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The Best NFL Players From Virginia

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!

  • 1

    Lawrence Taylor

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    114
    27

    PositionLinebacker

    Age62

    TeamsNorth 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
  • 2
    Norfolk, Virginia
    92
    20

    Age58

    TeamsBuffalo 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
  • 3

    Michael Vick

    Newport News, Virginia
    105
    32

    PositionQuarterback

    Age41

    TeamsAtlanta 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
  • 4

    Kam Chancellor

    Norfolk, Virginia
    94
    30

    PositionStrong Safety, Safety

    Age33

    TeamsSeattle 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
  • 5

    Ronde Barber

    Blacksburg, Virginia
    79
    22

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age46

    TeamsTampa 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
  • 6

    Tiki Barber

    Blacksburg, Virginia
    60
    19

    PositionRunning back

    Age46

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Atiim Kiambu "Tiki" Barber (; born April 7, 1975) is an American former football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played  ...more
  • 7

    DeAngelo Hall

    Chesapeake, Virginia
    66
    26

    PositionCornerback

    Age38

    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 played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech  ...more
  • 8
    Gladys, Virginia
    60
    22

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

    Age57

    Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers (1986–1991,  ...more
  • 9

    Fran Tarkenton

    Richmond, Virginia
    53
    20

    PositionQuarterback

    Age81

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings, New York Giants

    Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is an American former football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played in the NFL for 18 seasons, spending the  ...more
  • 10

    Willie Lanier

    Clover, Virginia
    33
    7

    PositionLinebacker

    Age76

    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
  • 11

    Tyrod Taylor

    Hampton, Virginia
    49
    24

    PositionQuarterback

    Age32

    TeamsHouston Texans

    Tyrod Di'allo Taylor (born August 3, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech, leading the  ...more
  • 12

    Kenny Easley

    Chesapeake, Virginia
    39
    15

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    Age62

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, UCLA Bruins football

    Kenneth Mason Easley Jr. (born January 15, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was a strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1980s.  ...more
  • 13

    Herman Moore

    Danville, Virginia
    41
    17

    PositionWide receiver

    Age52

    Herman Joseph Moore (born October 20, 1969) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college  ...more
  • 14

    Shawn Springs

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    32
    10

    PositionCornerback

    Age46

    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 player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons. He played college  ...more
  • 15

    Torrey Smith

    Colonial Beach, Virginia
    30
    9

    PositionWide receiver

    Age32

    TeamsMaryland Terrapins football, Baltimore Ravens

    James Torrey Smith (born January 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of  ...more
  • 16

    Jerod Mayo

    Hampton, Virginia
    24
    5

    PositionLinebacker

    Age35

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    Jerod Mayo Sr (born February 23, 1986) is an American football coach and former linebacker who spent his entire National Football League (NFL) career playing for the New England Patriots. He played  ...more
  • 17

    Plaxico Burress

    Norfolk, Virginia
    34
    15

    PositionWide receiver

    Age44

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, New York Giants

    Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State, and was  ...more
  • 18

    Heath Miller

    USA, Virginia
    40
    23

    PositionTight end

    Age39

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    Earl Heath Miller Jr. (born October 22, 1982) is a former American football tight end who played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons from  ...more
  • 19

    Thomas Jones

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia
    35
    18

    PositionRunning back

    Age43

    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 a former American football running back who played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He  ...more
  • 20

    Kyle Long

    Ivy, Virginia
    35
    18

    PositionOffensive guard

    Age32

    TeamsKansas City Chiefs

    Kyle Howard Long (born December 5, 1988) is an American football guard for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). The son of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long  ...more
  • 21
    Norfolk, Virginia
    27
    15

    PositionTight end

    Age40

    TeamsNew England Patriots

    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 the  ...more
  • 22
    Newport News, Virginia
    23
    10

    PositionQuarterback

    Age45

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders

    Aaron Lafette Brooks (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia and was drafted by the  ...more
  • 23

    Jamie Sharper

    Richmond, Virginia
    17
    6

    PositionLinebacker

    Age47

    Harry James Sharper Jr. (born November 23, 1974) 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  ...more
  • 24

    James Farrior

    Richmond, Virginia
    25
    15

    PositionMiddle Linebacker

    Age46

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets

    James Alfred Farrior (born January 6, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University  ...more
  • 25
    Bluefield, West Virginia
    29
    20

    PositionRunning back

    Age35

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Marshall Thundering Herd football, New York Giants

    Ahmad Bradshaw (born March 19, 1986) is a former American football running back. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at  ...more
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