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The Best NFL Players From Louisiana  

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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
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons ...more
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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Marshall William Faulk is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for ...more
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Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
St. Rose, Louisiana
Edward Earl Reed, Jr. is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was ...more
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Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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
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Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reginald "Reggie" Wayne is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football for the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in ...more
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Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, 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
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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
USA, Shreveport, Louisiana
Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Since 1994, he has been a TV analyst and co-host of Fox ...more
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Jarvis Landry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Convent, Louisiana
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
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Pat Studstill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Pat Studstill is a former National Football League punter and wide receiver from for the Detroit Lions, the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. 1966 was Studstill's best year; he was ...more
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Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mark Anthony Carrier, III is a retired American football safety who played in the National Football League. He is the current defensive backs' coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Franklin, Louisiana
Leonard Allen Marshall Jr. is a former American football defensive lineman who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. Marshall played defensive end for the New York Giants for ...more
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Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
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
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Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana
Kevin Troy Faulk is a former American football running back who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the ...more
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Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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
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Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Avondale, Louisiana
Michael Bennett, Jr. is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M. He signed with the Seahawks as ...more
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Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Matthew Garrett Forte is a former American football running back who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulane and was drafted by the Chicago ...more
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Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Gretna, Louisiana
Eddie Darwin Lacy, Jr. is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Eric Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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
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Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Richard Alvin Petitbon is a former American football safety and head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. After playing college football at Loyola of the South and ...more
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Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Ruston, Louisiana
Bertram Hays "Bert" Jones is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. At Ruston High School ...more
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Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Warrick De'Mon Dunn is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 ...more
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Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Pineville, Louisiana
Mark "Super" Duper is an American former football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League from 1982 to 1992. He played collegiately at ...more
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Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
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
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Kermit Alexander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
New Iberia, Louisiana
Kermit Joseph Alexander is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. He was on the Board of Directors for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is named after Pro ...more
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Roy Winston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Roy Charles Winston is a former professional American football player. Roy Winston graduated from Louisiana State University, where he was a standout offensive guard in the 10-7 LSU victory over ...more