The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of the 1960's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen 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   Bob Lilly 2.70117
2   Henry Jordan 2.83217
3   Willie Davis 3.16100
4   Deacon Jones 3.70294
5   Gino Marchetti 5.54490
6   Merlin Olsen 5.79738
7   Alex Karras 6.02594
8   Jim Katcavage 7.60883
9   Earl Faison 7.66192
10   Buck Buchanan 8.24736
11   Roger Brown 9.02060
12   Tom Sestak 9.28386
13   Jerry Mays 9.36111
14   Doug Atkins 10.18745
15   Ron McDole 10.53175
16   Larry Eisenhauer 12.23172
17   Bill Glass 13.02478
18   Houston Antwine 13.41061
19   George Andrie 14.77150
20   Tom Keating 19.49400
21   Carl Eller 19.56150
22   Bob Gain 20.26838
23   Jim Dunaway 20.47764
24   Bud McFadin 20.62617
25   Verlon Biggs 21.60390
26   Ernie Ladd 21.61106
27   Mel Branch 22.54078
28   Don Floyd 23.29629
29   Jim Hunt 23.66867
30   Rosey Grier 23.74157
31   Floyd Peters 23.75494
32   Bob Dee 23.92150
33   Ordell Braase 24.43972
34   Jim Marshall 26.96435
35   Gerry Philbin 28.52240
36   Alan Page 28.92067
37   Gene Lipscomb 29.39200
38   Ben Davidson 29.68144
39   Fred Miller 30.69550
40   Paul Wiggin 31.50044
41   Dave Costa 32.87271
42   Lamar Lundy 33.58056
43   Bob Toneff 34.17840
44   Andy Robustelli 34.32990
45   LaVerne Torczon 34.85543
46   Lionel Aldridge 35.16214
47   Charlie Krueger 35.18500
48   Billy Ray Smith Sr. 35.61794
49   Dick Modzelewski 36.09821
50   Rich Jackson 36.17583
51   Joe Robb 36.58325
52   Ron Snidow 37.02250
53   Ike Lassiter 37.53383
54   Leo Nomellini 38.39788
55   Ben McGee 38.47367
56   Ed Husmann 39.42258
57   Lou Michaels 39.46195
58   Pat Holmes 40.26638
59   Chuck Walker 41.78370
60   John Baker 42.26364
61   Darris McCord 42.74581
62   Chuck Hinton 43.12900
63   Sam Williams 43.33144
64   Jim Colvin 43.47900
65   Tom Day 44.34950
66   Joe Rutgens 44.41431
67   Don Brumm 44.69942
68   Chuck McMurtry 45.58150
69   Walter Johnson 46.00550
70   Ed O'Bradovich 46.27133
71   Andy Stynchula 46.34456
72   John Paluck 46.35067
73   Clark Miller 46.99864
74   Dick Evey 47.03883
75   John Meyers 48.59342
76   Luke Owens 49.18292
77   Roland Lakes 49.33938
78   Ernie Stautner 49.84875
79   Ron Kostelnik 50.52578
80   Dan Birdwell 51.99200
81   John Elliott 52.08333
82   Bob Lurtsema 52.43683
83   Jim Prestel 53.42679
84   Paul Rochester 53.47525
85   Don Hultz 53.81743
86   Don Owens 54.34325
87   Claude Humphrey 55.04800
88   John LoVetere 55.73180
89   Dalva Allen 55.92370
90   Jim Kanicki 55.96250
91   Dick Guesman 56.27488
92   Frank Fuller 56.67883
93   Gary Larsen 56.85217
94   Ray Jacobs 57.34192
95   Carl Kammerer 57.46471
96   Ron Nery 58.09288
97   Daniel Colchico 58.29492
98   Joe Greene 58.68600
99   Earl Leggett 58.71964
100   Paul Dickson 59.38981
101   Jess Richardson 60.31720
102   Leo Sugar 60.95650
103   Sam Silas 62.27458
104   Gary Pettigrew 62.40217
105   Joe Krupa 62.98360
106   Dave Rowe 63.04183
107   Bobby Richards 63.13500
108   Mack Yoho 63.20600
109   Larry Cole 63.25425
110   Karl Rubke 63.54683
111   Ed Cooke 64.19042
112   Bobby Bell 64.64300
113   Lloyd Voss 64.88508
114   Dave Hanner 65.68030
115   Jethro Pugh 65.97320
116   Bob Petrich 66.28650
117   Bob Kilcullen 66.78083
118   Larry Hand 67.00613
119   Don Healy 67.04175
120   Aaron Brown 67.16600
121   Andy Rice 67.18283
122   Stan Hindman 67.23338
123   Chuck Gavin 67.57425
124   Orville Trask 67.72350
125   Steve DeLong 68.23075
126   Bill Quinlan 68.74817
127   Scott Appleton 69.39710
128   Bob Rowe 70.31383
129   Gary Cutsinger 70.45117
130   Dick Chorovich 71.00800
131   Stan Jones 71.02083
132   Willie Townes 71.18275
133   Bubba Smith 71.39117
134   Gordy Holz 71.55113
