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The Best NFL Players From Georgia  

Ranker NFL
175 votes 19 voters 48 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Georgia

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Georgia! NFL players born in Georgia have impacted the league throughout its history. Some of the greatest ever to put on a helmet at one time called Georgia home. Some of the top Georgia NFL players have even put on the gold jacket in Canton, Ohio, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But who is the greatest NFL player from Georgia?

Vote for your favorites on the list of top NFL players from Georgia and add anyone you think is missing.

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Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Wrightsville, Georgia, United States of America
Herschel Junior Walker is a former college and professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned ...more
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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America
James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine year career as a running back for ...more
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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Newnan, Georgia
Calvin Johnson, Jr., nicknamed Megatron, is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football for Georgia Tech, and was ...more
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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Swainsboro, Georgia
William Ray Guy is a retired American football punter for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Guy was a unanimous All-American selection in 1972 as a senior at the ...more
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John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Canton, Georgia
John Allen "Hawg" Hannah is a former American football left guard who played for the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of ...more
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Dan Reeves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Rome, Georgia
Daniel Edward "Dan" Reeves is a former American football player and head coach. He has participated in more Super Bowls as player and coach than anyone else. He played in two Super ...more
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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Griffin, Georgia
Larry Rayfield Wright is a former American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Jeffrey Bryant Saturday is a retired American football center who played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the ...more
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Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Statesboro, Georgia
Justin Donovan Houston is an American football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Georgia and earned ...more
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Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Fairburn, Georgia
James Eric Berry, nicknamed "The Fifth Dimension, " is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs fifth ...more
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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and Auburn. ...more
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Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Vidalia, Georgia
Melvin Cornell Blount is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Blount is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever ...more
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Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Leesburg, Georgia
Marion Motley was an American Football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. He was a leading ...more
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Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Kevin James Mawae is a retired American football center who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Louisiana State University, where he was a ...more
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Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Jamal Lafitte Lewis is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Larry Little is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Georgia, United States of America
Lawrence Chatmon Little is a former offensive guard in college and professional American football in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman College, in Daytona ...more
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Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Cuthbert, Georgia, United States of America
Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier is an American actor, singer, Christian minister, and former professional American football player. He was a notable college football player for The ...more
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Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Richard Lamar Dent is a former American football defensive end, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XX. He was elected to the ...more
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Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Senoia, Georgia
Keith Howard Brooking is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft and also played for ...more
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Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Lincolnton, Georgia
Gerard Garrison Hearst is a former running back in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of Georgia, and was recognized as an All-American. ...more
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Harold McLinton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Fort Valley, Georgia
Harold Lucious McLinton was an American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins from 1969 to 1978. McLinton was drafted by the Redskins ...more
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Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Shellman, Georgia
Thomas Antonio Davis is an American football player who is a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Davis played college football for the University of Georgia, ...more
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Ray Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Rome, Georgia
Raymond Canute Donaldson is a former American football Center who played 17 seasons in the National Football League. He was selected to six Pro Bowls and then he played in Super Bowl XXX as a ...more
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Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Griffin, Georgia
Jessie Lloyd Tuggle Jr. is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the Atlanta Falcons his entire career from 1987 to 2000. He graduated from Valdosta State College in ...more
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Reshad Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Reshad Monquez Jones is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played ...more