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The Best NFL Players From Florida  

Ranker NFL
329 votes 33 voters 53 items

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

Here are the best NFL players from Florida! The list features all-time record holders, Hall of Famers, All-Pros, and elite talent currently in the league. Not to mention some of the biggest personalities in league history (Chad Ochocinco, Deion Sanders, etc.), who called Florida home. Who is the greatest NFL player from Florida?

Vote for your top NFL players from Florida and add any glaring omissions from the list.

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America
Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. is an American former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on ...more
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Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Elvis Kool Dumervil is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisville and was ...more
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Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Asante T. Samuel is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Central Florida, and was drafted by the New England Patriots ...more
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Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pahokee, Florida
Frederick Antwon Taylor is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. He ...more
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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Bartow, Florida, United States of America
Raymond Anthony Lewis, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for ...more
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Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Michael Jerome Irvin is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, and an actor. He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL ...more
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Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Brian Patrick Dawkins, nicknamed Weapon X, is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Clemson University. ...more
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Al Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Al "Bubba" Baker is a former professional American football defensive lineman in the NFL. He was named to three Pro Bowls during his career. He was named 1978 Defensive Rookie of the ...more
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Heath Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Heath Evans West Palm Beach, Florida
Bryan Heath Evans is a former American football fullback. After playing college football at Auburn he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He also played ...more
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Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Jason Elam is a retired American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played 15 seasons with the Broncos and two with the ...more
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Jevon Kearse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Jevon Kearse, nicknamed "The Freak," is an American former football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. ...more
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Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Coral Gables, Florida
Jonathan Polynice Vilma is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Miami, and was selected by the New York Jets in the ...more
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Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Bartow, Florida
Kenneth Jerome Riley is a former professional American football defensive back who played his entire career for the Cincinnati Bengals, in the American Football League in 1969 and in the NFL ...more
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Kevin Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Kevin Louis Carter is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for fourteen seasons in the 1990s and 2000s. Carter ...more
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Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Ottis Jerome "O.J." Anderson is a former American football running back. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979, ...more
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Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Riviera Beach, Florida, United States of America
Devin Devorris Hester Sr. is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pensacola, Florida, United States of America
Emmitt James Smith, III is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. ...more
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LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
LeRoy Butler, III is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers. He spent his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, challenged by physical ...more
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Lomas Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Lomas Brown, Jr. is an American former college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for eighteen seasons in the 1980s, 1990s and early ...more
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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
USA, Florida, Lake City
George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and ...more
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Steve Spurrier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
Stephen Orr "Steve" Spurrier is an American college football coach and former player. Spurrier is the current head football coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He is ...more
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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Nathaniel Newton is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the ...more
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Pete Pihos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Orlando, Florida
Peter Louis Pihos was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a high school junior when his mother moved the family to ...more
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Josh Sitton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Josh James Sitton (born June 16, 1986) is a former American football guard. He played college football at the University of Central Florida and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth ...more
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Al Harris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Coconut Creek, Florida
Alshinard "Al" Harris is an American football coach and former cornerback. Harris played for fourteen seasons in the National Football League from 1998 to 2011. He is currently the ...more