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American Football Players in History (Part 20)

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Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,164

  • 1978-08-01 Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
  • 1978-08-12 Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-08-21 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978-09-11 Ed Reed, American football player (Baltimore Ravens), born in St. Rose, Louisiana
  • 1978-09-20 Dante Hall, American football player
  • 1978-10-05 Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1978-10-14 Javon Walker, American football player
  • 1978-10-21 Joey Harrington, American football player
  • 1978-10-29 Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1978-10-30 Martin Dossett, American football player, born in Portland, Texas
  • 1978-11-16 Eric Crouch, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2001, U of Nebraska; Green Bay Packers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1978-11-17 Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1978-11-28 Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • 1978-12-06 Darrell Jackson, American NFL wide receiver, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1978-12-15 Jerome McDougle, American football player
  • 1978-12-23 Andra Davis, American football player, born in Live Oak, Florida

Person of interestDrew Brees

1979-01-15 Drew Brees, American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2009, New Orleans Saints; 13 x Pro Bowl; 7 × NFL passing yards leader), born in Austin, Texas

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • 1979-01-18 Kenyatta Jones, American football player, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1979-02-12 Antonio Chatman, NFL wide receiver and punt returner, born in Jackson, Alabama
  • 1979-02-12 Matt Mauck, NFL player, born in Jasper, Indiana
  • 1979-02-21 Lonnie Ford, American football player
  • 1979-05-12 Andre Carter, American football player and coach, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1979-05-12 Steve Smith, American football player, orn in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-06-01 Santana Moss, American NFL wide receiver / punt returner (Pro Bowl 2005; New York Jets, Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979-06-12 Dallas Clark, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2006; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 2009; Indianapolis Colts), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 1979-06-19 Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • 1979-06-23 LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
  • 1979-06-28 Randy McMichael, American NFL football player (Miami Dolphins), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1979-07-18 Deion Branch, American football player
  • 1979-07-21 David Carr, American football player, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1979-08-03 Kris Jenkins, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl (20-03, 06, 08; All-Pro 2002-03; Carolina Panthers, New York Jets), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1979-08-17 Antwaan Randle El, American football player and coach, born in Riverdale, Illinois
  • 1979-08-26 Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-09-17 Akin Ayodele, American football player
  • 1979-10-01 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1979-10-06 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • 1979-10-15 Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • 1979-11-07 Will Demps, American football player, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1979-11-19 Larry Johnson, American football player
  • 1979-12-12 Nate Clements, American football player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • 1979-12-27 Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1980-01-03 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1980-01-11 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
  • 1980-01-14 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980-01-18 Julius Peppers, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • 1980-01-22 Jake Grove, American football player, born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • 1980-01-24 Rocky Boiman, American football player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1980-02-16 Ashley Lelie, American football player
  • 1980-03-03 Mason Unck, American football player
  • 1980-03-16 Todd Heap, American football player
  • 1980-04-21 Tony Romo, American football player
  • 1980-06-12 Larry Foote, American football linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1980-06-18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • 1980-06-19 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • 1980-06-19 Jason White, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2003; unanimous All-American 2003, U of Oklahoma), born in Tuttle, Oklahoma
  • 1980-06-26 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1980-08-11 Lee Suggs, American football player, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1980-08-14 Roy Williams, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Redwood City, California
  • 1980-08-23 Rex Grossman, American football player, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1980-08-29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980-09-15 David Diehl, American football player (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-10-14 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • 1980-10-24 James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • 1980-10-29 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • 1980-11-04 Richard Owens, American football player
  • 1980-11-10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1980-11-11 Willie Parker, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • 1980-11-19 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • 1980-12-25 Marcus Trufant, American football player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestEli Manning

1981-01-03 Eli Manning, American NFL quarterback (MVP Super Bowls 2007, 11; Pro Bowl 2008, 11, 12, 15; NY Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 1981-01-06 Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1981-01-12 Dan Klecko, American football player, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1981-01-13 Reggie Brown, American football player
  • 1981-01-28 Rick Razzano, American football player
  • 1981-02-06 Ty Warren, American football defensive lineman, born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1981-02-23 Charles Tillman, American football cornerback, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1981-03-03 Dusty Dvoracek, American football player
  • 1981-03-09 Antonio Bryant, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1981-03-11 Lee Evans, American football player
  • 1981-04-19 Troy Polamalu, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1981-04-22 Ken Dorsey, American football player
  • 1981-04-25 Dwone Hicks, American NFL running back, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1981-05-01 Wes Welker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowls 2008-12; First Team All Pro 2009, 12), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1981-06-17 Kyle Boller, American football quarterback
  • 1981-07-06 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1981-07-11 Andre Johnson, American football player
  • 1981-08-14 Julius Jones, American football player, born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 1981-08-22 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1981-09-01 Clinton Portis, American football running back (Pro Bowl 2003, 08; Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1981-09-05 Drew Carter, American football player, born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1981-10-20 Willis McGahee, American football player
  • 1981-11-02 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1981-11-04 Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • 1981-11-15 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • 1981-11-21 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • 1981-12-08 Philip Rivers, American NFL quarterback (San Diego, LA Chargers), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • 1981-12-12 Ronnie Brown, American football player, born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1981-12-15 Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
  • 1981-12-20 Roy Williams, American football player (Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys), born in Odessa, Texas
  • 1981-12-30 Matt Ulrich, American football player

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