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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania

Updated January 3, 2020 3.6k votes 270 voters 7.2k 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!

  • 1
    Joe Montana
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    36

    Joe Montana

    New Eagle, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age64

    TeamsNotre Dame Fighting Irish football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

    Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid",... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Dan Marino
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    28

    Dan Marino

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age54

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is an American former football... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Johnny Unitas
    102
    29

    Johnny Unitas

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    AgeDied at 69 (1933-2002)

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers

    John Constantine Unitas (; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jack Ham
    90
    23

    Jack Ham

    Johnstown, Pennsylvania

    PositionLinebacker

    Age71

    TeamsPenn State Nittany Lions football

    Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American football outside linebacker... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Jim Kelly
    89
    23

    Jim Kelly

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age60

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers

    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Aaron Donald
    100
    32

    Aaron Donald

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Age29

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Tony Dorsett
    85
    25

    Tony Dorsett

    Rochester, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back

    Age66

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Pittsburgh Panthers football, Dallas Cowboys

    Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett (born April 7, 1954) is a former American football running back... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Joe Namath
    93
    35

    Joe Namath

    Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age77

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

    Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mike Ditka
    75
    21

    Mike Ditka

    USA, Carnegie

    PositionTight end

    Age80

    TeamsChicago Bears, Pittsburgh Panthers football, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

    Michael Keller Ditka (born October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Marvin Harrison
    64
    20

    Marvin Harrison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age48

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Syracuse Orange football

    Marvin Darnell Harrison (born August 25, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Darrelle Revis
    67
    25

    Darrelle Revis

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

    PositionCornerback

    Age35

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Panthers football, New York Jets

    Darrelle Shavar Revis (born July 14, 1985) is a former American football cornerback who spent... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Chuck Bednarik
    56
    20

    Chuck Bednarik

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    PositionLinebacker, Center

    Age95

    TeamsUniversity of Pennsylvania football

    Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Fred Biletnikoff
    56
    21

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    PositionWide receiver

    Age77

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former gridiron football player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Red Grange
    50
    15

    Red Grange

    Forksville, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back

    AgeDied at 88 (1903-1991)

    Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Curtis Martin
    48
    21

    Curtis Martin

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back

    Age47

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Pittsburgh Panthers football, New York Jets

    Curtis James Martin Jr. (born May 1, 1973) is a former American football running back who... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    LeSean McCoy
    35
    10

    LeSean McCoy

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back

    Age32

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    LeSean Kamel "Shady" McCoy (born July 12, 1988) is an American football running back for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Andre Reed
    43
    22

    Andre Reed

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    PositionWide receiver

    Age56

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

    Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964) is a former professional American football player.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    George Blanda
    37
    16

    George Blanda

    Youngwood, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback, Placekicker

    AgeDec. at 83 (1927-2010)

    George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Matt Ryan
    43
    24

    Matt Ryan

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age35

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jason Taylor
    36
    16

    Jason Taylor

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionLinebacker

    Age41

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Akron Zips football, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins

    Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Randy White
    33
    16

    Randy White

    Pittsburgh, USA

    PositionDefensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

    Age67

    TeamsMaryland Terrapins football, Dallas Cowboys

    Randall Lee White (born January 15, 1953) is a former American football defensive tackle. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Lenny Moore
    28
    12

    Lenny Moore

    Reading, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back, Wide receiver

    Age86

    Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933) is a former American football halfback. He ... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ed McCaffrey
    33
    19

    Ed McCaffrey

    Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

    PositionWide receiver

    Age52

    TeamsStanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

    Edward Thomas McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Russ Grimm
    30
    16

    Russ Grimm

    Scottdale, Pennsylvania

    PositionGuard

    Age61

    Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Bill Fralic
    26
    12

    Bill Fralic

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionGuard

    Age57

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