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The Best NFL Players From Ohio  

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List Rules Vote 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.

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Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Lima, Ohio, United States of America
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
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Terry Glenn is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Willoughby, Ohio
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 ...more
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Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 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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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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 ...more
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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Denzel Ward is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Macedonia, Ohio, United States of America
Denzel Ward is an American football linebacker for the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
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Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Le'Veon Andrew Bell Sr. (/ˈleɪviɒn/ LAY-vee-on; born February 18, 1992) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Aqib Talib is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Aqib Talib is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Donte Whitner is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Danny Trevathan is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was named an All-American by College Football News in 2010 as well as first team ...more
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Mike Golic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Willowick, Ohio, United States of America
Michael Louis "Mike" Golic is a co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike and a former NFL defensive lineman. He is also an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2's NFL studio programming, as well ...more
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Jason Kelce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jason D. Kelce 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 Draft. He played ...more
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Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 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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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Dick LeBeau is listed (or ranked) 25 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