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The Best NFL Players From Maryland 

Ranker NFL
Updated August 2, 2019 450 votes 80 voters 2.8k 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
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Manchester, Maryland, United States of America
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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Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Tavon Austin
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Cameron Wake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Beltsville, Maryland
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) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chuck Foreman
Frederick, Maryland
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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NaVorro Bowman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
District Heights, Maryland
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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Joe Haden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Fort Washington, Maryland
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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Antonio Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Antonio Freeman
Baltimore, Maryland
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
Burtonsville, Maryland
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
Clinton, Maryland
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
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Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Julian Peterson
Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
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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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Raymond Chester
USA, Cambridge, Maryland
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) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Rod Breedlove
Cumberland, Maryland
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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Tom Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Tom Scott
Baltimore, Maryland
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Chris Warren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chris Warren
Silver Spring, Maryland
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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Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Keith Sims is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
USA, Takoma Park, Maryland
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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Trace Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
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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N. D. Kalu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
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) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Accokeek, Maryland
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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Chad Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chad Scott
Capitol Heights, Maryland
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
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Greg Koch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
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