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The Best NFL Players From Arizona

Updated July 13, 2020 605 votes 47 voters 1.3k 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.

  • Darren Woodson1
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Cameron Jordan2
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Randall McDaniel3
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Curley Culp4
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Kirk5
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Todd Heap6
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Myles Jack7
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    Myles Jack

    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Myles David Jack (born September 3, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Taylor Lewan8
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick9
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    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Gilbert, Arizona

    PositionQuarterback

    Age37

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Brooks Reed10
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Danny White11
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    Danny White

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionPunter, Quarterback

    Age68

    TeamsArizona State Sun Devils football, Memphis Southmen, Dallas Cowboys

    Wilford Daniel White (born February 9, 1952) is a former quarterback and punter for the Dallas... more on Wikipedia
  • Blake Martinez12
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    Blake Martinez

    Tucson, Arizona

    Age26

    Blake Martinez is an American Football Inside Linebacker for the Stanford Cardinal.
  • Rodney Peete13
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Everson Griffen14
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrus Peat15
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    Andrus Peat

    Chandler, Arizona
    Andrus Jamerson Peat (born November 4, 1993) is an American football guard. He played college... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Smith16
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Steve Jordan17
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Phillippi Sparks18
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    1

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Jessie19
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    Ron Jessie

    Yuma, Arizona

    PositionWide receiver

    AgeDied at 58 (1948-2006)

    Ron Ray Jessie (February 4, 1948 – January 13, 2006) was an American football wide receiver in... more on Wikipedia
  • Brett Hundley20
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • John Tait21
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Manny Hendrix22
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    Manny Hendrix

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionCornerback

    Age55

    Manuel Hendrix (born October 20, 1964) is a former American football cornerback who played in... more on Wikipedia
  • Randy Robbins23
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    Randy Robbins

    Casa Grande, Arizona

    PositionCornerback

    Age58

    Randy Robbins (born September 14, 1962 in Casa Grande, Arizona) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Devon Kennard24
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Markus Wheaton25
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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... more on Wikipedia