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The Best NFL Players From Florida  

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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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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Raised in Liberty City, Miami, Brown ...more
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Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pahokee, Florida
Anquan Kenmile Boldin is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2003 ...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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Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore (born May 14, 1983) is an American football running back for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 16 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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T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami Springs, Florida
Eugene Marquis "T. Y." Hilton (born November 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Miami, Florida
Amari Cooper (born June 17, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Alabama ...more
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Doug Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Douglas Dewayne Baldwin Jr. (born September 21, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Stanford and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted ...more
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Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Pahokee, Florida
Frederick Antwon Taylor is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. He ...more
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Ryan Shazier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, United States
Ryan Shazier is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Orlando, Florida, USA
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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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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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Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 25 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