8. Bruce Matthews
Houston Oilers and eventually Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews is amongst the best offensive lineman of all time, and one of the most decorated. Bruce Matthews went to the Pro Bowl 14 times, an NFL record he shares with three other players.
Matthews played all five positions along the offensive line over the course of his career and went to the Pro Bowl as a guard and center. He was also named an All-Pro 10 different times.
When Matthews retired he had played more NFL games than any other player in history, though Brett Favre would later pass that mark, Matthews still hods the record for offensive lineman. Matthews’ 19 NFL seasons remain the most amongst offensive lineman in NFL history.
Matthews also never missed a game because of an injury over his 19 year career, simply impressive.
Matthews closest chance at a Super Bowl win came in 1999 when the Titans played the St. Louis Rams in the big game. Matthews chances of getting a ring were about a yard in that famous image of Kevin Dyson holding out his arm for the end zone but being just short.
Matthews also became the first Tennessee Titans player to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he was inducted in 2007.
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