The sport of skateboarding has always been a tough sell, and it hasn’t always been for the right reasons.
Many people don’t see skateboarding as a serious sport because it’s typically considered a sport of leisure and not a serious sporting pursuit.
The sport, however, has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and has seen some major players make their mark in the sport.
Here are 10 players who have taken the sport to the next level and are considered elite.1.
Ryan Murphy (Cincinnati Bengals)Ryan Murphy (Redskins) is one of the most successful players in the history of the NFL.
He’s played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Murphy has amassed an incredible 14 Super Bowl appearances and is arguably the best defensive back in the NFL today.
Murphy was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft and was a member of the team for three seasons before being traded to the Washington Redskins in 2016.2.
Antonio Gates (Pittsburgh Steelers)Gates (New York Jets)The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was a star of the 2007 Super Bowl championship team.
Gates has played in the Pro Bowl twice and the Super Bowl five times, and his versatility is unmatched.
He is a versatile player who can play inside linebacker, outside linebacker, cornerback and free safety.
He played for his hometown Steelers in the 2008 NFL season and is currently the captain of his high school team.3.
Chris Long (Los Angeles Rams)Long (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Long has spent a great deal of time in the defensive backfield for the Buccaneers.
He has played all four defensive positions for the Bucs, including the starting spot at strong safety.
Long has also played in two Pro Bowls.4.
Jason Taylor (Oakland Raiders)Taylor (Oaklands Raiders)Is the Raiders best defensive player.
He plays at a very high level, as he’s the only player in the league to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in three different seasons.
He also is a three-time Pro Bowler and has played for five different teams.5.
Charles Woodson (Dallas Cowboys)Woodson (Seattle Seahawks)Woodsson is one the most decorated players in NFL history.
He was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Famer’s Hall of Honor at the 2014 All-Star Game.
Woodson has played more than 2,000 career games, including 5,723 total games.
He currently has 7,065 sacks on his record.6.
Derrick Henry (Detroit Lions)Henry (Detroit Tigers)Henry has played through a variety of injuries, including an ACL tear that took him out for the season.
Henry has played four NFL seasons, and the most recent season was the final season of his rookie contract.
He signed a three year extension in 2017 that will keep him with the Lions through the 2020 season.7.
Terence Newman (Arizona Cardinals)Newman (Pitt Steelers)New, the Steelers rookie of the year, is a one-of-a-kind player who has the potential to be the best player on the field for a long time.
Newman is a two-time Super Bowl winner and the Steelers all-time leader in interceptions.8.
Robert Quinn (Washington Redskins)Quinn (Green Bay Packers)Quinn was a first round pick by the Green Bay Green Bay.
He spent his first two seasons with the Packers but was traded to Washington after two seasons.
Quinn was the starter for the first two games of the 2016 season, and he has started every game in the 2016 postseason.
He holds the franchise record for most career interceptions with 25.9.9a.
LaVar Arrington (San Francisco 49ers)Arrington (Los Angles Chargers)Arrell is the most experienced player on this list.
He won three Super Bowl titles with the San Francisco 49er’s and is the only member of that team to have won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
He started three games with the Patriots in 2017 and is one goal ahead of former teammate Patrick Willis for the franchise’s record for career interceptions.10.
Brandon Boykin (Buffalo Bills)Boykin (New England Patriots)Boykins is one half of the Buffalo Bills duo of Aaron Hernandez and Duron Harmon.
Boykin is a tremendous athlete who has played a variety on the offensive line.
He ranks sixth all- time in sacks with 103.9 and fifth in tackles for loss with 8.6 per game.11.
Justin Durant (Detroit Raiders)Duron Durant (New Orleans Saints)Duront Durant (Los Santos Titans)Durron is a big part of the Detroit Lions defense.
Durant was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the fourth round of this year’s NBA Draft and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019.12.
Brandon Graham (Atlanta Falcons)Graham (Seattle Saints)