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The Best NFL Players From New Jersey  

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

Here's a list of the best NFL players from New Jersey! Whether for good or bad, New Jersey football players have made a mark on league history. From Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception to Joe Theismann's broken leg, the top New Jersey football players have been a part of some of the NFL's most memorable moments.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from New Jersey and add any you think are missing from the list.

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Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, New Jersey
Franco Harris is a former American football player. He played his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. In the 1972 NFL Draft he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers ...more
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Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey
Gregory Walter Olsen (born March 11, 1985) is an American football tight end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
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Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Audubon, New Jersey
Joseph Vincent Flacco (born January 16, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Delaware after ...more
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Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States of America
Irving Dale Fryar, Sr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for seventeen seasons. Fryar played college football ...more
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Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Birmingham, Alabama
Andre Bernard Tippett is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played ...more
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Elvin Bethea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Trenton, New Jersey
Elvin Lamont Bethea is a former American football defensive end who played his entire career with the Houston Oilers. He played for North Carolina A&T State University and was the first ...more
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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Hackensack, New Jersey
Marcus Valentino Ingram Jr. (born December 21, 1989) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
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Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America
Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann is an American former quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons ...more
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Dave Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Richard David Robinson is a Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee and a former American football player for Moorestown High School, Penn State University, the Green Bay Packers and the Washington ...more
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Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Cherryville, North Carolina
John David "Jack" Tatum was an American football safety who played ten seasons from 1971 through 1980 for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers in the National Football League. He was ...more
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Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Neptune City, New Jersey
Samuel Davis "Sam" Mills, Jr. was an American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
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Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
South River, New Jersey
Drew Pearson is a sportscaster and former American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
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Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Paterson, New Jersey
Victor Michael Cruz is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played ...more
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Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Park Ridge, New Jersey
Brian Cushing is an American football inside linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California. Cushing was ...more
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Neil O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey
Neil Kennedy O'Donnell is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, and ...more
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Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Long Branch, New Jersey
James Wilson "Jim" Jeffcoat, Jr. is a former American football defensive end and current coach. A native of Matawan, New Jersey, Jeffcoat played college football at Arizona State ...more
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Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Garfield, New Jersey
Wayne Chrebet is a former American football wide receiver who played 11 seasons for the New York Jets of the National Football League from 1995 to 2005.
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Tony Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Tuskegee, Alabama
Anthony Lewis Tolbert is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was raised in Englewood, New Jersey, and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School. Tolbert ...more
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Tony Siragusa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States of America
Tony Siragusa is a film actor.
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John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
John Gregory Taylor is a former American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor attended Pennsauken High School and was one of six NFL players to come from PHS during the ...more
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Raghib Ismail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
Raghib Ramadian "Rocket" Ismail is a former professional player of American and Canadian football. A wide receiver and kick returner, he played in both the Canadian Football League and ...more
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Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
New York City, New York
Richard Scott Proehl is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Proehl played 17 seasons with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, ...more
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Jim Ringo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Orange, New Jersey
James Stephen "Jim" Ringo was a professional American football player, a Hall of Fame center and coach. He was a ten-time Pro Bowler during his career. Ringo grew up in Phillipsburg, ...more
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Phil Villapiano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Long Branch, New Jersey
Philip James Villapiano is a former American football linebacker who played 13 season in the NFL. He was AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1971, All-NFL in 1975 and 1976, and All-AFC from ...more
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Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From New Jersey
Berlin Township, New Jersey
Ronald Dayne is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eight seasons. Dayne played college football for the ...more