Football Players From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Patrick Mahomes II, Von Miller, Michael Strahan, Drew Brees, Nick Foles and others.

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 1 
Drew Brees
(Former American Football Quarterback)

Drew Brees
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Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn

After 5 years with the San Diego Chargers, NFL quarterback Drew Brees joined the New Orleans Saints. In 2010, he was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Drew is considered one of the best passers in NFL.

 2 
Michael Strahan
(Former Professional American Football Player and Television Personality)

Michael Strahan
12
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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.

 3 
Adrian Peterson
(American Football Player)

Adrian Peterson
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Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

Adrian Peterson is an American football player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League (NFL), Peterson became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards in 2013. He is currently playing for the Detroit Lions.

 4 
LaDainian Tomlinson
(American football player)

LaDainian Tomlinson
9
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

 5 
Mike Singletary
(American Football coach)

Mike Singletary
6
Birthdate: October 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

 6 
Eric Dickerson
(American Football Players)

Eric Dickerson
6
Birthdate: September 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo

 7 
Patrick Mahomes II
(The Third African-American Quarterback to Win A Super Bowl)

Patrick Mahomes II
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Birthdate: September 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, son of former MLB player Pat Mahomes, led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl win in 2019. He also became the second African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP award. His $503 million contract extension was the most expensive in sporting history.
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 8 
Earl Campbell
(American Football Player)

Earl Campbell
3
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries

 9 
Kyler Murray
(American football player)

Kyler Murray
6
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo

 10 
Jalen Hurts
(American football player)

Jalen Hurts
8
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo

 11 
Von Miller
(American Football Player)

Von Miller
10
Birthdate: March 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

Von Miller is an American football player who plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Considered one of the best defenders in the NFL, Miller helped the Broncos beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, where he was named Super Bowl MVP. Also known for his dancing skills, Miller competed in the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars.

 12 
Jimmy Johnson
(American Football Player & Coach)

Jimmy Johnson
4
Birthdate: July 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Jimmy Johnson, also known as “Jimmy Jumpup," led the Dallas Cowboys as their head coach and won two Super Bowls consecutively. He has also coached teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Oklahoma State. He is one of two NFL coaches to be inducted into the “Centennial Class.” 

 13 
Danny Amendola
(American football player)

Danny Amendola
4
Birthdate: November 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 14 
Myles Garrett
(American football player)

Myles Garrett
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 15 
Vince Young
(Football player)

Vince Young
4
Birthdate: May 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

 16 
Case Keenum
(Football Player)

Case Keenum
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 17 
Josh McCown
(Former American football quarterback)

Josh McCown
4
Birthdate: July 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

 18 
Bubba Smith
(American football player)

Bubba Smith
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 3, 2011

 19 
Tom Landry
(American Football Player)

Tom Landry
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 12, 2000
American football player and two-time Superbowl-winning coach Tom Landry had successful stints with the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He was also the longest-tenured NFL coach, working with the Dallas Cowboys for 29 seasons. He pioneered the 4–3 defense and the flex defense. 

 20 
Lovie Smith
(American Football Player)

Lovie Smith
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 
Cole Beasley
(American Football player)

Cole Beasley
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

 22 
Wade Phillips
(American football coach)

Wade Phillips
3
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

 23 
Jamaal Charles
(American football player)

Jamaal Charles
3
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 24 
J. T. Barrett
(American Football player)

J. T. Barrett
3
Birthdate: January 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 25 
Dez Bryant
(American Football Player)

Dez Bryant
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Birthdate: November 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Baltimore Ravens football wide receiver Dez Bryant started his NFL stint with the Dallas Cowboys. He was born to a teen mother and was held for selling cocaine at 8. He played for Oklahoma State Cowboys in college and was an All-American. He was the receiving touchdowns leader in 2014.

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Baker Mayfield
(American football Player)

Baker Mayfield
9
Birthdate: April 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
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 27 
Mike Evans
(American football player)

Mike Evans
4
Birthdate: August 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

 28 
Nick Foles
(American Football Player)

Nick Foles
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Birthdate: January 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 29 
Michael Crabtree
(American Football player)

Michael Crabtree
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

 30 
Joe Greene
(American Football Players)

Joe Greene
2
Birthdate: September 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

 31 
Christian Ponder
(American Football player)

Christian Ponder
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

 32 
Jared Allen
(American footballer)

Jared Allen
3
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

 33 
Darrell Green
(American football player)

Darrell Green
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 34 
Johnny Manziel
(American football player)

Johnny Manziel
11
Birthdate: December 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 35 
Jamal Adams
(American football player)

Jamal Adams
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra

 36 
Emmanuel Acho
(American football linebacker)

Emmanuel Acho
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 37 
Anthony Lynn
(American football coach)

Anthony Lynn
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 38 
Kliff Kingsbury
(American football coach)

Kliff Kingsbury
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo

 39 
Jon Dorenbos
(American Footballer)

Jon Dorenbos
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

 40 
Mike Glennon
(American Football Player)

Mike Glennon
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 41 
Sammy Baugh
(American football player)

Sammy Baugh
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 17, 2008

 42 
Emmanuel Sanders
(American Football Player)

Emmanuel Sanders
8
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

 43 
Andy Dalton
(American football player)

Andy Dalton
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Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 44 
Kyle Trask
(American Football player)

Kyle Trask
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces

 45 
Chase Daniel
(American football player)

Chase Daniel
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

 46 
Blackjack Mulligan
(American professional wrestler)

Blackjack Mulligan
3
Birthdate: November 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 7, 2016

 47 
Night Train Lane
(Football player)

Night Train Lane
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 29, 2002

 48 
Cedric Benson
(American football player)

Cedric Benson
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 17, 2019

 49 
Michael Sam
(American football player)

Michael Sam
3
Birthdate: January 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 50 
Matt Flynn
(American Football Players)

Matt Flynn
3
Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini