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The Best NFL Players From Tennessee

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Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Tennessee

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Tennessee! Some of the best players in NFL history have come from Tennessee, including Reggie White, one of the NFL's best defensive ends of all time. Lynn Swann, Jason Witten, and Golden Tate also all hail from the Volunteer State.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Tennessee and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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  • Reginald Howard White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons during the ...more
  • Michael Jerome Oher (; né Williams Jr.; born May 28, 1986) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Mississippi, and ...more
  • Ed Lee Jones (born October 21, 1950), commonly known as Ed "Too Tall" Jones, is a retired American football player who played 15 seasons (1974–1978, 1980–1989) in the National Football League (NFL) ...more
  • Christopher Jason Witten (born May 6, 1982) is a retired American football tight end. He played 15 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and 1 season for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football ...more
  • Harrison Smith is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round, 29th overall of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minnesota ...more
  • Patrick L. Willis (born January 25, 1985) is a former American football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was ...more
  • Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American football player, broadcaster, politician, and athletic director, best known for his association with the University of Southern California and ...more
  • Randall Ladonald Cobb II (born August 22, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
  • Qualin Dont'a Hightower (born March 12, 1990) is an American football outside linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
  • Golden Herman Tate III (born August 2, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame, where he ...more
  • Dontari D. Poe is an American football nose tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Memphis. Originally projected a ...more
  • Britton Douglas Colquitt (born March 20, 1985) was an American football punter for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an ...more
  • Claude B. Humphrey (born June 29, 1944) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. Humphrey was inducted into ...more
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    Aldra Kauwa Wilson (born June 21, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. He played college ...more
  • James Michael Colquitt (born January 17, 1963) is a former American football punter of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1985, ...more
  • Dustin Farr Colquitt (born May 6, 1982) is an American football punter for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and was selected by the ...more
  • Jerome Harlan Woods (born March 17, 1973) is a retired American football safety who played his entire ten-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).With Kansas ...more
  • Timothy Lance Dobbins (born December 10, 1982), is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more
  • Douglas Leon Atkins (May 8, 1930 – December 30, 2015) was an American football defensive end who played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and New Orleans Saints in the National Football League ...more
  • William Frederick "Bill" Bates (born June 6, 1961) is a former American football safety who played for fifteen seasons in the National Football League, all of which were spent with the Dallas ...more
  • Isaiah "Mike" Caldwell, Jr. (born August 31, 1971) is an American football coach who serves as the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is formerly a linebacker who played 11 seasons ...more
  • Michael Harden (born February 16, 1959) is a former American football player. He played college football as a defensive back for the University of Michigan from 1977 to 1979. He then played ...more
  • Michael William Hegman (born January 17, 1953) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Tennessee State ...more
  • Linden Keith King was a linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the NFL - nine for the San Diego Chargers, and four for the Los Angeles Raiders. After Football, Linden King transitioned into music ...more
  • Harry Curtis Galbreath (January 1, 1965 – July 27, 2010) was an American football player who played several seasons in the NFL, initially with the Miami Dolphins, and later with the Green Bay Packers ...more