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The Best NFL Players From Hawaii

Updated July 21, 2019 1.2k votes 187 voters 12.2k views35 items

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Hawaii. The Aloha State has produced some massive players for the NFL. Whether it is on the offensive or defensive line, the state of Hawaii keeps churning out lineman after lineman to play in the National Football League, not to mention Heisman trophy winner and one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now, Marcus Mariota.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Hawaii and add any of your favorites missing from the list! 

  • 1
    Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Olin Kreutz

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionCenter

    Age38

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Washington Huskies football, Chicago Bears

    Olin George Kreutz (; born June 9, 1977) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Marcus Mariota

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionQuarterback

    Age26

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota (born October 30, 1993) is an American football quarterback for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Max Unger

    Kailua, Hawaii

    PositionGuard, Center

    Age34

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    Maxwell McCandless Unger (born April 14, 1986) is a former American football center who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kurt Gouveia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Kurt Gouveia

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age56

    Kurt Keola Gouveia (born September 14, 1964) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Dominic Raiola

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionOffensive Lineman, Center

    Age41

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Dominic Raiola (; born December 30, 1978) is a former American football center. He was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Samson Satele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Samson Satele

    Kailua, Hawaii

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders

    Samson H. Satele (born November 29, 1984) is a former American football center. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Manti Te'o is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Manti Te'o

    Laie, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age29

    TeamsNotre Dame Fighting Irish football, San Diego Chargers

    Manti Malietau Louis Teʻo (; born January 26, 1991) is an American football linebacker who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Chris Fuamatu-Maʻafala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Chris Fuamatu-Maʻafala

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age43

    Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (pronounced [fu.əˈmatu maʔəˈfalə]; born March 4, 1977, in Honolulu,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Matt Blair

    Hilo, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age70

    Matt Blair (born September 20, 1950) was an American football player who was an outside... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Rocky Freitas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Rocky Freitas

    Kailua, Hawaii

    PositionTackle, Offensive Lineman

    Age75

    Rockne Crowningburg "Rocky" Freitas (born September 7, 1945) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Vince Manuwai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Vince Manuwai

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionGuard

    Age40

    TeamsJacksonville Jaguars

    Vincent Keoni Manuwai (July 12, 1980 – November 4, 2018) was an American football guard. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Chris Naeole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Chris Naeole

    Kailua, Hawaii

    PositionGuard

    Age45

    Christopher Kealoha Naeole ([nəeˈolɛ]; born December 25, 1974) is an American football coach.... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Tyson Alualu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Tyson Alualu

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age33

    TeamsJacksonville Jaguars

    Tyson Asi Alualu ( AH-loo-AH-loo; born May 12, 1987) is an American football defensive end for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Bern Brostek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Bern Brostek

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionGuard, Center

    Age54

    Bern Orion Brostek (born September 11, 1966) is a former American football offensive lineman... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wayne Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Wayne Hunter

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionTackle

    Age39

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

    Wayne Hunter (born July 2, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kimo von Oelhoffen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Kimo von Oelhoffen

    Kaunakakai, Hawaii

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end

    Age49

    Kimo K. von Oelhoffen (; born January 30, 1971) is a former American football defensive tackle... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Esera Tuaolo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Esera Tuaolo

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle

    Age52

    Esera Tavai Tuaolo (born July 11, 1968), nicknamed "Mr. Aloha," is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Phil Loadholt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Phil Loadholt

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionTackle

    Age34

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    Philip Loadholt Jr. (born January 21, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jordon Dizon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Jordon Dizon

    Kauai, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age34

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Jordon Dizon (born January 16, 1986) is a retired American football linebacker who last played... more on Wikipedia
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    Kaluka Maiava is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Kaluka Maiava

    Wailuku, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age33

    TeamsOakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns

    Kaluka Maiava (born December 27, 1986) is a former American football linebacker who played for... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Josh Mauga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Josh Mauga

    Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    PositionLinebacker

    Age33

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Joshua Mauga (born June 20, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Kemoeatu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Chris Kemoeatu

    Tonga

    PositionGuard

    Age37

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Uikelotu Christopher Kemoeatu (pronounced [kemo.e.ˈatu]; born January 4, 1983) is a Tongan... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Joe Francis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Joe Francis

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionQuarterback

    AgeDied at 77 (1936-2013)

    Joseph Charles Naekauna "Joe" Francis, Jr. (April 21, 1936 – April 15, 2013) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    John Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    John Tuggle

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionRunning back

    AgeDied at 25 (1961-1986)

    John Davis Tuggle was a running back in the National Football League. Tuggle was the final... more on Wikipedia
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    Travis LaBoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Hawaii
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    Travis LaBoy

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age39

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers

    Travis LaBoy (born August 20, 1981) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted... more on Wikipedia
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