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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania  

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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 "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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Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Frederick S. "Fred" Biletnikoff is a former professional football player and a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. He was a wide receiver ...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. 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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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 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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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 "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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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 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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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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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 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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Leroy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Leroy Kelly is a former American football player. A Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, he played for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League from 1964–73.
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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 "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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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Youngwood, Pennsylvania
George Frederick Blanda was a American football quarterback and placekicker. Blanda has the distinction of having played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, 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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Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Joe Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Paul Schmidt is a former American football player and coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. His 13-year career with the National Football League's Detroit Lions gained him ...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 is a former American football halfback who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. He came to the Colts in 1956, and had a productive first pro season and ...more