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The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

Updated August 2, 2019 4.2k votes 324 voters 10.4k 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!

  • 1
    Ed Reed
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    40

    Ed Reed

    St. Rose, Louisiana

    PositionFree Safety

    Age42

    TeamsHouston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets

    Edward Earl Reed Jr. (born September 11, 1978) is a former American football safety who spent... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Peyton Manning
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    Peyton Manning

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age44

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

    Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Terry Bradshaw
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    37

    Terry Bradshaw

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age72

    TeamsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is an American former football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Marshall Faulk
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    43

    Marshall Faulk

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age47

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Reggie Wayne
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    29

    Reggie Wayne

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age41

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Miami Hurricanes football

    Reginald Wayne (born November 17, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver who spent... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Tyrann Mathieu
    109
    29

    Tyrann Mathieu

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionCornerback

    Age28

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

    Tyrann Devine Mathieu is an American football free safety and cornerback for the Arizona... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Odell Beckham Jr.
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    57

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Leonard Fournette
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    36

    Leonard Fournette

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Age25

    Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jarvis Landry
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    37

    Jarvis Landry

    Convent, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Jarvis Charles Landry (born November 28, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Eli Manning
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    Eli Manning

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age39

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Andrew Whitworth
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    24

    Andrew Whitworth

    Monroe, Louisiana

    PositionTackle

    Age38

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Andrew James Whitworth (born December 12, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Dak Prescott
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    40

    Dak Prescott

    Sulphur, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age27

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott (born July 29, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Warrick Dunn
    69
    23

    Warrick Dunn

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age45

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Aeneas Williams
    59
    20

    Aeneas Williams

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age52

    Aeneas Demetrius Williams (; (born January 29, 1968) is a former American football player, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Stephen Gostkowski
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    21

    Stephen Gostkowski

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age36

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Stephen Haunt Carroll Gostkowski ( gost-KOW-skee; born January 28, 1984) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Matt Forté
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    31

    Matt Forté

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age30

    TeamsTulane Green Wave football, Chicago Bears

    Matthew Garrett Forte (born December 10, 1985) is a former American football running back who... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Eric Reid
    67
    30

    Eric Reid

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionSafety

    Age28

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

    Eric Todd Reid is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Kevin Faulk
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    30

    Kevin Faulk

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age44

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

    Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976) is a former American football running back who spent his... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Landon Collins
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    20

    Landon Collins

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Age26

    Landon Alexander Collins is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Charlie Joiner
    46
    13

    Charlie Joiner

    Many, Louisiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age72

    Charles B. Joiner Jr. (born October 14, 1947) is an American former professional football... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Alan Faneca
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    15

    Alan Faneca

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    PositionGuard

    Age43

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

    Alan Joseph Faneca (; born December 7, 1976) is a former professional American football player... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jake Delhomme
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    16

    Jake Delhomme

    Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

    PositionQuarterback

    Age45

    TeamsAmsterdam Admirals, New Orleans Saints, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

    Jake Christopher Delhomme (; born January 10, 1975) is a former American football quarterback... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Glenn Dorsey
    43
    15

    Glenn Dorsey

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end

    Age35

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

    Glenn Jamon Dorsey (born August 1, 1985) is a former American football nose tackle. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jim Taylor
    39
    12

    Jim Taylor

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age85

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers

    James Charles Taylor (September 20, 1935 – October 13, 2018) was an American football fullback... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Michael Bennett
    50
    27

    Michael Bennett

    Avondale, Louisiana

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

    Age34

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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