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The Best NFL Players From Georgia 

Ranker NFL
Updated November 7, 2019 1k votes 122 voters 3.1k views 60 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
Running back and Return specialist from Wrightsville, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 53

Teams: Georgia Bulldogs football team, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, + more

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
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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Running back and Fullback from Georgia, USA, St. Simons

Age: 83

Teams: Cleveland 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) ...more
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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Wide receiver from Newnan, Georgia

Age: 33

Teams: Detroit 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
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Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Cornerback and Defensive back from Vidalia, Georgia

Age: 67

Teams: Pittsburgh 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
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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Quarterback from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 29

Teams: Carolina 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. ...more
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Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Cornerback and Safety from Fairburn, Georgia

Age: 30

Teams: Tennessee 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
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Linebacker from Statesboro, Georgia

Age: 30

Teams: Georgia Bulldogs football team, Kansas City Chiefs

Justin Donovan Houston (born January 21, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the ...more
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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Ray Guy Punter from Swainsboro, Georgia

Age: 69

Teams: Oakland 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 ...more
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Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Running back from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 36

Teams: Baltimore 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. ...more
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Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Defensive end from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 55

Teams: Indianapolis 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 ...more
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Larry Little is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Larry Little Guard from Georgia, United States of America

Age: 70

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 ...more
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John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Guard from Canton, Georgia

Age: 64

Teams: Alabama 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 ...more
13
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Wide receiver from Montrose, Georgia

Age: 28

Teams: Houston 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 ...more
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Grady Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
LuckyDarth123 added Defensive tackle and Tackle from Greensboro, Alabama

Age: 42

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 ...more
15
Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Running back and Fullback from Leesburg, Georgia

Age: Dec. 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 ...more
16
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman and Center from Savannah, Georgia

Age: 44

Teams: Seattle 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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Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Linebacker from Griffin, Georgia

Age: 50

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 ...more
18
Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Center from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 40

Teams: Indianapolis 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
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Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Garrison Hearst Running back from Lincolnton, Georgia

Age: 44

Teams: Arizona 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
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A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
A.J. Bouye Cornerback from Tucker, Georgia

Age: 27

Teams: Houston Texans

A.J. Bouye is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football at Central Florida.
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Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
LuckyDarth123 added
Victor Ramon Beasley Jr. is an American football defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Clemson University, Beasley was ...more
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Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Willie Gault Wide receiver from Griffin, Georgia, USA

Age: 55

Teams: Chicago Bears, Tennessee Volunteers football, Los Angeles Raiders

Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and potential Olympic athlete. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago ...more
23
Dan Reeves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Dan Reeves Running back and Quarterback from Rome, Georgia

Age: 71

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

Daniel Edward Reeves (born January 19, 1944) is a former American football running back and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Over the course of his 38 years in the NFL, Reeves ...more
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Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
LuckyDarth123 added Kareem Jackson Cornerback and Defensive back from Macon, Georgia

Age: 30

Teams: Alabama 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
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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Georgia
Tackle from Griffin, Georgia

Age: 70

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 ...more