NFL The Best NFL Players From Alabama  

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This is a list of the best NFL players from Alabama! While Alabama is known as a hotbed for college football, it also has more than its fair share of NFL legends. Game changers and icons like Bart Starr, Walter Jones, and Bo Jackson were all born in the Yellowhammer state. But who is the greatest NFL player from Alabama? 

Vote up or down every NFL player from Alabama seen on the list, and if any of your favorites are missing, feel free to add them.

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Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Gainesville, Alabama, United States of America
Junious "Buck" Buchanan was an American collegiate and Professional Football defensive tackle. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football League and in the National
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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Foley, Alabama, United States of America
Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons with the sixth overall pick ...more
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Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Decatur, Alabama, United States of America
Philip Michael Rivers is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. Rivers was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft with the ...more
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Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States of America
Ozzie Newsome Jr. is a former American Football Conference tight end for the Cleveland Browns, an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the current General Manager of the Baltimore
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Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr is a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, during ...more
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Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Foley, Alabama, United States of America
Kenneth Michael "Ken" Stabler, nicknamed "The Snake," is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, and ...more
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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Aliceville, Alabama, United States of America
Walter Jones, Jr. is a retired American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college football for Florida State ...more
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Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Prattville, Alabama, United States of America
Roman Harper is an American football safety for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Alabama, and was drafted in the second ...more
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Chris Samuels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
Chris Samuels is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Alexander City, Alabama, United States of America
Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the National Football League. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football ...more
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Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Andre Bernard Tippett is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played ...more
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Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Cornelius O'Landa Bennett is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to ...more
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Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Eufaula, Alabama, United States of America
Courtney Upshaw is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. Upshaw was picked 35th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Bessemer, Alabama, United States of America
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest ...more
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Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Kellyton, Alabama, United States of America
Justin Lee Tuck is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Evan Mathis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Evan Bradley Mathis is an American football offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Alabama. He was drafted ...more
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John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America
Johnny Lee "John" Stallworth is a former American football wide receiver who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college ...more
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C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Theodore, Alabama, United States of America
C.J. Mosley is an American football linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Wilbur Jackson Ozark, Alabama, United States of America
Wilbur Jackson is a former American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft out of University ...more
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Antowain Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Antowain Smith Millbrook, Alabama, United States of America
Antowain Drurell Smith is a former American Football running back in the National Football League who played nine NFL seasons, most notably with the New England Patriots. At 6'2", 232 ...more
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Dwight Stone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Florala, Alabama, United States of America
Dwight Stone was an American football running back, wide receiver, and kick returner in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers, and the New York Jets. ...more
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Robert Brazile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
Robert Lorenzo Brazile, Jr. is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. Nicknamed "Dr. Doom", Brazile played from 1975 to 1984 for the
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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Chris Martin Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Christopher Martin is a retired American football linebacker. He played in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Los ...more
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Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Marcell Dareus is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills third overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Marcus Pollard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
Lanett, Alabama, United States of America
Marcus LaJuan Pollard is a former American football tight end and current Director of Player Development and Youth Football for the Jacksonville Jaguars.