Famous Black American Football Players

 1 Nate Robinson

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Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 2 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.

 3 Antonio Brown

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Famous As: American football wide receiver
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Antonio Brown is an American football player and one of the most popular wide receivers in the history of the National Football League (NFL). Controversy's favorite child, Brown is a testimony to the fact that one's personal behavior can have a major impact on their professional life; his off-the-field controversies have marred his otherwise illustrious playing career.

 4 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.

 

 5 Terry Crews

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Famous As: Actor, American Football Player
Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Terrence Crews is an actor, comedian, activist and a body-builder. He’s also a former professional football player. He has starred in sitcoms like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Plus, he has acted in many movies including the Expendables series. In 2017, Crews talked about a sexual assault on him by a Hollywood executive. He fiercely advocates for women's rights.

 6 Le’Veon Bell

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 7 Michael Vick

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 8 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.

 9 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.

 10 Stefon Diggs

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

 11 Teddy Bridgewater

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 12 Jameis Winston

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 13 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

 14 Tony Gonzalez

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

 15 Aaron Donald

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 16 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.

 17 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.

 18 Sean Taylor

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 27, 2007

 19 Ndamukong Suh

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

 20 Jim Brown

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

 21 Louis Riddick

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Famous As: Former American Football Player
Birthdate: March 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 22 Khalil Mack

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 23 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.

 24 Golden Tate

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 25 Eric Bieniemy

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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Eric Bieniemy is an American football coach, currently working as the offensive coordinator for National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. A former player, Eric Bieniemy stirred controversy while representing the San Diego Chargers in 1993; he harassed a female parking attendant by grabbing her by the neck, for which he was arrested in Boulder, Colorado.

 26 Vernon Davis

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 27 Ernie Davis

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 18, 1963

 28 Todd Gurley

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 29 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.

 

 30 Steve McNair

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

 31 Keyshawn Johnson

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Famous As: Former American Football Player
Birthdate: July 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 32 Josh Gordon

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

 33 Lovie Smith

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 34 Jonathan Vilma

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 35 JaMarcus Russell

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 36 Emmanuel Sanders

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 37 LaDainian Tomlinson

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

 38 Kam Chancellor

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Ricky Williams

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

 40 Bubba Smith

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: August 3, 2011

 41 Tim Howard

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

 42 William Perry

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

 43 Byron Leftwich

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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 44 Earl Campbell

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 Marvin Harrison

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 46 LeSean McCoy

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

 47 Kwon Alexander

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 48 Warren Moon

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

 49 Michael Lewis

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 50 Warren Sapp

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American