Texas: Joe Greene
Picking just one player from the state of Texas is nothing short of unfair. The Lone Star State is almost on the same level as Florida in terms of the volume of NFL players, and it perhaps tops the Sunshine State when it comes to legends of the game. That being said, the nod here goes to the one and only “Mean” Joe Greene.
Greene was easily the most dominant defensive player in the NFL throughout the 1970s. He could overpower opposing players as if he was a man playing among boys. During his 13 seasons, Greene went to the Pro Bowl 10 times, won Defensive Players of the Year twice, and helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins.
Runners Up: Eric Dickerson, Earl Campell, Mike Singletary, LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson