   Charles Romes 77.46800
192   Cornell Webster 77.53533
193   Mo Spencer 77.85100
194   Nate Allen 77.89829
195   Gene Howard 78.54533
196   Neal Colzie 79.12340
197   Tony Leonard 79.45433
198   Phil Wise 79.63843
199   Jack Mildren 79.92567
200   Bob Atkins 80.51867
201   Kerry Reardon 81.51225
202   Nolan Cromwell 81.54167
203   Jim Stienke 81.86575
204   Larry Carwell 82.01300
205   Jim Tolbert 82.29480
206   Perry Smith 82.36317
207   Windlan Hall 83.46850
208   Paul Martha 83.73400
209   Al Nelson 83.73425
210   Doug Jones 84.09260
211   Johnny Peacock 84.64300
212   J.C. Wilson 85.70150
213   Lenny Dunlap 85.85100
214   Sandy Durko 86.22133
215   Doug Nettles 86.35500
216   Randy Hughes 86.79940
217   Steve Tannen 86.88020
218   C.L. Whittington 87.42075
219   Greg Stemrick 87.64780
220   Ernie Kellermann 87.87525
221   Lee Calland 88.27700
222   Johnny Fuller 88.83733
223   Ernie Jones 89.01567
224   Tim Collier 89.28925
225   Ray Oldham 89.99283
226   Doug Hart 90.09500
227   Ron Johnson 90.34750
228   Gus Hollomon 90.76633
229   Rich Sowells 90.93229
230   Tom Longo 91.00600
231   Richmond Flowers 91.15775
232   Jeff Severson 91.32800
233   Bivian Lee 91.48580
234   Fletcher Smith 91.91300
235   John Pitts 92.35440
236   John Charles 92.68533
237   Tony Dungy 92.88733
238   Hal Stringert 92.90000
239   Eddie Brown 93.12200
240   Terry Brown 93.30033
241   Dee Martin 93.73300
242   Maurice Tyler 94.33400
243   Bill Currier 94.33500
244   Alvin Wyatt 94.40233
245   Roscoe Word 95.04200
246   Rudy Redmond 95.21033
247   George Hoey 95.68167
248   Mark H. Murphy 96.05200
249   Curtis Jordan 96.08150
250   Clancy Williams 96.10450
251   Walt Williams 96.11933
252   Larry Braziel 97.06600
253   Chris Farasopoulos 97.16300
254   Rolly Woolsey 97.70167
255   John Harris 98.27600
256   Al Clark 98.31340
257   Ken Greene 98.62950
258   Mike Howell 98.73050
259   Pete Richardson 98.73050
260   Brenard Wilson 99.49000
261   Charles Cornelius 99.55333
262   Jerome Dove 100.32767
263   Clarence Scott 100.59900
264   Pete Shaw 102.44867
265   Tom Pridemore 102.61900
266   Johnny Lynn 102.72200
267   Don Webb 102.82100
268   Bill Bryant 102.88633
269   Mike Davis 103.22500
270   Danny Reece 103.35350
271   Jerry Moore 103.42925
272   Vernon Perry 103.53000
273   Vern Roberson 104.18450
274   Willie Germany 104.73800
275   Louis Breeden 105.54800
276   Keith Moody 106.00475
277   Estus Hood 106.65900
278   Ed Jones 106.76200
279   Eddie Lewis 107.51975
280   Bobby Brooks 107.77000
281   Sam Williams 107.77000
282   Artimus Parker 107.77225
283   Scott Perry 108.32775
284   Jimmy Warren 109.18625
285   Reggie Pinkney 109.41767
286   Larry Marshall 110.39350
287   Ken Schroy 110.42767
288   Dwayne Crump 110.44875
289   Butch Byrd 110.54750
290   Keith Simpson 110.54750
291   Henry Williams 110.80200
292   Bruce Rhodes 111.15350
293   Lee Nelson 111.33250
294   Chuck Detwiler 111.60600
295   Bob Jeter 111.81225
296   Cornell Gordon 111.91100
297   Randy Montgomery 112.21200
298   Al Johnson 112.24567
299   Mike Simpson 112.41400
