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The Best NFL Players From Missouri

Updated February 12, 2020 720 votes 100 voters 3.9k views39 items

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Missouri

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Missouri! NFL players from Missouri seems to be less prevalent in recent years. Many greats from the past fill this list, while only a few from recent years appear, though the Show Me State is home to one of the best running backs in the NFL right now, Ezekiel Elliott.

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

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    Kellen Winslow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Kellen Winslow

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Age62

    TeamsMissouri Tigers football, San Diego Chargers

    Kellen Boswell Winslow Sr. (born November 5, 1957) is an American former football player in... more on Wikipedia
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    Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Ezekiel Elliott

    Alton, Illinois

    PositionRunning back

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Ezekiel Elijah Elliott (born July 22, 1995) is an American football running back for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Jeremy Maclin

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    TeamsMissouri Tigers football, Philadelphia Eagles

    Jeremy Maclin (born May 11, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Justin Smith

    Jefferson City, Missouri

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age40

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

    Justin Smith may refer to:
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    Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Roger Wehrli

    New Point, Missouri

    PositionCornerback

    Age72

    Roger Russell Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) is an American former football player who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Sheldon Richardson

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionDefensive lineman

    Age29

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Sheldon Adam Richardson is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Bryan Cox

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionLinebacker

    Age52

    Bryan Keith Cox (born February 17, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. His... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Brandon Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Brandon Lloyd

    Kansas City, Missouri

    PositionWide receiver

    Age39

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears

    Brandon Matthew Lloyd (born July 5, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Blaine Gabbert

    St. Louis, Ballwin

    PositionQuarterback

    Age30

    TeamsJacksonville Jaguars, Missouri Tigers football

    Blaine Williamson Gabbert (born October 15, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Kony Ealy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Kony Ealy

    New Madrid, Missouri

    Age28

    TeamsMissouri Tigers football

    Kony Ealy is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Mike Rucker

    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age45

    Michael Dean Rucker (born February 28, 1975) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Mike Jones

    Kansas City, Missouri

    PositionLinebacker

    Age51

    Michael Anthony Jones (born April 15, 1969) is an American football coach and former player in... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Pat Leahy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Pat Leahy

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age69

    Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 19, 1951) is a former placekicker in the National Football... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gus Otto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Gus Otto

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionLinebacker

    Age76

    Gus Otto (born December 8, 1943) is a former American college University of Missouri, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jim Finks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Jim Finks

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionQuarterback

    AgeDied at 67 (1927-1994)

    James Edward Finks (August 31, 1927 – May 8, 1994) was an American football and Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Donnalley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Kevin Donnalley

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionGuard

    Age52

    Kevin Thomas Donnalley (born June 10, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. ... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    William Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    William Moore

    Hayti, Missouri

    PositionSafety

    Age35

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    William Moore (born May 18, 1985) is a former American football strong safety who spent his... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Cal Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Cal Hubbard

    Keytesville, Missouri

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle, Linebacker

    AgeDec. at 77 (1900-1977)

    Robert Calvin Hubbard (October 31, 1900 – October 17, 1977) was a professional American... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Barrett Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Barrett Brooks

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionTackle

    Age48

    Barrett Charles Brooks (born May 5, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Lawyer Milloy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Lawyer Milloy

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionStrong Safety, Defensive back

    Age46

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Washington Huskies football, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots

    Lawyer Marzell Milloy (born November 14, 1973) is an American former professional football... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Don Webb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Don Webb

    Jefferson City, Missouri

    PositionDefensive back

    Age81

    Donald Wayne Webb (born May 22, 1939) is a former American football defensive back. In 1961,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Gerry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Gerry Ellis

    Columbia, Missouri

    PositionRunning back

    Age62

    Gerry Ellis (born November 12, 1957 in Columbia, Missouri) is a former professional American... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Douglass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Mike Douglass

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionLinebacker

    Age65

    Michael Reese Douglass (born March 15, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Coffman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Paul Coffman

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionTight end

    Age64

    Paul Randolph Coffman (born March 29, 1956) is a former professional American football player... more on Wikipedia
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    Neil Rackers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Missouri
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    Neil Rackers

    St. Louis, Missouri

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age44

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Houston Texans

    Neil William (Rickety) Rackers (born August 16, 1976) is a former American football player who... more on Wikipedia
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