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The Best NFL Players From West Virginia

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from West Virginia! This list, while heavy on defensive players, features one of the greatest offensive weapons in NFL history, Randy Moss. While this list of NFL players from West Virginia may have just a few you recognize, their contributions to the league are many.

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

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    James Sherman Jett (born December 28, 1970), is a former American football wide receiver and Olympic sprinter who played nine seasons for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders from 1993 to 2002, in the National Football League. He attended college at West Virginia University. He guided the Jefferson High School Cougars of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia to the state playoffs in 1988. James also ran for the JHS Cougar's Track Team.  ...more
    • Birthplace: Charles Town, West Virginia
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    Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.  ...more
    • Birthplace: Farmington, West Virginia
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    Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007), the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998), and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list with 156. He currently works for ESPN as a studio analyst for their Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown programs. Moss played college football for Marshall University, and twice earned All-America honors. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft,  ...more
    • Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia
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    Carl Lee III (born February 6, 1961) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and played with the Vikings for all but his final season with the New Orleans Saints. From 1995 to 2005, Lee was the head football coach at West Virginia State University and compiled an overall record of 34 wins and 75 losses (34–75) during his time with the Yellow Jackets. He played college football at Marshall. In 1995, he was inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame for his collegiate career in football and track and field.  ...more
    • Birthplace: South Charleston, West Virginia
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