300   Tommy Maxwell 112.49400
301   Chuck Beatty 112.87050
302   Cliff Brooks 112.97375
303   Charlie V. Hall 113.39150
304   Doug Beaudoin 113.55450
305   Melvin Morgan 113.62600
306   Mike Holmes 114.03400
307   Benny Johnson 114.57440
308   Bill Knox 114.70333
309   Ted Vactor 114.74125
310   Len Walterscheid 115.98267
311   Larry Mallory 116.01633
312   Joe Blahak 116.45400
313   Daryl Johnson 116.45800
314   Tom McCauley 116.45800
315   Danny Colbert 116.65800
316   Beasley Reece 117.26200
317   John Turner 117.61750
318   Lonnie Hepburn 117.87000
319   Tim Baylor 119.03375
320   Steve Wagner 119.94275
321   Dale Hackbart 120.39300
322   Ray Jones 120.54650
323   Eric Felton 121.25350
324   Al Randolph 121.66460
325   Speedy Duncan 122.00900
326   Dwayne O'Steen 122.56650
327   Otto Brown 123.20000
328   Scott Eaton 123.27350
329   Dick Daniels 123.73000
330   Eddie Meador 123.73000
331   Phil Clark 123.73000
332   Dick Conn 123.75550
333   Eldridge Small 124.19733
334   John Sciarra 124.33400
335   Rex Kern 126.15000
336   Honor Jackson 126.35400
337   Ricky Davis 126.41933
338   Mike Burns 126.45500
339   Wayne Rasmussen 126.90950
340   George Saimes 126.92433
341   Mike Spivey 126.92433
342   John Dockery 128.27100
343   Joe Scarpati 128.27500
344   Randy Poltl 128.47300
345   Jon Jaqua 128.50667
346   Tim Moresco 128.60767
347   Tom Vaughn 128.72750
348   Billy Hardee 128.78000
349   Dennis Thurman 129.28300
350   Don Dufek 129.41567
351   Bob Jury 129.48700
352   Jeff Nixon 130.19400
353   Ray Griffin 130.39400
354   Eric Johnson 130.69700
355   Kerry Justin 131.15150
356   Al Coleman 131.63767
357   Jim Duncan 132.81800
358   Odis McKinney 133.42400
359   M.L. Carter 133.42600
360   Bob Jones 133.47675
361   Rondy Colbert 133.62600
362   Kurt Knoff 133.97950
363   Tom Moriarty 136.35100
364   Tony Plummer 137.11050
365   Don Schwartz 137.66600
366   Jim Thrower 138.90967
367   Larry Anderson 139.88800
368   Jerry Stovall 140.09200
369   Alvin Haymond 140.99900
370   Ken Dyer 141.00100
371   Don Harris 141.30200
372   Norm Hodgins 141.50600
373   Billie Hayes 142.31400
374   Joe Green 142.81700
375   Ike Thomas 143.12000
376   Jackie Allen 143.27150
377   Randy Beverly 143.72600
378   Billy Walik 143.82700
379   Carter Hartwig 144.73800
380   Jerry Anderson 145.04100
381   Reggie Berry 145.20533
382   Bobby Williams 145.54400
383   Chuck Latourette 145.54400
384   Al Lavan 145.54600
385   Nesby Glasgow 145.54600
386   Rick Sanford 145.54600
387   Bennie McRae 146.45300
388   Doug Greene 147.05900
389   Wentford Gaines 147.31150
390   Donnie Walker 148.47300
391   Don Martin 149.28100
392   David Gray 149.58600
393   Craig Cassady 149.99000
394   Tom Janik 150.08900
395   Elijah Nevett 150.09100
396   Jim Massey 151.20200
397   Ceasar Belser 151.45250
398   Clancy Oliver 151.90900
399   Jim Browner 152.01000
400   David Hadley 152.81600
401   Ricky Odom 152.81800
402   Ron Medved 152.81800
403   Rocky Turner 153.47250
404   Mark Mitchell 153.52500
405   Ricky Wesson 153.52500
406   Mike Freeman 154.63600
