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The Best NFL Players From Alabama

Updated August 2, 2019 686 votes 49 voters 1.0k views58 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 Jackson1
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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
  • Julio Jones2
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    5

    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
  • Bart Starr3
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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
  • Ozzie Newsome4
    20
    5

    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
  • Terrell Owens5
    20
    5

    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
  • Ken Stabler6
    16
    5

    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
  • Philip Rivers7
    16
    8

    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
  • DeMarcus Ware8
    13
    5

    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
  • Cornelius Bennett9
    13
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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
  • Walter Jones10
    14
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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
  • John Stallworth11
    13
    7

    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
  • Jared Cook12
    12
    6

    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
  • C.J. Mosley13
    11
    6

    C.J. Mosley

    Theodore, Alabama

    Age28

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football

    C.J. Mosley is an American football linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
  • Dee Ford14
    9
    5

    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
  • Justin Tuck15
    9
    5

    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
  • Courtney Upshaw16
    9
    5

    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
  • Roman Harper17
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    5

    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
  • Buck Buchanan18
    10
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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
  • Karlos Dansby19
    8
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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
  • Andre Smith20
    7
    4

    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
  • Andre Tippett21
    8
    5

    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
  • Trey Flowers22
    5
    2

    Trey Flowers

    Huntsville, Alabama

    Age27

    Robert Lee "Trey" Flowers III is an American football defensive end for the New England... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Samuels23
    8
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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
  • Leon Lett24
    4
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    Leon Lett

    Mobile, Alabama

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    Age51

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Emporia State Hornets football, Dallas Cowboys

    Leon Lett Jr. (born October 12, 1968) is a former American football defensive tackle and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sammie Coates25
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    Sammie Coates

    Leroy, Alabama

    Age27

    TeamsAuburn Tigers football

    Sammie Coates is an American football wide receiver for the Auburn Tigers.