135   Marion Campbell 72.74825
136   Jim Harris Jr. 73.51217
137   Brian Schweda 73.61317
138   Rex Mirich 74.89150
139   Mike Tilleman 75.11138
140   John Richardson 76.03717
141   George Rice 76.08125
142   Ed Khayat 76.41279
143   Ken Kortas 76.83070
144   Bill Stanfill* 76.91650
145   Jerry Shay 77.19867
146   Paul Miller 77.59625
147   Sid Youngelman 77.93938
148   George Gross 78.52750
149   Art Donovan 79.61625
150   Bill Hudson 79.86875
151   Pete Duranko 80.04350
152   Jon Jelacic 80.24750
153   Jim A. Norton 80.48963
154   Tim Rossovich 80.82825
155   Jerry Inman 81.01983
156   Maury Youmans 81.68900
157   Gene Brito 81.91600
158   Manny Fernandez 82.31800
159   Chuck Janerette 82.60267
160   Frank Cornish 82.80000
161   Jerry Rush 83.09270
162   Roy Hilton 84.06230
163   George Tarasovic 84.16350
164   Dennis Crane 85.55000
165   Jim Riley 86.38967
166   Larry Stephens 86.58913
167   Jack Gregory 86.59167
168   Tom Nomina 86.82733
169   Nick Mumley 86.91150
170   Nate Borden 87.31550
171   John Zook 87.47100
172   Carleton Oats 87.86263
173   Fred Williams 87.88010
174   Joe Szczecko 87.91313
175   Bruce Anderson 88.07300
176   Houston Ridge 88.32550
177   Howard Kindig 88.99110
178   Walt Barnes 89.25138
179   Dave Long 90.31188
180   Elvin Bethea 90.65050
181   George Strugar 90.67800
182   Ray Mansfield 90.85250
183   Ed Lothamer 90.90000
184   Mel Tom 90.91783
185   George Fields 91.00600
186   John Johnson 91.01208
187   Volney Peters 91.10500
188   Max Leetzow 91.66050
189   Bill Staley 91.91300
190   Jim Sorey 92.46650
191   Charley Powell 92.59475
192   Hal Smith 92.59475
193   Ray Collins 92.59475
194   Tom Saidock 92.59475
195   Monte Clark 92.92300
196   Riley Gunnels 93.29236
197   Ed Culpepper 93.74588
198   Willie D. Parker 94.11617
199   Fred Dryer 94.18750
200   Chuck Hurston 95.25310
201   John Cash 95.37225
202   Fred Heron 95.77850
203   Jim Griffin 96.08567
204   Ron Billingsley 96.10250
205   Randy Beisler 96.69167
206   Guy Reese 97.04100
207   Frank Parker 97.72400
208   Marvin Upshaw 98.32650
209   John Mellekas 98.98500
210   Leo Carroll 100.90400
211   Rich Moore 100.90400
212   Royce Berry 100.90400
213   Steve Thompson 100.90400
214   Bob Reifsnyder 101.00500
215   Carmen Cavalli 101.00500
216   Don Deskins 101.00500
217   Jerry Helluin 101.00500
218   Joe Young 101.00500
219   Johnny Hatley 101.00500
220   Tony Sardisco 101.00500
221   Walter Napier 101.00500
222   Jim Moran 101.16933
223   Russ Washington 101.45750
224   Harry Gunner 101.58375
225   Bill Herchman 101.84267
226   Bert Wilder 102.29300
227   Jim Houston 102.36650
228   Mike Bundra 102.64650
229   Bob J. Briggs 103.32600
230   Chuck Sieminski 103.64542
231   Carlton Dabney 103.73200
232   Henry Schmidt 103.90279
233   Bob Young 104.54000
234   Don Davis 104.54000
235   Dave Cahill 105.04100
236   Marty Amsler 105.37125
237   Roger Anderson 105.44700
238   Glen Condren 105.71438
239   Rich Zecher 106.01733
240   Curley Culp 106.35600
241   Harry Jagielski 107.11350
242   Dudley Meredith 107.75942
243   Frank Atkinson 107.82250
244   Larry Cox 107.86900
245   Bob Watters 108.02250
246   Tom Domres 109.23450
247   Jim Leo 109.50183
248   Loyd Phillips 109.53750
249   Rick Cash 109.53750
250   Diron Talbert 110.04250
251   Robert E. Brown 110.76433
252   Leroy Moore 111.24413
253   Urban Henry 111.42083
254   Bill Belk 112.36550
255   Lou Cordileone 112.42908
256   Gene Gossage 112.88533
257   Joe Lewis 113.59233
258   Maury Schleicher 114.23400
259   Carel Stith 114.48650
260   Gregg Schumacher 115.90050
261   Mike McBath 115.95100
262   Ed Henke 116.20150
263   Don Joyce 116.53175
264   Al Dotson 116.62233
265   Tom Redmond 116.91760
266   Remi Prudhomme 117.21550
267   Ron East 117.43033
