Football The Best NFL Players From Virginia  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America
Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the ...more
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Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Gladys, Virginia, Virginia
Charles Lewis Haley is a retired American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in ...more
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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Bruce Bernard Smith 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 Bills teams that ...more
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Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton is a former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive. He is best known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings and New ...more
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Kam Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Kameron Darnel Chancellor is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech, and was drafted by ...more
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Rosey Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
USA, Virginia, Charlottesville
Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown, Jr. was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. Brown was drafted by the Giants out ...more
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Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Atiim Kiambu "Tiki" Barber is a retired American football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football ...more
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Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber is a retired American Football cornerback who spent his entire 16-year career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football ...more
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Henry Jordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Virginia
Henry Wendell Jordan was an American football defensive tackle who played for two teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, during his thirteen-year National Football League career. ...more
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Larry Izzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States of America
Lawrence Alexander Izzo is a retired American football linebacker and special teamer and current assistant special teams coach for the New York Giants. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an ...more
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Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia
Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a strong safety in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1980s. He played ...more
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Ace Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
Clarence McKay "Ace" Parker was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played professional football as a quarterback in the National Football League for the Brooklyn ...more
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James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
James Alfred Farrior is a retired American football linebacker who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Virginia. He played ...more
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Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Harry James Sharper, Jr. is a former American football player who played in the NFL from 1997 through 2005. He played college football at the University of Virginia. He is the older brother of ...more
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Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Centreville, Virginia
Michael Joseph Glennon is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round of the 2013 NFL ...more
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Herman Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Danville, Virginia, United States of America
Herman Joseph Moore is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Roger Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Surry County, Virginia, United States of America
Roger Lee Brown is a former American football defensive tackle who retired after the 1969 NFL season.
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Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Bluefield, Virginia
William McGarvey "Bullet Bill" Dudley was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, and Washington Redskins. ...more
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Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Colonial Beach, Virginia
James Torrey Smith is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Smith attended Stafford Senior High School in Stafford County, Virginia, ...more
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Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Newport News, Virginia, United States of America
Michael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets. Vick played ...more
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Paris Lenon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Paris Lenon Lynchburg, Virginia
Paris Michael Lenon is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at ...more
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DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America
DeAngelo Eugene Hall is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for Virginia Tech, and was drafted with the eighth ...more
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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Thomas Q. Jones (born August 19, 1978) is an American actor and former American football running back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more
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Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Clover, Virginia, United States of America
Willie Edward Lanier is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making ...more
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Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Benjamin Watson is an American football tight end for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the New England Patriots 32nd overall in the 2004 NFL draft. He played college football at ...more