NFL The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania  

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Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Pennsylvania. When people talk football states, they always mention states like Ohio or Texas, but it’s the Keystone State that may have produced the greatest NFL players of all time

This list of NFL players from Pennsylvania shows you that the states greatest resource isn’t coal, it’s quarterbacks, including some of the best QBs in NFL history like Joe Montana and Dan Marino. 

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

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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is an American former football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The last quarterback of the ...more
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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers ...more
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Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik, or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last ...more
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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph William "Joe" Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the ...more
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Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. After graduating from Hopewell High ...more
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Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1971 to 1982. He is considered one of the greatest ...more
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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Darrelle Shavar Revis is a former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the New York Jets ...more
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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Curtis James Martin, Jr. is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and New York Jets over the span of 10 years. Martin ...more
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jason Paul Taylor is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his career for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Over the course of his ...more
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Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Emlen Lewis Tunnell was an American football player. He was the first African American to play for the New York Giants, and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1967, the ...more
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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional American football player who played from the 1950s through ...more
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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more
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Randy White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Randall Lee "Randy" White is a former American football defensive tackle. He attended the University of Maryland from 1971 to 1974, and played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys ...more
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Ed McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Edward Thomas McCaffrey is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. McCaffrey played college football for ...more
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Frank Wycheck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Frank John Wycheck is a former American football tight end and current sports talk radio host. He played college football at the University of Maryland. As a professional, Wycheck played 11 ...more
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Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marvin Daniel Harrison is a former American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for 13 seasons. He played college football for Syracuse University, and was ...more
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Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Harold Edward "Red" Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was a college and professional American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and ...more
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Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Andre Darnell Reed is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the National Football League for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills and one with the ...more
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Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Brandon Tyrone Marshall is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL ...more
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Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Edward Klecko is a former American football player, of Polish descent, as a defensive lineman best remembered for his days as a member of the New York Jets' famed "New York Sack
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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie ...more
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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Exton, Pennsylvania
Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round as the third overall pick in ...more
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LaVar Arrington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
LaVar RaShad Arrington is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for seven seasons. He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the ...more
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Lincoln Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
York, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Tamerlane Lincoln Kennedy, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college ...more