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The Husky NFL Hall of Fame

Who are the best Husky alumni at every position based on their NFL career?



QB Warren Moon

An easy one here. Moon may have had to go to the CFL to start his career, but there were a few years in the late-80s/early-90s where Moon was arguably the best quarterback in the league. He was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2006, made 9 Pro Bowls and won a ton of awards throughout his career.

RB Hugh McElhenny

A star for the Huskies in the early-50s, most fans these days don't remember McElhenny, but he was a legitimate Heisman candidate as a Husky and a first round draft pick. McElhenny was one of the best backs in the NFL during the 50s, making five All-Pro teams while being named to the NFL All-Decade team.

RB Corey Dillon

Dillon immediately blew up as an NFL player after his one year at Washington when he broke the single-game rookie rushing record and then went on to have a number of great years for horrible Bengals teams. Dillon eventually got out of Cincinnati though and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots and ended his career with more than 10,000 career rushing yards.

WR Dave Williams

A first round draft pick for the Cardinals, Williams was never a star, but carved out a seven year career and finished with 25 career touchdowns. Williams was a good player, but honestly this shows that receiver might be the weakest of any position for Husky NFL alumni.

WR Jerome Pathon

Was close to going with Reggie Williams, but Pathon had a little bit more of a consistent and longer career. Pathon was never a go-to-guy, but was regularly a second and third option receiver for teams.

TE Ernie Conwell

This was a close call here as I really, really liked Mark Bruener as a guy who was arguably the best blocking tight end in the league for years, but Conwell earned more honors. Conwell had more than 2,000 yards receiving throughout his career and 15 touchdowns. He was named All-Pro in 2001.

OL Olin Kreutz

Considered one of, if not the, best center in the NFL for much of his 14-year career, Kreutz is one of the best to ever play the position and was named to the All-Decade team for the 2000s. Making 6 Pro Bowls and 4 All-Pro teams, Kreutz has a shot at the Hall of Fame down the road.

OL Lincoln Kennedy

Without a doubt, one of the best characters to ever play for the Huskies, Kennedy was considered one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL for years and was a key part of a number of Raiders teams in the 2000s that won a lot of games. Kennedy is another guy with a shot at the Hall of Fame, who made two All-Pro teams and three Pro Bowls.

OL Kevin Gogan

Gogan got a lot of notoriety throughout his 14-year career as regularly being labeled as the dirtiest player in the game, but he was also well known for simply being one of the best linemen in the game and made three Pro Bowls.

OL Brian Habib

At 6'7 300, Habib had size and athleticism for an offensive lineman that was almost a bit before its time. He had an 11-year career and was a key player in the Broncos Super Bowl win in 1997 as he paved the way for Terrell Davis.

OL Ray Mansfield

Another old timer, that most fans these days won't remember, but they should know who he was because, Mansfield was the starting center for the Steelers from 1966 to 1976 which included two Super Bowl championships.


DE Ben Davidson

One of the most intimidating players of the 60s, Davidson was a 6'8 monster for the Raiders and a dynamic pass-rusher. Like many other Husky alumni, Davidson was also well known off-of-the-field as he had a number of television and film roles along with commercials.

DT Dave Pear

Pear had a brief, injury riddled career, but it was a good one as he started in 62 games and won a Super Bowl with the Raiders while also being named to a Pro Bowl with the Buccaneers. Since retiring, Pear has been very vocal about the problems that football injuries can cause.

DT Arnie Weinmeister

A native Canadian, Weinmeister is a Hall of Famer who had a short, but decorated career that saw him being elected All-Pro six times.

DE Dennis Brown

Brown was a standout player for the 49ers for seven seasons and was a starter on the squad that won Super Bowl XXIX. Brown finished his career with 24.5 sacks and won Rookie of the Year in 1990.

LB Michael Jackson

Jackson stayed local and played the entirety of his eight-year career for the Seahawks, where he was regularly one of the best players on the team and won a number of team awards.

LB Rick Redman

Redman had a lengthy nine-year professional career that saw him play in the NFL and AFL with the Chargers and peaked in 1967 when he was named an AFL Star.

LB Joe Kelly

Kelly was never a star, but forged an impressive 11-year NFL career that featured some very strong seasons early in his career with the Rams and Raiders.

CB Vestee Jackson

Jackson had a strong eight-year NFL career with the Bears and Dolphins which was highlighted by an eight-interception season in 1988 and he ended his career with 18 total interceptions.

CB Ray Horton

Horton had a very successful 10-year career for the Bengals and Cowboys and ended his career with 19 career touchdowns.

S Lawyer Milloy

A future Hall of Fame candidate, Milloy had a lengthy 15-year career in which he was regularly regarded as one of, if not the best safeties in the NFL for a good chunk of. Milloy made three All-Pro teams and was a key member of the Patriots' Super Bowl XXXVI champion team.

S Tony Parrish

Parrish played the bulk of his career with the 49ers and was one of the best safeties in the league while there, especially in pass coverage as he grabbed 30 interceptions in his career.

Special Teams

K Jeff Jaeger

Jaeger had a successful 12-year NFL career of which most seasons he spent with the Raiders as one of the most consistent kickers in the league.