Famous Hispanic Football Players

A List of Famous Hispanic football players, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. The NFL has a large number of famous Hispanic football players. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary, from Mexican American heroes, famous Latino football players and famous Black Hispanic football players, They are all simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous Hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.


  • Tony Romo
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    Antonio Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980) is an American football television analyst and retired quarterback who played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, where he won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys in 2003. Beginning his career as a holder, Romo became the Cowboys' starting quarterback during the 2006 season. Serving as the team's primary starter from 2006 to 2015, he guided the Cowboys to four postseason appearances and was named to the Pro Bowl four times. Romo ...more
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Age: 42
    • Teams: Dallas Cowboys
  • Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC), and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. A backup quarterback during his first three years at USC, Sanchez rose to prominence in 2007 due to injuries suffered by starting quarterback John David Booty; he also became popular within the community due to his Mexican-American heritage. He was named the starter in 2008, and led USC to a 12–1 record and won the Rose Bowl against Penn State. Although USC coach Pete Carroll and many scouts considered him too inexperienced, Sanchez ...more
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California
    • Age: 36
    • Teams: USC Trojans football, New York Jets
  • James William Plunkett (born December 5, 1947) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He achieved his greatest success during his final nine seasons with the Raiders franchise, whom he helped to two Super Bowl victories. A Heisman Trophy winner during his collegiate career at Stanford, Plunkett was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft. His tenure with the Patriots was mostly unsuccessful and led to him being signed by the San Francisco 49ers, where he played in 1976 and 1977, and then by the Oakland Raiders for 1978. Initially serving as a backup, he became the team's ...more
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Age: 75
    • Teams: Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers
  • Anthony Muñoz
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    Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958), is a former American football offensive tackle who played 13 seasons for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz is widely considered one of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
    • Birthplace: Ontario, California
    • Age: 64
    • Teams: USC Trojans football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jeff Garcia
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    Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback. After attending high school and junior college in Gilroy, California, Garcia played college football at San Jose State University. A four-time CFL All-Star and four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Garcia began his professional football career with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as an undrafted free agent in 1994. In 1999, Garcia debuted in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, Garcia made three Pro Bowl appearances (for the 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons) and led the team to the playoffs in the 2001 and 2002 ...more
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Gilroy, California
    • Age: 52
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions
  • Manny Fernandez

    Manuel Jose Fernandez (born July 3, 1946) is a former American football player of who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played in three consecutive Super Bowls for the Dolphins in the 1971, 1972, and 1973 seasons.
    • Position: Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle, Defensive lineman
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California
    • Age: 76