Manning, Brady head 2000s All-Decade team

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

QBs Peyton Manning and Tom Brady head the 53-player 2000s NFL All-Decade team announced by the league Sunday.

Manning, Colts DE Dwight Freeney and Saints FS Darren Sharper are the three participants in Super Bowl XLIV who were named to the All-Decade squad, and 12 members of the team played in the Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sunday.

The 2000s squad marks the ninth All-Decade team, as chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee..

Besides the 53-player team, two coaches were named — the Patriots' Bill Belichick and retired Colts head coach Tony Dungy.


2000s NFL ALL-DECADE TEAM
OFFENSE
Position Name Team(s)
Quarterback Tom Brady Patriots
Quarterback Peyton Manning Colts
Running back Shaun Alexander Seahawks
Running back Jamal Lewis Ravens, Browns
Running back Edgerrin James Colts, Cardinals
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison Colts
Wide receiver Torry Holt Rams, Jaguars
Wide receiver Randy Moss Vikings, Raiders, Patriots
Wide receiver Terrell Owens 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills
Fullback Lorenzo Neal Titans, Bengals, Chargers, Ravens
Tight end Antonio Gates Chargers
Tight end Tony Gonzalez Chiefs, Falcons
Offensive tackle Walter Jones Seahawks
Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden Ravens
Offensive tackle Orlando Pace Rams, Bears
Offensive tackle William Roaf Saints, Chiefs
Guard Larry Allen Cowboys
Guard Alan Faneca Steelers, Jets
Guard Steve Hutchinson Seahawks, Vikings
Guard Will Shields Chiefs
Center Olin Kreutz Bears
Center Kevin Mawae Jets, Titans
     
DEFENSE
Position Name Team(s)
Defensive end Dwight Freeney Colts
Defensive end Julius Peppers Panthers
Defensive end Michael Strahan Giants
Defensive end Jason Taylor Dolphins
Defensive tackle La'Roi Glover Saints, Cowboys, Rams
Defensive tackle Warren Sapp Buccaneers, Raiders
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour Patriots, Raiders
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams Vikings
Linebacker Derrick Brooks Buccaneers
Linebacker Ray Lewis Ravens
Linebacker Joey Porter Steelers, Dolphins
Linebacker Zach Thomas Dolphins, Cowboys, Chiefs
Linebacker Brian Urlacher Bears
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware Cowboys
Safety Brian Dawkins Eagles, Broncos
Safety Troy Polamalu Steelers
Safety Ed Reed Ravens
Safety Darren Sharper Packers, Vikings, Saints
Cornerback Ronde Barber Buccaneers
Cornerback Champ Bailey Redskins, Broncos
Cornerback Ty Law Patriots, Jets, Chiefs, Broncos
Cornerback Charles Woodson Raiders, Packers
     
SPECIAL TEAMS
Position Name Team(s)
Punter Shane Lechler Raiders
Punter Brian Moorman Bills
Kicker David Akers Redskins, Eagles
Kicker Adam Vinatieri Patriots, Colts
Kick returner Joshua Cribbs Browns
Kick returner Dante Hall Chiefs, Rams
Punt returner Dante Hall Chiefs, Rams
Punt returner Devin Hester Bears