Football Players From California

California has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, O. J. Simpson, Alex Morgan, Richard Sherman and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Tom Brady

Tom Brady.
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Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: August 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo

A record six-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady is regarded by many as the greatest quarterback ever. At the age of 41, he became the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl in NFL history. Thanks to his good looks, he has also appeared in some television programs and commercial campaigns.

 2 Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers.
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Famous As: American football quarterback
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Aaron Rodgers, who has the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the history of the National Football League (NFL), is regarded by many as one of the greatest football quarterbacks ever. Also known for his humanitarian and charitable efforts, Aaron Rodgers is an ardent supporter of the MACC Fund, which is a fund-raising organization.

 3 O. J. Simpson

O. J. Simpson.
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Famous As: Former American Football Player
Birthdate: July 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
O J Simpson created a record breaking football career with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL. He pursued a successful acting career and became a football broadcaster. However, the star footballer’s life took a dark turn when he was charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her friend and was later convicted in a kidnapping and armed robbery case.

 4 Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 5 Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

 6 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 2, 2012

 7 Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 8 Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Football running back Marshawn Lynch, also known as Beast Mode, initially played for UCB and was then drafted by the Buffalo Bills. He was then traded to the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he won Super Bowl XLVIII. He retired twice, only to get back to playing both the times.

 9 Tony Romo

Tony Romo.
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Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: April 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

Tony Romo is a former American football player. Romo played as a quarterback and represented the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for 14 seasons. After his retirement, which was caused mainly by a back injury, Tony Romo became the lead color analyst for CBS Sports' NFL telecasts.

 10 Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Lamar Jackson is an American football player who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. In 2018, he became the youngest football quarterback to start a playoff game and helped his team win the AFC North division title. In 2019, Lamar Jackson became only the fourth African-American quarterback to win the prestigious Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

 11 Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 22, 2004

Pat Tillman was an American football player who represented the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Tillman's decision to join the US Army after the September 11, 2001 attacks proved to be costly as he died in Afghanistan as a result of friendly fire. He became the first football player since Bob Kalsu to be killed in combat.

 12 Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who helped her national team win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. Thanks to her popularity, Morgan has appeared in several magazines and TV shows. Her numerous endorsement deals have made her one of the highest-paid American sportswomen. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

 13 LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball.
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Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: October 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
LaVar Ball, father of basketball players Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo Ball, once played professional American football. He has appeared on the reality show Ball in the Family and owns the clothing company Big Baller Brand. He once had an infamous feud with Donald Trump over LiAngelo’s arrest in China.

 14 Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces

 15 Andy Reid

Andy Reid
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Famous As: Coaches
Birthdate: March 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

Andy Reid is an American football coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the National Football League team the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid is credited with revitalizing the Chiefs which was a struggling team when he started coaching them in 2013. He helped the Kansas City Chiefs win a Super Bowl title, their first in 50 years.

 16 Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews.
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Famous As: American Football Linebacker
Birthdate: May 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

Clay Matthews III is an American football player who hails from the Matthews family of footballers. Matthews helped the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, where he played as an outside linebacker from 2009 to 2018, win Super Bowl XLV. Currently a free agent, Matthews also appeared in the 2015 film Pitch Perfect 2 and WWE in 2011.

 17 Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll
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Famous As: Football Coach
Birthdate: September 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo

 18 Jared Goff

Jared Goff
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra

 19 Richard Sherman

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

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.

 20 Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 9, 2015
American football player Frank Gifford is remembered for his 12-year stint with the NFL team New York Giants. The NFL MVP-winning footballer was named to eight Pro Bowls. Following his retirement, he gained fame as a sportscaster on shows such as ABC's Monday Night Football and also won two Emmys.

 21 JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster.
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Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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

 22 Chris Long

Chris Long
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

 23 Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera
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Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: January 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 24 Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 25 Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

 26 David Carr

David Carr
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Famous As: Football Quarterback
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 27 Jordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron.
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Famous As: Football Tight End
Birthdate: August 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo

Jordan Cameron is a former American football player who represented The Cleveland Browns and The Miami Dolphins at the National Football League. Although he started playing basketball at Brigham Young University, Cameron decided to go back to his first love football after redshirting his freshman year. He then went on to sign a $15 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.

 28 Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries

 29 Al Cowlings

Al Cowlings.
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Famous As: Former American Football Player
Birthdate: June 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

 30 Derek Carr

Derek Carr.
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Famous As: American Football Quatrerback
Birthdate: March 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
NFL quarterback Derek Carr, younger brother of former NFL player David Carr, has been playing for the Las Vegas Raiders since 2014. Derek has been named to Pro Bowl thrice and is a two-time MWC Offensive Player of the Year winner. He has also won the Sammy Baugh Trophy.

 31 Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 32 Anthony Muñoz

Anthony Muñoz
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

 33 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

 34 Rae Carruth

Rae Carruth
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 35 Larry Allen

Larry Allen
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 36 Jason Sehorn

Jason Sehorn.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Former football cornerback Jason Sehorn was associated with the NFL teams New York Giants and St. Louis Rams. His proposal to actor/model Angie Harmon on The Tonight Show was highly publicized, but they divorced after a 13-year marriage. He is an ESPNU analyst and has won the Superstars competition thrice.

 37 DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 38 Jack Kemp

Jack Kemp
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 2, 2009

 39 Adam Jones

Adam Jones
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

 40 Sean Payton

Sean Payton
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: December 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 41 Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

 42 Jack Del Rio

Jack Del Rio
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Famous As: Coaches
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries

 43 Hue Jackson

Hue Jackson
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Famous As: American Football coach
Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

 44 Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

 45 Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: September 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra

 46 Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel
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Famous As: American football quarterback
Birthdate: May 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

 47 Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries

 48 Dominic Breazeale

Dominic Breazeale
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

 49 Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra

 50 Steve Smith Sr.

Steve Smith Sr.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus