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The Best NFL Players From Ohio

Updated July 22, 2020 4.4k votes 309 voters 7.5k 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
    Cris Carter
    141
    51

    Cris Carter

    Troy, Ohio

    PositionWide receiver

    Age54

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

    Graduel Christopher Darin Carter (born November 25, 1965) is a former American football player... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Travis Kelce
    156
    63

    Travis Kelce

    Cleveland Heights, Ohio

    PositionTight end

    Age31

    TeamsKansas City Chiefs

    Travis Michael Kelce (born October 5, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Kansas... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Roger Staubach
    123
    40

    Roger Staubach

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    PositionQuarterback

    Age78

    TeamsNavy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

    Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942), nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America"... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Luke Kuechly
    151
    63

    Luke Kuechly

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    PositionLinebacker

    Age29

    TeamsCarolina Panthers, Boston College Eagles football

    Luke August Kuechly (born April 20, 1991) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Ben Roethlisberger
    138
    58

    PositionQuarterback

    Age38

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jack Lambert
    110
    39

    Jack Lambert

    Mantua, Ohio

    PositionLinebacker

    Age68

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Kent State Golden Flashes football

    John Harold Lambert (born July 8, 1952) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Charles Woodson
    149
    68

    Charles Woodson

    Sebring, Ohio

    PositionCornerback, Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

    Age43

    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers

    Charles Cameron Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is a former American football player. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Orlando Pace
    115
    46

    Orlando Pace

    Sandusky, Ohio

    PositionTackle

    Age44

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

    Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975) is a former professional American football player... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Le'Veon Bell
    121
    53

    Le'Veon Bell

    Reynoldsburg, Ohio

    PositionRunning back

    Age28

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Le'Veon Andrew Bell Sr. (/ˈleɪviɒn/ LAY-vee-on; born February 18, 1992) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Denzel Ward
    114
    53

    Denzel Ward

    Macedonia, Ohio

    Age27

    Denzel N. Ward is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Aqib Talib
    94
    39

    Aqib Talib

    Cleveland, Ohio

    PositionCornerback

    Age34

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Kansas Jayhawks football

    Aqib Talib (born February 13, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jason Kelce
    81
    30

    Jason Kelce

    Cleveland Heights, Ohio

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

    Jason Kelce (; born November 5, 1987) is an American football center for the Philadelphia... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    James Harrison
    106
    51

    James Harrison

    Akron, Ohio

    PositionOutside Linebacker

    Age42

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals

    James Henry Harrison Jr. (born May 4, 1978) is a former American football linebacker. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Paul Warfield
    82
    34

    Paul Warfield

    Warren, Ohio

    PositionWide receiver

    Age77

    Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942) is an American former professional football wide... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Larry Csonka
    81
    34

    Larry Csonka

    Stow, Ohio

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age69

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

    Larry Richard Csonka (; born December 25, 1946) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kareem Hunt
    95
    52

    Kareem Hunt

    Willoughby, Ohio

    PositionRunning back

    Age25

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Kareem AJ Hunt (born August 6, 1995) is an American football running back for the Cleveland... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bernie Kosar
    75
    36

    Bernie Kosar

    Youngstown, Ohio

    PositionQuarterback

    Age56

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football, Dallas Cowboys

    Bernard Joseph Kosar Jr. (born November 25, 1963) is a former American football quarterback... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Alan Page
    55
    23

    Alan Page

    Canton, Ohio

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end

    Age75

    TeamsChicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings

    Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is a retired jurist and former professional American... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Lou Groza
    47
    19

    Lou Groza

    Martins Ferry, Ohio

    PositionTackle, Placekicker

    AgeDec. at 76 (1924-2000)

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    Louis Roy Groza (January 25, 1924 – November 29, 2000), nicknamed "The Toe", was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Dan Dierdorf
    41
    13

    Dan Dierdorf

    Canton, Ohio

    PositionTackle, Offensive Lineman

    Age71

    TeamsMichigan Wolverines football, St. Louis Cardinals

    Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is an American sportscaster and former football... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Dick LeBeau
    46
    21

    Dick LeBeau

    London, Ohio

    Age83

    TeamsDetroit Lions, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Charles Richard "Dick" LeBeau ( lə-BOH; born September 9, 1937) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Nick Mangold
    45
    20

    Nick Mangold

    Centerville, Ohio

    PositionCenter

    Age36

    TeamsNew York Jets, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Nicholas Allan Mangold (born January 13, 1984) is a former American football center. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Len Dawson
    48
    26

    Len Dawson

    Alliance, Ohio

    PositionQuarterback

    Age85

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

    Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Terry Glenn
    43
    22

    Terry Glenn

    Columbus, Ohio

    PositionWide receiver

    Age46

    Terry Tyree Glenn (July 23, 1974 – November 20, 2017) was an American football player who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Mike Vrabel
    48
    28

    Mike Vrabel

    Akron, Ohio

    PositionLinebacker, Tight end

    Age45

    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... more on Wikipedia