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The Best NFL Players From Colorado 

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Updated October 9, 2019 519 votes 80 voters 2.2k views 38 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
Christian McCaffrey

Teams: Carolina Panthers

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
Calais Campbell Defensive end from Denver

Age: 29

Teams: Arizona Cardinals

Calais Malik Campbell (born September 1, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the ...more
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Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Nate Solder Tackle from Denver

Age: 27

Teams: New England Patriots, Colorado Buffaloes football

Nathaniel Perry "Nate" Solder (born April 12, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more
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Tyler Polumbus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Tackle from Denver

Age: 30

Teams: Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

Tyler Polumbus (born April 10, 1985) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at the ...more
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Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Quarterback from Fowler

Age: Died at 72 (1906-1978)

Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark (October 11, 1906 – August 5, 1978), sometimes also known as the "Flying Dutchman" and the "Old Master", was an American football player ...more
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Mitch Unrein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Mitch Unrein Defensive tackle from Eaton

Age: 28

Teams: Denver Broncos

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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Luther Elliss is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Defensive tackle and Tackle from Mancos

Age: 42

Teams: Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

Luther John Elliss (born March 22, 1973) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played ...more
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David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Defensive end and Linebacker from Denver

Age: 38

Teams: Cleveland Browns

David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) 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 ...more
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Reed Doughty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Reed Doughty Safety from Greeley

Age: 33

Teams: Washington Redskins

Reed Doughty (born November 4, 1982) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round, with the 173rd ...more
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Justin Drescher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Justin Drescher Long snapper from Colorado Springs

Age: 27

Teams: New Orleans Saints

Justin Drescher (born January 1, 1988) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Colorado. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an ...more
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Ronnie Bradford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
dannybobby72 added Ronnie Bradford Defensive back from Minot

Age: 45

Ronald L. "Ronnie" Bradford (born October 1, 1970) is a former defensive back who played for the NFL's Denver Broncos (1993–1995), Arizona Cardinals (1996), Atlanta Falcons (1997–2001) ...more
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Ryan Denney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Ryan Denney Defensive end from Denver

Age: 38

Teams: Buffalo Bills

Ryan Craig Denney (born June 15, 1977) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (61st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Andre Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Defensive end from Denver

Age: 36

Teams: Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers

Rubin Andre Carter (born May 12, 1979) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, ...more
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Bill Brundige is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Lineman and Defensive end from Holyoke

Age: 67

William Glenn Brundige (November 13, 1948 – December 29, 2018) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins for eight seasons, from 1970 ...more
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Bo Scaife is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Tight end from Denver

Age: 34

Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans

Oliver Edward "Bo" Scaife, III (born January 6, 1981) is a former American football tight end. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL ...more
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Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Tight end from Denver

Age: 33

Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles

Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Marvin Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Marvin Washington Defensive end from Denver

Age: 50

Marvin Washington (born October 22, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Selected in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL ...more
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Monte Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Monte Johnson Linebacker from Denver

Age: 64

Monte C. Johnson (born October 26, 1951) 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 ...more
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Kevin Call is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Kevin Call Tackle from Boulder

Age: 54

Kevin Bradley Call (born November 13, 1961 in Boulder, Colorado) is a former American football tackle who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts.
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Gary Knafelc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Gary Knafelc Wide receiver from Pueblo

Age: 83

Gary Knafelc (born January 2, 1932) is a former American football player, a wide receiver / tight end in the National Football League for ten seasons, primarily with the Green Bay Packers. He ...more
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Jeff Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Jeff Donaldson Defensive back from Fort Collins

Age: 53

Jeff or Jeffrey Donaldson may refer to: Jeff Donaldson (American football) (born 1962), former American football defensive back Jeff Donaldson (artist) (died 2004), American visual artist ...more
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Jeff Campbell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Jeff Campbell
Jeff Campbell is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos.
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Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Defensive end from Colorado Springs

Age: 39

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Douglas Smith (born April 19, 1976) is a former American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fourth round of the ...more
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Jason Craft is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Cornerback from Denver

Age: 39

Jason Donell Andre Craft (born February 13, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL ...more
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Mark Mullaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Colorado
Mark Mullaney Defensive end from Denver

Age: 62

Mark Alan Mullaney (born April 30, 1953) is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (25th ...more