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The Best NFL Players From Louisiana 

Ranker NFL
Updated August 2, 2019 2.8k votes 293 voters 9.2k views 60 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Louisiana

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Louisiana! The Pelican State has given us the Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, two of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, as well as Marshall Faulk and Ed Reed, who are simply two of the best football players ever.

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

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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Quarterback from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 42

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. ...more
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Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Free Safety from St. Rose, Louisiana

Age: 37

Teams: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets

Edward Earl Reed Jr. (born September 11, 1978) is a former American football safety who spent the majority of his career with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more
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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Running back from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 42

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football

Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more
4
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Quarterback from Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 67

Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is an American former football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Since 1994, he has been a television ...more
5
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

Age: 26

Teams: Cleveland Browns

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham ...more
6
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Wide receiver from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 37

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Miami Hurricanes football

Reginald Wayne (born November 17, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver who spent his entire 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football for the University ...more
7
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 23

Teams: Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

Tyrann Devine Mathieu is an American football free safety and cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University. ...more
8
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Quarterback from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 34

Teams: New York Giants

Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
9
Jarvis Landry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Jarvis Landry

Age: 26

Teams: Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Charles Landry (born November 28, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State ...more
10
Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the ...more
11
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Tackle from Monroe, Louisiana

Age: 37

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Andrew James Whitworth (born December 12, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was ...more
12
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Dak Prescott Quarterback from Sulphur, Louisiana

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott (born July 29, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
13
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Running back from Lake Charles, Louisiana

Age: 30

Teams: Tulane Green Wave football, Chicago Bears

Matthew Garrett Forte (born December 10, 1985) is a former American football running back who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulane and ...more
14
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Cornerback and Safety from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 47

Aeneas Demetrius Williams (; (born January 29, 1968) is a former American football player, who played with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more
15
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Running back from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 44

Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, Florida State Seminoles football

Warrick De'Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay ...more
16
Eric Reid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Safety from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 24

Teams: LSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

Eric Todd Reid is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University, and received consensus ...more
17
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Placekicker from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 35

Teams: New England Patriots

Stephen Haunt Carroll Gostkowski ( gost-KOW-skee; born January 28, 1984) is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by ...more
18
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Running back from Lafayette, Louisiana

Age: 39

Teams: LSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976) is a former American football running back who spent his entire 13-year professional career playing for the New England Patriots of the National Football ...more
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Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Landon Collins
Landon Alexander Collins is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama for three seasons and won a national ...more
20
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Guard from New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 39

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

Alan Joseph Faneca (; born December 7, 1976) is a former professional American football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college ...more
21
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Quarterback from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Age: 44

Teams: Amsterdam Admirals, New Orleans Saints, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, + more

Jake Christopher Delhomme (; born January 10, 1975) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Delhomme played college football at ...more
22
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Wide receiver from Many, Louisiana

Age: 68

Charles B. Joiner Jr. (born October 14, 1947) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) ...more
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Glenn Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 30

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

Glenn Jamon Dorsey (born August 1, 1985) is a former American football nose tackle. He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU), received All-America honors twice, and was ...more
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Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Michael Bennett Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Avondale, Louisiana

Age: 30

Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Michael or Mike Bennett may refer to:
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Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Running back and Fullback from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 80

Teams: New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers

James Charles Taylor (September 20, 1935 – October 13, 2018) was an American football fullback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, with the Green Bay ...more