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The Best NFL Players From Ohio  

Ranker NFL
185 votes 12 voters 60 items

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!

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Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Roger Thomas Staubach is a former star National Football League quarterback who is executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he won a Heisman Trophy, and ...more
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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Mantua, Ohio
John Harold "Jack" Lambert is a former NFL linebacker in American football. Recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as "the premier linebacker of his era," Lambert was ...more
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Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Sebring, Ohio, United States of America
Charles Woodson is an American football free safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and led the Michigan ...more
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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Akron, Ohio
James Henry Harrison Jr. is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for Kent State University and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in ...more
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Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Troy, Ohio, United States of America
Graduel Christopher Darin "Cris" Carter is a former American football and Hall of Fame player in the National Football League. He was a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the ...more
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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Orlando Lamar Pace is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for ...more
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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Lima, Ohio, United States of America
Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami ...more
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Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Warren, Ohio
Paul Dryden Warfield is a former professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s known for his speed, fluid moves, grace, jumping ability and hands.
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Dante Lavelli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Hudson, Ohio
Dante Bert Joseph "Gluefingers" Lavelli was an American football end who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946 ...more
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Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Alliance, Ohio, United States of America
Leonard Ray "Len" Dawson is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who attended Purdue University and went on to play for three professional teams, most ...more
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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Stow, Ohio, United States of America
Larry Richard Csonka is a former college and professional American football fullback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the Miami Dolphins he won the Super Bowl in 1973 and
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Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Luke August Kuechly is an American football middle linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers ninth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Clarke Hinkle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Toronto, Island Creek Township, Ohio
William Clarke Hinkle was a professional American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Wearing # 30, he played Tailback and Linebacker from 1932 to 1941. At the time of his retirement, he ...more
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Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Akron, Ohio
Antoine Duane Winfield is a retired American football cornerback who played 15 years in the National Football League. He played college football for Ohio State University, earning consensus ...more
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Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Akron, Ohio
Michael George Vrabel is a former American football linebacker and current linebackers coach for the Houston Texans in the National Football League. He played college football at Ohio State ...more
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Terry Glenn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Terry Tyree Glenn is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for Ohio ...more
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Bob Brudzinski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Fremont, Ohio
Robert Louis Brudzinski is a former American football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League.
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Keith Byars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Keith Alan Byars is an American sports broadcaster and former American football player in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New ...more
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Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Centerville, Ohio
Nicholas Allan Mangold is a former American football center. He played college football at Ohio State, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Mangold was ...more
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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
London Levi Fletcher-Baker is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and ...more
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Donte Whitner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Donte D. Whitner is an American football safety for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills eighth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Dick LeBeau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
London, Ohio, United States of America
Charles Richard "Dick" LeBeau is an American football coach and former cornerback. He is currently the associate head coach in charge of defense for the Tennessee Titans. He has been ...more
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Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Bernard Joseph "Bernie" Kosar, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns from 1985 to 1993 and then finished ...more
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Bill Willis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
William Karnet Willis was an American football defensive lineman who played eight seasons for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League. Known ...more
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Bryan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Bryan Keith Robinson, nicknamed "Big Dog", is a former American football defensive lineman. He was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He began ...more