Famous American Football Players - List of Famous American Football Players

American football is the most popular sport in the United States, and the players of this game are accorded celebrity status in the football crazy country! American football is one of the many types of football that is played between two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The game has its origins in the sport of rugby football. Walter Camp, a legendary player of the game is said to be the “Father of American Football” as he set forth the rules for the modern version of the game as we know it today. Despite all the glamour attached to the image of football, becoming a professional football player takes a lot of hard work, and of course, good luck. Football is a sport that demands a high degree of athleticism, coordination, strength and stamina, and thus football players have to maintain their mental and physical health at the highest levels.

The Most Famous American Football Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Vince PapaleFebruary 9, 1946AmericanVince Papale is a former professional American football player
Brandon BurlsworthSeptember 20, 1976AmericanBrandon Burlsworth was a football player who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks
Clayton BushJune 8, 2000AmericanClayton Bush is an American football player
Rosey GrierJuly 14, 1932AmericanRoosevelt ‘Rosey’ Grier is a former professional football player, actor, author, and protestant minister
Demetress BellMay 3, 1984AmericanDemetress Bell is a former American football offensive tackle, who played for Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles
Mike DitkaOctober 18, 1939AmericanMike Ditka is a former American football NFL player coach and TV commentator
Tobin HeathMay 29, 1988AmericanTobin Heath is an American professional soccer player
George BlandaSeptember 17, 1927AmericanGeorge Blanda was an American football quarterback known as ‘The Grand Old Man’ for his unbelievably long career
Tony RomoApril 21, 1980AmericanTony Romo is a well-known retired American footballer
Deion SandersAugust 9, 1967AmericanDeion Sanders is a former American football and baseball player
Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Brett Favre is a former American football quarterback who holds the NFL records in career passing yards and touchdowns

AmericanOctober 10, 196986 views

Bo Jackson

is an American former baseball and football player and the only sportsperson to be named an All-Star in two major sports

AmericanNovember 30, 1962143 views

Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford was a famous American football player and television sports commentator

AmericanAugust 16, 193086 views

Michael Oher

Michael Oher is one of the most popular names in contemporary American Football who plays at the tackle position

AmericanMay 28, 1986104 views

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw is an American football quarterback legend and a popular television personality

George Blanda

George Blanda was an American football quarterback known as ‘The Grand Old Man’ for his unbelievably long career

AmericanSeptember 17, 1927381 views

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos (NFL)

AmericanMarch 24, 1976116 views

Brian Bosworth

Brian “The Boz” Bosworth is a former American professional football player

AmericanMarch 9, 196581 views

Andrew East

Andrew East is the husband of Olympic gymnastics champion, Shawn Johnson, and an American Football player

AmericanSeptember 17, 1991191 views

Carson Wentz

Carson James Wentz is an American professional football player

AmericanDecember 30, 1992115 views