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
NFL Photos Zorich
Capturing the Magic: The Greatest NFL Photos of All Time
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The entire collection can be found at Sports Illustrated.

Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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