Capturing the Magic: The Greatest NFL Photos of All Time

Published September 18, 2014
Updated August 29, 2018

Immortalizing the collective elation (or heartache) following a play in one single frame, sports and photography have been a complementary team since the invention of the first camera.

It’s in this vein that Sports Illustrated recently released what it considers to be the magazine’s greatest football photographs from its 60 years in print; a historic collection that captures memories and the raw, undiluted power of America’s national pastime.

NFL Photos Hernandez
NFL Photos Barry Sanders
NFL Photos Bobby Layne
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The entire collection can be found at Sports Illustrated.

Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.