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The Best NFL Players From Ohio

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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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (born March 2, 1982), nicknamed "Big Ben", is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons with the ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at John Carroll, and signed with the St. ...more
  • 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
  • Robert Perry Golic (born October 26, 1957) is an American former college and professional football player, television actor, radio personality and sports commentator. Golic played defensive tackle in ...more