The Best NFL Players From Virginia

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Virginia. Some of these players have changed the way the game is played, and even long after they have retired, players like Lawrence Taylor and Fran Tarkenton are still talked about as some of the very best NFL players of all time.

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

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  • Lawrence Taylor
    USA, Virginia, Williamsburg
    129 votes
    • Age: 64
    • Teams: North Carolina Tar Heels football, New York Giants
    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants ...more
  • Michael Vick
    Newport News, Virginia, United States of America
    129 votes
    • Age: 42
    • Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia ...more
  • Bruce Smith
    Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
    105 votes
    • Age: 59
    • Teams: Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies football
    Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963) is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was a member of the Buffalo ...more
  • Ronde Barber
    Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
    92 votes
    • Age: 47
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Virginia Cavaliers football
    Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber (born April 7, 1975) is a former American football defensive back and current sports broadcaster. Barber spent his entire 16-year professional career playing for the ...more
  • Kam Chancellor
    Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
    110 votes
    • Age: 34
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks
    Kameron Darnel Chancellor (born April 3, 1988) is a former American football strong safety. He played college football at Virginia Tech, and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of ...more
  • Willie Lanier
    Clover, Virginia, USA
    40 votes
    • Age: 77
    Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight ...more