Football Players From Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Joe Namath, Ernie Davis, Joe Montana, Matt Ryan, Dan Marino and others.
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Joe Montana
(One of the Greatest Quarterbacks in the History of the National Football League)
Joe Montana
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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.
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Dan Marino
(Former American Football Player and One of the Greatest Quarterbacks in NFL History)
Dan Marino
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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.
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Aaron Donald
(American football player)
Aaron Donald
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Birthdate: May 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Johnny Unitas
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Johnny Unitas
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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.

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Marvin Harrison
(American Football Player)
Marvin Harrison
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Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Matt Ryan
(American Football Quarterback)
Matt Ryan
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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.

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Mike Ditka
(Former American Football Player Who Has Won an NFL Title as a Player, Assistant Coach & Head Coach)
Mike Ditka
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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.  
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Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)
Ernie Davis
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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.
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Vince Papale
(American Football Player)
Vince Papale
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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.

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Joe Namath
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Joe Namath
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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.

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Brandon Marshall
(Former American Football Wide Receiver)
Brandon Marshall
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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.

 

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LeSean McCoy
(American Football Player)
LeSean McCoy
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Birthdate: July 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Bill Cowher
(American Former Football Linebacker Who Served as a Head Coach in the NFL for 15 Seasons)
Bill Cowher
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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.

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Darrelle Revis
(American Football Players)
Darrelle Revis
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Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ed McCaffrey
(American football coach)
Ed McCaffrey
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Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
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Terrelle Pryor
(American Football Player)
Terrelle Pryor
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Birthdate: June 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
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George Blanda
(American Professional Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback and Kicker)
George Blanda
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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.

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Jason Garrett
(Former American Football Quarterback and Head Coach of the 'Dallas Cowboys' in the 2010's)
Jason Garrett
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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.

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Eddie George
(American Football Players)
Eddie George
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Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tony Dorsett
(American Football Players)
Tony Dorsett
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Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jason Taylor
(American football player)
Jason Taylor
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Birthdate: September 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
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James Conner
(American football player)
James Conner
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Birthdate: May 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
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James Franklin
(Football player)
James Franklin
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Birthdate: February 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Kyle Pitts
(American football player)
Kyle Pitts
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Birthdate: October 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
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Marty Schottenheimer
(American football player)
Marty Schottenheimer
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Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 8, 2021
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Red Grange
(American football halfback)
Red Grange
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Birthdate: June 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 28, 1991
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Chad Henne
(American football player)
Chad Henne
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Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Marvin Lewis
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Birthdate: September 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
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Louis Riddick
(American Football Broadcaster and Former Player)
Louis Riddick
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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.
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Randy White
(American Football Player)
Randy White
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Birthdate: January 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Matt Schaub
(American football player)
Matt Schaub
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Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Rich Gannon
(American footballer)
Rich Gannon
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Birthdate: December 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Micah Parsons
(American football player)
Micah Parsons
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Birthdate: May 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Chuck Bednarik
(Football player)
Chuck Bednarik
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Birthdate: May 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 21, 2015
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Robbie Gould
(American Football player)
Robbie Gould
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Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Chris Godwin
(American football player)
Chris Godwin
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Birthdate: February 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Sean Lee
(American football player)
Sean Lee
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Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ty Law
(American football player)
Ty Law
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Birthdate: February 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Dan Mullen
(American Football coach)
Dan Mullen
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Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
 40 
Will Fuller
(American football player)
Will Fuller
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Birthdate: April 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
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Shawn Oakman
(American football player)
Shawn Oakman
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Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
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John Fetterman
(Politician)
John Fetterman
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Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
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Dennis Green
(Coaches)
Dennis Green
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Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 21, 2016
 44 
Chase Winovich
(American football player)
Chase Winovich
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Birthdate: April 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Carl Nassib
(American football player)
Carl Nassib
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Birthdate: April 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
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Kevin Stefanski
(American Football coach)
Kevin Stefanski
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Birthdate: May 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
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D. J. Moore
(American Football player)
D. J. Moore
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Birthdate: April 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
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Curtis Martin
(American Football Players)
Curtis Martin
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Birthdate: May 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Christian Hackenberg
(American football player)
Christian Hackenberg
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Birthdate: February 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jack Ham
(American football player)
Jack Ham
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Birthdate: December 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn