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The Best NFL Players From South Carolina

Updated August 2, 2019 2.1k votes 166 voters 4.5k views50 items

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from South Carolina. The Palmetto state is home to many of the biggest names and personalities in the league’s history, not to mention some of the biggest players in terms of size (William “Refrigerator” Perry). This list of NFL players from South Carolina is as colorful as it is dominant. 

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from South Carolina and add any of your favorites missing from the list.

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    DeAndre Hopkins

    Central, South Carolina
    DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins (born June 6, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
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    25

    Stephon Gilmore

    Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Stephon Stiles Gilmore (born September 19, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the...  more
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    20

    A. J. Green

    Summerville, South Carolina
    Adriel Jeremiah "A.J." Green (born July 31, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for...  more
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    38

    Jadeveon Clowney

    Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Jadeveon Davarus Clowney ( jə-DEV-ee-on; born February 14, 1993) is an American football...  more
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    18

    John Abraham

    Timmonsville, South Carolina
    John Antonio Abraham (born May 6, 1978) is a former American football outside linebacker and...  more
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    Alshon Jeffery

    St. Matthews, South Carolina
    Alshon Jemell Jeffery (born February 14, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
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    24

    Josh Norman

    Greenwood, South Carolina
    Josh Norman is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National...  more
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    55
    17

    Demarcus Lawrence

    Aiken, South Carolina
    DeMarcus Lawrence is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National...  more
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    18

    William Perry

    Aiken, South Carolina
    William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is an American former professional football...  more
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    14

    Johnathan Joseph

    Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Johnathan Lee Joseph (born April 16, 1984) is an American football cornerback for the Houston...  more
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    46
    15

    Roddy White

    James Island, South Carolina
    Sharod Lamor "Roddy" White (born November 2, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver...  more
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    Troy Brown

    Barnwell, South Carolina
    Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the...  more
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    Art Shell

    Charleston, South Carolina
    Arthur Lee Shell Jr. (born November 26, 1946) is an American former professional football...  more
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    11

    Richard Seymour

    Gadsden, South Carolina
    Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979) is a former American football defensive tackle...  more
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    27
    12

    Donnie Shell

    Whitmire, South Carolina
    Donnie Shell (born August 26, 1952) is a former American Football strong safety for the...  more
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    27
    13

    Carlos Dunlap

    North Charleston, South Carolina
    Carlos Dunlap (born February 28, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the...  more
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    10

    Peter Boulware

    Columbia, South Carolina
    Peter Nicholas Boulware (born December 18, 1974) is an American former professional football...  more
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    14

    Stephen Davis

    Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Stephen Lamont Davis (born March 1, 1974) is a former American football running back who...  more
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    17

    Mike Williams

    Vance, South Carolina
    Michael K. Williams (born October 4, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Los...  more
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    22
    10

    Harry Carson

    Florence, South Carolina
    Harry Donald Carson (born November 26, 1953) is a former American football inside linebacker...  more
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    22
    13

    Levon Kirkland

    Lamar, South Carolina
    Lorenzo Levon Kirkland (born February 17, 1969) is a former American football linebacker in...  more
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    19
    10

    Jimmy Orr

    Seneca, South Carolina
    Jimmy Orr (born October 4, 1935) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for...  more
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    16
    10

    Bobby Engram

    Camden, South Carolina
    Simon J. "Bobby" Engram III (born January 7, 1973) is a retired American football wide...  more
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    10

    Derrick Burgess

    Lake City, South Carolina
    Derrick Lee Burgess (born August 12, 1978) is a former professional American football...  more
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    Sheldon Brown

    Lancaster, South Carolina
    Sheldon Dion Brown (born March 19, 1979) is a former American football cornerback in the...  more