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The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

Updated August 2, 2019 4.5k votes 376 voters 12.2k views60 items

List RulesVote 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

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age45

    TeamsIndianapolis 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. Considered...  more
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    Ed Reed

    St. Rose, Louisiana

    PositionFree Safety

    Age37

    TeamsHouston 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 played...  more
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    Terry Bradshaw

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age72

    TeamsPittsburgh 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 sports...  more
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    Tyrann Mathieu

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionCornerback

    Age29

    TeamsArizona 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
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    Marshall Faulk

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age48

    TeamsIndianapolis 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 for...  more
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    Reggie Wayne

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age42

    TeamsIndianapolis 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 of...  more
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    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age28

    TeamsCleveland 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
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    Jarvis Landry

    Convent, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age28

    TeamsCleveland 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
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    Leonard Fournette

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Age26

    Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the...  more
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    Eli Manning

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age40

    TeamsNew 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
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    Warrick Dunn

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age46

    TeamsTampa 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 Buccaneers...  more
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    Andrew Whitworth

    Monroe, Louisiana

    PositionTackle

    Age39

    TeamsLos 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
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    Dak Prescott

    Sulphur, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age28

    TeamsDallas 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 Mississippi State...  more
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    Stephen Gostkowski

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age37

    TeamsNew 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 the...  more
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    Aeneas Williams

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age53

    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 played...  more
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    Matt Forté

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age35

    TeamsTulane 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 was...  more
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    Kevin Faulk

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age45

    TeamsLSU 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 League...  more
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    Landon Collins

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Age27

    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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    Charlie Joiner

    Many, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age73

    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) for...  more
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    Alan Faneca

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionGuard

    Age44

    TeamsPittsburgh 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 football...  more
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    Jake Delhomme

    Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age46

    TeamsCarolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

    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 the...  more
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    Jim Taylor

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age80

    TeamsNew 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
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    Michael Bennett

    Avondale, Louisiana

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    Age35

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Michael or Mike Bennett may refer to:...  more
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    Bobby Hebert

    Cut Off, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age60

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons

    Bobby Joseph Hebert Jr. (surname pronounced ay-bear; born August 19, 1960) is an American sportscaster and former American football quarterback. He played professionally in the United States Football...  more
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    Kyle Williams

    Ruston, Louisiana

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age38

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, LSU Tigers football

    Kyle Derrick Williams (born June 10, 1983) is a former American football defensive tackle who spent his entire 13 year career with the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played...  more
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