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The Best NFL Players From Washington  

Ranker NFL
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List Rules Vote 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!

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John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Port Angeles, Washington, United States of America
John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football ...more
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Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Pasco, Tri-Cities, Washington
Brian Urlacher is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for the ...more
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Cooper Kupp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Yakima, Washington
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
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Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah Utes, where he was named ...more
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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Marcus Trufant Tacoma, Washington
Marcus Lavon Trufant is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for Washington State University, and ...more
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John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Redmond, Washington
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 ...more
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Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Desmond Trufant is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Fort Lewis, Washington
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 ...more
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Mark Bruener is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Aberdeen, Washington
Mark Frederick Bruener is a former American football tight end of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 27th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Jon Kelly Kitna is an American football coach and former quarterback. After playing college football for Central Washington University, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 and was ...more
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Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Eric Metcalf Seattle, Washington
Eric Quinn Metcalf is a former American football running back, wide receiver and return specialist who played in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, San Diego ...more
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Jermaine Kearse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Lakewood, Washington
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 ...more
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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Ellensburg, Washington
Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 ...more
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Damon Huard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Yakima, Washington, United States of America
Damon Paul Huard is a former American football quarterback. He is a Chief Administrator and fundraiser for the University of Washington football program. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals ...more
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Roy Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Roy Miller Fort Lewis, Washington
Roy Miller is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2009 NFL ...more
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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Spokane, Washington
Jason Hanson is a retired football placekicker who spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round ...more
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Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Corey James Dillon is a former professional football player, a running back for ten seasons in the National Football League. Dillon played college football at the University of Washington for ...more
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James Hasty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
James Edward Hasty 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 Raiders from ...more
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Karl Mecklenburg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Karl Mecklenburg is a former American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.
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Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA
Russell Ross Francis, is a former professional football player who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He grew up in Hawaii. A 6'6", 242 lbs. ...more
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Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Everett, Washington
Christopher Mark Chandler is a retired American football player, who played as a quarterback in the National Football League for 17 seasons. He is known for leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 14-2 ...more
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Jeff Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Jeff Todd Jaeger is a former American college and professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Jaeger played ...more
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Benji Olson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Bremerton, Washington
Benjamin Dempsey Olson is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Bellevue, Washington
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 ...more
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Taylor Mays is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Irving, Texas
Taylor Mays is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Mays won state titles in track in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a high ...more