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The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma

Updated August 2, 2019 552 votes 59 voters 2.0k views36 items

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Oklahoma

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Oklahoma! The state of Oklahoma is more known for its college football, but that doesn’t mean the state hasn’t made its impact felt in the NFL. The Sooner State is home to Hall of Famers like Lee Roy Selmon, as well as legendary athlete Jim Thorpe.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Oklahoma and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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    Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Lee Roy Selmon

    Eufaula, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive end

    AgeDec. at 57 (1954-2011)

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football

    Lee Roy Selmon (October 20, 1954 – September 4, 2011) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Wes Welker

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionWide receiver

    Age39

    TeamsDenver Broncos, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Texas Tech Red Raiders football

    Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Steve Largent

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    PositionWide receiver

    Age66

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954) is an American former football player,... more on Wikipedia
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    Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Jim Thorpe

    Oklahoma, United States of America

    PositionRunning back, Punter, Placekicker, Defensive back

    AgeDied at 65 (1888-1953)

    TeamsCleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs, Arizona Cardinals, Rock Island Independents

    James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic... more on Wikipedia
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    Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Gerald McCoy

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age32

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football

    Gerald Keith McCoy Jr. (born February 25, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle for... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Chris Harris

    Bixby, Oklahoma

    PositionCornerback

    Age31

    TeamsDenver Broncos

    Christopher Harris, Jr. is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Mark Gastineau

    Ardmore, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age63

    TeamsArizona State Sun Devils football, New York Jets

    Marcus Dell Gastineau (born November 20, 1956) is an American former football player who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Jason Gildon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Jason Gildon

    Altus, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age48

    Jason Larue Gildon (born July 31, 1972) is a former linebacker for the National Football... more on Wikipedia
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    Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Tony Casillas

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle

    Age56

    Tony Steven Casillas (born October 26, 1963) is a former American football defensive tackle in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Jermaine Gresham

    Ardmore, Oklahoma

    PositionTight end

    Age32

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals

    Jermaine Gresham (born June 16, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Curtis Lofton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Curtis Lofton

    Kingfisher, Oklahoma

    PositionLinebacker

    Age34

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons

    Curtis Tremayne Lofton (born June 2, 1986) is a former American football inside linebacker in... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Spencer Tillman

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    PositionRunning back

    Age56

    Spencer Tillman (born April 21, 1964) is a former professional American football player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Jeremy Shockey

    Ada, Oklahoma

    PositionTight end

    Age40

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Miami Hurricanes football, New York Giants

    Jeremy Charles Shockey (born August 18, 1980) is a former American football tight end. He was... more on Wikipedia
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    Felix Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Felix Jones

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    PositionRunning back

    Age33

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Arkansas Razorbacks football, Dallas Cowboys

    Felix Jones, Jr. (born May 8, 1987) is a former American football running back in the National... more on Wikipedia
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    Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Scott Case

    Waynoka, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive back

    Age58

    Scott Case may refer to: Scott Case (American football) (born 1962), former American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Antonio Smith

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive end

    Age38

    TeamsHouston Texans

    Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981), nicknamed "the Ninja Assassin", is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Darrien Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Darrien Gordon

    Shawnee, Oklahoma

    PositionCornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

    Age49

    Darrien Jamal Gordon (born November 14, 1970) is a former professional American Football... more on Wikipedia
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    R. W. McQuarters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    R. W. McQuarters

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    PositionCornerback

    Age43

    Robert William McQuarters, II (born December 21, 1976) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Dan Hampton

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end

    Age58

    Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" (born September 19, 1957) is a retired Hall of... more on Wikipedia
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    Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Rey Maualuga

    Fort Sill, Lawton

    PositionLinebacker

    Age33

    TeamsUSC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals

    Rey T. Maualuga (born January 20, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Owen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Steve Owen

    Cleo Springs, Oklahoma

    PositionTackle

    AgeDied at 66 (1898-1964)

    Stephen Joseph Owen (April 21, 1898 – May 17, 1964) was an American football player and coach.... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Steve King

    McAlester, Oklahoma

    PositionLinebacker

    Age69

    For other people named Steve King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). George Stephen King... more on Wikipedia
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    Tracy Scroggins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Tracy Scroggins

    Checotah, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age51

    Tracy Scroggins (born September 11, 1969) is a former professional football athlete. He was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Dennis Byrd

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    Age53

    TeamsTulsa Golden Hurricane football, New York Jets

    Dennis DeWayne Byrd (October 5, 1966 – October 15, 2016) was an American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
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    Tony Peters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma
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    Tony Peters

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    PositionSafety

    Age67

    Anthony Lemont Peters (born April 28, 1953) is a former professional American football safety... more on Wikipedia
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