Sports
566 voters

The Best NFL Players From Texas

Updated February 11, 2020 6.8k votes 566 voters 14.4k views69 items

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Texas! NFL players from Texas are some of the best ever to play the game of football as proven by the fact that no state has more representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame than Texas.

Stars include some of the best football players of all time like Michael Strahan and Y.A. Tittle, as well as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now, Drew Brees.

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

  • 1
    297
    74

    Drew Brees

    Austin, Texas
    Drew Christopher Brees (; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • 2
    253
    55

    Earl Campbell

    Tyler, Texas
    Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former American football running back who...  more
  • 3
    214
    37

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • 4
    194
    28

    Adrian Peterson

    Palestine, Texas
    Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) is an American football running back for the...  more
  • 5
    219
    40

    Joe Greene

    Elgin, Texas
    Charles Edward Greene (born September 5, 1946), better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is a former...  more
  • 6
    233
    47

    LaDainian Tomlinson

    Rosebud, Texas
    LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 7
    190
    43

    Eric Dickerson

    Sealy, Texas
    Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back...  more
  • 8
    148
    22

    Dick Lane

    Austin, Texas
    Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane,...  more
  • 9
    146
    31

    Mike Singletary

    Houston, Texas
    Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former...  more
  • 10
    141
    28

    Von Miller

    Dallas, Texas
    Vonnie B'Vsean Miller Jr. (born March 26, 1989) is an American football outside linebacker for...  more
  • 11
    157
    54

    Michael Strahan

    Houston, Texas
    Michael Anthony Strahan (; born November 21, 1971) is an American former football defensive...  more
  • 12
    145
    46

    Earl Thomas

    Orange, Texas
    Earl Winty Thomas III (born May 7, 1989) is an American football free safety for the Baltimore...  more
  • 13
    124
    32

    John Randle

    Mumford, Texas
    John Anthony Randle (born December 12, 1967) is a former American football defensive tackle...  more
  • 14
    99
    22

    Gene Upshaw

    Robstown, Texas
    Eugene Josiah Upshaw Jr. (August 15, 1945 – August 20, 2008), also known as "Uptown Gene" and...  more
  • 15
    109
    31

    Bob Lilly

    Olney, Texas
    Robert Lewis Lilly (born July 26, 1939), nicknamed "Mr. Cowboy", is a former American football...  more
  • 16
    103
    29

    Thurman Thomas

    Houston, Texas
    Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966) is a former American football player who was a running...  more
  • 17
    108
    33

    Darrell Green

    Houston, Texas
    Darrell Ray Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former American football cornerback in the...  more
  • 18
    101
    32

    Tim Brown

    Dallas, Texas
    Timothy Donell Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
  • 19
    87
    25

    Sammy Baugh

    Temple, Texas
    Samuel Adrian Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and...  more
  • 20
    77
    21

    Y. A. Tittle

    Texas, USA
    Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. (October 24, 1926 – October 8, 2017) was a professional American...  more
  • 21
    125
    62

    Dez Bryant

    Lufkin, Texas
    Desmond Demond Bryant (born November 4, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is...  more
  • 22
    65
    15

    Emmanuel Sanders

    Bellville, Texas
    Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders (born March 17, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • 23
    69
    21

    Tommy Nobis

    San Antonio, Texas
    Thomas Henry Nobis Jr. (September 20, 1943 – December 13, 2017) was an American football...  more
  • 24
    65
    21

    Don Meredith

    Mount Vernon, Texas
    Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football...  more
  • 25
    80
    35

    Jared Allen

    Dallas, Texas
    Jared Scot Allen (born April 3, 1982) is a professional curler, and former professional...  more