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The Best NFL Players From Alabama

Updated August 2, 2019 636 votes 45 voters58 items

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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    Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Bo Jackson

    Bessemer, Alabama

    PositionRunning back

    Age57

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Julio Jones

    Foley, Alabama

    PositionWide receiver

    Age31

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones (; born February 8, 1989) is an American football wide receiver... more on Wikipedia
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    Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Ozzie Newsome

    Muscle Shoals, Alabama

    PositionTight end

    Age64

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is an American former football tight end for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Terrell Owens

    Alexander City, Alabama

    PositionWide receiver

    Age46

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Bart Starr

    Montgomery, Alabama

    PositionQuarterback

    Age86

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Green Bay Packers

    Bryan Bartlett Starr (January 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019) was a professional American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Cornelius Bennett

    Birmingham, Alabama

    PositionLinebacker

    Age55

    Cornelius O'Landa Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who... more on Wikipedia
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    Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Ken Stabler

    Foley, Alabama

    PositionQuarterback

    Age74

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Oakland Raiders

    Kenneth Michael Stabler (December 25, 1945 – July 8, 2015), nicknamed "the Snake", was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Walter Jones

    Aliceville, Alabama

    PositionTackle

    Age46

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    Walter Jones Jr. (born January 19, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle who... more on Wikipedia
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    DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    DeMarcus Ware

    Auburn, Alabama

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age38

    TeamsTroy Trojans football, Dallas Cowboys

    DeMarcus Omar Ware (born July 31, 1982) is a former American football outside linebacker and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Philip Rivers

    Decatur, Alabama

    PositionQuarterback

    Age38

    TeamsLos Angeles Chargers

    Philip Michael Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the Los... more on Wikipedia
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    John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    John Stallworth

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    PositionWide receiver

    Age68

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Johnny Lee Stallworth (born July 15, 1952) is a former American football wide receiver who... more on Wikipedia
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    Jared Cook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Jared Cook

    Birmingham, Alabama

    PositionTight end

    Age33

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Jared Alan Cook (born April 7, 1987) is an American football tight end for the New Orleans... more on Wikipedia
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    Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Courtney Upshaw

    Eufaula, Alabama

    PositionOutside Linebacker, Linebacker

    Age30

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Baltimore Ravens

    Courtney Tremaine Upshaw (born December 13, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Justin Tuck

    Kellyton, Alabama

    PositionDefensive end

    Age37

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Justin Lee Tuck (born March 29, 1983) is a former American football defensive end. He played... more on Wikipedia
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    Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Roman Harper

    Prattville, Alabama

    PositionSafety

    Age37

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Roman Harper (born December 11, 1982) is a former American football safety. He played college... more on Wikipedia
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    C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    C.J. Mosley

    Theodore, Alabama

    Age28

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football

    C.J. Mosley is an American football linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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    Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Buck Buchanan

    Gainesville, Alabama

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive lineman

    AgeDied at 52 (1940-1992)

    Junious "Buck" Buchanan (September 10, 1940 – July 16, 1992) was a professional American... more on Wikipedia
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    Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Karlos Dansby

    Birmingham, Alabama

    PositionLinebacker

    Age38

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins

    Karlos Montez Dansby (born November 3, 1981) is an American football outside linebacker who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Samuels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Chris Samuels

    Mobile, Alabama

    PositionTackle

    Age43

    TeamsWashington Redskins

    Chris Samuels (born July 28, 1977) is a former American college and professional football... more on Wikipedia
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    Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Andre Tippett

    Birmingham, Alabama

    PositionLinebacker

    Age60

    Andre Bernard Tippett (born December 27, 1959) is a former American football player who was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Dee Ford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Dee Ford

    Odenville, Alabama

    Age29

    TeamsAuburn Tigers football

    Dee Ford is an American football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National... more on Wikipedia
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    Andre Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Andre Smith

    Birmingham, Alabama

    PositionTackle

    Age33

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Cincinnati Bengals

    Andre Smith may refer to: J. Andre Smith (1880–1959), American war artist Andre Smith... more on Wikipedia
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    Trey Flowers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Trey Flowers

    Huntsville, Alabama

    Age27

    Robert Lee "Trey" Flowers III is an American football defensive end for the New England... more on Wikipedia
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    Adalius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Adalius Thomas

    Equality, Alabama

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age43

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Southern Miss Golden Eagles football, Baltimore Ravens

    Adalius Donquail Thomas (; born July 18, 1977) is a former American football player who was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Barron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Alabama
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    Mark Barron

    Mobile, Alabama

    PositionSafety

    Age30

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Mark Barron (born October 27, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh... more on Wikipedia
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