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The Best NFL Players From Virginia  

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List Rules 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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Kam Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Plaxico Antonio Burress, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and later played for the New York Giants and the New ...more
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Herman Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 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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DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
DeAngelo Hall 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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Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Torrey Smith 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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Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Richlands, Virginia, United States of America
Earl Heath Miller, Jr. is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Miller played college football for the University of Virginia, earned ...more
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Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Hampton, Virginia
Tyrod Di'allo Taylor is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was the starting quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies football ...more
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Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Ivy, Virginia
Kyle Howard Long is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Oregon. Long was drafted by the Bears in ...more
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Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Benjamin Seth Watson (born December 18, 1980) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Patriots 32nd overall in ...more
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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 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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James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Mike Glennon Centreville, Virginia
Michael Joseph Glennon (born December 12, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State and was ...more
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Ahmad Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Ahmad Kadar Brooks is an American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Virginia, and earned ...more
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Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Virginia
Bluefield, West Virginia
Ahmad Bradshaw is an American football running back who is a free agent. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at Marshall. ...more
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Rosey Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Larry Izzo is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Henry Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 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