List and biographies of world's most famous American football players.

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American football is the most popular sport in the United States, and the players of this game are accorded celebrity status in the football crazy country! American football is one of the many types of football that is played between two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The game has its origins in the sport of rugby football. Walter Camp, a legendary player of the game is said to be the “Father of American Football” as he set forth the rules for the modern version of the game as we know it today. Despite all the glamour attached to the image of football, becoming a professional football player takes a lot of hard work, and of course, good luck. Football is a sport that demands a high degree of athleticism, coordination, strength and stamina, and thus football players have to maintain their mental and physical health at the highest levels.

Tom Brady Tom Brady
American

Terry Crews Terry Crews
American

Pat Tillman Pat Tillman
American

Cam Newton Cam Newton
American

Tim Tebow Tim Tebow
American
Brett Favre Brett Favre
American

Joe Namath Joe Namath
American

Alex Smith Alex Smith
American
Drew Brees Drew Brees
American

Randy Moss Randy Moss
American

Bo Jackson Bo Jackson
American

Eli Manning Eli Manning
American

Alex Morgan Alex Morgan
American

Joe Montana Joe Montana
American
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Dan Marino Dan Marino
American

Jerry Rice Jerry Rice
American

Tony Romo Tony Romo
American
Joe Flacco Joe Flacco
American

Ray Lewis Ray Lewis
American

Andrew Luck Andrew Luck
American

Julio Jones Julio Jones
American

Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe
American

Ernest R. Davis Ernie Davis
American

Von Miller Von Miller
American

Mike Ditka Mike Ditka
American
Dez Bryant Dez Bryant
American

Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III
Japanese, American

Alex Karras Alex Karras
American

Al Cowlings Al Cowlings
American
Joe Paterno Joe Paterno
American

Derek Carr Derek Carr
American

Tom Landry Tom Landry
American

Andrew East Andrew East
American

Tony Dungy Tony Dungy
American

Lyle Alzado Lyle Alzado
American

Tobin Heath Tobin Heath
American

Rosey Grier Rosey Grier
American

Bruce Smith Bruce Smith
American

Will Grier Will Grier
American

Frank Reich Frank Reich
American
Bill Cowher Bill Cowher
American