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The Best NFL Players From Georgia

Updated November 7, 2019 1.8k votes 153 voters 4.1k views60 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1
    79
    20

    Jim Brown

    St. Simons, Georgia
    James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football...  more
  • 2
    67
    14

    Calvin Johnson

    Newnan, Georgia
    Calvin Johnson Jr. (born September 29, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. A...  more
  • 3
    78
    24

    Herschel Walker

    Wrightsville, Georgia
    Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962) is an American former professional football player,...  more
  • 4
    56
    11

    Mel Blount

    Vidalia, Georgia
    Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948) is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback,...  more
  • 5
    58
    25

    Cam Newton

    Atlanta, Georgia
    Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • 6
    45
    16

    Eric Berry

    Fairburn, Georgia
    Eric Berry (born December 29, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free...  more
  • 7
    41
    14

    Justin Houston

    Statesboro, Georgia
    Justin Donovan Houston (born January 21, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the...  more
  • 8
    35
    9

    Jamal Lewis

    Atlanta, Georgia
    Jamal Lewis (born August 26, 1979) is a former American football running back in the National...  more
  • 9
    38
    14

    Ray Guy

    Swainsboro, Georgia
    William Ray Guy (born December 22, 1949) is an American former football punter for the...  more
  • 10
    27
    6

    Grady Jarrett

    Conyers, Georgia
    Grady O'Neal Jackson (born January 21, 1973) is a former American football defensive tackle....  more
  • 11
    28
    10

    Demaryius Thomas

    Montrose, Georgia
    Demaryius Antwon Thomas (born December 25, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • 12
    30
    13

    Larry Little

    Georgia, United States of America
    Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 13
    28
    10

    Richard Dent

    Atlanta, Georgia
    Richard Lamar Dent (born December 13, 1960) is a former American football defensive end, who...  more
  • 14
    21
    5

    Garrison Hearst

    Lincolnton, Georgia
    Gerard Garrison Hearst (born January 4, 1971) is a former running back in the National...  more
  • 15
    26
    12

    John Hannah

    Canton, Georgia
    John Allen Hannah (born April 4, 1951), nicknamed Hog, is a former American football left...  more
  • 16
    25
    10

    Marion Motley

    Leesburg, Georgia
    Marion Motley (June 5, 1920 – June 27, 1999) was an American football fullback and linebacker...  more
  • 17
    24
    10

    Jeff Saturday

    Atlanta, Georgia
    Jeffrey Bryant Saturday (born June 18, 1975) is a former American football center. He played...  more
  • 18
    21
    7

    Jessie Tuggle

    Griffin, Georgia
    Jessie Floyd Tuggle, III (born April 4, 1965) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 19
    23
    10

    A.J. Bouye

    Tucker, Georgia
    A.J. Bouye is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football...  more
  • 20
    22
    10

    Kevin Mawae

    Savannah, Georgia
    Kevin James Mawae (; born January 23, 1971) is a former American football center who played in...  more
  • 21
    17
    5

    Bud Dupree

    Macon, Georgia
    Alvin "Bud" Dupree Jr. (born February 12, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for...  more
  • 22
    16
    5

    Takeo Spikes

    Augusta, Georgia
    Takeo Gerard Spikes (; born December 17, 1976) is a former American football linebacker who...  more
  • 23
    17
    6

    Willie Gault

    Griffin, Georgia
    Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and...  more
  • 24
    13
    2

    Kareem Jackson

    Macon, Georgia
    Kareem Jackson (born April 10, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos...  more
  • 25
    19
    13

    Dan Reeves

    Rome, Georgia
    Daniel Edward Reeves (born January 19, 1944) is a former American football running back and...  more