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The Best NFL Players From Ohio

Updated July 22, 2020 5.5k votes 440 voters 10.6k views61 items

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Ohio! The Buckeye State has produced many Hall of Famers, including some of the best NFL players of all time like Roger Staubach, Larry Csonka, and Charles Woodson.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Ohio and add any of your favorites missing from the list! Then head over and check out some of the best NFL players from Texas.

  • 1
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    220
    82

    PositionTight end

    Age32

    TeamsKansas City Chiefs

    Travis Michael Kelce (born October 5, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the...  more
  • 2
    Sebring, Ohio
    207
    77

    PositionCornerback, Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

    Age45

    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers

    Charles Cameron Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is a former American football player. He played college football for Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to a share of the national championship in...  more
  • 3
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    190
    73

    PositionLinebacker

    Age30

    TeamsCarolina Panthers, Boston College Eagles football

    Luke August Kuechly (born April 20, 1991) is a former American football linebacker who played all eight seasons of his professional career with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League...  more
  • 4
    Troy, Ohio
    172
    63

    PositionWide receiver

    Age55

    TeamsMiami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Graduel Christopher Darin Carter (born November 25, 1965) is a former American football player in the National Football League. He was a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987–89), the...  more
  • 5
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    156
    56

    PositionQuarterback

    Age79

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942), nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback", is an American former football quarterback in the National Football League...  more
  • 6
    Sandusky, Ohio
    146
    56

    PositionTackle

    Age45

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975) is a former professional American football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college...  more
  • 7
    Macedonia, Ohio
    155
    63

    PositionCornerback

    Age28

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Denzel N. Ward (born April 28, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State....  more
  • 8
    175
    77

    PositionQuarterback

    Age39

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college...  more
  • 9
    Mantua, Ohio
    132
    53

    PositionLinebacker

    Age69

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Kent State Golden Flashes football

    John Harold Lambert (born July 8, 1952) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990 as "the premier...  more
  • 10
    Cleveland, Ohio
    117
    45

    PositionCornerback

    Age35

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Kansas Jayhawks football

    Aqib Talib (born February 13, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Kansas, where he...  more
  • 11
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    107
    39

    PositionCenter

    Age33

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

    Jason Kelce (; born November 5, 1987) is an American football center for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL...  more
  • 12
    Reynoldsburg, Ohio
    148
    72

    PositionRunning back

    Age29

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    Le'Veon Andrew Bell Sr. (/ˈleɪviɒn/ LAY-vee-on; born February 18, 1992) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football...  more
  • 13
    Willoughby, Ohio
    130
    60

    PositionRunning back

    Age26

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Kareem AJ Hunt (born August 6, 1995) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo and was drafted by the...  more
  • 14
    Akron, Ohio
    126
    62

    PositionOutside Linebacker

    Age43

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals

    James Henry Harrison Jr. (born May 4, 1978) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for Kent State University and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted...  more
  • 15
    Youngstown, Ohio
    100
    41

    PositionQuarterback

    Age57

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys

    Bernard Joseph Kosar Jr. (born November 25, 1963) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns from...  more
  • 16
    Warren, Ohio
    97
    41

    PositionWide receiver

    Age78

    Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942) is an American former professional football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1964 to 1977 for the Cleveland Browns and...  more
  • 17
    Stow, Ohio
    95
    40

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age74

    TeamsSyracuse Orange football, Miami Dolphins, Memphis Southmen, New York Giants

    Larry Richard Csonka (; born December 25, 1946) is a former professional American football fullback and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the...  more
  • 18
    Canton, Ohio
    74
    29

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end

    Age76

    TeamsChicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings

    Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is a retired jurist and former professional American football player. He gained national recognition as a defensive tackle in the National Football League...  more
  • 19
    Martins Ferry, Ohio
    63
    25

    PositionTackle, Placekicker

    AgeDec. at 76 (1924-2000)

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Louis Roy Groza (January 25, 1924 – November 29, 2000), nicknamed "The Toe", was an American football placekicker and offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns in the...  more
  • 20
    Akron, Ohio
    62
    27

    PositionLinebacker, Tight end

    Age46

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Michael George Vrabel (; born August 14, 1975) is an American football coach and former linebacker who is the current head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He...  more
  • 21
    Canton, Ohio
    54
    19

    PositionTackle, Offensive Lineman

    Age72

    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football, St. Louis Cardinals

    Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is an American sportscaster and former football offensive lineman. A native of Canton, Ohio, Dierdorf played college football for the University of Michigan...  more
  • 22
    London, Ohio
    55
    27

    Age84

    TeamsDetroit Lions, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Charles Richard "Dick" LeBeau ( lə-BOH; born September 9, 1937) is a former American football coach and cornerback who was last an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Tennessee...  more
  • 23
    Akron, Ohio
    51
    24

    PositionCornerback

    Age44

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings

    Antoine Duane Winfield (born June 24, 1977) is a former American football cornerback who played 14 years in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State University,...  more
  • 24
    Alliance, Ohio
    55
    29

    PositionQuarterback

    Age86

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

    Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 seasons...  more
  • 25
    Canton, Ohio
    53
    28

    Age56

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Charles Christopher Spielman (born October 11, 1965) is a former American football player and is currently an analyst for Fox NFL. He played linebacker at Ohio State University, where he was a...  more
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