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The Best NFL Players From Maryland

Updated August 2, 2019 966 votes 139 voters 5.1k views25 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Stefon Diggs

    Gaithersburg, Maryland

    PositionWide receiver

    Age26

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Todd Gurley

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionRunning back

    Age26

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los... more on Wikipedia
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    Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Tavon Austin

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Age29

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

    Tavon Wesley Austin is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the St.... more on Wikipedia
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    Cameron Wake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Cameron Wake

    Beltsville, Maryland

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age33

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    Derek Cameron Wake (born January 30, 1982) is an American football outside linebacker for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Haden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Joe Haden

    Fort Washington, Maryland

    PositionCornerback, Defensive back

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cleveland Browns

    Joseph Walter Haden III (born April 14, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Chuck Foreman

    Frederick, Maryland

    PositionRunning back

    Age69

    Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman (born October 26, 1950) is a retired American football running... more on Wikipedia
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    NaVorro Bowman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    NaVorro Bowman

    District Heights, Maryland

    PositionLinebacker

    Age32

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

    NaVorro Roderick Bowman (born May 28, 1988) is a former American football linebacker who... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Antonio Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Antonio Freeman

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionWide receiver

    Age48

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

    Antonio Michael Freeman (born May 27, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Doug Flutie

    Manchester, Maryland

    PositionQuarterback

    Age57

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, New Jersey Generals

    Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is an American former quarterback in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Darnell Dockett

    Burtonsville, Maryland

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age39

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Florida State Seminoles football

    Darnell Maurice Dockett (born May 27, 1981) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
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    Rodney McLeod is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Rodney McLeod

    Clinton, Maryland

    PositionSafety

    Age30

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

    Rodney McLeod Jr. is an American football safety for the St. Louis Rams of the National... more on Wikipedia
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    Rod Breedlove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Rod Breedlove

    Cumberland, Maryland

    PositionLinebacker

    Age82

    Rodney Winston Breedlove (born March 10, 1938 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Raymond Chester

    Cambridge, Maryland

    PositionTight end

    Age72

    Raymond Tucker Chester (born June 28, 1948) is a former American Football tight end. After... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Calvin Hill

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionRunning back

    Age73

    TeamsWashington Redskins, The Hawaiians, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys

    Calvin G. Hill (born January 2, 1947) is a retired American football player. He played running... more on Wikipedia
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    Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Sean Landeta

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionPunter

    Age58

    Sean Edward Landeta (born January 6, 1962) is a former American football punter who played in... more on Wikipedia
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    Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Julian Peterson

    Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    PositionLinebacker

    Age42

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Julian Thomas Peterson (born July 28, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Scott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Tom Scott

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age90

    Tom Scott may refer to:
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    Chris Warren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Chris Warren

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    PositionRunning back

    Age53

    Christipher Collins Warren (born January 24, 1967) is a former professional football player, a... more on Wikipedia
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    Trace Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Trace Armstrong

    Bethesda, Maryland

    PositionDefensive end

    Age54

    Raymond Lester "Trace" Armstrong III (born October 5, 1965), is an American former American... more on Wikipedia
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    Keith Sims is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Keith Sims

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionGuard

    Age53

    Keith Alexander Sims (born June 17, 1967) is a former American football player in the National... more on Wikipedia
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    N. D. Kalu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    N. D. Kalu

    Baltimore, Maryland

    PositionDefensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age45

    Ndukwe Dike "N. D." Kalu (born August 3, 1975) is a former American football defensive end. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Kyle Arrington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Kyle Arrington

    Accokeek, Maryland

    PositionCornerback

    Age34

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

    Kyle Chandler Arrington Sr. (born August 12, 1986) is a former American football cornerback.... more on Wikipedia
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    Greg Koch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Greg Koch

    Bethesda, Maryland

    PositionRight Guard

    Age65

    TeamsGreen 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... more on Wikipedia
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    Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Marty Lyons

    Takoma Park, Maryland

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age63

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Martin Anthony Lyons (born January 15, 1957) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Chad Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Maryland
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    Chad Scott

    Capitol Heights, Maryland

    PositionCornerback

    Age46

    Chad Oliver Scott (born September 6, 1974) is a former American football cornerback. Scott was... more on Wikipedia
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