30. Mike Singletary — Chicago Bears (1981-1992)
Often considered the heart of the great Chicago Bears defenses of the 1980’s (including the single-greatest defensive unit ever in the 1985 Bears), Mike Singletary played with a combination of intensity and intimidation that endeared him to the famously cantankerous Buddy Ryan.
Singletary was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 1985 and 1988, and was named to an All-Pro nine times over the course of his 12-year NFL career. In Super Bowl XX, Singletary battered any poor member of the New England Patriots who had the football, forcing an NFL-record two fumbles in the game.
29. Anthony Munoz — Bengals, Buccaneers (1980-1993)
He isn’t discussed among the game’s greatest players — even though he should be — because he played one of the game’s most unglamorous positions. But Anthony Munoz wasn’t just one of the greatest left tackle’s in NFL history; he was one of the greatest players, period.
Between 1980 and 1992, Munoz was selected to the Pro Bowl all but one year, and named an All-Pro in every single season but his last one. After playing his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals, he became the first player in the team’s history to be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.