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Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, Charles Haley, Ronnie Lott named to Super Bowl 50 Golden Team

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The San Francisco 49ers extensive Super Bowl success means several players were included in the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team, announced on Thursday.

The NFL has spent the past year celebrating the first 49 years of Super Bowl history, with Super Bowl 50 set to kick off in just over a week. This culminated on Thursday with the announcement of the "Super Bowl 50 Golden Team". The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors voted on players and a head coach comprising the best overall career performances on the biggest stage.

The San Francisco 49ers have quite a few selections. The starting quarterback is Joe Montana, selected over Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, and Troy Aikman. This is not surprising given his great numbers in four Super Bowl wins and no losses, but given all the Brady chatter, it's still nice to see.

Jerry Rice is the only other offensive player from the 49ers to make the team. Running back Roger Craig was likely at least in the discussion, but it's hard to argue against Franco Harris and Emmitt Smith.

On defense, Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, and Deion Sanders were all included. Sanders only played one year with the 49ers, but it was one of his two Super Bowl appearances. Haley won two Super Bowls with the 49ers, and three more with the Cowboys.

The voters selected Chuck Noll as the head coach over Bill Walsh. I'd love to have seen Walsh, but Noll had four Super Bowl wins in four tries. It is not surprising he got the nod over Walsh.

Here's the full Super Bowl 50 Golden Team:

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK (1)

TIGHT END (1)

Joe Montana

Jay Novacek

RUNNING BACKS (2)

WIDE RECEIVERS (2)

Franco Harris

Jerry Rice

Emmitt Smith

Lynn Swann

OFFENSIVE TACKLES (2)

CENTER (1)

Art Shell

Mike Webster

Forrest Gregg

GUARDS (2)

HEAD COACH (1)

Gene Upshaw

Chuck Noll

Larry Allen


DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (2)

Reggie White

Joe Greene

Charles Haley

Randy White

CORNERBACKS (2)

SAFETIES (2)

Mel Blount

Ronnie Lott

Deion Sanders

Jake Scott

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)

INSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)

Lawrence Taylor

Jack Lambert

Jack Ham

Ray Lewis

SPECIALISTS

KICKER (1)

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

Adam Vinatieri

Desmond Howard

PUNTER (1)

Ray Guy