My favorate nfl playersby Kekkisguitars | created - 26 Sep 2011 | updated - 10 Oct 2011 | Public
1. Joe Namath
Actor | C.C. & Company
The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. ...
2. Dan Marino
Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he became the most prolific and celebrated passer in Pitt Panther history and a first-round draft pick for Don Shula of the Dolphins. Marino has established a record number of records on the All-Time ...
3. Jerry Rice
Actor | Rules of Engagement
The finest wide receiver in the history of NFL football, bar none. The incredibly athletic Rice has scored the most touchdowns in NFL history, plus he holds virtually every career record for receptions, yards receiving, all-purpose yards, touchdown receptions and yards from scrimmage, and most ...
4. Rocky Bleier
Rocky Bleier was born on March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Patrick Bleier. He is a writer, known for Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980), The NFL on CBS (1956) and Backstreet Justice (1994). He has been married to Jan Gyurina since April 13, 1996. They have two ...
He is the reason i went into the army. A true hero
5. Emmitt Smith
Actor | How I Met Your Mother
Emmitt Smith was born on May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as Emmitt James Smith III. He is an actor, known for How I Met Your Mother (2005), CSI: Cyber (2015) and Little Giants (1994). He has been married to Pat Smith since April 22, 2000. They have three children.
6. Lynn Swann
Actor | The Waterboy
Lynn Swann was born on March 7, 1952 in Alcoa, Tennessee, USA as Lynn Curtis Swann. He is an actor, known for The Waterboy (1998), The Last Boy Scout (1991) and The Program (1993). He has been married to Charena Shaffer since June 23, 1991. They have two children. He was previously married to ...
7. Joe Montana
Actor | Asylum
Considered by many experts to be the greatest quarterback in the history of NFL football, Montana was recruited by the San Francisco 49ers from Notre Dame in 1979 after leading the "Fighting Irish" to a Cotton Bowl victory in 1978. "Joe Cool," as he was known for his ice cool disposition in the ...
8. Joe Greene
Actor | The Black 6
Joe Greene was born on September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas, USA as Charles Edward Greene. He is an actor, known for The Black 6 (1973), Lady Cocoa (1975) and Horror High (1973). He has been married to Agnes Craft since January 28, 1968. They have three children.
9. Bubba Smith
The athletically gifted 6' 7" Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith played defensive end / defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976). After the conclusion of his football career, Smith moved into a TV & film ...
10. Walter Payton
Self | Saturday Night Live
Walter Payton, nicknamed "Sweetness, " is 2nd on the NFL's All time rushing list. His playing career lasted from 1975 to 1987. In those years, he amassed 16,026 rushing yards. He made a few appearances on television (as a guest star), but he was known as a profoundly personal man.
11. Drew Bledsoe
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Drew Bledsoe was a standout quarterback at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., then became the top pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. New head coach Bill Parcells drafted Bledsoe with the top pick, and Bledsoe assumed the starting quarterback job almost immediately. ...
12. Doug Flutie
Actor | Second String
Doug Flutie was born on October 23, 1962 in Manchester, Maryland, USA as Douglas Richard Flutie. He is an actor, known for Second String (2002), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He has been married to Laurie Fortier since August 10, 1985. They have two children.
17. Barry Sanders
Actor | Undeclared
Barry Sanders is an American former professional football player who was a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times ...
18. Terry Bradshaw
Actor | The Cannonball Run
Tall, charismatic ex-star quarterback for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers football team. During the 1970s, Bradshaw led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins over six seasons, and was noted Super Bowl MVP on two occasions. After retiring in 1983, he became a key media commentator on NFL football, and ...
21. Ricky Williams
Actor | Stuck on You
Ricky Williams was born on May 21, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA as Errick Lynne Williams Jr. He is an actor, known for Stuck on You (2003), Disjointed (2017) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Kristin Barnes since September 4, 2009. They have three children.
22. Deion Sanders
Soundtrack | Street Fighter
Deion Sanders is an American former professional football and baseball player who is a sports analyst. He played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He had a part-time career ...
23. Fred Dryer
Actor | Hunter
Former College Football standout at San Diego State University where he played Defensive End. Was a first round Draft Pick of the New York Giants in 1969 where he played for 3 seasons before finishing his 13 year career with the Los Angeles Rams.
Actor John Frederick Dryer was born in Hawthorne, ...
24. John Elway
John Elway is an American former professional football quarterback who is general manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).
John Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver ...
25. Troy Aikman
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Troy was born in West Covina, California, but before the age of twelve his family moved to Henryetta, OK. After high school he was offered a position with the New York Mets, but turned it down for college at the University of Oklahoma. Troy left the Oklahoma and transfered to UCLA, where he studied...
26. Johnny Unitas
Actor | Any Given Sunday
Johnny Unitas played his collegiate career at the University of Louisville (1951-54), passing for 3,007 yards and 27 touchdowns. Unitas, who were number 19 as a professional, had his No. 16 collegiate uniform retired at Louisville, the lone number retired by the Cardinals.
Known as "The Golden Arm",...
