Most Feared Tacklers In the NFL

The Top Ten

1 Dick Butkis

This is a no brainer

2 Jack Tatum

Everyone was afraid of the "Assassin" and he gave Earl Campbell his hardest hit.

3 Ronnie Lott
4 Steve Atwater Stephen Dennis Atwater nicknamed "Smiling Assassin" is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos.
5 Laurence Taylor
6 Ray Lewis Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.
7 Jack Lambert
8 Night Train Lane
9 Joe Greene Charles Edward Greene, better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1981.
10 Hardy Brown

The Contenders

11 Rodney Harrison
12 James Harrison James Henry Harrison Jr. is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for Kent State University and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Harrison won two Super Bowls with the Steelers: XL and XLIII.
13 Luke Kuechly Luke August Kuechly is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
14 Warren Sapp
15 Kenny Easley
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