We all know that certain areas of the country are football hotbeds. There are southern states like Florida and Texas, not to mention California, that all produce a massive amount of college football players that end up matriculating to the NFL. But it’s important not to forget that football is played nationwide and each state is capable of producing high-end talent. It’s just that some states produce more of it than others.
However, elite NFL players can be found in every corner of the country, and to prove it, allow us to show you the best NFL player to come out of all 50 states.
Alabama: Terrell Owens
With the rise of Alabama and Auburn in college football, there’s bound to be a lot of competition for this honor in the future. To be fair, there’s already a lot of competition in the state of Alabama, but it’s hard to deny Terrell Owens the distinction of the state’s best player.
It’s okay not to like his personality or some of his antics; I mean, we get it, you have abs and you like doing sit-ups, but this is a press conference. That being said, you have to respect his game. He was one of the most feared wide receivers of his time in the eyes of opposing cornerbacks. Owens could make a game all about him, and not just with his mouth. Amidst all of the background noise, he was just a sensational football player.
Runners Up: Bart Starr, Ozzie Newsome, DeMarcus Ware