28. Dick Butkus
Actor | Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Richard J. Butkus, "Dick", was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 1942. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a two time All- American line backer. A first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, Dick played for them from 1965-1973, and was named All-Pro linebacker seven ...
34. Bob Griese
Actor | Coach
Bob Griese was born on February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Robert Allen Griese. He is an actor, known for Coach (1989), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Shay Whitney since July 1994. He was previously married to Judi Lassus.
35. Bo Jackson
Actor | The Pandora Project
Bo Jackson was born on Nov. 30, 1962, in Bessemer, Alabama He was a 6' 1", 222 pounds tailback. He graduated from McAdory High School in McCalla, Ala., and attended Auburn from 1982-85. He went on to play football for the Los Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago ...
38. Jim Brown
Actor | Mars Attacks!
Often mentioned as the greatest player in NFL history, this ruggedly handsome African American fullback for the Cleveland Browns first appeared on movie screens in the western Rio Conchos (1964), followed by a strong supporting role as convict commando "Jefferson" in the terrific WWII action film ...
39. Mike Ditka
Actor | Kicking & Screaming
Mike Ditka is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988), he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, ...
40. Roosevelt Grier
Soundtrack | Half Nelson
Former star player with the Los Angeles Rams during the 1960s, this impressively built African-American athlete broke into acting via appearances in TV shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), The Wild Wild West (1965) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965).
Grier received positive reviews for his ...
41. Fran Tarkenton
Actor | 1st & Ten
Fran Tarkenton was born on February 3, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Francis Asbury Tarkenton. He is an actor, known for 1st & Ten (1984), Hill Street Blues (1981) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He is married to Linda. They have one child. He was previously married to Anna Elaine Merrell.
42. Marcus Allen
Producer | Searching for Angela Shelton
Marcus Allen was born on March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California, USA as Marcus LeMarr Allen. He is an actor, known for Searching for Angela Shelton (2004), Arli$$ (1996) and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992). He was previously married to Kathryn Eickstaedt.
43. Tony Dorsett
Actor | Kill Zone
Tony Dorsett was born on April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, USA as Anthony Drew Dorsett. He is an actor, known for Kill Zone (1993), The Big Bounce (2004) and Necessary Roughness (1991). He has been married to Janet Dorsett since June 3, 2000. They have three children. He was previously ...
Actor | God Bless the Broken Road
From day one, LaDainian Tomlinson showed that he had the talent to be a successful running back in the National Football League. Not only is he the San Diego Chargers' most valuable player, he is also considered by many to be the NFL's most valuable player, and is well on his way to a Hall of Fame ...
45. Tom Brady
Actor | Entourage
Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, to Galynn Patricia (Johnson) and Thomas Edward Brady, who owns a financial planning business. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of Norwegian-Swedish and Polish ancestry. He attended Junipero Serra High School, the same ...
47. Tony Dungy
Actor | NFL Head Coach
Tony Dungy was born on October 6, 1955 in Jackson, Michigan, USA as Anthony Kevin Dungy. He is an actor, known for NFL Head Coach (2006), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He has been married to Lauren Harris since June 19, 1982. They have seven children.
50. Earl Campbell
Actor | Necessary Roughness
Earl Campbell was born on March 29, 1955 in Tyler, Texas, USA as Earl Christian Campbell. He is an actor, known for Necessary Roughness (1991), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Reuna Smith since May 30, 1980. They have two children.
52. Kurt Warner
Self | The Moment
Kurt Warner was born on June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa, USA as Kurtis Eugene Warner. He is an actor, known for The Moment (2013), Life in Pieces (2015) and Bella and the Bulldogs (2015). He has been married to Brenda Warner since October 11, 1997. They have seven children.
53. Larry Fitzgerald
Producer | All Eyez on Me
Height: 6'3 / Weight: 218 / College: Pittsburgh / Hometown: Minneapolis, MN / DOB: August 31, 1983 / Pro Bowl Selection: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Two-time All-State and prep All-America receiver at Academy of the Holy Angels (Minneapolis, MN), High School Larry Fitzgerald ...
54. Dan Fouts
Actor | The Waterboy
Dan Fouts was born on June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California, USA as Daniel Francis Fouts. He is an actor, known for The Waterboy (1998), The Fall Guy (1981) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Jeri Martin since July 23, 1994. They have two children. He was previously ...
55. Warren Moon
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Warren Moon was born on November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Harold Warren Moon. He is an actor and producer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Any Given Sunday (1999) and Warriors of Virtue (1997). He has been married to Mandy Ritter since 2005. They have one child. He was previously...
57. Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach was born on February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Roger Thomas Staubach. He is a writer and producer, known for Hail Mary: The Drew Pearson Roger Staubach Story, SLANT 45: The Movie (2011) and First Cowboys. He has been married to Marianne Staubach since September 4, 1965. ...
58. Tom Dempsey
Self | The Kicker
Tom Dempsey was born on January 12, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas John Dempsey.
The punter w/clubfoot who set a record in distance in kicking
59. Tiki Barber
Actor | Knight Rider
Tiki Barber was born on April 7, 1975 in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA as Atiim Kiambu Barber. He is an actor, known for Knight Rider (2008), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Lack of Will (2016). He has been married to Traci Lynn Johnson since July 19, 2012. He was previously married to Ginny Barber.
