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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania

Updated January 3, 2020 3.9k votes 306 voters 8.0k 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!

  • Joe Montana1
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    Joe Montana

    New Eagle, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age59

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

    Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid",...  more
  • Dan Marino2
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    Dan Marino

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age54

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is an American former football...  more
  • Johnny Unitas3
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    31

    Johnny Unitas

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    AgeDied at 69 (1933-2002)

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers

    John Constantine Unitas (; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The...  more
  • Aaron Donald4
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    Aaron Donald

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Age24

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the...  more
  • Jim Kelly5
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    24

    Jim Kelly

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age55

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Jack Ham6
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    Jack Ham

    Johnstown, Pennsylvania

    PositionLinebacker

    Age67

    TeamsPenn State Nittany Lions football

    Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American football outside linebacker...  more
  • Tony Dorsett7
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    Tony Dorsett

    Rochester, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back

    Age61

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Pittsburgh Panthers football, Dallas Cowboys

    Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett (born April 7, 1954) is a former American football running back...  more
  • Mike Ditka8
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    24

    Mike Ditka

    Carnegie, Pennsylvania

    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
  • Joe Namath9
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    Joe Namath

    Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age72

    TeamsNew York Jets, Los Angeles Rams

    Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former...  more
  • Marvin Harrison10
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    Marvin Harrison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age43

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Syracuse Orange football

    Marvin Darnell Harrison (born August 25, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in...  more
  • Chuck Bednarik11
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    22

    Chuck Bednarik

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    PositionLinebacker, Center

    Age90

    TeamsUniversity of Pennsylvania football

    Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a...  more
  • Fred Biletnikoff12
    62
    22

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    PositionWide receiver

    Age77

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former gridiron football player and...  more
  • Darrelle Revis13
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    30

    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
  • Red Grange14
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    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
  • Curtis Martin15
    55
    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
  • LeSean McCoy16
    38
    11

    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
  • George Blanda17
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    George Blanda

    Youngwood, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback, Placekicker

    AgeDied at 83 (1927-2010)

    George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football...  more
  • Andre Reed18
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    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
  • Randy White19
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    Randy White

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    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
  • Jason Taylor20
    37
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    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
  • Matt Ryan21
    44
    25

    Matt Ryan

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    PositionQuarterback

    Age30

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain...  more
  • Russ Grimm22
    35
    17

    Russ Grimm

    Scottdale, Pennsylvania

    PositionGuard

    Age61

    Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the...  more
  • Ed McCaffrey23
    37
    20

    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
  • Bill Fralic24
    31
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    Bill Fralic

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionGuard

    Age57

    William P. Fralic Jr. ( FRAY-lik) (October 31, 1962 – December 13, 2018) was a professional...  more
  • Lenny Moore25
    30
    15

    Lenny Moore

    Reading, Pennsylvania

    PositionRunning back, Wide receiver

    Age82

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