Football Players From California

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California has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, O. J. Simpson, John David Washington, Richard Sherman and others.
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Tom Brady
(One of the Greatest American Football Quarterbacks of All-Time With Majority of Quarterback Records to His Credit.)
Tom Brady
68
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.

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Aaron Rodgers
(American Football Quarterback and 10-Time Winner of Pro Bowl)
Aaron Rodgers
45
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 
Troy Aikman
(American football player)
Troy Aikman
17
Birthdate: November 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 4 
Junior Seau
(American Football Players)
Junior Seau
15
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 2, 2012
 5 
Troy Polamalu
(American Football Player)
Troy Polamalu
13
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
 6 
Tony Gonzalez
(American Football Player)
Tony Gonzalez
6
Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
 7 
Marshawn Lynch
(American Former Football Running Back)
Marshawn Lynch
7
Birthdate: April 21, 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.
 8 
John David Washington
(Former American Football Player & Actor Known for His Roles in Series 'Ballers' and Films: 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Tenet')
John David Washington
5
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

Son of famous actor, Denzel Washington, John David Washington is a former professional footballer who played in the NFL Europe and the United Football League (UFL). He co-produced a film, The Book of Eli, and rose to fame as an actor with HBO drama series, Ballers. He later starred in critically acclaimed films, such as BlacKkKlansman and Tenet.

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Tony Romo
(Former American Professional Football Quarterback Known for His Time with the NFL Team 'Dallas Cowboys')
Tony Romo
11
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.

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Pat Tillman
(American Professional Football Player Who Joined Army After September 11, 2001 Attacks)
Pat Tillman
9
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.

 11 
Andy Reid
(Head Coach for the National Football League Team 'Kansas City Chiefs')
Andy Reid
10
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.

 12 
Reggie Bush
(American football player)
Reggie Bush
9
Birthdate: March 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
 13 
Richard Sherman
(One of the Greatest Football Cornerbacks of All Time)
Richard Sherman
7
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.

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Jared Goff
(American football player)
Jared Goff
11
Birthdate: October 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
 15 
LaVar Ball
(American Businessman, Co-Founder and CEO of ‘Big Baller Brand’)
LaVar Ball
7
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.
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Clay Matthews
(American Football Outside Linebacker)
Clay Matthews
4
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.

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Frank Gifford
(American Football Player, Actor and TV Sports Commentator)
Frank Gifford
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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.
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JuJu Smith-Schuster
(American Football Wide Receiver)
JuJu Smith-Schuster
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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
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Pete Carroll
(American football coach)
Pete Carroll
7
Birthdate: September 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
 20 
Ron Rivera
(American football coach)
Ron Rivera
4
Birthdate: January 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 21 
DeSean Jackson
(American football player)
DeSean Jackson
5
Birthdate: December 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Derek Carr
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Derek Carr
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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.
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Ricky Williams
(American Football Players)
Ricky Williams
4
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
 24 
Sean Payton
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Carson Palmer
(American football player)
Carson Palmer
4
Birthdate: December 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Chris Long
(American football player)
Chris Long
6
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
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Marcus Allen
(American Football Player)
Marcus Allen
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
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O. J. Simpson
(Former American Football Player Who Was Tried for the Murder of His Former Wife Nicole Brown Simpson)
O. J. Simpson
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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.
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Jordan Rodgers
(Former College and Professional American Football Quarterback and Sports Commentator)
Jordan Rodgers
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Birthdate: August 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jordan Rodgers is a sports commentator. He began his career as a professional football quarterback and has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins. He began his broadcasting career in 2016. He participated in and won season 12 of the reality TV show The Bachelorette. His brother Aaron Rodgers is a popular football quarterback. 

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David Carr
(Football Quarterback)
David Carr
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jordan Cameron
(American Former Football Tight End)
Jordan Cameron
4
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.

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Big Van Vader
(Professional Wrestler at the NJPW, WCW and WWF)
Big Van Vader
4
Birthdate: May 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 18, 2018
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Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
 34 
Mark Sanchez
(American football player)
Mark Sanchez
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Jack Kemp
(Politician)
Jack Kemp
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 2, 2009
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Rae Carruth
(Former American football wide receiver)
Rae Carruth
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Davante Adams
(American football player)
Davante Adams
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 38 
Jordan Love
(American football quarterback)
Jordan Love
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 39 
Anthony Muñoz
(American Football Player)
Anthony Muñoz
2
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
 40 
Warren Moon
(American Footballer)
Warren Moon
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 41 
Jason Sehorn
(Former American Football Player Who Played Cornerback)
Jason Sehorn
3
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.

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Larry Allen
(American Football Player)
Larry Allen
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 43 
Brandin Cooks
(American Football player)
Brandin Cooks
3
Birthdate: September 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
 44 
Jack Del Rio
(Coaches)
Jack Del Rio
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Matt Cassel
(American football quarterback)
Matt Cassel
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
 46 
Dick Vermeil
(American Football coacher)
Dick Vermeil
3
Birthdate: October 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 47 
Steve Sarkisian
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
 48 
Julian Edelman
(American football player)
Julian Edelman
10
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
 49 
Terrell Davis
(American Football Player)
Terrell Davis
3
Birthdate: October 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Hue Jackson
(American Football coach)
Hue Jackson
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra