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The Best NFL Players From Washington

Updated November 23, 2019 1.5k votes 117 voters 3.2k views51 items

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Washington

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Washington! Washington has produced Hall of Famers like John Elway, one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and Brian Urlacher, as well as a surprising number of kickers. 

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

  • 1
    Port Angeles, Washington
    57
    13

    PositionQuarterback

    Age61

    TeamsDenver Broncos

    John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is currently general manager and President of Football Operations of the Denver Broncos of the National...  more
  • 2
    Pasco, Tri-Cities
    50
    9

    PositionLinebacker

    Age43

    TeamsNew Mexico Lobos Football, Chicago Bears

    Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played...  more
  • 3
    Yakima, Washington
    47
    20

    PositionWide receiver

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Cooper Dough Kupp (born June 15, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Washington and...  more
  • 4
    Ellensburg, Washington
    42
    17

    PositionQuarterback

    Age49

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys

    Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the New England Patriots. He...  more
  • 5
    Tacoma, Washington
    34
    13

    PositionCornerback

    Age40

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for...  more
  • 6
    Bellevue, Washington
    31
    11

    PositionGuard

    Age31

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    David William DeCastro is an American football guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for Stanford University, and earned unanimous All-American...  more
  • 7
    Seattle, Washington
    36
    18

    PositionQuarterback

    Age37

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Football Team

    Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah Utes, where...  more
  • 8
    Tacoma, Washington
    29
    12

    PositionCornerback

    Age31

    TeamsChicago Bears

    Desmond Trufant (born September 10, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of...  more
  • 9
    Fort Lewis, Washington
    28
    12

    PositionRunning back

    Age34

    TeamsCarolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

    Jonathan Creon Stewart (born March 21, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played college football at the University of Oregon and was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the first...  more
  • 10
    Seattle, Washington
    32
    16

    PositionRunning back

    Age46

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Washington Huskies football, New England Patriots

    Corey James Dillon (born October 24, 1974) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, primarily with the Cincinnati Bengals. In...  more
  • 11
    Lakewood, Washington
    31
    15

    PositionWide receiver

    Age31

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Washington Huskies football

    Jermaine Kearse is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Kearse played...  more
  • 12
    Redmond, Washington
    24
    13

    PositionPunter

    Age31

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

    John "Johnny" Robert Hekker is an American football punter for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college...  more
  • 13
    Seattle, Washington
    21
    14

    PositionCornerback

    Age56

    James Edward Hasty (born May 23, 1965) is a former professional American football cornerback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland...  more
  • 14
    Irving, Texas
    14
    8

    PositionSafety

    Age33

    TeamsUSC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers

    Taylor Mays (born February 7, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. Mays won Washington state titles in track in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a high...  more
  • 15
    Kennewick, Tri-Cities
    16
    11

    PositionLinebacker

    Age52

    Anthony Darvise Davis (born March 7, 1969) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played from 1993–2000. He played college football at the University of Utah. In...  more
  • 16
    Yakima, Washington
    15
    11

    PositionQuarterback

    Age48

    Damon Paul Huard (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback. He is the director of community relations and fundraiser for the University of Washington football program, his alma...  more
  • 17
    Aberdeen, Washington
    17
    13

    PositionTight end

    Age49

    Mark Frederick Bruener (born September 16, 1972) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League, and a current college scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by...  more
  • 18
    UncleX addedSpokane, Washington
    12
    7

    PositionDefensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age51

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins

    Steven Charles Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a retired professional American football player. He played defensive tackle and defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Dolphins and the...  more
  • 19
    Bremerton, Washington
    15
    12

    PositionQuarterback

    Age64

    Marc Douglas Wilson (born February 15, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the...  more
  • 20
    Spokane, Washington
    13
    9

    PositionSafety, Linebacker, Defensive back

    Age44

    Stephen Michael Gleason (born March 19, 1977) is a former professional American football player who played as a safety with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Originally...  more
  • 21
    Seattle, Washington
    20
    20

    PositionTight end

    Age68

    Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953), is a retired American football player, a tight end for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New England Patriots and San...  more
  • 22
    Seattle, Washington
    16
    15

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

    Age53

    Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968) is a former American football player who was primarily known as a return specialist, but played running back and wide receiver in the National Football...  more
  • 23
    Tacoma, Washington
    11
    8

    PositionLinebacker

    Age58

    Steven Leonard DeOssie (born November 22, 1962) is a former American football linebacker and long snapper in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Jets and...  more
  • 24
    Tacoma, Washington
    11
    10

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age56

    Jeff Todd Jaeger (born November 26, 1964) is a former American college and professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during the 1980s...  more
  • 25
    Connell, Washington
    11
    9

    PositionTight end

    Age62

    Clint Bradley Didier (born April 4, 1959) is a professional American football player, farmer, and perennial candidate. He played for the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers, and later sought...  more
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