Giants great Lawrence Taylor is the franchise’s lone representative on the roster as he and fellow Hall of Famer Jack Ham of the 1970s Steelers dynasty are listed as the two outside linebackers.
“The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals,” Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan said. “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.”
In those title games, Taylor led a defense that kept John Elway and the Broncos to 20 points in Super Bowl XXI and Jim Kelly and the Bills to 19 points in Super Bowl XXV.
The Steelers led the Golden Team with eight selections: Ham, cornerback Mel Blount, defensive tackle Joe Greene, running back Franco Harris, inside linebacker Jack Lambert, wide receiver Lynn Swann, center Mike Webster, and Chuck Noll, who was picked as the head coach.
|SUPER BOWL 50 GOLDEN TEAM|
|QUARTERBACK (1)||TIGHT END (1)|
|Joe Montana||Jay Novacek|
|RUNNING BACKS (2)||WIDE RECEIVERS (2)|
|Franco Harris||Jerry Rice|
|Emmitt Smith||Lynn Swann|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLES (2)||CENTER (1)|
|Art Shell||Mike Webster|
|GUARDS (2)||HEAD COACH (1)|
|Gene Upshaw||Chuck Noll|
|DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)||INTERIOR LINEMEN (2)|
|Reggie White||Joe Greene|
|Charles Haley||Randy White|
|CORNERBACKS (2)||SAFETIES (2)|
|Mel Blount||Ronnie Lott|
|Deion Sanders||Jake Scott|
|OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)||INSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)|
|Lawrence Taylor||Jack Lambert|
|Jack Ham||Ray Lewis|
|KICKER (1)||RETURN SPECIALIST (1)|
|Adam Vinatieri||Desmond Howard|