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The NFL 2000s All-Decade Team is composed of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the ten years spanning 20002009. Only a player or coach's performance in the 2000's is used as criteria for voting.[citation needed]

The full team[1][2][3] was announced on January 31, 2010 during the pregame show for the 2010 Pro Bowl.[4] The names of the twelve all-decade honorees who participated in the Pro Bowl were released earlier.[5]

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Selection Process

The team is chosen by members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. This committee consists of one media member from each NFL market (two for New York/ New Jersey owing to the market's two teams), a representative from the Pro Football Writers of America and 11 "at-large" delegates (primarily national sportswriters) for a total of 44 voters.[6] These voters are asked to select two coaches and a total of 53 players, broken out as follows: two quarterbacks, four running backs, a fullback, four wide receivers, two tight ends, four offensive tackles, four guards, two centers, four defensive ends, four defensive tackles, six linebackers, four cornerbacks, four safeties, two placekickers, two punters, two kick returners, two punt returners.[7]

Among the voters who have revealed their individual selections for the team are Alex Marvez (Fox Sports)[8], Rick Gosselin (The Dallas Morning News)[7], and Peter King (Sports Illustrated)[9].

The Team

Note 1: Players are listed alphabetically within first and second teams
Note 2: Only teams for which a player played for in the decade are listed

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Offense

Position First Team Hall of Fame? Second Team Hall of Fame?
Quarterback Tom Brady (New England Patriots) Active Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts) Active
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers) Active Shaun Alexander (Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins) Active*
Edgerrin James (Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks) Active* Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns) Active*
Fullback Lorenzo Neal (Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders) Active* no second team FB named
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis Colts) Active* Torry Holt (St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars) Active*
Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots) Active Terrell Owens (San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills) Active*
Tight end Tony Gonzalez (Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons) Active Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers) Active
Tackle Walter Jones (Seattle Seahawks) Active Orlando Pace (St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears) Active*
Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore Ravens) e-2013 Willie Roaf (New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs) e-2011
Guard Alan Faneca (Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets) Active Larry Allen (Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers) e-2013
Steve Hutchinson (Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings) Active Will Shields (Kansas City Chiefs) e-2012
Center Kevin Mawae (New York Jets, Tennessee Titans) Active Olin Kreutz (Chicago Bears) Active

Defense

Position First Team Hall of Fame? Second Team Hall of Fame?
Defensive end Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis Colts) Active Julius Peppers (Carolina Panthers) Active
Michael Strahan (New York Giants) e-2013 Jason Taylor (Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins) Active*
Defensive tackle Warren Sapp (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders) e-2013 La'Roi Glover (New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams) e-2014
Richard Seymour (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders) Active Kevin Williams (Minnesota Vikings) Active
Linebacker Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Active* Joey Porter (Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins) Active*
Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) Active Zach Thomas (Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys) Active*
Brian Urlacher (Chicago Bears) Active DeMarcus Ware (Dallas Cowboys) Active
Cornerback Champ Bailey (Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos) Active Ronde Barber (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Active
Charles Woodson (Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers Active Ty Law (New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos) Active*
Safety Ed Reed (Baltimore Ravens) Active Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers) Active
Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos) Active Darren Sharper (Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints) Active*

Special teams

Position First Team Hall of Fame? Second Team Hall of Fame?
Kicker Adam Vinatieri (New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts) Active David Akers (Philadelphia Eagles) Active
Punter Shane Lechler (Oakland Raiders) Active Brian Moorman (Buffalo Bills) Active
Kick Returner Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns) Active Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams) Active*
Punt Returner Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams) Active* Devin Hester (Chicago Bears) Active

Coach

Position First Team Hall of Fame? Second Team Hall of Fame?
Coach Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) Active Tony Dungy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts) e-2014

Key

  • Under "Hall of Fame" if a year is listed, i.e., "e-2010", that is the year player is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • * Free Agent, not on any NFL roster at end of 2009 yet has not announced retirement

References

  1. ^ "NFL's All-Decade team of the 2000's: Offense". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/2010/2/15/nfls-all-decade-team-of-the-2000s---offense/. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "NFL's All-Decade team of the 2000's: Defense". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/2010/2/15/nfls-all-decade-team-of-the-2000s---defense/. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "NFL's All-Decade team of the 2000's: Special Teams/Coaches". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/2010/2/15/nfls-all-decade-team-of-the-2000s---special-teamscoaches/. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "League announces 2000s NFL All-Decade Team". NFL.com. February 1, 2010. http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8161b0e9&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "12 members of All-Decade Team competing in Pro Bowl". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/probowl/story?id=09000d5d816025c4&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Selection Process". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/selectionprocess.aspx. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Gosselin, Rick (December 23, 2009). "22 is the magic number for the NFL all-decade team". The Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/nwsltr/sports/fromthe50/stories/122209dnspoinsidenfl.347a8f1.html. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Marvez, Alex (January 1, 2010). "NFL All-Decade team: 2000-2009". Fox Sports. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/marvez-nfl-all-decade-team-123009. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  9. ^ King, Peter (December 8, 2009). "All-Decade Team: NFL". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/magazine/specials/2000s/12/05/nfl.decade.team/index.html. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 

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