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The 10 Players With the Most Super Bowl Rings Include Some All-Time Legends

The 10 players with the most Super Bowl rings in National Football League history have enough bling to light up an entire stadium.

NFL history goes back a long time. The inaugural Super Bowl, Super Bowl I, was played in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Vince Lombardi's Packers first lifted the Lombardi Trophy (then called the "World Championship Game Trophy"), winning the first of four Super Bowl victories for the legendary franchise. The Pack won 35-10 and donned the first Super Bowl rings, which were relatively tame by today's shiny standards.

Though the Super Bowl I rings themselves are only worth about $20,000 apiece, to collectors, they can be worth upwards of $100,000. And today's Super Bowl rings, loaded up with more diamonds than Tom Brady can shake a stick at, are damn near priceless.

Whether from the AFC or the NFC, rings from the big game always attract enormous attention. Thieves big and small are always trying to get their hands on the bling, like when Vladimir Putin allegedly stole Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring in 2005, claiming it was a gift. Many more rings have been heisted from home safes and sold to local pawnshops. Others have been given away, like the New England Patriots Super Bowl ring that used to be in the shop from the TV show "Pawn Stars." A New York Jets Super Bowl III ring was lost when Jets center John Schmitt took surfing lessons in Waikiki, only found and returned 40 years later.

The Super Bowl ring is a much-coveted piece of football history, desired by the touchdown-rushing running backs, hungry tight ends, legendary linebackers and every other NFL player on every team in the playoffs. These are the players with the most Super Bowl rings in NFL history and, therefore, the players with the most Super Bowl wins in the history of the game.

Who Has the Most Super Bowl Rings?

10. Mel Blount: 4

Mel Blount looks on during a Steerlers game in 1983.

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Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers were good in the '70s, and they kept much of the same personnel throughout those winnings years. Mel Blount was putting wide receivers on islands way before it was fantastic.

9. Franco Harris: 4

Franco Harris poses during a 1976 NFL playoff game.

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Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Immaculate Franco Harris helped define the Pittsburgh Steelers hard-nosed style of play in the 1970s, crushing opposing defenses as a fullback. Harris won the MVP of Super Bowl IX against the Minnesota Vikings.

8. Mike Wilson: 4

Mike Wilson shows off his Super Bowl rings in 2001.

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Teams: San Francisco 49ers

Wide receiver Mike Wilson has won more Super Bowls for San Francisco than Jerry Rice. However, he played alongside the GOAT wideout for two rings. The Dallas Cowboys first drafted Wilson in 1981.

7. Keena Turner: 4

Keena Turner celebrates after winning Super Bowl XVI.

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Teams: San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Keena Turner played defense in three of Joe Montana's Super Bowl victories. Turner reportedly played in Super Bowl XVI against the Cincinnati Bengals with chickenpox. This decision has aged like warm milk.

6. Joe Greene: 4

Mean Joe Greene

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Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Mean Joe Greene was a legend both on and off the field. In the opinion of many, the legendary Steelers defensive tackle was undoubtedly the best player of the 1970s. Be that as it may, he is perhaps best known for an equally legendary Coca-Cola commercial.

5. Terry Bradshaw: 4

Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Terry Bradshaw prepares to throw a pass to one of his fellow teammates.

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Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Terry Bradshaw may be known to many as a football analyst, commentator and reality television personality. Still, he was pretty good for the Steelers quarterback in the '70s, too. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1989.

4. Joe Montana: 4

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Teams: San Francisco 49ers

The orchestrator of "The Catch" won four Super Bowls in total, all with the 49ers, including Super Bowl XIX over the Miami Dolphins. Montana, known for being cool-headed in high-pressure situations, holds the postseason record for most games with a +100 passer rating at 12.

3. Adam Vinatieri: 4

Adam Vinatieri warms up before playing the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round at NRG Stadium on January 5, 2019.

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Teams: New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts

Placekicker Adam Vinatieri won three Super Bowls with the Patriots and one with the Indianapolis Colts. He's the NFL's all-time leading scorer and a master at performing under pressure, like his Super Bowl XXXVI winning kick against the St. Louis Rams, now the Los Angeles Rams. Vinatieri also scored in Super Bowl victories over the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

2. Charles Haley: 5

Charles Haley rushes the quarterback in 1989.

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Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

Linebacker Charles Haley won two Super Bowls with San Francisco and three with the Dallas Cowboys, including Super Bowl XXIV over the Denver Broncos. Haley was known as a character on and off the field — at times a terror to both teammates and opponents alike. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

1. Tom Brady: 7

Tom Brady celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV.

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Teams: New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TB7 might still be on his way to becoming TB8.

Two decades ago, the quarterback started winning Super Bowls with Bill Belichick and the universally-loved New England Patriots. But 20 years later, Tom Brady proves he's the best man in the NFL at winning Super Bowls, despite losses to the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks. (Ask the Atlanta Falcons after their 28-3 Super Bowl debacle.) When Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, he immediately brought a Super Bowl LV victory. Until someone wins more Super Bowls than Tom Brady, he's got to be the GOAT.

Honorable Mentions

There are 32 players with four rings, most of them members of the already mentioned Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers teams. The other NFL players with four rings are:

  • Ted Hendricks
  • Matt Millen
  • Bill Romanowski
  • Lynn Swann
  • Eric Wright
  • Jack Ham
  • Ronnie Lott
  • Jesse Sapolu
  • Larry Brown
  • Marv Fleming
  • John Stallworth
  • Mike Webster
  • Donnie Shell
  • LC Greenwood
  • Rocky Bleier
  • Gerry Mullins
  • Mike Wagner
  • JT Thomas
  • Loren Toews
  • Jon Kolb
  • Sam Davis
  • Steve Furness
  • Dwight White
  • Randy Grossman.

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