NFL The Best NFL Players From Florida  

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List Rules Only NFL players born 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
USA, Florida, Fort Myers
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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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pensacola, Florida, USA
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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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Warren Carlos Sapp is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American ...more
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Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Jack Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Herbert Jackson Youngblood, III is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League for fourteen ...more
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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
USA, Florida, Eatonville
David D. "Deacon" Jones was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins. He was ...more
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Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pahokee, Florida, United States of America
Rickey Anderson Jackson is a former American football linebacker in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. In 1997, Jackson was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall ...more
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Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Steven J. Hutchinson is a former American football guard who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and was named a ...more
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Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Derrick Vincent Thomas, nicknamed D.T., was an American football linebacker and defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played his entire 11-year career for ...more
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Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Gregory Lenard Lloyd, Sr. is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro
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Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pensacola, Florida, United States of America
Derrick Dewan Brooks is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He played college football for ...more
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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. An American track and field ...more
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Heath Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Heath Evans West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
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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Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Amari Cooper is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at Alabama. He was the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver and a unanimous All-American in 2014. ...more
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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
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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Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States of America
Vincent Lamar Wilfork is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2004 ...more
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Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Willis Andrew McGahee, III is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus ...more
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Cliff Avril is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Clifford Samuel "Cliff" Avril is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football at Purdue and was drafted by ...more
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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami. ...more
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Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Andre Lamont Johnson is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans third overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. ...more
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Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
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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Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
USA, Florida, Tallahassee
Antonio Cromartie is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Florida State and was drafted in the first round (19th overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 2006 ...more