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The Best NFL Players From Florida

Updated April 14, 2020 2.3k votes 240 voters 8.5k 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.

  • Deion Sanders1
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Ray Lewis2
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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 on Wikipedia
  • Emmitt Smith3
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • Brian Dawkins5
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    Brian Dawkins

    Jacksonville, Florida

    PositionSafety

    Age46

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Clemson Tigers football

    Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973) is a former American football safety who... more on Wikipedia
  • Derrick Brooks6
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    Derrick Brooks

    Pensacola, Florida

    PositionLinebacker

    Age47

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Gore7
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    Frank Gore

    Miami, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age37

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore (born May 14, 1983) is an American football running back for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • Warren Sapp9
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Chad Ochocinco10
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    Chad Ochocinco

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age42

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

    Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), known from 2008–2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is a former ... more on Wikipedia
  • Amari Cooper11
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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 on Wikipedia
  • Antonio Brown12
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    Antonio Brown

    Miami, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Johnson13
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Lamar Jackson14
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    Lamar Jackson

    Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for... more on Wikipedia
  • Andre Johnson15
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • T. Y. Hilton17
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    T. Y. Hilton

    Miami Springs, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    Age30

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts

    Eugene Marquis "T. Y." Hilton (born November 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver... more on Wikipedia
  • Deacon Jones18
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Edgerrin James19
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    Edgerrin James

    Immokalee, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age42

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Shazier21
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    Ryan Shazier

    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

    Age28

    TeamsOhio State Buckeyes football

    Ryan Shazier is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • Anquan Boldin22
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Daunte Culpepper23
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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 on Wikipedia
  • Fred Taylor24
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    Fred Taylor

    Pahokee, Florida

    PositionRunning back

    Age44

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976) is a former college and professional American... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob Hayes25
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    Bob Hayes

    Jacksonville, Florida

    PositionWide receiver

    AgeDec. at 60 (1942-2002)

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter... more on Wikipedia