Football Players From Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Matt Ryan, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher 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 Joe Montana

Joe Montana.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana, nicknamed Joe Cool, mostly played for the San Francisco 49ers, winning four Super Bowls with them. ESPN’s 25th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century, Montana was the first player to be Super Bowl MVP thrice and was part of the Pro Bowl eight times.

 2 Dan Marino

Dan Marino.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Quarterback Dan Marino had a successful stint with the Miami Dolphins, leading them to 10 playoffs and the Super Bowl XIX. However, he never won a title. Named to Pro Bowl nine times, he was also the 1984 NFL MVP and part of the 2019 NFL 100 All-Time Team.

 3 Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

 4 Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 11, 2002

Johnny Unitas was an American football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). A three-time NFL champion and three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Unitas is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. In 1979, Johnny Unitas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 5 Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo

 6 Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan.
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Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: May 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

NFL quarterback Matt Ryan, also known as "Matty-Ice,” plays for the Atlanta Falcons. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008 and the NFL MVP in 2016. His $150 million extension with the team in 2018 made him the highest-paid NFL player back then.

 7 Pat McAfee

Pat McAfee
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 8 Vince Papale

Vince Papale.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Vince Papale is a former professional football player. During his career as a player, he played with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Bell. As a young boy, he played multiple sports and lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. He eventually chose to pursue football. His story is the inspiration behind the film Invincible.

 9 Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka.
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Famous As: American Football Player, NFL Coach
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Mike Ditka, nicknamed “Iron Mike,” was a star footballer for the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. He has coached the Cowboys and has also trained the Bears to win the Super Bowl XX. He has also worked as a sports broadcaster for ESPN and NBC.  

 10 Ernie Davis

Ernie Davis.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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.

 11 Brandon Marshall

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

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.

 

 12 Joe Namath

Joe Namath.
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Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: May 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Joe Namath is a former football player who was named on The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999. He established himself as a sports icon and a pop culture icon after guaranteeing a victory to his team, New York Jets, over the favorites, Baltimore Colts, and then helping his team win Super Bowl III against the Colts.

 13 Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett
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Famous As: American Football Coach
Birthdate: March 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries

Jason Garrett is a football player turned coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Beginning his career as a college football quarterback at Princeton University, he has also played for  New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. He began his coaching career in 2005.

 14 Ed McCaffrey

Ed McCaffrey
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Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

 15 LeSean McCoy

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

 16 Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

 17 Bill Cowher

Bill Cowher.
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Famous As: American Football Player, Coach
Birthdate: May 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus

Former American football linebacker, coach, and sports analyst Bill Cowher served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He spent the majority of his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Under him, the Steelers won several championships including one Super Bowl. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020.

 18 George Blanda

George Blanda.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 27, 2010

Famous for the age-defying longevity of his American football career, George Blanda set several records before retiring at the age of 48. The quarterback and placekicker who played mainly for Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders teams, retired with 943 extra points from 26 seasons. He scored a record-setting 42 interceptions thrown in a single season in 1962.

 19 Eddie George

Eddie George
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra

 20 Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo

 21 Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries

 22 Randy White

Randy White
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 23 Marvin Lewis

Marvin Lewis
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: September 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

 24 Red Grange

Red Grange
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 28, 1991

 25 James Conner

James Conner
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus

 26 Marty Schottenheimer

Marty Schottenheimer.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 8, 2021
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 27 Chuck Bednarik

Chuck Bednarik.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 21, 2015

 28 Chad Henne

Chad Henne
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

 29 Dan Mullen

Dan Mullen
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Famous As: Football coach
Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

 30 Terrelle Pryor

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

 31 Louis Riddick

Louis Riddick.
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Famous As: Former American Football Player
Birthdate: March 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
American football broadcaster Louis Riddick, brother of Buffalo Bills player Robb Riddick, has earlier played for the NFL teams Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders, and the XFL team Orlando Rag, as a safety. He is now an ESPN analyst who covers Monday Night Football. He has also managed various teams.

 32 Rich Gannon

Rich Gannon
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Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: December 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 33 Jack Ham

Jack Ham
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 34 Herb Adderley

Herb Adderley
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 30, 2020

 35 Eli Apple

Eli Apple
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

 36 Will Fuller

Will Fuller
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries

 37 Dennis Green

Dennis Green
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Famous As: Coaches
Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 21, 2016

 38 Ty Law

Ty Law
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 39 Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 41 Chase Winovich

Chase Winovich
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries

 42 Shawn Oakman

Shawn Oakman
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries

 43 Kerry Collins

Kerry Collins
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Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: December 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 44 James Franklin

James Franklin
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 45 Mike Mayock

Mike Mayock
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries

 46 D. J. Moore

D. J. Moore
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries

 47 Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer

 48 Marques Colston

Marques Colston
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini

 49 Kevin Stefanski

Kevin Stefanski
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Famous As: American Football coach
Birthdate: May 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

 50 Sean Lee

Sean Lee
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer