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The Best NFL Players From Oklahoma

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Vote 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 (October 20, 1954 – September 4, 2011) was an American football player and college athletics administrator. He played college football as a defensive tackle at the University of ...more
  • Gerald Keith McCoy Jr. (born February 25, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he ...more
  • Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more
  • James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold ...more
  • Christopher Harris, Jr. is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Harris played college football for the University of Kansas. Harris signed with the ...more
  • Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954) is an American former football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. ...more
  • Jeremy Charles Shockey (born August 18, 1980) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the New York Giants 14th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the ...more
  • Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" (born September 19, 1957) is a retired Hall of Fame American football defensive tackle who played twelve seasons for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990 ...more
  • Curtis Tremayne Lofton (born June 2, 1986) is a former American football inside linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and earned ...more
  • Jermaine Gresham (born June 16, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played ...more
  • Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981), nicknamed "the Ninja Assassin", is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma State, and ...more
  • Marcus Dell Gastineau (born November 20, 1956) is an American former football player who was a defensive end for the New York Jets from 1979 to 1988. A five-time Pro Bowler, he was one the quickest ...more
  • Leonard Irwin Thompson (born July 28, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who spent his entire NFL career with the Detroit ...more
  • Darrien Jamal Gordon (born November 14, 1970) is a former professional American Football player who played cornerback for 10 seasons in the National Football League (1993–2002). During his NFL ...more
  • Tony Steven Casillas (born October 26, 1963) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) from 1986 through 1997. While at the University of Oklahoma he helped ...more
  • Jason Larue Gildon (born July 31, 1972) is a former linebacker for the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers (1994–2003) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2004). He was selected to three Pro Bowl ...more
  • Scott Case may refer to: Scott Case (American football) (born 1962), former American football player Scott Case (business), technologist, entrepreneur and inventor
  • Spencer Tillman (born April 21, 1964) is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers.
  • Dennis DeWayne Byrd (October 5, 1966 – October 15, 2016) was an American football defensive end and defensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He attended college at the ...more
  • Anthony Lemont Peters (born April 28, 1953) is a former professional American football safety for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.  ...more
  • Felix Jones, Jr. (born May 8, 1987) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the ...more
  • Tracy Scroggins (born September 11, 1969) is a former professional football athlete. He was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He spent his entire 10-year NFL career playing for the ...more
  • Robert William McQuarters, II (born December 21, 1976) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
  • Rey T. Maualuga (born January 20, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at USC, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was ...more
  • David Allen Lloyd (November 9, 1936 – August 9, 2014) was an American football player. He played linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, and the Philadelphia Eagles in the National ...more