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The Best NFL Players From Florida

Updated April 14, 2020 2.3k votes 252 voters 8.7k views55 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • Ray Lewis1
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    Ray Lewis

    Bartow, Florida

    PositionLinebacker

    Age45

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who...  more
  • Deion Sanders2
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    27

    Deion Sanders

    Fort Myers, Florida

    PositionCornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

    Age53

    TeamsFlorida State Seminoles baseball, Washington Redskins, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons

    Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is...  more
  • Emmitt Smith3
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    17

    Emmitt Smith

    Pensacola, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age51

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys

    Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969) is a former college and professional American...  more
  • Michael Irvin4
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    Michael Irvin

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age54

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966) is a retired American football player, actor, and...  more
  • Brian Dawkins5
    73
    13

    Brian Dawkins

    Jacksonville, Florida

    PositionSafety

    Age42

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Clemson Tigers football

    Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973) is a former American football safety who...  more
  • Frank Gore6
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    Frank Gore

    Coconut Grove, Miami

    PositionRunning back

    Age32

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore (born May 14, 1983) is an American football running back for the...  more
  • Derrick Brooks7
    62
    15

    Derrick Brooks

    Pensacola, Florida

    PositionLinebacker

    Age42

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played...  more
  • Devin Hester8
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    Devin Hester

    Riviera Beach, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age33

    TeamsChicago Bears, Miami Hurricanes football

    Devin Devorris Hester Sr. (born November 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver...  more
  • Warren Sapp9
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    16

    Warren Sapp

    Orlando, Florida

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    Age47

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes football

    Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American football defensive tackle. A...  more
  • Antonio Brown10
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    Antonio Brown

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • Chad Ochocinco11
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    17

    Chad Ochocinco

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age37

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

    Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), known from 2008–2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is a former ...  more
  • Lamar Jackson12
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    5

    Lamar Jackson

    Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for...  more
  • Amari Cooper13
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    Amari Cooper

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age26

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Amari Cooper (born June 17, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys...  more
  • Chris Johnson14
    53
    18

    Chris Johnson

    Orlando, Florida

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    Age35

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson (born September 23, 1985) is a former American football...  more
  • Andre Johnson15
    48
    16

    Andre Johnson

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age39

    TeamsHouston Texans, Miami Hurricanes football

    Andre Lamont Johnson (born July 11, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
  • Vince Wilfork16
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    Vince Wilfork

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    PositionDefensive lineman

    Age38

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Miami Hurricanes football

    Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981) is a former American football nose tackle who...  more
  • Deacon Jones17
    43
    15

    Deacon Jones

    Eatonville, Florida

    AgeDec. at 75 (1938-2013)

    TeamsMississippi Valley State Delta Devils football, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, South Carolina State Bulldogs football, San Diego Chargers

    David D. "Deacon" Jones (December 9, 1938 – June 3, 2013) was an American football defensive...  more
  • T. Y. Hilton18
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    14

    T. Y. Hilton

    Miami Springs, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age26

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts

    Eugene Marquis "T. Y." Hilton (born November 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver...  more
  • Edgerrin James19
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    Edgerrin James

    Immokalee, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age37

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes football

    Edgerrin Tyree James (; born August 1, 1978) is a former American football running back who...  more
  • Derrick Thomas20
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    Derrick Thomas

    Miami, Florida

    PositionLinebacker

    AgeDec. at 33 (1967-2000)

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Kansas City Chiefs

    Derrick Vincent Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000), nicknamed D.T., was an American...  more
  • Ryan Shazier21
    34
    13

    Ryan Shazier

    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

    Age23

    TeamsOhio State Buckeyes football

    Ryan Shazier is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National...  more
  • Anquan Boldin22
    31
    11

    Anquan Boldin

    Pahokee, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age39

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Florida State Seminoles football, San Francisco 49ers

    Anquan Kenmile Boldin Sr. (; born October 3, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver...  more
  • Daunte Culpepper23
    25
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    Daunte Culpepper

    Ocala, Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    Age43

    TeamsOakland Raiders, UCF Knights football, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Sacramento Mountain Lions

    Daunte Rachard Culpepper (born January 28, 1977) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Fred Taylor24
    22
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    Fred Taylor

    Pahokee, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age39

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976) is a former college and professional American...  more
  • Antonio Cromartie25
    25
    10

    Antonio Cromartie

    USA, Florida

    PositionCornerback, Return specialist

    Age36

    TeamsNew York Jets, San Diego Chargers

    Antonio Cromartie (born April 15, 1984) is a former American football cornerback. He played...  more