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The Best NFL Players From Colorado

Updated October 9, 2019 788 votes 97 voters 2.6k views38 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Christian McCaffrey

    Castle Rock, Colorado

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

    Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and... more on Wikipedia
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    Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Calais Campbell

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end

    Age34

    TeamsArizona Cardinals

    Calais Malik Campbell (born September 1, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Nate Solder

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionTackle

    Age32

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Colorado Buffaloes football

    Nathaniel Perry "Nate" Solder (born April 12, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle... more on Wikipedia
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    Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Dutch Clark

    Fowler, Colorado

    PositionQuarterback

    AgeDied at 72 (1906-1978)

    Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark (October 11, 1906 – August 5, 1978), sometimes also known as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Mitch Unrein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Mitch Unrein

    Eaton, Colorado

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age33

    TeamsDenver Broncos

    Mitch Unrein is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the National... more on Wikipedia
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    Tyler Polumbus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Tyler Polumbus

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionTackle

    Age35

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Denver Broncos

    Tyler Polumbus (born April 10, 1985) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was... more on Wikipedia
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    Ronnie Bradford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Ronnie Bradford

    Minot, North Dakota

    PositionDefensive back

    Age50

    Ronald L. "Ronnie" Bradford (born October 1, 1970) is a former defensive back who played for... more on Wikipedia
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    David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    David Bowens

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

    Age43

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
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    Luther Elliss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Luther Elliss

    Mancos, Colorado

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle

    Age47

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Detroit Lions

    Luther John Elliss (born March 22, 1973) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Justin Drescher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Justin Drescher

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    PositionLong snapper

    Age32

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Justin Drescher (born January 1, 1988) is an American football long snapper who is currently a... more on Wikipedia
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    Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Aaron Smith

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end

    Age44

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Aaron Douglas Smith (born April 19, 1976) is a former American football defensive end for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Ryan Denney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Ryan Denney

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end

    Age43

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    Ryan Craig Denney (born June 15, 1977) is a former American football defensive end. He was ... more on Wikipedia
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    Bo Scaife is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Bo Scaife

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionTight end

    Age39

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans

    Oliver Edward "Bo" Scaife, III (born January 6, 1981) is a former American football tight end.... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Alex Smith

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionTight end

    Age38

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles

    Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is a former American football tight end. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Brundige is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Bill Brundige

    Holyoke, Colorado

    PositionLineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age71

    William Glenn Brundige (November 13, 1948 – December 29, 2018) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Reed Doughty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Reed Doughty

    Greeley, Colorado

    PositionSafety

    Age37

    TeamsWashington Redskins

    Reed Doughty (born November 4, 1982) is a former American football safety who played in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jeff Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Jeff Campbell

    Denver, Colorado

    Age51

    Jeff Campbell is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for... more on Wikipedia
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    Jeff Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Jeff Donaldson

    Fort Collins, Colorado

    PositionDefensive back

    Age58

    Jeff or Jeffrey Donaldson may refer to: Jeff Donaldson (American football) (born 1962),... more on Wikipedia
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    Marvin Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Marvin Washington

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end

    Age54

    Marvin Washington (born October 22, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Dick Harris

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive back

    Age83

    Dick Harris (born July 24, 1937) is a former American football defensive back who played six... more on Wikipedia
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    Andre Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Andre Carter

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionDefensive end

    Age41

    TeamsOakland Raiders, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers

    Rubin Andre Carter (born May 12, 1979) is a former American football defensive end who played... more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Knafelc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Gary Knafelc

    Pueblo, Colorado

    PositionWide receiver

    Age88

    Gary Knafelc (born January 2, 1932) is a former American football player, a wide receiver /... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Call is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Kevin Call

    Boulder, Colorado

    PositionTackle

    Age58

    Kevin Bradley Call (born November 13, 1961 in Boulder, Colorado) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Chris Sanders

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionWide receiver

    Age48

    Christopher Dwayne Sanders (born May 8, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver who... more on Wikipedia
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    Monte Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
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    Monte Johnson

    Denver, Colorado

    PositionLinebacker

    Age68

    Monte C. Johnson (born October 26, 1951) is a retired American football player. Johnson, who... more on Wikipedia
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