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The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Updated July 13, 2020 657 votes 61 voters 1.5k views37 items

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

This is a list of the best NFL players from Arizona! It features Hall of Famers, monsters on defense, and a Harvard-educated quarterback. Whether they're from Phoenix, Tuscon, or Scottsdale, there are enough great NFL players from Arizona to fill the Grand Canyon. So who do you think is the best NFL player from the Copper State? 

Vote for the top Arizona NFL players and add anyone missing from the list.

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    Cameron Jordan

    Chandler, Arizona

    PositionDefensive end

    Age31

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, California Golden Bears football

    Cameron Tyler Jordan (born July 10, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California, and was...  more
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    Randall McDaniel

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionOffensive Lineman, Guard

    Age55

    Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is an American former football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL)....  more
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    Darren Woodson

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    Age51

    Darren Ray Woodson (born April 25, 1969) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career for the Dallas Cowboys from 1992 to 2003. He was drafted by...  more
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    Danny White

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionPunter, Quarterback

    Age68

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Wilford Daniel White (born February 9, 1952) is a former quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys and an American football coach in the Arena Football League. He has been the color commentator...  more
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    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Gilbert, Arizona

    PositionQuarterback

    Age37

    TeamsWashington Football Team

    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by...  more
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    Myles Jack

    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Myles David Jack (born September 3, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the UCLA Bruins and was...  more
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    Taylor Lewan

    Scottsdale, Phoenix

    Age29

    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football

    Taylor Curtis Lewan (born July 22, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the first round of...  more
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    Todd Heap

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionTight end

    Age40

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Arizona State Sun Devils football, Baltimore Ravens

    Todd Benjamin Heap (born March 16, 1980) is a former American football tight end who played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Arizona State...  more
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    Christian Kirk

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    PositionWide receiver

    TeamsArizona Cardinals

    Christian Davon Kirk (born November 18, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M. Kirk...  more
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    Curley Culp

    Yuma, Arizona

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age74

    Curley Culp (born March 10, 1946) is a former professional American football player. An offensive and defensive lineman, he played college football at Arizona State University, was the NCAA...  more
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    Everson Griffen

    Avondale, Arizona

    PositionDefensive end

    Age32

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    Everson Griffen (born December 22, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was selected in the fourth round and 100th overall pick in...  more
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    Brooks Reed

    Tucson, Arizona

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age33

    TeamsArizona Wildcats football, Houston Texans

    Brooks Reed (born February 28, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of...  more
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    Steve Jordan

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionTight end

    Age59

    Steven Russell Jordan (born January 10, 1961) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings from 1982 to 1994. He played college...  more
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    Rodney Peete

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionQuarterback

    Age54

    Rodney Peete (born March 16, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 years. He played college football for the USC Trojans football...  more
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    Andrus Peat

    Chandler, Arizona
    Andrus Jamerson Peat (born November 4, 1993) is an American football guard. He played college football at Stanford. As a high school senior, he was considered the best college football recruit by...  more
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    Brett Hundley

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Age27

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football

    Brett Hundley, Jr. is an American football quarterback. He played college football at UCLA and was the Bruins starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. He is the school's career leader in both total...  more
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    Ron Jessie

    Yuma, Arizona

    PositionWide receiver

    AgeDec. at 58 (1948-2006)

    Ron Ray Jessie (February 4, 1948 – January 13, 2006) was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills. His best season...  more
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    Phillippi Sparks

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionCornerback

    Age51

    TeamsDallas Cowboys, New York Giants

    Phillippi Dwain Sparks (born April 15, 1969) is a former American football player in the National Football League. Sparks graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1987. He then...  more
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    Markus Wheaton

    Chandler, Arizona

    Age29

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Markus Levonte Wheaton is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Wheaton played college football for Oregon State...  more
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    Tim Smith

    Tucson, Arizona

    PositionWide receiver

    Age63

    Timothy Francis Smith (born March 20, 1957) is a former National Football League wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers (1980–1986). ...  more
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    Dion Jordan

    Chandler, Arizona

    PositionDefensive end

    Age30

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Dion Rory Jordan is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was considered the top outside linebacker prospect and was drafted by the Dolphins...  more
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    Blake Martinez

    Tucson, Arizona

    Age26

    Blake Martinez is an American Football Inside Linebacker for the Stanford Cardinal....  more
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    Bart Oates

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionCenter

    Age61

    Bart Steven Oates (born December 16, 1958) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He played center for the Giants...  more
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    Devon Kennard

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionDefensive end

    Age29

    TeamsUSC Trojans football

    Devon Kennard (born June 24, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2014...  more
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    John Tait

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionTackle

    Age45

    John Bernard Tait (born January 26, 1975) is a former American football offensive tackle, who played for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was...  more