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The Best NFL Players From Virginia

Updated August 2, 2019 1.8k votes 198 voters 7.2k views48 items

List RulesVote 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!

  • Lawrence Taylor1
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    Lawrence Taylor

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age56

    TeamsNorth Carolina Tar Heels football, New York Giants

    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former...  more
  • Bruce Smith2
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    Bruce Smith

    Norfolk, Virginia

    Age57

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies football

    Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963) is a former American football defensive end for the...  more
  • Michael Vick3
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    Michael Vick

    Newport News, Virginia

    PositionQuarterback

    Age40

    TeamsVirginia Tech Hokies football, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles

    Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played...  more
  • Kam Chancellor4
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    Kam Chancellor

    Norfolk, Virginia

    PositionStrong Safety, Safety

    Age32

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    Kameron Darnel Chancellor (born April 3, 1988) is a former American football strong safety. He...  more
  • Ronde Barber5
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    Ronde Barber

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age45

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Virginia Cavaliers football

    Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber (born April 7, 1975) is a former American football defensive back...  more
  • Tiki Barber6
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    Tiki Barber

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    PositionRunning back

    Age45

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Atiim Kiambu "Tiki" Barber (; born April 7, 1975) is an American former football running back...  more
  • DeAngelo Hall7
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    DeAngelo Hall

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionCornerback

    Age36

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Virginia Tech Hokies football, Atlanta Falcons

    DeAngelo Eugene Hall (born November 19, 1983) is a former American football defensive back who...  more
  • Charles Haley8
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    Charles Haley

    Gladys, Virginia

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

    Age56

    Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American football linebacker and...  more
  • Fran Tarkenton9
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    Fran Tarkenton

    Richmond, Virginia

    Age75

    TeamsGeorgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

    Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is an American former football player who was...  more
  • Willie Lanier10
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    Willie Lanier

    Clover, Virginia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age75

    Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker...  more
  • Kenny Easley11
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    Kenny Easley

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    Age61

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, UCLA Bruins football

    Kenneth Mason Easley Jr. (born January 15, 1959) is an American former professional football...  more
  • Herman Moore12
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    Herman Moore

    Danville, Virginia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age50

    Herman Joseph Moore (born October 20, 1969) is an American former professional football player...  more
  • Heath Miller13
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    Heath Miller

    Richlands, Virginia

    PositionTight end

    Age33

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Earl Heath Miller Jr. (born October 22, 1982) is a former American football tight end who...  more
  • Kyle Long14
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    Kyle Long

    Ivy, Virginia

    Age31

    TeamsChicago Bears

    Kyle Howard Long is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football...  more
  • Thomas Jones15
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    Thomas Jones

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    PositionRunning back

    Age42

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Virginia Cavaliers football, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, New York Jets

    Thomas Jones (born August 19, 1978) is an American actor who performs as Thomas Q. Jones, and...  more
  • Tyrod Taylor16
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    Tyrod Taylor

    Hampton, Virginia

    PositionQuarterback

    Age31

    TeamsVirginia Tech Hokies football, Baltimore Ravens

    Tyrod Di'allo Taylor (born August 3, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Los...  more
  • Plaxico Burress17
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    13

    Plaxico Burress

    Norfolk, Virginia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age43

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, New York Giants

    Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
  • Jerod Mayo18
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    Jerod Mayo

    Hampton, Virginia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age34

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Jerod Mayo Sr (born February 23, 1986) is an American football coach and former linebacker who...  more
  • Shawn Springs19
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    Shawn Springs

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    PositionCornerback

    Age45

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Shawn Springs (born March 11, 1975) is a former American college and professional football...  more
  • Torrey Smith20
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    Torrey Smith

    Colonial Beach, Virginia

    PositionWide receiver

    Age31

    TeamsMaryland Terrapins football, Baltimore Ravens

    James Torrey Smith (born January 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • Ahmad Bradshaw21
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    Ahmad Bradshaw

    Bluefield, West Virginia

    PositionRunning back

    Age34

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Marshall Thundering Herd football, New York Giants

    Ahmad Bradshaw (born March 19, 1986) is a former American football running back. He was...  more
  • James Farrior22
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    James Farrior

    Richmond, Virginia

    PositionMiddle Linebacker

    Age40

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets

    James Alfred Farrior (born January 6, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who...  more
  • Benjamin Watson23
    24
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    Benjamin Watson

    Norfolk, Virginia

    PositionTight end

    Age35

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Benjamin Seth Watson (born December 18, 1980) is an American football tight end for the New...  more
  • Ahmad Brooks24
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    Ahmad Brooks

    Fairfax, Virginia

    PositionLinebacker

    Age36

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

    Ahmad Kadar Brooks (born March 14, 1984) is an American former football outside linebacker. He...  more
  • Aaron Brooks25
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    Aaron Brooks

    Newport News, Virginia

    PositionQuarterback

    Age39

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders

    Aaron Lafette Brooks (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who...  more