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The Best NFL Players From Georgia

Updated November 7, 2019 1.7k votes 151 voters 4.0k 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.

  • Jim Brown1
    78
    19

    Jim Brown

    St. Simons, Georgia

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age79

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Syracuse Orange football

    James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football...  more
  • Herschel Walker2
    77
    23

    Herschel Walker

    Wrightsville, Georgia

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    Age58

    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,...  more
  • Calvin Johnson3
    64
    14

    Calvin Johnson

    Newnan, Georgia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age34

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Calvin Johnson Jr. (born September 29, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. A...  more
  • Mel Blount4
    56
    10

    Mel Blount

    Vidalia, Georgia

    PositionCornerback, Defensive back

    Age67

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Southern Jaguars football

    Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948) is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback,...  more
  • Cam Newton5
    56
    25

    Cam Newton

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionQuarterback

    Age26

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

    Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • Eric Berry6
    44
    16

    Eric Berry

    Fairburn, Georgia

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age31

    TeamsTennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

    Eric Berry (born December 29, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free...  more
  • Justin Houston7
    42
    14

    Justin Houston

    Statesboro, Georgia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age31

    TeamsGeorgia Bulldogs football team, Kansas City Chiefs

    Justin Donovan Houston (born January 21, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the...  more
  • Jamal Lewis8
    35
    9

    Jamal Lewis

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionRunning back

    Age41

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Volunteers football

    Jamal Lewis (born August 26, 1979) is a former American football running back in the National...  more
  • Ray Guy9
    39
    14

    Ray Guy

    Swainsboro, Georgia

    PositionPunter

    Age70

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    William Ray Guy (born December 22, 1949) is an American former football punter for the...  more
  • Grady Jarrett10
    27
    7

    Grady Jarrett

    Conyers, Georgia

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age47

    Grady O'Neal Jackson (born January 21, 1973) is a former American football defensive tackle....  more
  • Richard Dent11
    28
    10

    Richard Dent

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionDefensive end

    Age55

    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...  more
  • Larry Little12
    30
    13

    Larry Little

    Georgia, United States of America

    PositionGuard

    Age74

    Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Demaryius Thomas13
    28
    10

    Demaryius Thomas

    Montrose, Georgia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    TeamsHouston Texans, Denver Broncos, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football

    Demaryius Antwon Thomas (born December 25, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • Garrison Hearst14
    22
    5

    Garrison Hearst

    Lincolnton, Georgia

    PositionRunning back

    Age44

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Georgia Bulldogs football team

    Gerard Garrison Hearst (born January 4, 1971) is a former running back in the National...  more
  • Marion Motley15
    25
    10

    Marion Motley

    Leesburg, Georgia

    PositionRunning back, Fullback, Linebacker

    AgeDec. at 79 (1920-1999)

    Marion Motley (June 5, 1920 – June 27, 1999) was an American football fullback and linebacker...  more
  • John Hannah16
    26
    12

    John Hannah

    Canton, Georgia

    PositionGuard

    Age69

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football

    John Allen Hannah (born April 4, 1951), nicknamed Hog, is a former American football left...  more
  • Jeff Saturday17
    24
    10

    Jeff Saturday

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionCenter

    Age40

    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...  more
  • Jessie Tuggle18
    21
    7

    Jessie Tuggle

    Griffin, Georgia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age55

    Jessie Floyd Tuggle, III (born April 4, 1965) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Kevin Mawae19
    22
    10

    Kevin Mawae

    Savannah, Georgia

    PositionOffensive Lineman, Center

    Age49

    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...  more
  • A.J. Bouye20
    23
    11

    A.J. Bouye

    Tucker, Georgia

    PositionCornerback

    Age24

    TeamsHouston Texans

    A.J. Bouye is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football...  more
  • Bud Dupree21
    17
    5

    Bud Dupree

    Macon, Georgia
    Alvin "Bud" Dupree Jr. (born February 12, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker. He...  more
  • Willie Gault22
    17
    6

    Willie Gault

    Griffin, Georgia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age60

    TeamsChicago Bears, Tennessee Volunteers football, Los Angeles Raiders

    Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and...  more
  • Takeo Spikes23
    16
    5

    Takeo Spikes

    Augusta, Georgia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age43

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Auburn Tigers football, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers

    Takeo Gerard Spikes (; born December 17, 1976) is a former American football linebacker who...  more
  • Kareem Jackson24
    13
    2

    Kareem Jackson

    Macon, Georgia

    PositionCornerback, Defensive back

    Age32

    TeamsAlabama Crimson Tide Football, Houston Texans

    Kareem Jackson (born April 10, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos...  more
  • Pat Swilling25
    14
    5

    Pat Swilling

    Toccoa, Georgia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age51

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Patrick Travis Swilling (born October 25, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in...  more