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The Best NFL Players From Colorado  

Ranker NFL
195 votes 21 voters 37 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Colorado

Ever wonder which players in the NFL are from Colorado? Here are the best NFL players from Colorado! Whether they hail from cities such as Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, plenty of Hall of Famers (Dutch Clark), All-Pros (Calais Campbell), and journeymen all called the Centennial State home. 

Disagree with our rankings? Vote for who you think should be number one on this list of top Colorado NFL players! See someone missing from the rankings? Feel free to add them.

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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Castle Rock, Colorado
Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Calais Malik Campbell is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami.
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Mark Mullaney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Mark Mullaney Denver, Colorado
Mark Alan Mullaney is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round of the 1975 NFL Draft. At ...more
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Luther Elliss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Mancos, Colorado
Luther John Elliss is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Nathaniel Perry Solder is an American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Colorado, and was ...more
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Kevin Call is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Kevin Call Boulder, Colorado
Kevin Bradley Call is a former American football tackle who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts.
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Justin Drescher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Justin Drescher Colorado Springs, Colorado
Justin Drescher is an American football long snapper for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He ...more
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David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
David Walter Bowens is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL ...more
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Monte Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Monte Johnson Denver, Colorado
Monte C. Johnson is a retired American football player. Johnson, who never started in college, was selected by The Oakland Raiders during the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 49th ...more
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Bo Scaife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Oliver Edward "Bo" Scaife, III is a former American football tight end. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college
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Bill Brundige is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Holyoke, Colorado
William Glenn Brundige is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins for eight seasons between 1970 and 1977. He is currently sixth on ...more
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Andre Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Rubin Andre Carter is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of California, and was a unanimous ...more
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Tyler Polumbus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Tyler Polumbus is an American football offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He ...more
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David Tate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
David Fitzgerald Tate is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts. He played college ...more
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Jason Craft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Jason Donell Andre Craft is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado
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Marvin Washington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Marvin Washington Denver, Colorado
Marvin Washington is a former defensive end in the National Football League who played from 1989-1999. He played for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos. He played ...more
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Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Fowler, Colorado
Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Colorado College and then in the National Football League with the Portsmouth Spartans ...more
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James Darling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
James Darling Denver, Colorado
James Jackson Darling born December 29, 1974 in Denver, Colorado, is a former American football linebacker. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1997 ...more
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Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
USA, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aaron Douglas Smith is a former American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the ...more
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James Thrash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
James Thrash Denver, Colorado
James Ray Thrash is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at Missouri Southern State ...more
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Reed Doughty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Reed Doughty Greeley, Colorado
Reed Doughty is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round, with the 173rd overall pick, of the 2006 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Greg Jones Denver, Colorado
Greg Phillip Jones is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Chicago Bears, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Houston Texans. He ...more
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Gary Knafelc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Gary Knafelc Pueblo, Colorado
Gary Knafelc is a former American football wide receiver/tight end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League. He attended the University of Colorado. Knafelc is the only player to ...more
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Mitch Unrein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Mitch Unrein Eaton, Colorado
Mitch Unrein is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played ...more
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Herman Heard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Herman Heard Denver, Colorado
Herman Willie Heard Jr. is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs for six seasons.