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The Best NFL Players From Florida  

Ranker NFL
150 votes 13 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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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
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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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Eatonville, Florida, United States of America
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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Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
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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Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida
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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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Jack Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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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Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
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
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Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
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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Cliff Avril is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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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Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
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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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Orlando, Florida
Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson is an American football running back who is currently a free agent . He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. ...more
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Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Ocala, Florida, United States of America
Daunte Rachard Culpepper is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. Prior to joining the UFL, Culpepper enjoyed a ...more
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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Chad Javon Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for both Santa Monica ...more
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Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Immokalee, Florida
Edgerrin Tyree James is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was ...more
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Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pensacola, Florida
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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Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pahokee, Florida
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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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Antonio Duval Brown is a former American football wide receiver. Brown played with the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. He played college football at ...more