Famous Black American Football Players

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 1 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

 2 Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.
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Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Odell Beckham Jr. is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL). With several NFL records under his belt, Beckham Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most popular and productive players of all time. His one-handed touchdown catch in a Sunday Night Football game is considered the greatest catch ever made in NFL history.

 3 Michael Vick

Michael Vick
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 4 Michael Strahan

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Famous As: American Football Player, Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

 5 Russell Wilson

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

American footballer, Russell Wilson, plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and is considered one of the best players ever. In NFL history, he is one of two quarterbacks with a career passer rating over 100. In October 2020, he was inducted in an exclusive group, the Madden 99 club of the popular ‘Madden 21’ video game.

 6 Jim Brown

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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 7 Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 27, 2007
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 8 Julio Jones

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

American football player Julio Jones has been an important member of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL since 2011. Renowned for his leaping and catching ability, Jones is considered one of the greatest receivers ever and the best wide receiver of the current generation. He became the fastest to reach 10,000 receiving yards in the history of NFL in 2018.

 9 Tyreek Hill

Tyreek Hill
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 10 Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
NFL running back Le'Veon Bell currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. He has previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. He is a three-time Pro Bowl and a two-time First-team All-Pro. He later experimented with music, under the pseudonym “Juice” and released an album.

 11 Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 12 Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 13 Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 14 Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 15 Steve McNair

Steve McNair
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 4, 2009

 16 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 17 Brian Banks

Brian Banks
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 18 JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster
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Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster became the youngest player to score 2,500 career receiving yards and the first NFL player to score five touchdowns before 21. He was a Rose Bowl champion at USC. He is immensely popular on social-media platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok

 19 Tony Gonzalez

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 20 Justin Fields

Justin Fields
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 21 Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Richard Sherman is an American football player who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Prior to his association with the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman represented the Seattle Seahawks and helped them win their first Super Bowl. Richard Sherman is widely considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in the history of the National Football League.

 22 LaDainian Tomlinson

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Josh Gordon

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 25 Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt
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Famous As: American football Player
Birthdate: August 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 26 Tim Howard

Tim Howard
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 27 Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 28 Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 29 Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy
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Famous As: Former NFL Coach & American Football Player
Birthdate: October 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Former American football player and coach, Tony Dungy, currently works as an advisor for the professional football team, The Houston Texans. An evangelical Christian, Dungy has been an integral part of several community service organizations over the years. Also a writer, Dungy claims that his memoir Quiet Strength has touched the lives of many.

 30 Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 31 Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Brandon Marshall is a retired American football legend, who is nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his ability to handle tackles as a wide receiver. Although his career in the National Football League spanned over 13 years and 179 matches, he never played in a playoff. His association with the sport continued as appears on the television as an analyst.

 

 32 Ricky Williams

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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 33 Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 34 Thaddeus Moss

Thaddeus Moss
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 35 Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 36 William Perry

William Perry
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 37 Ed Reed

Ed Reed
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 38 James Harrison

James Harrison
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 39 LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 40 Ernie Davis

Ernest R. Davis
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 18, 1963
Footballer Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. The Syracuse University player was later drafted by the NFL team Cleveland Browns. However, he died of leukemia at 23, without playing a single professional game. His story inspired the movie The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.

 41 Booger McFarland

Booger McFarland
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: December 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 42 Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 43 JaMarcus Russell

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
NFL quarterback JaMarcus Russell gained fame since his LSU days, having won the MVP there. He was then drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He was released after 2 years, due to his inconsistency and alleged lack of work ethics, thus becoming the biggest disappointment of the team. 

 44 Myles Garrett

Myles Garrett
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 Ahmad Rashād

Ahmad Rashād
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: November 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 46 Isaiah Mustafa

Isaiah Mustafa
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 47 Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)

Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 48 Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 49 Warren Moon

Warren Moon
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Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 50 Cardale Jones

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American