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The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts  

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

Here's a list of the best NFL players from Massachusetts. The Bay State may have just a few elite players, but among them are some of the best football players of all time, like Howie Long and Nick Buoniconti. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, linebacker Kiki Alonso, and tight Mark Chmura also hail from Massachusetts.

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

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Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts
Howard Matthew Moses "Howie" Long is an American former National Football League defensive end and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is currently a ...more
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Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Newton, Massachusetts
Kristian "Kiko" Alonso is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the ...more
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Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Mark Bavaro is a former American football tight end who played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, and Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. Bavaro was selected to the Pro ...more
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Matt Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Matthew Michael Hasselbeck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green ...more
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Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former American Football League and NFL Hall of Fame middle linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
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Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
Frederic Charles Smerlas is a former American football defensive lineman who was a 5-time NFL Pro Bowl selection during 14-year career as a nose tackle with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco ...more
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Tom Nalen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Thomas Andrew Nalen is a former American football center who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was born and raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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Joe Nash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Joseph Andrew Nash is a former professional American football player. He played his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League from 1982 to 1996. Originally a nose ...more
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Joe Scibelli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
Joseph Albert Scibelli is a former American football tackle and guard who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams. He helped the Rams win the 1967 and ...more
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Wayne Millner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Wayne Millner Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts
Wayne Vernal Millner was an American college and professional football player who was known for his clutch play as an offensive and defensive end for both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and for ...more
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Walt Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Cohasset, Massachusetts
Walter Francis "Walt" Sweeney was an American football offensive lineman and end, who played college football at Syracuse University, where he made the school's all-century team. He ...more
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Jack Concannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts
John Joseph "Jack" Concannon, Jr. was an American football quarterback in the National Football League.
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Mark Chmura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Mark William Chmura, is a former American football tight end, who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.
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Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mark van Eeghen, is an American football player, who played ten years in the National Football League, including making two Super Bowl appearances. He was a member of the Oakland Raiders and for ...more
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Pete Kendall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Quincy, Massachusetts
Peter Marcus "Pete" Kendall is a former American football guard.
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Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Melrose, Massachusetts
Dave Lapham is a former professional football offensive lineman for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals from 1974 to 1983 and the United States Football League's New Jersey ...more
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Don McCauley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Don McCauley Worcester, Massachusetts
Don McCauley is a former American football player. He was a running back for the University of North Carolina from 1968 to 1970 and he attended Garden City High School in Garden City, New York. ...more
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John Niland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
John Hugh Niland is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League from 1966 through 1975.
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Pat Hughes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Everett, Massachusetts
William Patrick Hughes is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints. He played college ...more
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Bill Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
William T. Brooks, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 6'1", 190 lb. wide receiver from ...more
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Don Colo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Don Colo is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
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Marc Colombo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Marc Edward Colombo is a former American football offensive tackle who played for ten seasons in the National Football League. After playing college football for Boston College, he was selected ...more
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Milt Morin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Milt Morin Leominster, Massachusetts
Milton Denis Morin was a professional American football tight end in the National Football League. Morin attended St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he held records in ...more
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Bob Dee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Quincy, Massachusetts
Robert Henry Dee was an American football defensive end in the National Football League and the American Football League. He was a three-sport letterman at the College of the Holy Cross who was ...more
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John Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts
John Robert Fitzgerald is a retired American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 1980, including four Super Bowls. He played college football at ...more