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49ers Represented on NFL’s All-Decade Team

Posted by Taylor Price on February 1, 2010 – 2:59 PM

Terrell Owens and Larry Allen weren named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

The NFL’s recently released ninth All-Decade Team has two former 49ers among the 53 players selected.

Interestingly enough, both players selected were commonly known by their initials, “T.O” and “L.A.”

Wide receiver Terrell Owens (1996-2003), and guard Larry Allen (2006-2007), were the only players with ties to the 49ers to make the list of the NFL’s best players of the 2000s.

Owens scored 71 of his 144 career touchdowns with the 49ers. During his time with the 49ers in the 2000s, Owens posted 13, 16, 13 and nine touchdowns from 2000-2003. Last season, Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with the Buffalo Bills.

Allen started in 27 games in two seasons with the 49ers after playing 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He also appeared in the 2006 Pro Bowl as a member of the 49ers, capping a streak of 11 consecutive Pro Bowl selections. Allen retired from football after the 2007 season.

Every 10 years, the NFL’s All-Decade teams are selected by members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.  The team is comprised of two quarterbacks, four running backs, one fullback, four wide receivers, two tight ends, four offensive tackles, four guards, two centers, four defensive tackles, four defensive ends, six linebackers, four cornerbacks, four safeties, two kickers, two punters, two kick returners, two punt returners and two head coaches.

NFL’s All-Decade Team 2000s

Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

Running Backs: Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson

Wide Receivers: Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens (1996-2003)

Tight Ends: Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez

Fullback: Lorenzo Neal

Offensive Tackles: Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, William Roaf

Offensive Guards: Larry Allen (2006-2007), Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Will Shields

Centers: Olin Kreutz, Kevin Mawae

Defensive Ends: Dwight Freeney, Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan, Jason Taylor

Defensive Tackles: La’Roi Glover, Warren Sapp, Richard Seymour, Kevin Williams

Linebackers: Derrick Brooks, Ray Lewis, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas, Brian Urlacher, DeMarcus Ware

Cornerbacks: Ronde Barber, Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Charles Woodson

Safeties: Brian Dawkins, Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, Darren Sharper

Punters: Shane Lechler, Brian Moorman

Kickers: David Akers, Adam Vinatieri

Punt Returners: Dante Hall, Devin Hester

Kick Returners: Joshua Cribbs, Dante Hall

Head Coaches: Bill Belichick, Tony Dungy

Do you agree or disagree with the selection committe’s final 53-man roster for the 2000s? Explain your reasoning in the comments section below.

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28 Responses to “49ers Represented on NFL’s All-Decade Team”

  1. By Gil on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    you can go ahead and book Patrick Willis being on the next All Decade Team

  2. By Chris on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    Yup. Willis is a beast. Go Niners.

  3. By edggy on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    sad very sad

  4. By Buckock on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    Uh… Joe Montana? John Taylor? Jerry Rice…… this “all-Decade” is a farse line-up

  5. By Symm on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    You can bet Patrick Willis, Michael Crabtree & Vernon Davis will be on the next All-Decade Team along with Frank Gore and quite possibly Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson & Chilo Rachal!!! Mark your calendar!

  6. By sportsfreak49ers on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    niners for life

  7. By NinerDude on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    No Jim Druckenmiller?

  8. By Joseph Granata on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    I think Brayant Young truly deserved the honor as well, here is a guy who played well for us for over ten years and should have been selected for the Pro Bowl numerous times. I think this is a snub to the 49ers. The NFL hates the Niners and so they will do anything in their power to snub us.

  9. By Alan Agana on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    HAHA. Joe Montana? John Taylor? Rice? Buckock, this is the 2000 decade list. Meaning from 2000-2009 seasons. Montana and Taylor retired before 2000, and Rice was far from his prime in the 5 years he played from ’00-’04 in the 2000 decade. I’m not even gonna comment on Druckenmiller. Funny comment.

  10. By mike on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    By Symm on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    You can bet Patrick Willis, Michael Crabtree & Vernon Davis will be on the next All-Decade Team along with Frank Gore and quite possibly Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson & Chilo Rachal!!! Mark your calendar
    willis yes! 100% yes! crabtree, maybe… davis less likely then crabs, gore is on the decline, so no! alex smith? lmao!!!! i support him as our starting qb but come on!!! goldson! umm no! chilo is dumber then alex smith!

  11. By mike on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    willis yes! 100% yes! crabtree, maybe… davis less likely then crabs, gore is on the decline, so no! alex smith? lmao!!!! i support him as our starting qb but come on!!! goldson! umm no! chilo is dumber then alex smith!

