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The Best NFL Players From Ohio 

Ranker NFL
Updated August 2, 2019 1.7k votes 186 voters 4.6k views 60 items

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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Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Travis Kelce
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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Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Fremont, Ohio, USA
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 ...more
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Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
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 ...more
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Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Troy, Ohio, United States of America
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
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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Mantua, Ohio
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 ...more
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Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942), nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback", is an American former football quarterback in ...more
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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 8 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 ...more
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Aqib Talib is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
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, ...more
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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
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 ...more
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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Akron, Ohio
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 ...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 N. Ward is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at Ohio State.
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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Warren, Ohio
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 ...more
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Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
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 ...more
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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Stow, Ohio, USA
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 ...more
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Jason Kelce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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
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Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Canton, Ohio, USA
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
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Dick LeBeau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Dick LeBeau
London, Ohio, United States of America
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 ...more
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Terry Glenn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Terry Glenn
Columbus, Ohio
Terry Tyree Glenn (July 23, 1974 – November 20, 2017) was an American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots, Green Bay ...more
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Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Martins Ferry, Ohio
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 ...more
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Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Nick Mangold
Centerville, Ohio
Nicholas Allan Mangold (born January 13, 1984) 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 ...more
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Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Alliance, Ohio, USA
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 ...more
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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Ohio
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
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 ...more