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The Best NFL Players From Florida

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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
    1
    Bartow, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 47
    • Teams: Baltimore Ravens
  • Deion Sanders
    2
    Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 55
    • Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers
  • Emmitt Smith
    3
    Pensacola, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 53
    • Teams: Florida Gators football, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys
  • Michael Irvin
    4
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
    • Age: 56
    • Teams: Dallas Cowboys
  • Warren Sapp
    5
    Orlando, Florida, USA
    • Age: 49
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes football
  • Frank Gore
    6
    Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
    • Age: 39
    • Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets
  • Derrick Brooks
    7
    Pensacola, Florida
    • Age: 49
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Brian Dawkins
    8
    Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 48
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Clemson Tigers football
  • Edgerrin James
    9
    Immokalee, Florida
    • Age: 44
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes football
  • Lamar Jackson
    10
    Pompano Beach, Florida
    • Teams: Baltimore Ravens
  • Derrick Thomas
    11
    Miami, Florida
    • Age: Died at 33 (1967-2000)
    • Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Devin Hester
    12
    Riviera Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 39
    • Teams: Chicago Bears, Miami Hurricanes football
  • Vince Wilfork
    13
    Boynton Beach, Florida
    • Age: 40
    • Teams: New England Patriots, Miami Hurricanes football
  • Chad Ochocinco Johnson
    14
    Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 44
    • Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins
  • Chris Johnson
    15
    Orlando, Florida
    • Age: 36
    • Teams: Tennessee Titans
  • Amari Cooper
    16
    Miami, Florida
    • Age: 28
    • Teams: Cleveland Browns
  • Andre Johnson
    17
    Miami, Florida
    • Age: 41
    • Teams: Houston Texans, Miami Hurricanes football
  • Bob Hayes
    18
    Jacksonville, Florida
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1942-2002)
    • Teams: Dallas Cowboys
  • Antonio Brown
    19
    Miami, Florida
    • Age: 34
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ottis Anderson
    20
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Age: 65
    • Teams: Arizona Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes football, New York Giants
  • Anquan Boldin
    21
    Pahokee, Florida
    • Age: 41
    • Teams: Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Florida State Seminoles football, San Francisco 49ers
  • Deacon Jones
    22
    Eatonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1938-2013)
    • Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils football, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, South Carolina State Bulldogs football, San Diego Chargers
  • Daunte Culpepper
    23
    Ocala, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 45
    • Teams: Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
  • Antonio Cromartie
    24
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 38
    • Teams: New York Jets, San Diego Chargers
  • Fred Taylor
    25
    Pahokee, Florida
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: New England Patriots