Special Report

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

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New Mexico: Ronnie Lott, CB/S
> Birthplace: Albuquerque
> Years active: 1981-1994
> Primary team(s): San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
> Honors: 10x Pro Bowl, 6x All-pro, 4x Super Bowl champion, Hall of Fame
> Also considered: Tommy McDonald

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New York: Rob Gronkowski, TE
> Birthplace: Amherst
> Years active: 2010-present
> Primary team(s): New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
> Honors: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x All-pro, 3x Super Bowl champion
> Also considered: Art Monk

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North Carolina: Bruce Matthews, C/G
> Birthplace: Raleigh
> Years active: 1983-2001
> Primary team(s): Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans
> Honors: 14x Pro Bowl, 7x All-pro, Hall of Fame
> Also considered: Julius Peppers

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North Dakota: Pete Retzlaff, TE
> Birthplace: Ellendale
> Years active: 1956-1966
> Primary team(s): Philadelphia Eagles
> Honors: 5x Pro Bowl, All-pro, NFL champion
> Also considered: Gary Larsen

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Ohio: Jack Lambert, LB
> Birthplace: Mantua
> Years active: 1974-1984
> Primary team(s): Pittsburgh Steelers
> Honors: 9x Pro Bowl, 6x All-pro, Defensive Player of the Year, 4x Super Bowl champion, Hall of Fame
> Also considered: Charles Woodson

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