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The Best NFL Players From Minnesota  

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Minnesota! The North Star State is home to some top-notch NFL talent, including two of the best football players ever, Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Suggs. The list of Minnesota football players also includes old-time stars like Dave Casper and Joe Guyon.

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

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Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. (born August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Terrell Suggs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Terrell Raymonn Suggs, nicknamed T-Sizzle or Sizzle, is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for Arizona ...more
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Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States of America
Eric Thomas Decker is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Decker was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round, 87th overall pick of ...more
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Walt Kiesling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Walter Andrew Kiesling was an American football player and coach.
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James Laurinaitis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Wayzata, Minnesota
James Richard Laurinaitis is an American football linebacker for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Jeff Siemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota
Jeffrey Glenn Siemon is a former professional American football player and an inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame. Jeff grew up in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from Bakersfield High ...more
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Steve Zabel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Steven Gregory Zabel is a former American football linebacker and tight end in the National Football League. After playing college football at the University of Oklahoma, he was the first pick ...more
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Steve Kiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Sandstone, Minnesota
Steven Albert Kiner is a former American football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and the Houston Oilers. Kiner ...more
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Joe Guyon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
White Earth, Minnesota
Joseph Napoleon Guyon was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played college football at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1912 to 1913 and Georgia Institute of ...more
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Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Bemidji, Minnesota
David John Casper, nicknamed "The Ghost." is a former American football player best known for being a prominent member of the Oakland Raiders. He was a Tight end and also played as an ...more
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Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Matthew Robert Birk is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He played ...more
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Greg Larson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gregory Kenneth Larson is a former American football center in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted in ...more
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Milt Sunde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Milton John Sunde was a guard in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings. Sunde attended Bloomington High School and the University of Minnesota.
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Larry Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Clarkfield, Minnesota
Larry Rudolph Cole is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League who played his entire professional career with the Dallas Cowboys. He played in five Super ...more
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Ward Cuff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Ward Cuff Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Ward Lloyd Cuff was an American football running back and place kicker in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Chicago Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers. He played college ...more
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Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
James Michael LeClair is a former professional American football linebacker who played 12 seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and later in the USFL with the New ...more
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Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Jim Carter Saint Paul, Minnesota
James Charles Carter is a former American football player who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League from 1970 to 1978. He attended South Saint Paul High
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Jacky Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jacky Lee was an American quarterback who played college football at the University of Cincinnati after playing football at Akron Ellet High School, and professional football in the American ...more
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Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Keewatin, Minnesota, United States of America
Gino Cappelletti is a retired American collegiate and professional football player. He played at the University of Minnesota and was a star in the American Football League for the Boston ...more
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Matt Herkenhoff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Melrose, Minnesota
Matthew Bernard Herkenhoff is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs between 1976 and 1985.
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Jim Langer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Little Falls, Minnesota, United States of America
James John Langer is a former American football center who played for the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. He is considered one of the greatest NFL centers of all ...more
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Dave Dalby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Minnesota
Alexandria, Minnesota
David Merle Dalby was an American football center.