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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania 

Ranker NFL
Updated January 3, 2020 1.7k votes 170 voters 4.4k views 86 items

List Rules Vote 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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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid", is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football ...more
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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is an American former football quarterback who played seventeen seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Constantine Unitas (; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The Golden Arm", was an American football player in the National Football League ...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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Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett (born April 7, 1954) is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and ...more
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Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 1982. He ...more
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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons and spent the entirety of his NFL career ...more
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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide under coach ...more
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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko; October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro ...more
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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Darrelle Shavar Revis (born July 14, 1985) is a former American football cornerback who spent the majority of his career with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more
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Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marvin Darnell Harrison (born August 25, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Syracuse University, and was ...more
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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Curtis James Martin Jr. (born May 1, 1973) is a former American football running back who spent the majority of his career with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Martin ...more
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Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago ...more
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Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of ...more
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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
USA, Erie, Pennsylvania
Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former gridiron football player and coach. He was a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League (AFL) and ...more
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker who spent the majority of his career with the Miami Dolphins of the National ...more
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Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964) is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo ...more
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Randy White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Randall Lee White (born January 15, 1953) is a former American football defensive tackle. He attended the University of Maryland from 1971 to 1974, and played professionally for the Dallas ...more
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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Youngwood, Pennsylvania
George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football quarterback and placekicker who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and ...more
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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Exton, Pennsylvania
Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for ...more
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Russ Grimm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He has also served as an assistant ...more
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Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Brandon Tyrone Marshall (born March 23, 1984) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at UCF, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the ...more
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Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
danvanderlee added
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Tajuan E. "Ty" Law (born February 10, 1974) is a former American football cornerback who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the ...more
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LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
danvanderlee added
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
LeSean Kamel "Shady" McCoy (born July 12, 1988) is an American football running back for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia ...more
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Lenny Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933) is a former American football halfback. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University and professionally in the National Football ...more