The Best NFL Players From Texas

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Vote 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!

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  • Drew Brees
    1
    Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 43
    • Teams: New Orleans Saints
  • Earl Campbell
    2
    Tyler, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 67
    • Teams: New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Texas Longhorns football
  • Joe Greene
    3
    Elgin, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 76
    • Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, North Texas Mean Green football
  • Adrian Peterson
    4
    Palestine, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 37
    • Teams: Washington Redskins
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
    5
    Rosebud, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 43
    • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs football, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers
  • Eric Dickerson
    7
    Sealy, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 62
    • Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, SMU Mustangs football, Atlanta Falcons
  • Von Miller
    8
    Dallas, Texas
    • Age: 33
    • Teams: Buffalo Bills
  • Dick Lane
    9
    Austin, Texas
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1927-2002)
  • John Randle
    10
    Mumford, Texas
    • Age: 54
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings
  • Michael Strahan
    11
    Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 50
    • Teams: Texas Southern Tigers football, New York Giants
  • Mike Singletary
    12
    Houston, Texas
    • Age: 63
    • Teams: Baylor Bears football, Chicago Bears
  • Darrell Green
    13
    Houston, Texas
    • Age: 62
    • Teams: Washington Redskins
  • Bob Lilly
    14
    Olney, Texas
    • Age: 83
    • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs football, Dallas Cowboys
  • Earl Thomas
    15
    Orange, Texas
    • Age: 33
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks
  • Thurman Thomas
    16
    Houston, Texas
    • Age: 56
    • Teams: Buffalo Bills
  • Tim Brown
    17
    Dallas, Texas
    • Age: 56
    • Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders
  • Gene Upshaw
    18
    Robstown, Texas, USA
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1945-2008)
    • Teams: Oakland Raiders
  • Tommy Nobis
    19
    San Antonio, Texas
    • Age: 79
    • Teams: Texas Longhorns football
  • Dez Bryant
    20
    Lufkin, Texas
    • Age: 33
    • Teams: Oklahoma State Cowboys football, Dallas Cowboys
  • Sammy Baugh
    21
    Temple, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: Died at 94 (1914-2008)
    • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds
  • Y. A. Tittle
    22
    Marshall, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 95
    • Teams: Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants
  • Emmanuel Sanders
    23
    Bellville, Texas
    • Age: 35
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills
  • Jason Peters
    24
    Queen City, Texas
    • Age: 40
    • Teams: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Lance Alworth
    25
    Houston, Texas
    • Age: 82
    • Teams: San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys