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The Best NFL Players From Georgia

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
    St. Simons, Georgia
    87
    20

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age85

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Syracuse Orange football

    James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from  ...more
  • 2
    Newnan, Georgia
    76
    15

    PositionWide receiver

    Age36

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Calvin Johnson Jr. (born September 29, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. A two-time All-American at Georgia Tech, Johnson was selected second overall by the Detroit Lions of the  ...more
  • 3
    Wrightsville, Georgia
    80
    28

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    Age59

    TeamsGeorgia Bulldogs football team, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys

    Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962) is an American former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia,  ...more
  • 4
    Vidalia, Georgia
    56
    15

    PositionCornerback, Defensive back

    Age73

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Southern Jaguars football

    Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948) is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and a 1989 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.Blount is considered one of the best  ...more
  • 5
    Atlanta, Georgia
    65
    26

    PositionQuarterback

    Age32

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

    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. He  ...more
  • 6
    Fairburn, Georgia
    51
    15

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age32

    TeamsTennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

    Eric Berry (born December 29, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tennessee, where he was a two-time unanimous All-American and  ...more
  • 7
    Statesboro, Georgia
    45
    13

    PositionLinebacker

    Age32

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    Justin Donovan Houston (born January 21, 1989) is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University  ...more
  • 8
    LuckyDarth123 addedConyers, Georgia
    35
    7

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age48

    Grady O'Neal Jackson (born January 21, 1973) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football  ...more
  • 9

    Ray Guy

    Swainsboro, Georgia
    39
    13

    PositionPunter

    Age71

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    William Ray Guy (born December 22, 1949) is an American former football punter for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Guy was a unanimous All-American selection  ...more
  • 10
    Atlanta, Georgia
    35
    11

    PositionRunning back

    Age42

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Volunteers football

    Jamal Lewis (born August 26, 1979) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He  ...more
  • 11

    Garrison Hearst

    Lincolnton, Georgia
    27
    5

    PositionRunning back

    Age50

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Georgia Bulldogs football team

    Gerard Garrison Hearst (born January 4, 1971) is a former running back in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of Georgia, and was  ...more
  • 12

    Larry Little

    Georgia, United States of America
    32
    11

    PositionGuard

    Age76

    Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is a former professional American football offensive guard who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiately at Bethune–Cookman  ...more
  • 13
    Atlanta, Georgia
    28
    9

    PositionDefensive end

    Age60

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Tennessee State Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles

    Richard Lamar Dent (born December 13, 1960) is a former American football defensive end, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was the MVP of Super Bowl  ...more
  • 14
    Montrose, Georgia
    32
    14

    PositionWide receiver

    Age33

    TeamsHouston Texans, Denver Broncos, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football

    Demaryius Antwon Thomas (born December 25, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech,  ...more
  • 15

    A.J. Bouye

    Tucker, Georgia
    28
    10

    PositionCornerback

    Age30

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

    Arlandus Jacob "A. J." Bouye (born August 16, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF, and was  ...more
  • 16
    LuckyDarth123 addedMacon, Georgia
    23
    5

    PositionLinebacker

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    Alvin "Bud" Dupree Jr. (born February 12, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tennessee Titans He played college football at Kentucky, and was drafted in the first round of the  ...more
  • 17
    Leesburg, Georgia
    24
    12

    PositionRunning back, Fullback, Linebacker

    AgeDec. at 79 (1920-1999)

    Marion Motley (June 5, 1920 – June 27, 1999) was an American football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football  ...more
  • 18
    LuckyDarth123 added

    Kareem Jackson

    Macon, Georgia
    17
    4

    PositionCornerback, Defensive back

    Age33

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Houston Texans

    Kareem Jackson (born April 10, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama. He was drafted by the  ...more
  • 19
    Atlanta, Georgia
    23
    11

    PositionCenter

    Age46

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, North Carolina Tar Heels football, Green Bay Packers

    Jeffrey Bryant Saturday (born June 18, 1975) is a former American football center. He played college football for the University of North Carolina. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an  ...more
  • 20
    Griffin, Georgia
    19
    7

    PositionTackle

    Age76

    Larry Rayfield Wright (born August 23, 1945) is a former American football player, an offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for thirteen seasons and a member of the  ...more
  • 21

    Thomas Davis

    Shellman, Georgia
    20
    8

    PositionLinebacker

    Age38

    TeamsLos Angeles Chargers

    Thomas Antonio Davis Sr. (born March 22, 1983) is an American football linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). Davis played college football for the University  ...more
  • 22
    Canton, Georgia
    26
    15

    PositionGuard

    Age70

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football

    John Allen Hannah (born April 4, 1951), nicknamed Hog, is a former American football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985) in the National Football League (NFL). In 1999 the  ...more
  • 23
    Griffin, Georgia
    21
    11

    PositionLinebacker

    Age56

    Jessie Floyd Tuggle, III (born April 4, 1965) is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the Atlanta Falcons his entire career from 1987 to 2000. He graduated from Valdosta  ...more
  • 24
    LuckyDarth123 added

    Alec Ogletree

    Newnan, Georgia
    15
    4

    PositionLinebacker

    Age30

    TeamsChicago Bears

    Alec Ogletree (born September 25, 1991) is an American football inside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Georgia  ...more
  • 25

    Kevin Mawae

    Savannah, Georgia
    22
    14

    PositionOffensive Lineman, Center

    Age50

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

    Kevin James Mawae (; born January 23, 1971) is a former American football center who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons, primarily with the New York Jets and is  ...more
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