Special Report

This Is the Best NFL Player of All Time From Every State

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Kansas: Barry Sanders, RB
> Birthplace: Wichita
> Years active: 1989-1998
> Primary team(s): Detroit Lions
> Honors: 10x Pro Bowl, 6x All-pro, MVP, Hall of Fame
> Also considered: Gale Sayers

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Kentucky: Paul Hornung, HB
> Birthplace: Louisville
> Years active: 1957-1966
> Primary team(s): Green Bay Packers
> Honors: 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-pro, MVP, 4x NFL champion, Super Bowl champion, Hall of Fame
> Also considered: Champ Bailey

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Louisiana: Peyton Manning, QB
> Birthplace: New Orleans
> Years active: 1998-2015
> Primary team(s): Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
> Honors: 14x Pro Bowl, 7x All-pro, 5x MVP, 2x Super Bowl champion
> Also considered: Marshall Faulk

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Maine: Al Harris, LB/DE
> Birthplace: Bangor
> Years active: 1979-1990
> Primary team(s): Chicago Bears
> Honors: None
> Also considered: John Bunting

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Maryland: NaVorro Bowman, LB
> Birthplace: District Heights
> Years active: 2010-2017
> Primary team(s): San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
> Honors: 3x Pro Bowl, 4x All-pro
> Also considered: Cameron Wake