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20 Hall of Famers You Didn’t Know Were In Madden

Posted November 24th at 3:00pm.

Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) features many players you can’t find anywhere else in Madden NFL 15.

The exclusive MUT Legends program lets players take the field with superstars from years past. Here are 20 that are in enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1. JOHN ELWAY, DENVER BRONCOS QB (2004 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE)

Elway appeared in five Super Bowls, winning back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII, which turned out to be the final game of his career.

2. CRIS CARTER, MINNESOTA VIKINGS WR (2013 HOF)

At the time of his retirement, Carter ranked second behind Jerry Rice in all-time receptions and receiving touchdowns.

3. DERRICK BROOKS, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS LB (2014 HOF)

Brooks played for 14 seasons, all with the Buccaneers. He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, and led a dominant Bucs defense to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII. 

4. MEAN JOE GREENE, PITTSBURGH STEELERS DT (1987 HOF)

A cornerstone of the legendary “Steel Curtain” defense, Greene was a four-time Super Bowl champion in IX, X, XIII, and XIV.

5. EMMITT SMITH, DALLAS COWBOYS HB (2010 HOF)

The NFL's all-time leading rusher, Smith was a three-time Super Bowl champion in XXVII, XXVII, and XXX. 

6. MICHAEL IRVIN, DALLAS COWBOYS WR (2007 HOF)

“The Playmaker” is a three-time Super Bowl champion in XXVII, XXVII, and XXX. Irvin holds the NFL's single-season record with eleven 100-yard games.

7. MIKE DITKA, CHICAGO BEARS TE (1988 HOF)

The first tight end in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ditka is a three-time Super Bowl champion in VI, XII, and XX. After his playing career, he became an NFL head coach and led the Chicago Bears to a title in 1985-86.

8. JACK HAM, PITTSBURGH STEELERS LB (1988 HOF)

Ham is a four-time Super Bowl champion in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979. His 53 takeaways are the most in NFL history for a non-defensive back. 

9. FRED BILETNIKOFF, OAKLAND RAIDERS WR (1988 HOF)

Biletnikoff played in Super Bowl II and was named MVP of Super Bowl XI. He set a record with ten straight seasons of 40 or more receptions.

10. FRANCO HARRIS, PITTSBURGH STEELERS HB (1990 HOF)

Harris was a four-time Super Bowl champion in IX, X, XII, and XIV, and was named MVP of Super Bowl IX. Harris is known for “The Immaculate Reception” in a 1972 playoff game.

11. GENE UPSHAW, OAKLAND RAIDERS G (1987 HOF)

Known as “Uptown Gene,” Upshaw was a two-time Super Bowl champion that later became the NFLPA's Executive Director. 

12. MIKE WEBSTER, PITTSBURGH STEELERS C (1987 HOF)

Nicknamed “Iron Mike,” Webster anchored the offensive line for the Steelers and became a four-time Super Bowl champion in IX, X, XII, and XIV.

13. WARREN MOON, HOUSTON OILERS QB (2006 HOF)

Moon played in the Canadian Football League before joining the NFL. The nine-time Pro Bowler played for Houston, Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City. 

14. TROY AIKMAN, DALLAS COWBOYS QB (2006 HOF)

Aikman was a Super Bowl champion in XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX, and was the first Cowboy quarterback to have three straight 3,000-yard seasons. 

15. OTTO GRAHAM, CLEVELAND BROWNS QB (1965 HOF)

Graham was a four-time champion of the All-American Football Conference and a three-time NFL champion. “Automatic Otto” still holds records for yards per pass attempt and career winning percentage. 

16. JOHN MACKEY, BALTIMORE COLTS TE (1992 HOF)

Mackey was a champion of Super Bowl V and a two-time NFL champion. He was known for his size and speed and missed only one game in his nine-year career. 

17. STEVE LARGENT, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WR (1995 HOF)

Largent was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro. He was the first receiver in NFL history with 100 career touchdown receptions.

18. SAMMY BAUGH, WASHINGTON REDSKINS QB (1963 HOF)

“Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh was a two-time NFL champion. Upon his retirement, he held 13 NFL records as quarterback, punter, and defensive back. 

19. DAVE CASPER, OAKLAND RAIDERS TE (2002 HOF)

Casper, nicknamed “The Ghost,” became a champion in Super Bowl XI. He was involved in two legendary plays: “The Ghost to the Post” and the rules-changing “Holy Roller.”

20. GEORGE BLANDA, CHICAGO/HOUSTON/OAKLAND QB/K/DB (1981 HOF)

“The Grand Old Man” was a three-time AFL champion that played 26 seasons as quarterback, placekicker, and even defensive back.

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