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The Best NFL Players From Arizona 

Ranker NFL
Updated July 13, 2020 437 votes 42 voters 1k views 37 items

List Rules Vote 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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Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Darren Woodson Safety and Defensive back from Phoenix, Arizona

Age: 49

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 ...more
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Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Randall McDaniel Offensive Lineman and Guard from Phoenix, Arizona

Age: 54

Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is an American former football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL).
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Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Cameron Jordan Defensive end from Chandler, Arizona

Age: 26

Teams: New 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 ...more
4
Curley Culp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Defensive tackle and Tackle from Yuma, Arizona

Age: 72

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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Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Todd Heap Tight end from Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

Age: 38

Teams: Arizona 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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Teams: Arizona 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. ...more
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Taylor Lewan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Age: 27

Teams: Michigan 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 ...more
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Myles Jack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From 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 ...more
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Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Quarterback from Gilbert, Arizona

Age: 33

Teams: Miami Dolphins

Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. ...more
10
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Defensive end and Linebacker from Tucson, Arizona

Age: 28

Teams: Arizona 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
11
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Punter and Quarterback from Mesa, Arizona

Age: 63

Teams: Arizona State Sun Devils football, Memphis Southmen, Dallas 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 ...more
12
Blake Martinez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Blake Martinez is an American Football Inside Linebacker for the Stanford Cardinal.
13
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Quarterback from Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

Age: 49

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 ...more
14
Everson Griffen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Everson Griffen Defensive end from Avondale, Arizona

Age: 28

Teams: Minnesota 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 ...more
15
Tim Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Tim Smith Wide receiver from Tucson, Arizona

Age: 61

Timothy Francis Smith (born March 20, 1957) is a former National Football League wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers (1980–1986).
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Andrus Peat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From 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 ...more
17
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Tight end from Phoenix, Arizona

Age: 58

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 ...more
18
Phillippi Sparks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
masc4769 added Cornerback from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 49

Teams: Dallas 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 ...more
19
Brett Hundley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Age: 22

Teams: UCLA 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 ...more
20
Ron Jessie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Wide receiver from Yuma, Arizona

Age: Died 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 ...more
21
Randy Robbins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Randy Robbins Cornerback from Casa Grande, Arizona

Age: 53

Randy Robbins (born September 14, 1962 in Casa Grande, Arizona) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Arizona. ...more
22
Devon Kennard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Devon Kennard Defensive end from Phoenix, Arizona

Age: 24

Teams: USC 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 ...more
23
Markus Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Age: 24

Teams: Pittsburgh 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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Paul Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Paul Robinson Running back from Tucson, Arizona

Age: 74

Paul Harvey Robinson (born December 19, 1944) is a former professional American football running back for two seasons in the American Football League (AFL) and five seasons in the National ...more
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Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Arizona
Defensive end from Chandler, Arizona

Age: 25

Teams: Miami 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 ...more