The 1980s NFL Team of the Decade

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The 1980s NFL Team of the Decade

To be voted to the Pro Bowl is a unique honour. To be selected as an All-Pro in a single year is an ever rarer accomplishment. To be named to an All-Decade Team is an even higher level of recognition. This quiz will measure your knowledge of the best of the best in terms of NFL players in the 1980s. Are you ready? Let's go!

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at defensive end?

Which of these defensive ends was a 2nd team selection?

Who was the first team quarterback?

Which of these running backs was a 2nd team selection?

What tight end was the 1st team selection?

Who was the 2nd team quarterback?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at cornerback?

Who was the first team selection at kick returner?

Which of these wide receivers was a 2nd team selection?

Who was the first team selection at placekicker?

Which of the players was a 2nd team selection at cornerback?

Which of these players was the 1st team selection at center?

Which of these linebackers was a 2nd team selection?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at tackle?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at guard?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at outside linebacker?

Which tight end was the 2nd team selection?

Which of these players was the 1st team selection at middle linebacker?

Which of these wide receivers was a 1st team selection?

Which of these defensive tackles was a 2nd team selection?

Who was the first team selection at punter?

Which of these running backs was a 1st team selection?

Which of these offensive linemen were 2nd team selections?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at safety?

Which of these players was a 1st team selection at defensive tackle?

The 1980s NFL Team of the Decade

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