The Best NFL Players From California

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Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in California

This is a list of the best NFL players from California! Possibly due to the sheer size of the state, California is the home to some of the absolute best players ever to play in the NFL. There’s Hall of Fame-level talent that couldn’t crack the top 25 on this list, that’s how deep the Golden State is with elite players. This list of NFL players from California looks like a fantasy football draft. 

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from California and add any of your favorites missing from the list.

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  • Tom Brady
    1
    San Mateo, California, United States of America
    217 votes
    • Age: 45
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots
    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is a former American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for ...more
  • Aaron Rodgers
    2
    Chico, California
    189 votes
    • Age: 38
    • Teams: Green Bay Packers
    Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football for the California ...more
  • Tony Gonzalez
    3
    Torrance, California, United States of America
    152 votes
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons
    Anthony David Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976) is a former American football tight end. He played college football and college basketball at University of California, Berkeley, and was recognized as ...more
  • Troy Polamalu
    4
    Garden Grove, California, United States of America
    151 votes
    • Age: 41
    • Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Troy Aumua Polamalu (; born Troy Aumua; April 19, 1981) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football ...more