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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania

Updated January 3, 2020 4.0k votes 319 voters 8.3k views86 items

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

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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    38

    Joe Montana

    New Eagle, Pennsylvania
    Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid",...  more
  • 2
    130
    30

    Dan Marino

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is an American former football...  more
  • 3
    110
    32

    Johnny Unitas

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    John Constantine Unitas (; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The...  more
  • 4
    115
    37

    Aaron Donald

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the...  more
  • 5
    99
    26

    Jim Kelly

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
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    99
    26

    Jack Ham

    Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American football outside linebacker...  more
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    26

    Tony Dorsett

    Rochester, Pennsylvania
    Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett (born April 7, 1954) is a former American football running back...  more
  • 8
    88
    27

    Mike Ditka

    Carnegie, Pennsylvania
    Michael Keller Ditka (born October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and...  more
  • 9
    104
    40

    Joe Namath

    Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
    Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former...  more
  • 10
    71
    22

    Marvin Harrison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Marvin Darnell Harrison (born August 25, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in...  more
  • 11
    75
    29

    Darrelle Revis

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
    Darrelle Shavar Revis (born July 14, 1985) is a former American football cornerback who spent...  more
  • 12
    64
    22

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Erie, Pennsylvania
    Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former gridiron football player and...  more
  • 13
    60
    21

    Curtis Martin

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Curtis James Martin Jr. (born May 1, 1973) is a former American football running back who...  more
  • 14
    62
    24

    Chuck Bednarik

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a...  more
  • 15
    54
    17

    Red Grange

    Forksville, Pennsylvania
    Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping...  more
  • 16
    38
    12

    LeSean McCoy

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    LeSean Kamel "Shady" McCoy (born July 12, 1988) is an American football running back for the...  more
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    42
    18

    George Blanda

    Youngwood, Pennsylvania
    George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football...  more
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    41
    20

    Randy White

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Randall Lee White (born January 15, 1953) is a former American football defensive tackle. He...  more
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    47
    26

    Matt Ryan

    Exton, Pennsylvania
    Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain...  more
  • 20
    37
    17

    Russ Grimm

    Scottdale, Pennsylvania
    Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the...  more
  • 21
    45
    25

    Andre Reed

    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964) is a former professional American football player....  more
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    32
    14

    Lenny Moore

    Reading, Pennsylvania
    Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933) is a former American football halfback. He ...  more
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    36
    20

    Jason Taylor

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and...  more
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    37
    21

    Ed McCaffrey

    Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
    Edward Thomas McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968) is a former professional American football...  more
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    30
    14

    Bill Fralic

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    William P. Fralic Jr. ( FRAY-lik) (October 31, 1962 – December 13, 2018) was a professional...  more