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The Best NFL Players From Maryland  

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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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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Frederick, Maryland
Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman is a retired American football football player. He was a running back during his National Football League career, and often caught passes out of the ...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 is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State University, and was signed by the New ...more
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Joe Haden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Fort Washington, Maryland
Joseph Walter Haden III is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Florida, was recognized as a ...more
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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Manchester, Maryland, United States of America
Douglas Richard Flutie is a former player of American and Canadian football who was a quarterback in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He ...more
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NaVorro Bowman is listed (or ranked) 8 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 of the National Football League . He played college football at Penn State, and was drafted by the San ...more
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Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Burtonsville, Maryland
Darnell Maurice Dockett is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2004 ...more
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Antonio Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Antonio Michael Freeman is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League, most notably for the Green Bay Packers. He attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
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Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
Julian Thomas Peterson is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the ...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 is a retired American football running back who had a 12-year NFL career from 1969 to 1981. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. In 1975 he ...more
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Keith Sims is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Keith Alexander Sims 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 Dolphins and the ...more
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N. D. Kalu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Ndukwe Dike "N. D." Kalu is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at
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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America
Raymond Tucker Chester is a former American Football tight end. After graduating from Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Chester played college football at the historically Black ...more
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Rod Breedlove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Rod Breedlove Cumberland, Maryland
Rodney Winston Breedlove is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1960 to ...more
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Tom Scott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Tom Scott Baltimore, Maryland
Thomas Coster Scott is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of ...more
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Chris Warren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chris Warren Silver Spring, Maryland
Christipher Collins "Chris" Warren is a former professional football player, a running back in the National Football League for 11 seasons. He played from 1990 to 2000, primarily for ...more
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Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Sean Edward Landeta is a former American football punter who played in both the United States Football League and the National Football League. Landeta played 22 seasons in the National Football ...more
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Rodney McLeod is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Chad Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Chad Scott Capitol Heights, Maryland
Chad Oliver Scott was an American football cornerback who retired in 2008. Scott was a surprise number 1 draft choice for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who picked him 24th overall in the 1997 NFL ...more
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Trace Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
Raymond Lester Armstrong, III, nicknamed Trace Armstrong, is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for fifteen ...more
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Greg Koch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
Greg Koch 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 inducted into the Green ...more
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Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America
Martin Anthony Lyons is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Lyons ...more
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Kyle Arrington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
Accokeek, Maryland
Kyle Chandler Arrington is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in ...more