  12. By Alex Araujo on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Demarcus ware??? If ware made it then willis should have made it!
    Ware has only been in the league for about 4 or 5 years…And willis 3….And willis di way more then ware already even though ware has 2 years on him!!!
    And joshua Cribbs?!?!? he needs to be taken off for sure! He hasnt even been in the league that long to be known as a decade person!
    This is retarted!
    Wheres julian peterson? Jeff Garcia? Bryant Young?

    L. Glover but no B. Young.
    And if cribbs made it gore could have made it.

  13. By Bill on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    very sad! there are several 49ers that could have made it, IF the coaching and front office had not made so many mistakes. the 49ers have had some good talent, but you can’t change “who you are” every year and become great.

    how good would Manning be with a new OC every year?

    if the 49ers are going to be great again – get a west coast HC and OC, stick with a 3/4 D and be THE SF 49ers – forever.

    then players will live up to all decade status

  14. By Ian on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Marshal Faulk HAS to be on that list for running backs…

  15. By 5decadefan on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Larry Allen can’t really be considered a 49er; he’s a Dallas Cowboy. TO should just be considered a NFL Gypsy. He certainly didn’t fit the concept of Team Player while most of the other 49ers did. The 49er ownership and management must be desperate to make these claims.

  16. By pablo on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    sorry but T.O. was niner just for some years and L.A. was a cowboy player most of his carrer, so we have not to much to celebrate this decade, lets see next decade, for shure willis and meybe crebtree, but we have to think on 2010 we need o-line—PLEEEEAAAASEEEEEE- if we don´t build a sold o-line we will have another decade like 2000s…GO NINERS SHOW ME WHAT YOU HAVE….by the way to the organization spend more money on good players not like clements or shaun hill….

  17. By austin on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Patrick willis will be for sure, gore for sure, vernon davis definetly then maybe but goldson hell no and alex smith he had a decent year but all decade hahaha please not yet anyway.
    and gore is on the decline? he again rushed for another 1000+ yard season so theres no way hes on the decline

  18. By austin on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    and I agree with pablo we need an o line

    but singltary is doin a good job as head coach

  19. By N.C on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Bryant Young should have definitely made it. he was a beast.

  20. By Chris Pena on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Bryant Young?

  21. By Ron on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    I agree, that this coming decade will be more Niners. But please. Get rid of Clements. OVER OVER OVER-RATED! waste of money! we need CB’s and O-line and a solid QB, we should have been unstoppable with Aaron Rodgers!. I still think Rice even though he had a couple of years in the 2000 should have been there. For respect atleast. Willis should have been there if Ware is there.
    Alex Smith on this coming decade team? hahahaha yea right!

  22. By Yanquicatzin on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Bryant Young?

  23. By Zubby on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    what about Jerry Rice? patrick willis? Joe Nedney? Eric Johnson julian peterson?

  24. By Ceaddermsn on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply

    Ummmm Rice very much should have been considered for all decade team. Cause even in the declining years he was better than Owens at least.

    Owens was decent enough but how bout across the middle? Now how bout Rice? That man was FEARLESS. He knew he was going to get hit and STILL caught the ball. Not Owens.

    Rice had Al Davis holding him back for the bulk of a season and still performed well when he went to the Seahawks too.

    Slow? Put the ball in GOAT’s hands even 15 years into his career and he somehow finds the overdrive gear and makes things happen with his feet.

    Only reason Owens is on the list is cause he played more seasons in that 10 year span. That’s it. Personally I think that Steve Smith, Issaac Bruce, and several others were better Receivers than Owens as well.

  25. By Bo Major on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply

    Shaun Alexander is on the list but not Marshall Faulk? That is a joke.

  26. By ninerfansince88 on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, I’m a big niner fan but Marshall Faulk should have definitely been on the All-Decade team. He was one of the best running backs I’ve ever seen.

  27. By 125bundie on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply

    patrick willis frank gore and vernon davis will be on the next list

  28. By miguel on Feb 4, 2010 | Reply

    whoever said TO only played for the niners for a couple of years is an idiot….TO WAS DRAFTED IN1996 and didnt get traded to the eagles till 2004…so i would say 7 to 8 years with the niners considers him an official 49er…although i didnt like some of the antics he did, he is still a great player…but nowhere near as good as the G.O.A.T. #80 JERRY RICE…………..more of 49er fans showing faith in the team and playoffs in 2010…….GOOOOO NINERS 4 LIFE!!!!!!

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