Georgia: Jim Brown
Georgia is another state with an epic list of runners up. However, there’s no way that Jim Brown can be denied. Even though he grew up on Long Island and first made his mark at Syracuse as one of the all-time great college football players, Brown was actually born in St. Simons, Georgia.
In the NFL, Brown went to the Pro Bowl in each of his nine seasons. He was also a First-Team All-Pro in eight of those nine seasons, winning three MVP awards, not to mention Rookie of the Year honors in 1957. Let’s face it, Brown is arguably the greatest player of all-time and one of the most impressive athletes in professional sports, period.
Runners Up: John Hannah, Calvin Johnson, Ray Guy, Mel Blount