60. Ronde Barber
Actor | Bones
Ronde Barber was born on April 7, 1975 in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA as Jamael Oronde Barber. He is an actor, known for Bones (2005), Fox Football Daily (2013) and Fox NFL Kickoff (2013). He has been married to Claudia Patron since February 24, 2001. They have two children.
62. Michael Strahan
Actor | Ice Age: Collision Course
Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Michael Anthony Strahan. He is a producer and actor, known for Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), Magic Mike XXL (2015) and Entourage (2004). He was previously married to Jean Marie Muggli and Wanda Nicole Hutchins.
63. Bill Romanowski
Actor | Get Smart
Bill Romanowski was born on April 2, 1966 in Vernon, Connecticut, USA as William Thomas Romanowski. He is an actor, known for Get Smart (2008), The Longest Yard (2005) and The Benchwarmers (2006). He has been married to Julie Legrand since April 24, 1993. They have two children.
66. Michael Irvin
Actor | Jack and Jill
Michael Irvin was born on March 5, 1966 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA as Michael Jerome Irvin. He is an actor, known for Jack and Jill (2011), The Longest Yard (2005) and Criminal Minds (2005). He has been married to Sandy Harrell since June 23, 1990. They have four children.
67. Peyton Manning
Actor | Ferdinand
Peyton Manning is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time due to his numerous career achievements, Peyton spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts ...
69. Reggie Bush
Producer | Walking on Dead Fish
Reggie Bush was born on March 2, 1985 in Spring Valley, California, USA as Reginald Alfred Bush II. He is an actor and producer, known for Walking on Dead Fish (2008), Simms & Lefkoe: The Show (2018) and Bad Jokes (2018). He has been married to Lilit Avagyan since July 12, 2014. They have three...
71. Howie Long
Actor | Broken Arrow
Howie Long was born on January 6, 1960 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Michael Long. He is an actor, known for Broken Arrow (1996), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) and Firestorm (1998). He has been married to Diane Addonizio since June 27, 1982. They have three children.
72. Michael Vick
Producer | Baller Wives
Michael Vick is a former professional American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick in ...
74. Brett Favre
Actor | There's Something About Mary
Until the start of the 2008 Season, Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers' starting Quarterback since joining the team in 1992. He joins Joe Montana in being the only players to win back-to-back MVP awards. Favre led the Packers to three consecutive playoff appearances (for the first time since the...
Self | The NFL on CBS
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the heir apparent to Tommy Maddox, Ben Rothelisberger wound up taking the NFL by storm in the 2004 season. When Maddox went down with an injury in Pittsburgh's 2nd week loss of 2004 to the Baltimore Ravens, Rothelisberger was elevated to starting quarterback, ...
77. Hines Ward
Actor | Dynasty
Hines Ward was born on March 8, 1976 in Seoul, South Korea as Hines Ward Jr. He is an actor, known for Dynasty (2017), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Lindsey Georgalas since July 27, 2014. He was previously married to Simone.
78. Troy Polamalu
Actor | Moana
Troy Polamalu was born on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California, USA as Troy Aumua Polamalu. He is an actor, known for Moana (2016), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He has been married to Theodora Holmes since January 27, 2005. They have two children.
81. Drew Brees
Producer | Soulmate(s)
Drew Brees was born on January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas, USA as Andrew Christopher Brees. He is a producer and actor, known for Soulmate(s), Bride and Doom and Uncorked (2020). He has been married to Brittany Brees since February 8, 2003. They have four children.
82. Bart Starr
Actor | Run to Daylight
Bart Starr was born on January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as Bryan Bartlett Starr. He was an actor, known for Run to Daylight (1964), Gentle Ben (1967) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He was married to Cherry Starr. He died on May 26, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama.
83. Julius Peppers
Self | The NFL on CBS
Julius Peppers attended Southern Nash High School in Bailey, N.C. He went on to attend the University of North Carolina where he majored in Afro-American studies. Aside from football, Peppers played basketball for the Tar Heels in 1999 as a freshman and in 2000 as a sophomore. He was named the ...
86. Ahmad Rashad
Actor | Space Jam
Ahmad Rashad was born on November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Bobby Moore. He is an actor and producer, known for Space Jam (1996), Monsters (1988) and Best of the Best (1989). He has been married to Ana Luz Rodriguez-Paz since April 30, 2016. He was previously married to Sale Johnson, ...
90. Junior Seau
Self | Sports Jobs with Junior Seau
Junior Seau, was a native of Oceanside, CA. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Parade magazine named him to its High School All-American team simply as an athlete and refused to specify a particular sport. In 2010, Junior was inducted into the ...
92. Ronnie Lott
Producer | Adventures with Kanga Roddy
Ronnie Lott was born on May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Ronald Mandel Lott. He is a producer and actor, known for Adventures with Kanga Roddy (1998), Hawkeye (1988) and Fight to Win (1987). He has been married to Karen Lott since March 2, 1991. They have three children.
93. O.J. Simpson
Orenthal James Simpson, nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her ...