The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors has 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 on Thursday.
Three Packers were selected for the team: defensive end Reggie White, offensive tackle Forrest Gregg and kick returner Desmond Howard.
“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.”
|HEAD COACH||Chuck Noll|
|TIGHT END||Jay Novacek|
|RUNNING BACKS||Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith|
|WIDE RECEIVERS||Jerry Rice, Lynn Swann|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLES||Art Shell, Forrest Gregg|
|GUARDS||Gene Upshaw, Larry Allen|
|DEFENSIVE ENDS||Reggie White, Charles Haley|
|INTERIOR LINEMEN||Joe Greene, Randy White|
|CORNERBACKS||Mel Blount, Deion Sanders|
|SAFETIES||Ronnie Lott, Jake Scott|
|OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS||Lawrence Taylor, Jack Ham|
|INSIDE LINEBACKERS||Jack Lambert, Ray Lewis|
|RETURN SPECIALIST||Desmond Howard|