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The Best NFL Players From Alabama

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Alabama

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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  • 1
    Foley, Alabama
    43
    9

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones (; born February 8, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama,  ...more
  • 2
    Bessemer, Alabama
    42
    9

    PositionRunning back

    Age59

    TeamsKansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is an American former baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and  ...more
  • 3
    Alexander City, Alabama
    33
    5

    PositionWide receiver

    Age47

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Texas Revolution

    Terrell Eldorado Owens (; born December 7, 1973), popularly known by his initials, T.O., is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons. A  ...more
  • 4
    Montgomery, Alabama
    35
    11

    PositionQuarterback

    Age87

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers

    Bryan Bartlett Starr (January 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019) was a professional American football quarterback and coach. Starr played college football at the University of Alabama, and was selected by the  ...more
  • 5
    Muscle Shoals, Alabama
    26
    6

    PositionTight end

    Age65

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is an American former football tight end for the Cleveland Browns, as well as a former general manager of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League  ...more
  • 6
    Birmingham, Alabama
    19
    3

    PositionLinebacker

    Age56

    Cornelius O'Landa Bennett (born August 25, 1965) 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  ...more
  • 7
    Theodore, Alabama
    17
    6

    PositionLinebacker

    Age29

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Clint Mosley Jr. (born June 19, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the  ...more
  • 8
    Foley, Alabama
    20
    9

    PositionQuarterback

    Age75

    TeamsOakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    Kenneth Michael Stabler (December 25, 1945 – July 8, 2015), nicknamed "the Snake", was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Oakland Raiders (1970–1979),  ...more
  • 9
    Decatur, Alabama
    18
    8

    PositionQuarterback

    Age39

    TeamsLos Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts

    Philip Michael Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is a American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina  ...more
  • 10

    Walter Jones

    Aliceville, Alabama
    16
    6

    PositionTackle

    Age47

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    Walter Jones Jr. (born January 19, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college  ...more
  • 11
    Auburn, Alabama
    16
    6

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age39

    TeamsTroy Trojans football, Dallas Cowboys

    DeMarcus Omar Ware (born July 31, 1982) is a former American football outside linebacker and defensive end. He played college football at Troy and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 11th  ...more
  • 12

    Jared Cook

    Birmingham, Alabama
    15
    7

    PositionTight end

    Age34

    TeamsLos Angeles Chargers

    Jared Alan Cook (born April 7, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of South  ...more
  • 13
    Mobile, Alabama
    12
    6

    PositionTackle

    Age44

    TeamsWashington Redskins

    Chris Samuels (born July 28, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college  ...more
  • 14

    Roman Harper

    Prattville, Alabama
    12
    6

    PositionSafety

    Age38

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Roman Harper (born December 11, 1982) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Saints in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. In 2009,  ...more
  • 15

    John Stallworth

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    14
    9

    PositionWide receiver

    Age69

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Johnny Lee Stallworth (born July 15, 1952) is a former American football wide receiver who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered to be  ...more
  • 16
    Birmingham, Alabama
    9
    3

    PositionTackle

    Age34

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Cincinnati Bengals

    Andre Smith may refer to: J. Andre Smith (1880–1959), American war artist Andre Smith (offensive tackle) (born 1987), American football offensive tackle Andre Smith (tight end) (born 1988), American  ...more
  • 17
    Odenville, Alabama
    12
    7

    Age30

    TeamsAuburn Tigers football

    Dee Ford is an American football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played  ...more
  • 18
    Eufaula, Alabama
    11
    6

    PositionOutside Linebacker, Linebacker

    Age31

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Baltimore Ravens

    Courtney Tremaine Upshaw (born December 13, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2012 NFL  ...more
  • 19
    Kellyton, Alabama
    9
    4

    PositionDefensive end

    Age38

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Justin Lee Tuck (born March 29, 1983) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Notre Dame, and was drafted by the New York Giants of the National Football League  ...more
  • 20
    Gainesville, Alabama
    10
    7

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive lineman

    AgeDec. at 51 (1940-1992)

    Junious "Buck" Buchanan (September 10, 1940 – July 16, 1992) was a professional American football defensive tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football League (AFL) and in the  ...more
  • 21

    Karlos Dansby

    Birmingham, Alabama
    8
    6

    PositionLinebacker

    Age40

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins

    Karlos Montez Dansby (born November 3, 1981) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Auburn University and received All-American  ...more
  • 22
    Huntsville, Alabama
    5
    4

    Age28

    Robert Lee "Trey" Flowers III is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arkansas. Flowers attended  ...more
  • 23
    Mobile, Alabama
    6
    6

    PositionSafety

    Age32

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Mark Barron (born October 27, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, where he was twice  ...more
  • 24

    Leon Lett

    Mobile, Alabama
    4
    4

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    Age53

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Emporia State Hornets football, Dallas Cowboys

    Leon Lett Jr. (born October 12, 1968) is a former American football defensive tackle and coach. He is the assistant defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL).  ...more
  • 25
    Huntsville, Alabama
    4
    4

    PositionTight end

    Age54

    Howard Edward Cross Jr. (born August 8, 1967) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League.  ...more
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