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The Best NFL Players From Maryland 

Ranker NFL
Updated August 2, 2019 644 votes 121 voters 4.5k views 25 items

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Maryland! Maryland is home to some top-level NFL talent both past and present, including one of the best running backs in football right now, Todd Gurley, and NaVorro Bowman, one of the top current NFL linebackers

Doug Flutie, Cameron Wake, and Stefon Diggs can also be counted among the football players from Maryland to leave a mark on the NFL.

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

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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Wide receiver from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teams: Minnesota Vikings

Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth ...more
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Running back from Tarboro, North Carolina

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more
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Cameron Wake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Defensive end and Linebacker from Beltsville, Maryland

Age: 33

Teams: Tennessee Titans

Derek Cameron Wake (born January 30, 1982) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Penn State ...more
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Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chuck Foreman Running back from Frederick, Maryland

Age: 65

Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman (born October 26, 1950) is a retired American football running back who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots in the National ...more
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Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Tavon Austin

Age: 24

Teams: St. Louis Rams

Tavon Wesley Austin is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was widely considered one of the top prospects at his ...more
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Joe Haden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Cornerback and Defensive back from Fort Washington, Maryland

Age: 26

Teams: Florida Gators football, Cleveland Browns

Joseph Walter Haden III (born April 14, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University ...more
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NaVorro Bowman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Linebacker from District Heights, Maryland

Age: 27

Teams: San Francisco 49ers

NaVorro Roderick Bowman (born May 28, 1988) is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State, and ...more
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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Quarterback from Manchester, Maryland, United States of America

Age: 53

Teams: Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, New Jersey Generals, + more

Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is an American former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and United States Football League (USFL). ...more
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Antonio Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Antonio Freeman Wide receiver from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 43

Teams: Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

Antonio Michael Freeman (born May 27, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL), most notably for the Green Bay Packers. He attended the Baltimore ...more
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Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Darnell Dockett Defensive tackle from Burtonsville, Maryland

Age: 34

Teams: Arizona Cardinals, Florida State Seminoles football

Darnell Maurice Dockett (born May 27, 1981) is a former American football defensive end who had a ten-season career playing for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more
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Rodney McLeod is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Safety from Clinton, Maryland

Age: 25

Teams: St. Louis Rams

Rodney McLeod Jr. is an American football safety for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. In 2012, He was signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. He played ...more
12
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Running back from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 68

Teams: Washington Redskins, The Hawaiians, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys

Calvin G. Hill (born January 2, 1947) is a retired American football player. He played running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons. Hill played for the NFL Dallas Cowboys, ...more
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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Raymond Chester Tight end from Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America

Age: 67

Raymond Tucker Chester (born June 28, 1948) is a former American Football tight end. After graduating from Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Chester played college football at the ...more
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Rod Breedlove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Rod Breedlove Linebacker from Cumberland, Maryland

Age: 77

Rodney Winston Breedlove (born March 10, 1938 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the Washington ...more
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Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Punter from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 57

Sean Edward Landeta (born January 6, 1962) is a former American football punter who played in both the United States Football League and the National Football League. Landeta played 22 seasons ...more
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Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Julian Peterson Linebacker from Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

Age: 40

Teams: Detroit Lions

Julian Thomas Peterson (born July 28, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He was drafted by the San Francisco ...more
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Tom Scott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Tom Scott Defensive end and Linebacker from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 85

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Chris Warren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chris Warren Running back from Silver Spring, Maryland

Age: 52

Christipher Collins Warren (born January 24, 1967) is a former professional football player, a running back in the National Football League for 11 seasons. He played from 1990 to 2000, primarily ...more
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Trace Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Defensive end from Bethesda, Maryland

Age: 53

Raymond Lester "Trace" Armstrong III (born October 5, 1965), is an American former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons from the ...more
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Keith Sims is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 48

Keith Alexander Sims (born June 17, 1967) is a former American football player in the National Football League who played offensive line for eleven seasons between 1990 and 2000 for the Miami ...more
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N. D. Kalu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Defensive end and Defensive lineman from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 43

Ndukwe Dike "N. D." Kalu (born August 3, 1975) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Kyle Arrington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Cornerback from Accokeek, Maryland

Age: 32

Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

Kyle Chandler Arrington Sr. (born August 12, 1986) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college ...more
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Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: New York Jets

Martin Anthony Lyons (born January 15, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons during ...more
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Greg Koch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Right Guard from Bethesda, Maryland

Age: 63

Teams: Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Arkansas Razorbacks football, Minnesota Vikings

Greg Koch (born June 14, 1955) is a former American football tackle and guard who played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Green Bay Packers. In 2010, Koch was ...more
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Chad Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chad Scott Cornerback from Capitol Heights, Maryland

Age: 41

Chad Oliver Scott (born September 6, 1974) is a former American football cornerback. Scott was a first round pick, 24th overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played ...more