268   Bud Marshall 117.77125
269   John Diehl 118.12475
270   Frank Bosch 119.63750
271   Willie Holman 119.63750
272   Coy Bacon 120.09400
273   Ernie Calloway 120.09400
274   Karl Henke 120.09400
275   Rolf Krueger 120.09400
276   John Gonzaga 121.40700
277   Bob Denton 122.11910
278   Dennis Byrd 122.82100
279   Bob Voight 124.18450
280   Dick Klein 124.18450
281   George Shirkey 124.91475
282   Spain Musgrove 125.44500
283   Curt Merz 125.49750
284   Bob Tatarek 125.54600
285   Steve Chomyszak 125.54600
286   Jim Garcia 125.88067
287   Gary Finneran 125.92475
288   Carl McAdams 128.14675
289   Roger LaLonde 128.19725
290   John Kapele 128.45617
291   Paul Smith 131.90900
292   Frank Molden 132.31300
293   McKinley Boston 135.54500
294   Jim Weatherwax 136.02475
295   John Mangum 136.02475
296   John Aveni 136.27725
297   Pat Summerall 136.27725
298   Dan LaRose 136.47925
299   Don Lawrence 136.47925
300   Bill Keating 137.51450
301   Mike Dirks 140.74650
302   Will Renfro 141.35250
303   Mike Melinkovich 142.00900
304   Bill Briggs 142.26150
305   Marty Baccaglio 143.62500
306   Tom Scott 143.72800
307   Fred Moore 144.78650
308   Jim Hayes 144.78650
309   Willie Adams 144.78650
310   Mel Witt 145.54600
311   Denis Moore 145.69550
312   Charlie Johnson 146.09950
313   Jerry Mazzanti 146.09950
314   Bob Taylor 146.78125
315   Garland Boyette 146.96000
316   Gene Cronin 147.94275
317   Gene Trosch 148.06900
318   Ray Krouse 148.87900
319   Joe Schmiesing 149.53350
320   Thomas Fussell 149.83850
321   John Kenerson 150.84650
322   Art Hauser 150.89700
323   Bill Bishop 151.37675
324   Curt Farrier 151.52825
325   Hatch Rosdahl 151.52825
326   John Hoffman 151.75750
327   Don Thompson 152.21000
328   Bob McAdams 154.91175
329   Art Thoms 156.55500
330   Bill Yelverton 157.66600
331   Dan Goich 158.47400
332   Bill Kindricks 159.18100
333   Earl Edwards 160.39300
334   Don King 160.99900
335   Ken Frost 161.35250
336   Sammy Odom 161.35250
337   Clarence Washington 162.31200
338   Jimmie L. Jones 162.31200
339   Julian Nunamaker 162.31200
340   Bob Werl 164.13000
341   Dave Daniels 164.13000
342   William Yearby 164.13000
343   George Pyne 165.44300
344   Rosey Davis 165.44300
345   Tim Powell 165.44300
346   Dan Lanphear 167.66500
347   Dick Frey 167.66500
348   Jack Scott 167.66500
349   Ray Armstrong 167.66500
350   Ron Warzeka 167.66500
351   Arnie Simkus 168.06900
352   Bo Wood 168.06900
353   Bob Heinz 168.06900
354   Bob Hughes 168.06900
355   Bob Oliver 168.06900
356   Dan Sartin 168.06900
357   Dick Arndt 168.06900
358   Ed Toner 168.06900
359   Francis Winkler 168.06900
360   Joe Righetti 168.06900
361   L.C. Greenwood 168.06900
362   Lew Kamanu 168.06900
363   Norm McBride 168.06900
364   Randy Staten 168.06900
365   Richard Neal 168.06900
366   Richard Sligh 168.06900
367   Tom Holzer 168.06900
368   Tommy Hart 168.06900
369   Waddey Harvey 168.06900
370   Don Stallings 169.48300
371   Gil Mains 169.48300
372   Jerry Wilson 169.48300
373   Jim Temp 169.48300
374   Jim Weatherall 169.48300
375   John Wilcox 169.48300
376   Ken Beck 169.48300
377   Lebron Shields 169.48300
378   Dennis Randall 170.99800
379   Ernie Ruple 170.99800
380   Jim Urbanek 170.99800
381   Kevin Hardy 170.99800
382   Leon Crenshaw 170.99800
383   Whit Canale 170.99800
384   Anton Peters 172.21000
385   Bill Hull 172.21000
386   Dick Davis 172.21000
387   George Hultz 172.21000
388   Joe Novsek 172.21000
389   Karl Kaimer 172.21000
390   Pat Russ 172.21000
391   Ron Gassert 172.21000
392   Doug Brown 177.61350
393   John Contoulis 177.61350
394   Larry Jordan 177.61350
395   Luther Jeralds 195.03600
396   Paul Ward 196.19750

 


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