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The Best NFL Players From Ohio

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
    Sebring, Ohio
    219
    85

    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
  • 2
    Troy, Ohio
    187
    66

    PositionWide receiver

    Age56

    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
  • 3

    Travis Kelce

    Westlake, Ohio
    229
    93

    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
  • 4
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    201
    77

    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
  • 5
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    168
    60

    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
    156
    57

    PositionTackle

    Age46

    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
    165
    65

    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
    184
    83

    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
    142
    55

    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
    Willoughby, Ohio
    137
    59

    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
  • 11
    Westlake, Ohio
    112
    43

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    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
    Cleveland, Ohio
    117
    51

    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
  • 13
    Reynoldsburg, Ohio
    150
    78

    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
  • 14
    Stow, Ohio
    104
    43

    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
  • 15
    Akron, Ohio
    130
    66

    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
  • 16
    Warren, Ohio
    102
    44

    PositionWide receiver

    Age79

    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
    Youngstown, Ohio
    103
    46

    PositionQuarterback

    Age58

    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
  • 18
    Canton, Ohio
    82
    33

    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
    71
    28

    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
    69
    26

    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
    USA, Ohio
    58
    25

    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
    Alliance, Ohio
    61
    31

    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
  • 23

    Dick LeBeau

    London, Ohio
    58
    30

    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
  • 24
    Akron, Ohio
    54
    26

    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
  • 25

    Donte Whitner

    Cleveland, Ohio
    45
    23

    PositionSafety

    Age36

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Donte Demetrius Whitner Sr. (born July 24, 1985) is a former professional American football strong safety. He played college football at Ohio State, and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills eighth  ...more
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