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The Best NFL Players From Washington

Updated November 23, 2019 1.1k votes 91 voters 2.6k 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
    John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    John Elway

    Port Angeles, Washington

    PositionQuarterback

    Age60

    TeamsStanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

    John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Brian Urlacher

    Pasco, Tri-Cities

    PositionLinebacker

    Age37

    TeamsNew Mexico Lobos Football, Chicago Bears

    Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his... more on Wikipedia
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    Cooper Kupp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Cooper Kupp

    Yakima, Washington

    PositionWide receiver

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Cooper Dough Kupp (born June 15, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Drew Bledsoe

    Ellensburg, Washington

    Age48

    TeamsWashington State Cougars football, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys

    Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Marcus Trufant

    Tacoma, Washington

    PositionCornerback

    Age39

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Alex Smith

    Seattle, Washington

    PositionQuarterback

    Age36

    TeamsUtah Utes football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

    Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Desmond Trufant

    Tacoma, Washington

    PositionCornerback

    Age30

    TeamsWashington Huskies football, Atlanta Falcons

    Desmond Trufant is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Jermaine Kearse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Jermaine Kearse

    Lakewood, Washington

    PositionWide receiver

    Age30

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Washington Huskies football

    Jermaine Kearse is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    David DeCastro

    Bellevue, Washington

    PositionGuard

    Age30

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers

    David William DeCastro is an American football guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Jonathan Stewart

    Fort Lewis, Washington

    PositionRunning back

    Age33

    TeamsCarolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

    Jonathan Creon Stewart (born March 21, 1987) is a former American football running back. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    John Hekker

    Redmond, Washington

    PositionPunter

    Age30

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

    John "Johnny" Robert Hekker is an American football punter for the St. Louis Rams of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Eric Metcalf

    Seattle, Washington

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

    Age52

    Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968) is a former American football player who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Corey Dillon

    Seattle, Washington

    PositionRunning back

    Age45

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Washington Huskies football, New England Patriots

    Corey James Dillon (born October 24, 1974) is a former American football running back who... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Mark Bruener is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Mark Bruener

    Aberdeen, Washington

    PositionTight end

    Age48

    Mark Frederick Bruener (born September 16, 1972) is a former American football tight end of... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Jon Kitna

    Tacoma, Washington

    PositionQuarterback

    Age48

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Jon Kelly Kitna (born September 21, 1972) is an American football coach and former quarterback... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Austin Seferian-Jenkins

    Fox Island, Washington

    Age27

    TeamsWashington Huskies men's basketball, Washington Huskies football

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Steve Gleason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Steve Gleason

    Spokane, Washington

    PositionSafety, Linebacker, Defensive back

    Age43

    Stephen Michael Gleason (born March 19, 1977) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Taylor Mays is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Taylor Mays

    Irving, Texas

    PositionSafety

    Age32

    TeamsUSC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers

    Taylor Mays (born February 7, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jeff Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Jeff Jaeger

    Tacoma, Washington

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age55

    Jeff Todd Jaeger (born November 26, 1964) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Jason Hanson

    Spokane, Washington

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age50

    TeamsDetroit Lions

    Jason Hanson (born June 17, 1970) is an American retired football player who was a placekicker... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Russ Francis

    Seattle, Washington

    PositionTight end

    Age67

    Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953), is a retired American football player, a tight end... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Anthony Davis

    Kennewick, Tri-Cities

    PositionLinebacker

    Age51

    Anthony Darvise Davis (born March 7, 1969) is a former American football linebacker in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Chris Chandler

    Everett, Washington

    PositionQuarterback

    Age54

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Oilers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Huskies football

    Christopher Mark Chandler (born October 12, 1965) is a retired American football player who... more on Wikipedia
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    James Hasty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    James Hasty

    Seattle, Washington

    PositionCornerback

    Age55

    James Edward Hasty (born May 23, 1965) is a former professional American football cornerback... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Emtman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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    Steve Emtman

    Spokane, Washington

    PositionDefensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age50

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins

    Steven Charles Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a retired professional American football... more on Wikipedia
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