407   Aaron Mitchell 156.05000
408   Ocie Austin 156.45400
409   Henry Stuckey 156.85800
410   Preston Anderson 156.85800
411   Tim Rudnick 156.85800
412   Bob Petrella 157.81550
413   Alan Caldwell 158.47400
414   Roy Green 158.47400
415   Rufus Bess 158.47400
416   Vaughn Lusby 158.47400
417   Robert Giblin 158.67400
418   Larry Willingham 158.92650
419   Tom Curtis 159.17900
420   Howard Sampson 159.98700
421   Frank Oliver 160.89800
422   Stan Black 161.30200
423   Chris Pane 161.75450
424   Randy Hall 162.31000
425   Ron Gardin 163.72400
426   Randy Rich 163.87550
427   Art McMahon 164.13000
428   Maurice Harvey 164.13000
429   Roger Williams 164.13000
430   Sidney Brown 164.13000
431   Wonder Monds 164.13000
432   William Cesare 164.93600
433   Bill Rademacher 165.54400
434   Terry Randolph 165.54400
435   Willie Mitchell 166.45300
436   Tommy Campbell 166.55400
437   Dwayne Woodruff 168.97800
438   Mike Kozlowski 168.97800
439   Ron Mabra 169.98600
440   Willie Osley 171.40200
441   Dave Mason 172.21000
442   Spencer Thomas 172.21000
443   Clinton Burrell 173.01800
444   Gerald Jackson 173.01800
445   Keith Nord 173.01800
446   Ray Waddy 173.01800
447   Richard Blackmore 173.01800
448   Scott Burk 173.01800
449   Pete Jaquess 173.72500
450   Durwood Keeton 173.82600
451   Leon Garror 173.82600
452   Doug Long 174.02800
453   Tom London 174.02800
454   Bill Cahill 174.63400
455   Kenny Graham 174.63400
456   Marion Reeves 174.63400
457   William Anderson 174.63400
458   Barry Hill 175.44200
459   Dennis Meyer 175.54300
460   Tim Beamer 175.54300
461   Bill Triplett 176.45200
462   Freddie Summers 176.45200
463   Reynaud Moore 176.45200
464   Tommy Marvaso 177.05800
465   Kenny Parker 177.36100
466   Mike Battle 177.36100
467   Bruce Threadgill 177.56300
468   Reggie Grant 177.56300
469   Donald Dykes 180.29000
470   Steve Taylor 180.29000
471   Brent Sexton 180.39100
472   Walter Packer 180.39100
473   Mike Fink 180.99700
474   Larry Jones 181.09800
475   Marvin Switzer 181.09800
476   Charlie Potts 181.90600
477   Bobby Majors 182.71400
478   Earl Douthitt 182.71400
479   Jimmy Stewart 183.21900
480   Bill West 183.52200
481   Carl Capria 183.52200
482   Ken Sawyer 183.52200
483   Wayne Bosarge 183.92600
484   Royce McKinney 184.33000
485   Nat Terry 184.63300
486   Don Bessillieu 185.94600
487   Horace Perkins 185.94600
488   Lawrence Johnson 185.94600
489   Brian Herosian 186.45100
490   Fred Barry 188.26900
491   Larry Eaglin 188.26900
492   Perry Pruett 188.26900
493   Bill Craven 189.98600
494   Ted Bachman 189.98600
495   Butch Davis 190.08700
496   Tommy Pharr 190.08700
497   Bill Drake 190.79400
498   Hurles Scales 191.60200
499   Rudy Holmes 191.60200
500   Sid Justin 194.02600
501   Larry Shears 194.63200
502   Eric Washington 195.54100
503   Hise Austin 195.54100
504   Al Latimer 195.64200
505   Bob Glazebrook 195.64200
506   Lee Harden 198.26800
507   Nate Shaw 198.26800
508   Wylie Turner 199.68200
509   Glenn Blackwood 201.29800

 


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